Jennifer Ewing, Library Director for Southern California Seminary

 

5 Ways Faculty Can Improve the Quality of Student Research

Jennifer’s article is featured in Christian Academia Magazine. You can read it here 5 Ways Faculty Can Improve the Quality of Student Research

Students experience many barriers to producing quality research. Library anxiety is one. They mistakenly believe that they should be able to navigate a library by the time they reach college, and they feel shame that they cannot. Alex Nunes suggests that this current generation of students has an additional level of complexity for library instruction: because they have great confidence in their own (untaught) research abilities, they tend to dismiss the value of libraries. Thus, they are not prepared to produce quality student research.