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Studying Students: A Second Look presents the results of further ethnographic projects within the University of Rochester’s River Campus Libraries. Topics range from how college students “learn the ropes” to their use of technology and how they study and write their research papers. The volume also discusses what professors expect of their students and the similarities and differences among faculty, student and librarian research practices. Filled with ideas for applying the findings, the book provides additional insight into the place and role of libraries in the academy.


Nancy Fried Foster

one. Reporting on the Undergraduate Research Refresher

Nancy Fried Foster

two. Hallmarks of a Good Paper

Nora Dimmock

three. Discovering Undergraduate Technology Use

Solomon Blaylock and Cynthia Carlton

four. Picture My Work

Judi Briden and Sarada George

five. Learning the Ropes

Marcy Strong, Kenn Harper, and Mari Tsuchiya 

six. "Whatever Works": Finding Trusted Information

Helen Anderson and Sarah Sexstone

seven. Research as Connection

Nancy Fried Foster

eight. Understanding How Undergraduates Work

Sarada George and Nancy Fried Foster

nine. Designing Academic Libraries with the People Who Work in Them

Nancy Fried Foster

ten. Study Groups in Libraries: Exponential Benefits

Alison Bersani, Judi Briden, Sue Cardinal, and Katie Clark

eleven. Where Do We Go from Here?

Solomon Blaylock, Judi Briden, and LeRoy LaFleur

About the Authors

Nancy Fried Foster

Nancy Fried Foster is lead anthropologist at the University of Rochester River Campus Libraries.