Undergraduate research and the academic librarian : case studies and best practices
Library and Information Services
Since the 2009 founding of the Interdisciplinary Research and Informatics Scholarship Center (or IRIS), a digital humanities and social sciences center at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, faculty, librarians, and undergraduates have been collaborating to reinvigorate humanities curriculum both within and beyond the classroom.1 The IRIS Center has become a site where faculty and librarians work together to find solutions to budget shortfalls and changing definitions of higher education. This chapter will discuss the theory, practice, and outcomes underlying one approach to undergraduate research at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE). This case study will include a discussion of the intersection of an undergraduate research program, a digital scholarship center, and the university library
Smallman, Lora L. and Jessica DeSpain. "Informal Learning Teams and the Digital Humanities: A Case Study of Faculty/ Librarian Collaboration." In Undergraduate Research and the Academic Librarian: Case Studies and Best Practices, edited by Hensley, Merinda Kaye and Stephanie Davis-Kahl, 183-194. Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association, 2017.