Innovative Solutions for Building Community in Academic Libraries, 1st Edition

  • Sheila Bonnand
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  • ISBN-10: 1466683937
  • ISBN-13: 9781466683938
  • DDC: 025.1
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 343 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released January 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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The library has always been an essential part of the collegiate experience, providing students with access to knowledge and literature. However, as virtual services and online learning become more prominent within collegiate environments, the ways students conduct research and access resources has been altered. INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS FOR BUILDING COMMUNITY IN ACADEMIC LIBRARIES examines new methods librarians use to engage both on-campus and online users in library services, taking into account the significant impacts of online learning on students' interaction with library resources. Focusing on various outreach practices, techniques of literacy instruction, and the utilization of library spaces, this research-supported book is a pivotal reference source for distance educators, program planners, academics, and library professionals interested in new ways to attract users to library services.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Advances in Library and Information Science (ALIS) Book Series.
Titles in this Series.
Other Frontmatter.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
1: Invisible Community? Bringing Online Graduate Students to the Library.
2: Building a Scholarly Network in Learning Communities at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln.
3: “Everything to Gain”: K-12 and College Partnerships=Academic Success.
Targeted Outreach.
4: Friends with Benefits: Fostering Community in an Academic Library with a Student Advisory Group.
5: Building a Community of the Students, by the Students, for the Students: Collaborating with Student Government Organizations.
6: Peer-to-Peer Outreach and Promotion.
7: Information Literacy Instruction for International Students: Collaborating for Success.
8: You Can “Like” It on Paper Too: Reaching Digital Students through Analog Displays.
Outreach Events.
9: Let the Sun Shine In: Promoting Civic Engagement with Sunshine Week.
10: Let Them Eat King Cake: An Open House Pilot Event at LSU Libraries.
11: Friendly, Flexible, and Fun: Non-Traditional Ideas for Learning and Engagement.
12: Grassroots Outreach to Foster a Diverse Community.
Library Spaces.
13: Incrementally Building Community and User Engagement in the UC San Diego Library.
14: Library as Campus Main Street: Building Community via Engaging Programming and Spaces.
15: A Renovation Is a Terrible Thing to Waste: Engaging the Community to Create a Dynamic Library Space.
16: Making Connections, Building Community: Applications for Developing Library Allies.
17: If You Build It Will They Come? The Learning Commons Engages Students Out of Class.
Compilation of References.
About the Contributors.