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  • 1. Academic Libraries and Activities for Community Outreach
    Serving users in a rural community
    Cynthia Dudenhoffer
    Director of Information Resources
  • 2. CMU and Smiley Library
    Rural, liberal arts college
    Fayette, Pop. 2500
    Low tax base – limited support for public library
    Rural, 1st generation college students
    Focus on Collaboration
    Large Distance Population
  • 3. How We Function
    Community Services
    Information Services
    Unique Role
  • 4. Who uses Smiley Library?
    Campus Community
    Local Community
    Distance/Satellite Learners
    Public School
  • 5. Outreach Activities
  • 6. Gaming Day
  • 7. Service Day
    Cooperative project with Learning Center
    42 projects – 32 off-campus/community oriented
    500+ participants
    100 Faculty &Staff
    400+ Students
  • 8. National Library Week
    Poetry Slam with Sigma Tau Delta
    Storytelling Workshop
    Patron Appreciation Day (with Donuts!)
    Book Sale
    Guest Lectures
    Women’s History Exhibit
  • 9. TV Turnoff Week
    Partnering with the Dept. of Professional Education and campus sororities and fraternities
    Provide enrichment activities for Fayette youth
    Storytime
    Snack Breaks
    Art activities
    Messy Time
  • 10. Twilight Camp
    Summer Camp with a Reading Focus
    High School Girls 14-17
    • Recruitment
    • 11. A “Niche” Camp
  • Other Activities
    Trivia
    Movie Nights
    Book Clubs
    Art Fair
    Literary Magazine
    Eagle Radio
  • 12. In the Future
    Ashby-Hodge Gallery Project
    Community Theatre Murder Mystery
    Film Adaptation Book Club
    Monthly Gaming Days
    More distance activities
    Virtual Book Clubs
    TwilightCamp.com
  • 13. Thanks!!
    Cynthia Dudenhoffer
    cmdudenh@centralmethodist.edu
    660-248-6292
    Find us on Facebook : Smiley Library
    Twitter & Slideshare: librarian_cyn