An academic librarian and the coordinator of a campus tutoring and writing center recently relocated to the library researched their value to second-year students. Differences in the amount and type of available data called for conducting in-depth interviews with students about their research and writing processes. The researchers also reviewed relevant material regarding similar collaborative efforts at other college and universities. The gaps revealed in the environmental scan along with the best practices of librarian/writing center collaboration helped determine future steps needed for both units to move from mere co-location to working in true collaboration.
Montgomery, Susan and Robertshaw, Suzanne D., "From Co-location to Collaboration: Working Together to Improve Student Learning" (2015). Faculty Publications. 121.
Behavioral and Social Science Librarianship