The University of Maryland Libraries and the Gemstone Honors Program have a long-standing reciprocal relationship. The University Librarians support the Gemstone program through robust programmatic support including an annual monetary award, a focus on student success, and individual team support throughout the Gemstone project cycle. In turn, the Gemstone Honors Program supports the Libraries by ensuring student and faculty buy-in of library services, support for the development of the librarian and team relationship, and recognition of librarian’s service to the program. The focus of both parties is on the students, however, and supporting their ambitious and exciting research development. As will be outlined on this page, it is the responsibility of the librarian to work with your assigned team to aid in their research skills and to serve as a research advisor at various stages in their research process. It is the student’s responsibility to communicate with their assigned librarian and to maintain an active relationship seeking assistance and advice as the team advanced and reorients their research at different stages.
The purpose of this page is provide a space for organizing information about the program and the partnership in one space. The majority of this information is housed elsewhere, but for ease of access will be maintained here as well.
On this page you will find the following information:
How to be assigned a team
What to expect from your team
What are the Gemstone Honors Program benchmarks and expectations?
Awards and Events
Internal and external resources
How your librarian will be assigned
What to expect from your librarian and what your librarian expects of you
Stages to check-in with your librarian
How to apply for the Gemstone Award (fix language here)
Helpful resources for your projects
For Library Supervisors:
Benefits of librarian-Gemstone support
How to support your faculty with this partnership
For Faculty Mentors:
Delineation of roles
How to work with the team librarian
What librarians do and how they support research across campus
Research resources including cross-campus research support services
For further information, please see the Gemstone Honors Program website, http://www.gemstone.umd.edu/index.html