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Title:The Scholarly Commons: Emerging Research Services for Graduate Students and Faculty
Author(s):Hensley, Merinda Kaye
Subject(s):academic librarianship
research services
digital scholarship center
campus partnerships
Abstract:As reference models change in response to technology and the emerging needs of scholars, academic libraries are exploring innovative ways to more broadly support research activities. The Scholarly Commons (SC) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign was established to better serve the needs of faculty and graduate students pursuing in-depth research and scholarly inquiry. The suite of services builds on the traditional model of reference by administering on-demand and consultation services, program- matic offerings, a space where researchers can use technology to further their research, and a common entry point that can direct scholars to relevant cam- pus resources and experts. The element that has been most effective in pre- paring these activities, however, is the development of partnerships with several campus organizations. These collaborations deeply enhance library and campus services provided to a cross-disciplinary learning environment.
Issue Date:2015
Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield
Citation Info:Hensley, Merinda Kaye. 2015. “The Scholarly Commons: Emerging Research Services for Graduate Students and Faculty.” In Rethinking Library Reference for Academic Libraries: Innovative Developments and Future Trends, edited by Carrie Forbes and Jennifer Bowers. Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield: 17–33.
Genre:Book Chapter
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-03-20

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