The Library and Undergraduate Research in the Liberal Arts: Current Contributions and Future Opportunities

Todd J. Wiebe, Hope College


This study sought to describe library value as seen through its various contributions to the mentored undergraduate research experiences of students in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at Hope College College. Concurrently, it explored new opportunities for how librarians might become more directly connected with students involved in this hallmark of the academic program. Findings were intended to both highlight existing library contributions and initiate a well-informed movement toward aligning library priorities and with greater institutional academic mission.