Library and Information Science

Library and Information Science ISSN: 2435-8495
三田図書館・情報学会 Mita Society for Library and Information Science
〒108‒8345 東京都港区三田2‒15‒45 慶應義塾大学文学部図書館・情報学専攻内 c/o Keio University, 2-15-45 Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-8345, Japan
Library and Information Science 71: 51-74 (2014)

原著論文Original Article

学士課程学生による研究の促進における大学図書館の役割カリフォルニア大学バークレー校の事例調査The role of academic libraries in promoting undergraduate research: A case study of the University of California, Berkeley

慶應義塾大学大学院文学研究科図書館・情報学専攻Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Keio University ◇ 〒108-8345 東京都港区三田二丁目15番45号 ◇ Mita 2-15-45, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-8345, Japan

受付日:2013年3月24日Received: March 24, 2013
受理日:2014年2月4日Accepted: February 4, 2014
発行日:2014年6月20日Published: June 20, 2014


【方法】カリフォルニア大学バークレー校のプロジェクトを対象として,事例調査を行った。同校は,学士課程教育の授業に研究を導入するためのプロジェクトであった,「Mellon Library/Faculty Fellowship for Undergraduate Research」を通して,授業改善の取り組みを行っていた。本研究では,ウェブサイトで公開されている文書を主に利用して,プロジェクトの詳細を調査した。特に,図書館の取り組みがグッドプラクティスとされた12科目に着目して,授業に「学士課程学生による研究」を導入するために実施された大学図書館の取り組みの特徴を明らかにした。


Purpose: Undergraduate research is attracting attention internationally in higher education. This study explores the role of academic libraries in promoting undergraduate research, based on a study of one academic library in the US.

Methods: The University of California, Berkeley was selected for the case study because the library was involved in the major project “Mellon Library/Faculty Fellowship for Undergraduate Research” for integrating research into undergraduate education. The study focused on 12 courses for which the library services are regarded as good practices. The library services provided for the 12 courses were examined and their characteristics were clarified, based mainly on documents published on the project’s website.

Results: 1) The project emphasized that library research assignments were incorporated into undergraduate courses to develop students’ research skills. Librarians were committed to designing assignments for most of the 12 courses. Faculty members and librarians collaborated to design library research assignments, and plan and practice assignment-related library sessions. 2) Undergraduate students were supported in various ways such as library sessions while they were doing assignments. 3) Graduate student instructors taking charge of small discussion groups and laboratory sessions were supported by librarians. 4) The library strengthened its educational role through its commitment to the project, and played a key role in reforming undergraduate education. The results of this study indicate that academic libraries have an important role to play in improving students’ research skills and information literacy when undergraduate research is promoted for reforming higher education.

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