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Working with Flamethrowers: Outreach in Academic Libraries

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ALA Annual Meeting, Anaheim June 2012

ALA Annual Meeting, Anaheim June 2012

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  • Not sell. Connect. teach. Relate.
  • Talk to students!Create student advisory groupsBecome advisor to student groupAttend SGA meetngaTalk to folks who talk to students Ask teaching faculty what they see and hearTalk to advisorsTalk to student services folks
  • Talk to students!Create student advisory groupsBecome advisor to student groupAttend SGA meetngaTalk to folks who talk to students Ask teaching faculty what they see and hearTalk to advisorsTalk to student services folks
  • Talk to students!Create student advisory groupsBecome advisor to student groupAttend SGA meetngaTalk to folks who talk to students Ask teaching faculty what they see and hearTalk to advisorsTalk to student services folks

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  • 1. Rudy Leon-University of Nevada, RenoMatt Upson-Emporia State UniversityLizz Zitron-Carthage College
  • 2. Outreach isn’t clearly defined• Bringing services to new/non-standard populations?• Embedded librarians?• Off campus librarians?• Orientation librarians?• “librarians on location”?• Marketing and PR?
  • 3. • Not marketingReach. Out.Connect!• Recognize the complexity of what weoffer• Develop new ways to connect ourexpected users to our services
  • 4. Outreach is User-CenteredConnect to the folks you wantto reachon their termswith their needs in mind
  • 5. Outreach is relationship building• staff who work with similar constituencies• the constituency itselfRelationship= Connection, over time, overshared experiencesBuilding relationships takes time.Outreach requires patience
  • 6. Outreach isTelling our story
  • 7. Rudy Leonrudy.leon@gmail.com@rudibrarianMatt Upsonmatthewupson@gmail.com@thunderbrarianLizz Zitronezitron@carthage.edu@LizzbrarianQuestions?