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Wednesday, November 7 • 5:45pm - 6:45pm
25 Reimagining Research Services’ outreach to faculty and students: a tale of two research departments

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Two academic Research Managers will discuss innovative outreach strategies that they coordinate in their respective libraries to support faculty/student success.

At UCF, Subject Librarians reach out to their faculty to help them design “Research Intensive” courses and identify “Textbook Alternatives.” They also identify customized resources to support interdisciplinary Faculty Cluster initiatives and grant-seeking research faculty. Subject Librarians also send their faculty discipline-specific e-newsletters and congratulatory emails for various successes.

Some UCF Subject Librarians have been given “engagement assignments” whereby they coordinate outreach to targeted student constituencies such as First-Time-In-College Students, Transfer Students, Honors in the Major Students, Undergraduate Research Students, International Students, and Graduate Students.

Other UCF student outreach strategies include planning engaging library programs (celebrating Total Eclipse-of-the-Sun and Mars-viewing, Day of the Dead, Earth Day) and ensuring high attendance by inviting faculty to bring entire classes.

FGCU Library’s Student Engagement Committee sponsors board game nights, an escape room, and National Novel Writing Month activities. “Library Ambassadors” (graduate and upper division students) connect with their peers by participating in instruction sessions, Mobile Librarian, and Reference Desk services.

FGCU Subject Librarians reach out to faculty by adding a Research Guide for every course in their Canvas LMS, sending e-newsletters, honoring Faculty Authors, and purchasing textbooks for courses with the largest DFW rates and largest student enrollment.

Program attendees will be encouraged to ask questions and share ideas from their own institutional perspectives. After participating in this program, attendees will be able to develop winning outreach strategies to support faculty and student success in their own institutions.

Speakers
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Linda Colding

Head, Reference, Research & Instruction, Florida Gulf Coast University
Reference, Research, Mobile Librarian services
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Barbara Tierney

Head of Research & Information Services, University of Central Florida Libraries
Barbara is Head of Research and Information Services for the University of Central Florida Libraries (2013 to the present). She formerly served as the Head of Research and Information Services for the University of North Carolina, Charlotte (2011-2012). Barbara was an Invited... Read More →



Wednesday November 7, 2018 5:45pm - 6:45pm EST
Carolina Ballroom, Francis Marion Hotel