Fullbright Pre-Academic Training Program
Larry Milliken, Liaison Librarian for Humanities and Social Sciences, presented a research instruction workshop this summer to the 33 participants in this year’s Fulbright Pre-Academic Training Program. The Fulbright scholars in the packed classroom received an introduction to using American academic research libraries and the types of services and resources they could expect to use when they reach their host institutions. The scholars had an opportunity to ask about topics such as how to cite sources in their discipline and what kind of assistance reference librarians typically offer graduate students. Larry guided the group in looking for scholarly journal articles to support the posters the group presented at the conclusion of the program.
The Fulbright Pre-Academic Training Program, hosted by the English Language Center and made possible by a grant from the State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), is a four-week academic and cultural program designed to prepare Fulbright grantees for graduate study in the United States. This year the participants came from 28 countries and will go on to study at universities across the country. This is the fourth year Larry has led a workshop in the program.