Keeping the Library at the Forefront of the University's Outreach Agenda
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How do programs and exhibits translate into the University Libraries being a key player in the University’s efforts to bridge the gap between town and gown? How does this help add to the pipeline of ...
How do programs and exhibits translate into the University Libraries being a key player in the University’s efforts to bridge the gap between town and gown? How does this help add to the pipeline of potential prospects and new donors the Libraries might not otherwise be able to reach?
With the opening of the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center in 2008, the libraries at the University of Nevada, Reno found themselves thrust into a new role. The Knowledge Center’s extensive galleries, lobbies, auditorium and gracious reading rooms needed to be programmed. The Knowledge Center is now host to many high profile events for the campus and community – events planned by Library faculty and staff or organized in collaboration with colleges and units across campus. DeLaMare Science and Engineering Library has also undergone a radical change and is now a center for the makerspace movement in the community.
All of this has created opportunities for the Libraries to build relationships with potential new donors, outside of the normal channels through central development. The Libraries are also playing an increasingly significant role in the University’s outreach efforts.
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