Academic Library Outreach: Beyond the Campus Walls

Academic Library Outreach: Beyond the Campus Walls

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Traditionally, academic library outreach has meant reaching out to the campus community, providing services to faculty and students. Many universities and colleges, however, now have a new or renewed emphasis on outreach beyond the campus, seeking to ensure their institutions' relevance to the community at large. How can and do academic libraries participate in this type of outreach? What types of collaborations or partnerships are academic libraries forming with schools, public libraries, or community groups? How do academic librarians partner with faculty or campus departments on their community projects? What role does service-learning play? Nancy Courtney has assembled a sampling of approaches, from the innovative to the tried-and-true, each written in the voice of its strongest champion.A dialogue was started between the Purdue Extension Office and the Purdue Center for Regional Development and Tomalee ... Tomalee Doan, head of the MEL, recognized this as an opportunity to partner with a university organization that supports statewide economic development. ... The librariesa#39; role is to provide a selection of databases and resources; work on the navigation and architecture of theanbsp;...

Title:Academic Library Outreach: Beyond the Campus Walls
Author:Nancy D. Courtney
Publisher:ABC-CLIO - 2008-12-30


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