On Wednesday, April 5th, from 3-6pm, the normally quiet tables of the library Reading Room will become collaboration zones for student-faculty interaction on scholarly topics.* Faculty will be available to meet with students seeking guidance on their research and writing for publication — including student Notes in HLS journals, writing competitions, and other extra-curricular publishing opportunities.
The event will be set up so that students can meet individually or in small groups with faculty members and librarians. “It’s sort of a collective office hours, where a referral from one faculty member to another can be as simple as walking two tables down in the Reading Room,” said Jonathan Zittrain, Vice Dean for Library and Information Resources in his invitation to faculty.
The library has already received commitments to attend from Professors Zittrain, Singer, Kamali, Bavitz, Desan, Fried, Gasser, Sachs, Steiker, and many others.
A networking reception with food and drink will also be available throughout the event in the Caspersen Room and library staff will be on hand to showcase resources for scholarly publishing available to faculty and students.
Participants should RSVP by visiting http://bit.ly/notesandcomment so that the event coordinators can work to plan appropriate student-faculty partnerships in advance.
*Note that students looking for quiet study space during the event will be directed to the Reference Room.