In this informal presentation, we will discuss 2 series of workshops for philosophy PhD and MA students that we developed with a philosophy professor at CEU and summarize what we learned from this faculty-librarian collaboration.
Librarians at CEU Library regularly conduct one-shot information literacy sessions in collaboration with academic writing teachers working in discipline-specific courses. Recently however, a Philosophy professor directly asked the librarians to develop multi-session workshop series to provide greater opportunities to include more classroom activities tailored for the course, including assessment techniques. The 2 series of workshops that we organized with the professor were in November 2016 with 3 consecutive sessions for Philosophy PhD students and then in November 2017, 2 sessions were held for Philosophy MA students.
We will briefly discuss how we prepared for the workshops with the professor, the content covered, the activities included, the feedback we received in 2016, and how we adapted the sessions for 2017 based on this feedback. We will also share what we learned about the expectations of faculty, MA and PhD students concerning online scholarly databases. Then we will invite conference participants to join the discussion to share how their experiences teaching undergraduate students compares with working with MA-PhD students and how they target graduate students in their home institutions.