Meg Raven is the Collections Librarian at Mount Saint Vincent University Library. Her research interests include information literacy, specifically as it relates to high school students transitioning to university; academic integrity in a digital world; and the academic status of librarians working in colleges and universities.
In a 2008 survey at MSVU, university students and professors identified very divergent views regarding student research and little understanding for what the other group believes are appropriate research practices. This session will explore this issue and discuss the role librarians, often caught in the middle, can play as research mediator and instructor.
(Evidence Based Library & Information Practice, 2012) Raven, Meg
The project sought to understand the research expectations of first-year
students upon beginning university study, and how they differed from the expectations
of their professors, in order to provide more focused instruction and work more
effectively with professors and student support services.
Academic status is equated with teaching, research and service. This session explores how best these facets of librarians' work are operationalized in the academic librarian context and the role they play in protecting and advancing the profession.