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video, research, writing skills, thesis, theoretical underpinnings, theoretical model, research behaviors, outcomes, graduate students


With an increase in our pool of users and a cap on hiring, the librarians in our shop needed a way to clone themselves in order to deliver the same good service on which we pride ourselves and on which our constituency has come to rely.

Our proposed solution was to create video segments on how to use the library effectively. Funded by a grant, a project was undertaken to produce a series of fifteen videos designed to guide students through the research and writing skills that their program chairs deem essential for top-quality work. This paper presents the thought process that went into this project, the theoretical underpinnings, and our progress to date.