Results of the partnership after 8 months since official launch. Both institutions see this as a successful venture into new territory; a shared system of student and faculty support with positive outcomes and challenges for both libraries.
Acrl2011 poster Schuck Pope Creating a Bridge across the Higher Education Divide: Partnering to provide Library Services to Community College Students
Creating a Bridge across the Higher Education Divide:
Partnering to provide Library Services to Community College Students
Beth Schuck, firstname.lastname@example.org,
Associate University Librarian, Northern Arizona University
Este Pope, email@example.com,
Library Resources Coordinator, Coconino Community College
Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge image modified from photo by Keithius,
Northern Arizona University
Coconino Community College
•Serve 2K full-time, 10K total including
•Enhance online library services (easier
access, better content)
•Promote financial sustainability
•Meet curriculum and program needs
•Faculty supported, with librarian now
reporting through Academic Affairs
•Serve 18K undergraduate students
•Support distance students across AZ
•Offer library services for CCC at a cost
•Assist in library management including
technology, licensing, statistics
•Provide physical library resources
•Aid CCC students in transition to NAU,
including CCC2NAU degree program.
Fall 2010 – Spring 2011
staff can use Cline library
as community members,
but no extensive
Librarians at NAU work
extensively on licensing,
cost analysis, logistics.
(CCC Academic Affairs,
IT, NAU library staff, IT)
meets regularly on
budget, and staffing.
Partnership goes live with
new CCC online library,
new CCC librarian, and
services through NAU’s
Regular meetings of
CCC/NAU library group,
along with assessment,
marketing and ongoing
refinement and review
define the first year.
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