Undergraduate Research and the Academic Librarian: Case Studies and Best Practices. Merinda Kaye Hensley and Stephanie Davis-Kahl, eds. Chicago, Ill.: Association of College and Research Libraries, 2017. 348p. $65.00 (ISBN 978-083898908-1).

Ruth Szpunar


In this new volume, the editors’ “hope is that with this collection of case studies, librarians come away with not only a better understanding of what undergraduate research entails but also with a clear vision of the potential connections and contributions they can make to support undergraduate research” (xxiv). The book contains 25 short case studies on topics having to do with undergraduate research in various forms. Each chapter contains the following sections: Introduction, Background, Partnerships, Reflection, Assessment, Recommendations/Best Practices, and Conclusion.

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