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West Tennessee Academic Library Consortium
West Tennessee Academic Library Consortium
West Tennessee Academic Library Consortium
West Tennessee Academic Library Consortium
West Tennessee Academic Library Consortium
West Tennessee Academic Library Consortium
West Tennessee Academic Library Consortium
West Tennessee Academic Library Consortium
West Tennessee Academic Library Consortium
West Tennessee Academic Library Consortium
West Tennessee Academic Library Consortium
West Tennessee Academic Library Consortium
West Tennessee Academic Library Consortium
West Tennessee Academic Library Consortium
West Tennessee Academic Library Consortium
West Tennessee Academic Library Consortium
West Tennessee Academic Library Consortium
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  • 1. T . R . P A R K E R T P A R K E R @ U U . E D U 7 3 1 - 6 6 1 - 5 4 2 6 Taught High School in inner city New Orleans. Worked as a staff member at Rollins. Finished my MLIS at FSU London. Applied for the job of Outreach Librarian at Union in October 2009. Who am I?
  • 2. 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.”
  • 3. 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” Library Services- “the aim should not be to replace in-person interactions and the relationships that are built through them” 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
  • 4. Library as Place A Beautiful building makes me feel smart and important-Karen Schneider
  • 5. 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
  • 6. Library as Place “The Academic Library has never been just a book warehouse.” Jeffrey Gayton Wisconsins
  • 7. Library as Place Student Art in the Library-A Work in Progress
  • 8. Library Services  Highlighting our Collections Developing a Long-Range Outreach Plan - C&RL News
  • 9. Library Services “Meet people where they are not where you want them to be.”
  • 10. Library Services
  • 11. Library Services
  • 12. Library Services Helping Faculty to set up personal websites or blogs
  • 13. Library on the Web
  • 14. Library on the Web
  • 15. Library on the Web
  • 16. Peer Reviewed
  • 17. THANK YOU!  I look forward to getting to know you.  Enjoy Lunch!

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