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Siu E Format

  1. 1. Outreach Services For a New Generation of Learners<br />
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  3. 3. Recreate and Revitalize the First Floor 2006<br />
  4. 4. Why Assessment & Outreach?<br /><ul><li>Outreach is a balance between the present and new opportunities
  5. 5. Emphasize University Engagement and Student Engagement
  6. 6. Assess Strengths, Weaknesses, Resources & Opportunities
  7. 7. In order to actively involve students in a learning environment, we must provide the millennial generation with several channels for communication.</li></li></ul><li>Observe Human Behavior<br /><ul><li>Meet with library users
  8. 8. Ask your children/their friends and other family relatives
  9. 9. Be aware and interested in learning new approaches
  10. 10. Read, read and read
  11. 11. Ask if we are doing things because it is convenient</li></ul> for us or the user<br /><ul><li>Observe staff and user interactions</li></li></ul><li>Lessons Learned<br /><ul><li>You can’t stereotype users
  12. 12. Generally we work with a small subset of our population.
  13. 13. Many librarians have limited experience working with users outside the library building Compare the number of people coming into the library versus the total university.
  14. 14. We must work with our users in their environment to understand find ways to address their information needs
  15. 15. People want to share experiences across age and ethnic groups
  16. 16. User behavior is constantly changing</li></li></ul><li>Current Trends<br />Where are we seeing increase demand? <br />What is happening with reference<br />Ask hard questions: for example: <br />What is the role of the reference librarian?<br />Where is reference located in physical & virtual/mobile worlds? <br /> Staffing versus Resources?<br /> What is a reference question?<br /> Do these questions require a librarian or a computer support staff member?<br /> What are the skills we now require of our library faculty and staff?<br />
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  19. 19. University Libraries <br />as an <br />Academic Partner <br />
  20. 20. Outreach often takes on an educational component ...two-way street… framed as engagement rather than solely dissemination or education.<br />Outreach strategies are linked to the organization&apos;s mission, and define targets, goals, and milestones.<br />Outreach<br />
  21. 21. WIU Strategic Plan<br />Academic Excellence <br />Educational Opportunity<br />Social Responsibility<br />Personal Growth<br />
  22. 22. Academic Excellence <br />Commitment to teaching<br /> Active liaison involvement <br /> Engage millennial generation <br /><ul><li>Traditional reference services,
  23. 23. Social networking
  24. 24. Targeted Programming</li></li></ul><li>Educational Opportunity<br /><ul><li>Commitment to student enrollment and retention
  25. 25. Created two new faculty positions
  26. 26. Targeted international, transfer and graduate students
  27. 27. Creating and reserving new learning spaces
  28. 28. Bringing in tutors</li></li></ul><li>New Learning Spaces<br />
  29. 29. Revitalized Learning Spaces<br />
  30. 30. Social Responsibility <br />Celebrates events such as: <br /><ul><li> “Banned Books” readings,
  31. 31. Exhibits on a race riot in Springfield,
  32. 32. Outreach activities with libraries in rural communities.
  33. 33. Faculty publications “We Married Koreans” during International Week</li></li></ul><li>Personal Growth<br /><ul><li>Partner with Beu Health Center to promote “Health and Wellness”
  34. 34. Host Town & Gown programs
  35. 35. Actively participate in all university events for first year students
  36. 36. Provide Learning opportunities for our faculty, staff and students.</li></li></ul><li>Outreach Activities<br />Engage millennial generation<br /><ul><li>Social networking
  37. 37. Digital Commons & Studio
  38. 38. Information Literacy Contest</li></ul> Engage University and Region<br /><ul><li>LSTA Grant-11Public Libraries
  39. 39. NLM Subcontract-Community Health</li></li></ul><li>NLM Community Health Grant<br />Engage millennial generation<br /><ul><li>Social networking
  40. 40. Digital Commons & Studio
  41. 41. Information Literacy Contest</li></ul> Engage University and Region<br /><ul><li>LSTA Grant-Public Libraries
  42. 42. NLM Subcontract-Community Health</li></li></ul><li>Community Partners<br />Bushnell Public Library<br />County Health Departments <br />Eagle View Community Health System<br />Henderson County Public Library<br />Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs<br />McDonough County Housing Authority<br />McDonough County Public Library District<br />McDonough District Hospital<br />Salvation Army, Macomb<br />WIU Beu Health Center<br />
  43. 43. New Faculty Titles<br /><ul><li>Chief Cataloger & Assessment Librarian
  44. 44. Roving Librarian to Virtual Services Librarian
  45. 45. Student Outreach Services Librarian (SOS)
  46. 46. Marketing & Outreach Services Librarian</li></li></ul><li>Outreach Activities<br />Phyllis C. Self, Dean<br />P-self@wiu.edu<br />http://www.wiu.edu/library/dean/blog<br />Se<br />

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