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Friday, June 10 • 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Concurrent Session C5 -- Embracing Undergraduate Research - Creating the 'Arsenal'

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The Center for Undergraduate Research (CURS) at Georgia Regents University (soon to be Augusta University) offers strong support for faculty-led undergraduate research. In collaboration with a student organization, the program director of CURS contacted the GRU Libraries to investigate how to start an undergraduate research journal for the university and identify a venue for publishing undergraduate research. 

Since the University Libraries recently helped develop an open-access journal for the College of Education, which is hosted in the institutional repository, two librarians were able to utilize this experience and provide guidance to CURS and the student organization. They worked together on the creation of Arsenal: The Undergraduate Research Journal of Georgia Regents University (Augusta University),a new open access journal specifically aimed at publishing undergraduate research of current students. This session will discuss the process of establishing the journal’s identity, developing policies and processes, hosting and publishing the journal, as well as some of the challenges faced.

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Abigail Drescher

Manager of Graduate Student Admissions and Recruitment, Augusta University
Abigail Drescher worked at the Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship (CURS) from May 2014 to December 2015 as the Program Coordinator. CURS has three main programs including a faculty grants program, student presentation seminars, and an interdisciplinary summer... Read More →
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Melissa E. Johnson

Electronic Resources and Serials Librarian, Augusta University
Melissa Johnson is the Electronic Resources and Serials Librarian at the Summerville Campus of Augusta University. She is the liaison librarian to the Departments of English and Foreign Languages, Chemistry, Biological Sciences, and Mathematics. She is active in NASIG, ALA, GLA, SELA... Read More →

Kim Mears

Scholarly Communications Librarian, Augusta University
Kim Mears is the Scholarly Communications Librarian for Georgia Regents University (soon to be Augusta University) Libraries. Her primary responsibility is to assist faculty and students in the creation, dissemination, and preservation of their scholarly works through education... Read More →

Friday June 10, 2016 2:15pm - 3:15pm PDT
Weaver's Room