Assessing and Serving the Workshop Needs of Graduate Students

Fong, B. L., Wang, M., White, K., & Tipton, R. (2016). Assessing and serving the workshop needs of graduate students. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 42(5), 569-580. doi:10.1016/j.acalib.2016.06.003

The article above was a 2017 NJLA Research Award winner. This presentation highlights just some of the important findings.

Abstract (from article): This study determined which workshop topics are of most interest to graduate students in the humanities, science, and social science disciplines, and what their preferences are for workshop formats, times, and communication. Topics in demand by students were evaluated against those identified as very important by graduate program directors. In addition to disciplinary differences, the needs of master's and doctoral students were compared (and contrasted). Findings were shared with multiple campus units and utilized to develop workshops and other services to more fully support graduate students with their research, grant, career, teaching, and technology training requirements.


Bonnie L. Fong, Physical Sciences Librarian & Head, Emerging Technologies, John Cotton Dana Library, Rutgers University
Krista White, Digital Humanities Librarian, John Cotton Dana Library, Rutgers University

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