Imbibe! wine and library developments

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This presentation was given by Olivia Llewellyn It describes how Coventry University, Lanchester Library used a social event 'imbibe' to liaise with promote library services to academic staff

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Imbibe! wine and library developments

  1. 1. IMBIBE! Wine and library developments Olivia Llewellyn o.llewellyn@coventry.ac.uk
  2. 2. How do we engage with academics?• Via email• Face-to-face via: Course Consultative Meetings Boards of Study Faculty Board Research Group Information Skills
  3. 3. Opportunity• We want to market/promote our services• Business school traditionally harder to engage with than other schools – lots of departments• Wine. It works (plus emails, leaflets, posters)
  4. 4. The event• Professional but relaxed• Food and wine - lunchtime• Short slots, range of speakers• Database promotions during lunch• Whole event under two hours• Towards start of term
  5. 5. What we said• Access to e-resources: the end of ATHENS• Library support for researchers• Electronic reading list update• Video streaming• CURVE – depositing RAE items
  6. 6. Feedback“Useful to find out about resources and support available, particularly as a new member of staff”“Lots of information that I wasn’t aware of before”“Informative and user-friendly”“You made us aware of the fact that you’re available for us”“Nice to get to know more library staff. I only ever knew 1 or 2 of you”
  7. 7. What we learnt• Timing is everything• Food and wine• Formal and informal way of meeting staff worked well• Follow up on contacts• Consider doing every two years

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