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Library Support for Online Graduate Students in the Summer Session

Author
  • Quincy Martin III (Assistant Professor Governors State University, Chicago, IL)

Abstract

Summer sessions are an excellent opportunity for graduate students, and have been increasing in popularity in recent years. However, many of these sessions are moving online. Online library databases can be challenging to navigate, and there is a lack of student-librarian interaction. This paper discusses the research on the problems that arise for online graduate students during summer sessions and presents best practices for digital library support for those students. These best practices include • online citation and reference management workshops, • online subject-specific library navigation and user guides, and • collaboration between library and teaching faculty. These practices will help eliminate students’ use of unreliable research resources and provide them with proper support. Library support for online graduate students during summer sessions is imperative and that it must be designed to meet specific student needs.

How to Cite:

Martin III, Q., (2021) “Library Support for Online Graduate Students in the Summer Session”, Summer Academe: A Journal of Higher Education 14. doi: https://doi.org/10.25894/sa.122

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Published on
27 May 2021
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