Fostering Graduate Student Research: Launching a Speaker Series

Kara Flynn, Lori Birrell

Abstract

The University of Arkansas Libraries’ Special Collections, in partnership with the Graduate School and International Education, initiated a graduate student speaker series in 2018. The series is a professional development opportunity for graduate students who have done research in Special Collections. This case study provides an overview of the establishment of the series, ongoing efforts to recruit speakers and promote the series, and how the series was adapted for the virtual environment due to COVID-19.

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