October 17-19 Monterey Marriott
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Monday, October 17, 2016

C101 - Engagement Strategies: Different Problems, Similar Approaches

10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Julian Aiken, Access Services Librarian, Yale Law Library
Deana Brown, Assistant Professor/ Librarian, Albertsons Library - Boise State University
Crystal Miller, Librarian/Circulation Supervisor, Coeur d’Alene Public Library
LaVentra E. Danquah, Medical Librarian, Vera P. Shiffman Medical Library, Wayne State University

Each panelist has 7 minutes to pitch their strategy and then participate in an open forum. Yale Law Library’s print course reserves continue to be big business, representing roughly 10% of all checkouts for the past 2 years. The problem was engaging faculty. The strategy? Poetic emails. The Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) Special Projects Library Action Team (SPLAT) has peer mentor volunteers from Idaho’s library community. The problem was to strengthen libraries across a vast state rippled by remoteness and technology issues. The strategy? Team travels to secure one conversation at a time. Shiffman Medical Library, a designated Outreach Library for the National Library of Medicine, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, needed to vastly increase attendance at community health programs. The strategy? Leverage social media for outreach events that have enhanced the library’s reputation as a key provider of community programs and forge new partnerships with academic, health, and community institutions.

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