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ACRL-NEC 2011: UConn WaterburyLibrary / OLLI Collaboration

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Librarians Embrace Lifelong Learning Initiative

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ACRL-NEC 2011: UConn WaterburyLibrary / OLLI Collaboration

  1. 1. “Librarians Embrace Lifelong Learning Initiative<br />Session 1D<br />Shelley Goldstein, Library Director, University of Connecticut, Waterbury and Brian G. Chapman, Director of Outreach at University of Connecticut, Waterbury and Director of The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Connecticut<br />“Librarians Embrace Life Long Learner Initiative”<br />Engaging older adults in new, technology-based learning is at the heart of this outreach project on the campus of the University of Connecticut where there is a dynamic collaboration between the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) and the Waterbury Campus Library.<br />
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  3. 3. What is Lifelong Learning?<br />http://prezi.com/se8xkds-aozs/copy-of-librarians-embrace-lifelong-learner-outreach-initiative-with-ollis/<br />
  4. 4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvFtl67uds4<br />
  5. 5. <ul><li>To feel more connected to the campus
  6. 6. To increase the library’s visibility
  7. 7. To explore avenues outside familiar library walls
  8. 8. Because the Academic Plan seeks to embrace “outreach”
  9. 9. Because partnerships are key in our profession
  10. 10. To direct our community members to library-related resources
  11. 11. To share librarian skills/creativity with a captive audience</li></ul>As an urban-based regional campus libraries we have a strong connection to our community.<br />
  12. 12. Outreach<br />“inter-agency cooperation (i.e., with non-library agencies such as museums, governmental units, and social service organizations)” … Outreach which focuses less on circulation policies and shared libraries, and more on independent efforts of academic libraries to move beyond their walls or traditional clientele to interact with their surrounding communities.”<br />
  13. 13. Nov/Dec 2008<br />
  14. 14. http://thewearypilgrim.typepad.com/the_weary_pilgrim/images/2007/04/11/bandwagon1.jpg<br />
  15. 15. If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door! <br />
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  17. 17. Spring 2009<br />Filled to Capacity!<br />
  18. 18. Expanded Workshop Series<br /><ul><li>free (library) resources on the web
  19. 19. evaluating website skills
  20. 20. RSS feeds & podcasts
  21. 21. Facebook & Twitter
  22. 22. Google (Advanced)
  23. 23. Firefox </li></ul>Fall 2009<br />
  24. 24. <ul><li> map resources on the web
  25. 25. health-related sites</li></ul>expanded again<br />Fall 2010<br />
  26. 26. Co-sponsored event<br />“This Spring Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) Roundtable is presented in conjunction with the UConn Library exhibit” <br />Spring 2011<br />http://www.lib.uconn.edu/about/womenshistory/OLLIRoundtable.pdf<br />
  27. 27. Where we are now?<br />
  28. 28. Where we are now?<br />March 18, 2011 –May 6, 2011<br />Cards Issued: 71<br />Historical Charges: 69<br />
  29. 29. What were the challenges?<br />
  30. 30. So what is our collaboration <br />all about?<br /><ul><li> successful “Connect to the World Workshops”
  31. 31. well-attended Exhibit/Roundtable commemorating women’s history month
  32. 32. grateful community members with library privileges
  33. 33. supportive environment for OLLI presenters/members</li></li></ul><li>Plans for the future?<br /><ul><li> how-to use the library workshop for OLLI users
  34. 34. more workshops on technology topics
  35. 35. more workshops on our collections (archival and print)
  36. 36. more exhibits/events to promote visibility of the library
  37. 37. LibGuide for OLLIs
  38. 38. enhanced collection on aging topics (DVDs)</li></li></ul><li>Conclusion<br /><ul><li>The type and extent of an outreach program depends a great deal on the resources available (staffing, time, and funding)
  39. 39. Take it slow, keep your eyes open for opportunities, don’t be afraid to build doors.</li></li></ul><li>Questions?<br />Questions?<br />.<br />
  40. 40. “Thank You!<br />Shelley Goldstein, Library Director, University of Connecticut, Waterbury <br />Shelley.goldstein@uconn.edu<br />Brian G. Chapman, Director of Outreach at University of Connecticut, Waterbury and Director of The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Connecticut<br />Brian.chapman@uconn.edu<br />.<br />
  41. 41. FYI<br />.<br />Ruth Pearson, “Community College LRC Cooperative Efforts: A National<br />Study,” Community & Junior College Libraries 3, no. 2 (1985): 55.<br />E.J. Josey, ed. “Community Use of Academic Libraries: A Symposium,” College<br />& Research Libraries 28, no. 3 (1967): 184-185.<br />Tina Schneider, “Outreach”, The Reference Librarian39, no. 82 (2004): 199-213.<br />

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