Program Session

5 - Dreaming and Daring Beyond the Traditional: Building an Interdisciplinary Scholarly Community

Monday, May 29
11:35 AM - 11:50 AM
Room: 604

Objectives: This paper will describe how the Schusterman Library, a small academic library,  is working to develop an interdisciplinary scholarly community through unique faculty development workshops, a faculty peer-writing group, and a research-focused student, faculty, and staff informal support group.

Methods: In a campus partnership the Schusterman Library launched a workshop series, a faculty writing group, and a research support group for students, faculty, and staff. Workshop topics included collaboration with the Institutional Review Board, altmetrics, publishing and rejection, grant writing, expert searching, and personal branding. The writing group meets monthly to discuss submissions, share accountability, and provide mutual support for scholarly work. The informal support group is a monthly brown bag lunch for networking and discussion. Each activity is designed to develop scholarship and research in the campus community.

Results: All three programs for scholarly community on campus are popular and well-attended. Faculty who previously have not shown interest in Library services are now making service requests. Students and staff requested the launch of independent writing groups. All three events are hosted in the Library and several participants have been first-time library visitors.

Conclusion: A student-focused Library is able to step into new faculty development and research development activities utilizing campus and community resources and partnerships. As a result of these new initiatives more faculty, students, and staff recognize the Library and librarians as leaders in scholarly and research activities.

Keywords: scholarship, research development, community, writing, faculty development, library roles



Program Session

Katie A. Prentice

Associate Director for User Experience and Assessment
University of Oklahoma-Tulsa
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Katie Prentice, MSIS, AHIP is the Associate Director for User Experience and Assessment at the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa Schusterman Library. Katie is a passionate teacher, learner, and librarian. She is a also Returned Peace Corps Volunteer who served in the Republic of Latvia from 2000-2002 as a Teacher of English as Foreign Language.

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Shelly A. Fowler

Grant Coordinator
Office of the Assistant Vice President for Research - Tulsa
Tulsa, Oklahoma

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