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ERIC Number: EJ1064536
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1522-8959
Expanding Roles and Resources: Assessing the Collaboration between Florida Atlantic University Libraries and Taras Oceanographic Foundation
Arrieta, Diane; Brunnick, Barbara; Plocharczyk, Leah
Public Services Quarterly, v11 n2 p79-94 2015
As academic libraries struggle to remain relevant when technological advancements and electronic resources threaten to make them obsolete, libraries are learning to re-invent themselves by molding and adapting staff skills to cultivate innovative outreach programs. The Science Outreach Committee of the John D. MacArthur Campus library at Florida Atlantic University wanted to expand its role toward enriching the educational experience for students by helping to inspire research, scholarship, and creative activities while increasing the services provided to the science students and expanding community engagement. This case study will examine two outreach collaborative projects between the Jupiter FAU library and the Taras Oceanographic Foundation. By embedding two library staff members into a community organization, both groups saw paybacks. Descriptions, methods and results of both projects will be reviewed, followed by discussion on the outcomes that our academic library gained through partnering with community organizations to help guide the changing roles of academic libraries.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida