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Friday, November 4 • 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Developing a Research Proposal: Serendipity and Planning

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The Health Sciences Library Network of Kansas City, Inc. (HSLNKC), is an active organization. Two years ago three of the academic health sciences libraries within HSLNKC (University of Missouri Kansas City Health Sciences and Dental Libraries, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, and University of Kansas Medical Center-Dykes Library) collaborated to find a student focused topic we could universally participate in. After discussing several ideas, the one that rose to the top was space utilization.


All three libraries struggle with what type of study spaces to offer and how much of each kind, so a survey instrument was developed to study how our students were presently using the spaces in each of the libraries. The presenters communicated with each other concerning the details of the survey, where to record the data, and the information that needed to be gathered from the Institutional Review Board for human subject research from each of the three institutions. Join them to learn about setting up a survey, deciding where to record data, dealing with multiple Institutional Review Boards for human subject research, and more.

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Carolyn Johnson

Research and Outreach Librarian, Northwest Missouri State University
Systems for student success, information literacy, collection development, library outreach activities, teaching, best practices.

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Susan Sykes Berry

Curator of Publish Materials, UMKC Health Sciences Library

Marilyn J. De Geus

Library Director, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences D'Angelo Library

Sarah M. Kartsonis

User Services Manager, The University of Kansas Medical Center-A.R. Dykes Library, Content and Access

Friday November 4, 2016 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
J.W. Jones Student Union, Room B

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