October 26-28 Monterey Marriott
Monterey, California
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Monday, October 26, 2015

C104 - Promoting Resources & Services

2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Steinbeck Forum (Conference Center)
Helen B Josephine, Head of the Terman Engineering Library, Stanford University Libraries, Terman Engineering Library
Jane Quigley, Head, Kresge Physical Sciences Library, Dartmouth College

While research resources and campus support units are critical for students at all levels, the number of specialized tools and services can be overwhelming. This session provides a case study of the development of an information fair event to enhance the information learning experience of the students and researchers on two different campuses. Started at Dartmouth College in 2009, Gear Up Day is designed to provide multiple information sessions at multiple locations across campus on using databases for research articles, finding grant funding opportunities, and learning about rights management and publishing options, as well as tools for collaborative writing and research project management. In addition to library-licensed resources, campus units that support research, grants management, writing, and computation are also invited to attend and present at the event. The concept of Gear Up Day was adopted by the Science and Engineering Libraries at Stanford for a multifaceted event in April 2015 that included workshops for journal authors, tours of the scientific visualization facility, and lightning talks on Mendeley, Overleaf, MATLAB, and GIS applications. Get examples from both on the planning for these events, the types of services and information tools included, and how these events were marketed to the campus communities along with future development plans and lessons learned.

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