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Student Affairs Connection: Promoting the Library through Co-Curricular Activities
Student Affairs Connection: Promoting the Library through Co-Curricular Activities
Student Affairs Connection: Promoting the Library through Co-Curricular Activities
Student Affairs Connection: Promoting the Library through Co-Curricular Activities
Student Affairs Connection: Promoting the Library through Co-Curricular Activities
Student Affairs Connection: Promoting the Library through Co-Curricular Activities
Student Affairs Connection: Promoting the Library through Co-Curricular Activities
Student Affairs Connection: Promoting the Library through Co-Curricular Activities
Student Affairs Connection: Promoting the Library through Co-Curricular Activities
Student Affairs Connection: Promoting the Library through Co-Curricular Activities
Student Affairs Connection: Promoting the Library through Co-Curricular Activities
Student Affairs Connection: Promoting the Library through Co-Curricular Activities
Student Affairs Connection: Promoting the Library through Co-Curricular Activities
Student Affairs Connection: Promoting the Library through Co-Curricular Activities
Student Affairs Connection: Promoting the Library through Co-Curricular Activities
Student Affairs Connection: Promoting the Library through Co-Curricular Activities
Student Affairs Connection: Promoting the Library through Co-Curricular Activities
Student Affairs Connection: Promoting the Library through Co-Curricular Activities
Student Affairs Connection: Promoting the Library through Co-Curricular Activities
Student Affairs Connection: Promoting the Library through Co-Curricular Activities
Student Affairs Connection: Promoting the Library through Co-Curricular Activities
Student Affairs Connection: Promoting the Library through Co-Curricular Activities
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Student Affairs Connection: Promoting the Library through Co-Curricular Activities

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Presented at the 2010 LAUNC-CH Conference

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  • 1. Student Affairs Connection: Promoting the Library through Co-Curricular ActivitiesLAUNC-CH Conference2010Kathy CroweAssociate Dean for Public ServicesUniversity of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • 2. UNCG
    Doctoral/Research-Intensive University
    Enrollment: 17,540 (16,090.25 FTE)
    Undergraduate: 14,315 (13,583.25 FTE)
    Graduate: 3,225 (2,507 FTE)
    31% live on campus (80% of freshmen)
    59% of graduate students; 11% of undergraduates part time
  • 3. University Libraries
    Jackson Library and Music Library
    1.2 million book volumes
    37,000+ e-subscriptions
    500 databases
    100 faculty & staff
    Space-challenged!
  • 4. Public Services Mission
    “Public services provides the environment, expertise and systems to advance and support learning, knowledge-seeking and research to the University community and North Carolina citizens.”
     
  • 5. Public Services Goals (selected)
    Provide up-to-date learning spaces, technology and equipment
    Develop marketing and publicity programs to ensure that the UNCG community is aware of Libraries’ resources and services
    Connect with UNCG student, academic and administrative units to integrate the Libraries with the curriculum and student life
     
  • 6. Program facets
    Liaison program
    Student Libraries Advisory Council (SLAC)
    Activity Fairs
    Special Events
  • 7. Liaisons to Student Services and Organizations
    Began in 2006
    16 offices or organizations
    Offices include Writing Center, Service Learning, Disability Services, Dean of Students, Athletics, Living/Learning Communities, Student Success Center
    Student organizations include SGA, GSA, Greek societies, Radio, UNCG Green
  • 8. Goals for liaisons
    Serve as vital role in marketing the Libraries to students
    Make students more aware of the Libraries’ resources and services
    Learn about students’ Library needs and report back.
     
  • 9. Liaison activities
    Meet with directors or leaders
    Provide programs
    Communicate information about services and resources
    Attend appropriate meetings and social events
  • 10. Residence Life
    Participate in Residence Life programs
    First-year Experience and Living Learning Communities
    Work with Residence Life staff
  • 11. Programming
    Student Athletes
    Academic Integrity
    Parent and Family Council
    Student Government meetings
    Space for tutoring
    Sustainability Film Series
    Equipment & services for disabled students
  • 12. Student Libraries Advisory Council (SLAC)
    Established in 2007
    Includes diverse students – undergrad, graduate, adult students, student employees
    Work with SGA and GSA to appoint
    Meet twice a semester with public services librarians
    Sounding board for changes in policies and procedures
  • 13. SLAC topics
    Feedback on brochures
    Feedback on marketing messages
    Advice on how to reach students
    What’s important about the Libraries to students
    Feedback on new furniture
  • 14. Activity Fairs
    Fall Kick-off
    June orientation & pre-registration
    Admissions events
    Graduate student orientation
  • 15. Special Events
    Game Night
    With free pizza!
  • 16. Trick or Treat
    Marketing the collaboratories
  • 17. Free Coffee during exams
  • 18. Stress-Free Zone
  • 19. Outcomes
    Participation and collaboration across the Libraries
    Collaboration with Student Affairs
    Collaboration with student organizations
    Reach students out of the classroom
    Reach diverse groups of students
  • 20. Results
    Student feedback and input inspired many changes to make the Libraries more user-centered
    Food policy
    24/5 service
    Laptop checkout
    Updating facilities
    Collaboratories
    Carrels
    Group and quiet floors
  • 21. Results
    Gate counts up 42% over past four years
    Increase in 24/5 counts 164%
    Laptop lending increased 79% in one year
    Satisfaction scores in Sophomore and Senior surveys increased (9% in overall score over 10 years)
    Group studies heavily reserved
    Library pronounced “hip!”
  • 22. Future
    Student Affairs Division has moved under Provost’s office
    Enhance collaboration between Student Affairs and Libraries
    Expand involvement in Living Learning Communities
    Participate in renewed synergy between Student Affairs and Academic Affairs
    Expand learning spaces in Library
  • 23. Thank-you for coming!
    Questions?
    Comments?

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