University Libraries

Faculty Mentor: Rachel Scott 

Faculty Mentor's Department: University Libraries 

Contact Information: (901) 678-8234; rescott3@memphis.edu  

Project Description: The project is an assessment of the 21st century compositional legacy of Alma Mahler. The work would include harvesting metadata about performances of Alma Mahler’s songs from social media platforms (starting with YouTube). 

Requirements for Student Applicants: Students with computer programming skills and interest in classical music are encouraged to apply, but neither is mandatory. 

Application or Interview Process: Email interest to Rachel Scott including unofficial transcripts. Ms. Scott will follow up regarding an interview. 

Hours per week: 5 hours per week 

Start Date: September 2019 

Method of Compensation: Volunteer

Faculty Mentors: Ashley Roach-Freiman and Brannen Varner

Faculty Mentors' Department: University Libraries

Telephone Number/Email: 901.678.8213 or 901.678.8207/ amroach@memphis.edu or bvvarner@memphis.edu 

Project Description: Participate in a mixed methods study to synthesize how an academic library's collaboration with the First Year Writing program has contributed to student success. Building on established research, this mixed methods case study will consider how First Year Writing instructors' attitudes and behaviors affect their students' researched argument papers. We will consider how both the efficacy of information literacy library sessions and the perceptions of instructors can impact First Year Writing students' success.

The student will be asked to assess student papers for source synthesis using a rubric. The student will also be conducting interviews using pre-established interview questions.

Requirements for Student Applicants: A strong work ethic and comfort speaking to instructors. Interest in education or information literacy research is a preference.

Application or Interview Process: Application, face to face interview

Hours per week/Start Date: 5 - 10 hours/wk, start June

Method of Compensation: Volunteer hours, or internship credit