Studying Students: The Undergraduate Research Project at the University of Rochester

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Nancy Fried Foster, Susan L. Gibbons
Assoc of Cllge & Rsrch Libr, 2007 - Education - 90 pages
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This book provides a view into the groundbreaking application of ethnographic tools and techniques to the understanding of undergraduate students and their use of information. The publication describes findings of the work at the University of Rochester River Campus Libraries and provides insight into how academic librarians might use these techniques on their own campuses.

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Nancy Fried Foster, the lead anthropologist, and a team of librarians from Rochester University describe the two year research project they undertook in 2005 and 2006 to address the question of, What ... Read full review

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Faculty Expectations of Student Research
Asking Students about Their Research
Night Owl Librarians Shifting the Reference Clock
Library Design and Ethnography
Dream Catcher Capturing StudentInspired Ideas for the Libraries Web site
Photo Surveys Eliciting More Than You Knew to Ask For
Mapping Diaries or Where Do They Go All Day?
What an Experience Library Staff Participation in Ethnographic Research
Then and Now How Todays Students Differ
The Mommy Model of Service
Conclusion Creating StudentCentered Academic Libraries
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