Academic Libraries And Activities For Community Outreach

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Academic Libraries And Activities For Community Outreach

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

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