Undergraduate Research and the Academic Librarian: Case Studies and Best Practices, Volume 2

Merinda Kaye Hensley, Hailley Fargo, Stephanie Davis-Kahl

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Undergraduate research is a specific pedagogical practice with an impact on teaching and learning, and the definition of what counts as research continues to expand to include different types of projects, mentors, and institutions. Diversity, equity, and inclusion in librarians’ work with students and faculty are present and growing. Collaborations between faculty, librarians, and students are furthering student knowledge in new ways. This community and an awareness of students’ non-academic challenges demonstrate the library’s contribution to students’ overall sense of belonging within their institutions.
This second volume of Undergraduate Research & the Academic Librarian—following 2017’s first volume—contains 22 new chapters that explore these expanded definitions of research and the changes wrought in the profession and the world in the intervening years. Five sections examine:

  • First-Year Undergraduate Research Models
  • Cohort-Based Models
  • Tutorials, Learning Objects, Services, and Institutional Repositories
  • Course-Based Undergraduate Research Collaborations
  • Building and Sustaining Programs 

Throughout the book you’ll find lesson plans, activities, and strategies for connecting with students, faculty, and undergraduate research coordinators in support of undergraduate engagement and success. Undergraduate Research & the Academic Librarian, Volume 2, captures both the big picture view of undergraduate research as well as the front-line work in the classroom, at the reference desk, and online.
Original languageAmerican English
StatePublished - Feb 2023


  • undergraduate research
  • academic librarians
  • academic libraries


  • Library and Information Science
  • Information Literacy

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