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Library Support for Online Graduate Students in the Summer Session

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Quincy Martin III

Assistant Professor Governors State University, Chicago, IL, US
About Quincy

Dr. Quincy Martin III is an assistant professor and coordinator of the higher education administration concentration of the interdisciplinary leadership doctorate  program at Governors State University. During a career spanning nearly 25 years, he has held various positions at both the community college and university levels, managing multiple units, programs, and functions in student affairs. His research interests include higher education and the student experience, with special emphasis on retention of male students of color, student affairs administration, and leadership in higher education.

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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.
Published on 27 May 2021.

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