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The Library as Partner: Sustaining Relevance in a Collaborative, Student-Focused Technology Center
Heather Lambert, Assistant Professor and Emerging Technologies Librarian, Middle Tennessee State University; Christy Groves, Assistant Professor and User Services Coordinator, Middle Tennessee State University
Trends in the library profession continue to migrate toward providing collaborative work spaces for users, and MTSU’s cutting edge center, the Digital Media Studio, gives students opportunities to work with one another and Library personnel as well. This presentation showcased the project management and marketing strategies utilized to successfully implement and launch the studio and describes how the Library partners with students through service to them. The presenters described how to connect with users at their point of need, and highlighted our how our successful relevance and sustainability is due to consistent and effective feedback models.