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  • 1. Who am I?
    T.R. Parker
    • Taught High School in inner city New Orleans.
    • 2. Worked as a staff member at Rollins.
    • 3. Finished my MLIS at FSU London.
    • 4. Applied for the job of Outreach Librarian at Union in October 2009.
  • What do I (we) do?
    • Outreach Librarian- “enhancing library services and access to academic resources through extensive outreach, instruction and reference activities…build strong relationships and serves as an ambassador from the library to the Union University community.”
  • Framing Outreach
    • Library as Place- “the aim is to create comfortable, lively, and active spaces where students can interact with each other, with information and with technology”
    • 5. Library Services- “the aim should not be to replace in-person interactions and the relationships that are built through them”
    • 6. Library on the Web- “Libraries need to embed their resources and expertise into the systems and tools students and faculty use in their daily lives”
    David Lewis - A Strategy for Academic Libraries in the First Quarter of the 21st Century
  • 7. Library as Place
    A Beautiful building makes me feel smart and important-Karen Schneider
  • 8. Library as Place
    “Academic Libraries are becoming physical and electronic intellectual gathering places rather than repositories for books.” Michael Loder. (2010). Libraries with a Future
  • 9. Library as Place
    “The Academic Library has never been just a book warehouse.” Jeffrey GaytonWisconsins
  • 10. Library as Place
    Student Art in the Library-A Work in Progress
  • 11. Library Services
    Highlighting our Collections
    Developing a Long-Range Outreach Plan - C&RL News
  • 12. Library Services
    “Meet people where they are not where you want them to be.”
  • 13. Library Services
  • 14. Library Services
  • 15. Library Services
    Helping Faculty to set up personal websites or blogs
  • 16. Library on the Web
  • 17. Library on the Web
  • 18. Library on the Web
  • 19. Peer Reviewed
  • 20. THANK YOU!
    I look forward to getting to know you.
    Enjoy Lunch!