PDA Series – CARLI Undergraduate Research Webinar Series – Day 2
10:00 a.m. CST: Partnering to Support Students in Remote Research Experiences / presented by Rebecca Starkey, University of Chicago Library
11:00 a.m. CST: Research Consultations as a Research Support in the Virtual Environment / presented by Joanna Kolendo & Rosalind Fielder-Giscombe, Chicago State University Library
Partnering to Support Students in Remote Research Experiences / presented by Rebecca Starkey, University of Chicago Library
COVID-19 has impacted many aspects of undergraduate life, including the chance to participate in mentored research experiences. How can students engage in rewarding research opportunities off-campus during a pandemic? The University of Chicago Library was approached by the College Center for Research and Fellowships to collaborate on a new campus initiative to help undergraduates engage in remote research experiences. The resulting projects included a new website for mentors and students partnered in remote research, and a workshop to prepare undergraduates to conduct research online. Although arising from necessity, the collaboration provided a new way to highlight the library’s role in creating and sustaining meaningful undergraduate research experiences.
Research Consultations in a Pandemic Environment / presented by Joanna Kolendo & Rosalind Fielder-Giscombe, Chicago State University Library
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and a rapid shift to predominantly remote learning at Chicago State University, the need suddenly arose to migrate all reference and instruction services to an entirely virtual environment to continue to assist students with research papers and other academic projects. To meet the moment, reference and instruction librarians at the Gwendolyn Brooks Library at CSU leveraged cloud-based software long in use for other purposes and learned how to utilize video conferencing applications effectively to meet the ongoing information needs of students and faculty remotely. While they witnessed a decline in demand for drop-in reference services and bibliographic instruction despite the availability of those services virtually, they experienced a considerable increase in research consultation requests. This session will focus on the following:
- Appointment scheduling platforms, Springshare LibWizard vs LibCal Appointments
- Virtual research consultations via Zoom and GoToMeeting
- Benefits and drawbacks of video conferencing applications
- Data collection and data trends
- Lessons learned
Sponsored by CARLI
This webinar is part of the PDA series. Learn more about the PDA.
April 8, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - April 8, 2021 @ 3:00 pm
March 16, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - March 16, 2021 @ 1:00 pm