Two of a kind: Pairing librarians and students for a winning hand

The Library Research Scholars program at the University of Miami Libraries pairs librarian faculty mentors with undergraduates to deal students into a year-long research program. In this session, four mentors will share their experience of the mentorship process to help their undergraduates learn how to win at research.

Track

Information Literacy

Presenters

Ava Brillat, University of Miami

Ava Brillat is the Learning & Research Services Librarian for English, Theatre, and Classics. She co-manages the Library Research Scholars Program with Lauren Fralinger. Ava also acted as a mentor for the 2016-2017 Library Research Scholars cohort.

Lauren Fralinger, University of Miami

Lauren Fralinger is the Learning & Research Services Librarian for Education, Sociology, Anthropology and Women's and Gender Studies. She co-manages the Library Research Scholars Program with Ava Brillat. Lauren has been a mentor during the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 cohorts.

Terri Robar, University of Miami

After obtaining an MLS from Ball State University, Ms. Robar joined the library faculty at the University of Miami in 1983. Her areas of expertise include maps, geography, film studies and communication.

Vera Spika, University of Miami

Vera Spika is an Assistant Professor Librarian at the University of Miami. A previous career in health care, an educational background in behavior sciences, and a keen interest in life sciences led her to specialize in nursing and health studies, psychology, and biology. Vera enjoyed mentoring three library research scholars all in their senior year with plans to pursue careers in medicine, physiotherapy, and neurobiology.

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