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ERIC Number: EJ1123575
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1533-290X
PREP: Outreach to Online Learners through Admissions
Gupton, Preeti
Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, v10 n3-4 p215-226 2016
Librarians have collaborated with academic departments within their institutions for decades now, working with professors and administrators to bring information literacy skills to students. The librarians at National American University decided to extend this collaboration to a non-academic unit, the admissions department of the university. The admissions department had never worked closely with NAU librarians and many admissions advisors did not see the library as relevant to their role in the organization. Librarians worked with administrative stakeholders to create a tool for admissions advisors to use, aimed at increasing retention and academic success, as well as creating better relationships between admissions advisors, new students, and the library. This tool has increased the library's visibility with new students, admissions, and administrative personnel, as well as built deeper relationships that the library can leverage in future projects. This article offers a way for libraries to build mutually beneficial relationships with admissions staff.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota
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