The current information environment can pose many problems for undergraduate students conducting research. Students can gain valuable assistance through personalized research clinics (PRCs), highly individualized, scheduled consultations with a librarian that focus on a specific research need. This paper describes PRC programs at three diverse institutions. Logistics, publicity methods, program analysis, and assessment issues are addressed, and the benefits of the labor-intensive service are weighed against other job demands. The authors presented a program on this topic at ACRL X in 2001 and include in this paper an examination of issues shared by audience members and responses to those issues.
My librarian: Personalized research clinics and the academic library.USF St. Petersburg campus Faculty Publications
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Citation InformationCardwell, C., Furlong, K. & O’Keeffe, J. (2001). My librarian: Personalized research clinics and the academic library. Research Strategies, 18, 97-111. doi: 10.1016/S0734-3310(02)00072-1