Graduate Students and the Academic Library: What does the Future Hold?
I began my sabbatical research with what seemed a defined but narrow focus: the information literacy needs of graduate students. The Information Literacy Standards of the Association of Colleges and Research Libraries (ACRL) provided a reasonable foundation upon which to build, and a qualitative research design, sampling a number of graduate students at Carleton University, is a productive strategy. My project has since evolved in unexpected but distinctly broader and more challenging directions. I found, through ongoing reviews of existing literature, as well as through my own personal experience and discussions with colleagues, that some work has already been done to identify the concerns and needs of graduate students. Further, I discovered that there is a growing body of research aimed at identifying gaps and suggesting best practices.
Scammell, J. (2009). Graduate Students and the Academic Library: What does the Future Hold?.