Defining Values within an Independent Research Experience

Julia Maxwell For my second semester of the Library as Research Lab’s Assessment in Student Learning Lab, I did an independent study project, advised by Dr. Beth Yakel, surrounding some of the preliminary results of the survey that our lab conducted in the fall of 2019. This project, while giving me a chance to learn more project management and technical skills, also taught me a valuable lesson outside of these skills: the importance and necessity of patience during self-motivated research work.

Mentorship and Shaping of Career Values

Julia Maxwell When beginning my contribution to the Library as Research Lab project, I had a fair idea of what I wanted my career path to look like: academic librarianship, with focuses on digital scholarship and undergraduate learning. After a semester working on the project, I have found that my career aspirations are now more … Continue reading Mentorship and Shaping of Career Values

Mentoring Graduate Students in the Lab Setting

Jo Angela Oehrli While the project labs are completing many kinds of work, one intended focus for all of the labs is to integrate mentorship into the experience.  Mentorship is defined broadly and is happening in many “directions” in the labs. One of the most impactful mentorship connections I have made to date has been … Continue reading Mentoring Graduate Students in the Lab Setting