Works in Progress Webinar: Scaling research support services through a graduate specialist program at Rutgers University

Join this webinar to learn about an innovative program that expands research support services, fosters student career development, and enriches cross-campus relationships.

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Dee Magnoni, Assistant Vice President for Information Services, and Director, New Brunswick Libraries, Rutgers University
Ryan Womack, Data Librarian, New Brunswick Libraries, Rutgers University


Join us for a webinar on how the Rutgers University New Brunswick Libraries are using an innovative graduate specialist program to scale research support services, support doctoral and master's student career development, and enrich cross-campus relationships.

First piloted in 2018, with seed money for two graduate specialists, the Rutgers program has grown today to include six specialists, focusing on research skills in quantitative research, qualitative research, GIS, and digital humanities. The graduate specialists, who are New Brunswick PhD and master’s students, with mentorship from Rutgers library staff, develop resources, webinars, and support materials for Rutgers researchers, enabling the library to expand its research support offerings. The students, in return, enhance their technical and soft skills and career opportunities.

This is an innovative program serving the library, the students, and also demonstrating the value of the library to new audiences across the campus.

This webinar will be of interest to anyone interested in cultivating positive campus partnerships and demonstrating the library’s value proposition, particularly library leaders, and librarians engaged in providing research support services. It will also be of interest to library staff who are interested in supporting career development opportunities for graduate students.

Works in Progress: An OCLC Research Occasional Webinar Series

These webinars are exclusively for OCLC Research Library Partners, but the recordings are publicly available to all.

Works in Progress: An OCLC Research Occasional Webinar Series to talk about work happening in OCLC Research – we'd like to present our work informally and get feedback from you, our Partners. We'd also like this to be a venue for Partner institutions. What are you working on that everyone should know about? What input would help you move forward? Let us know!


09 July 2020


11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]

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