Faculty outreach: Strategies, Challenges, Tools and Tips

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The rapid pace of technological change can leave faculty struggling to understand the role of the library in a digital environment. Librarians can easily loose touch with the ways that faculty are creating and accessing scholarship. This session will be useful for librarians who are new to faculty outreach as well as experienced librarians looking for new tools and strategies to help them communicate with faculty. Join us for a discussion of effective strategies to reach out to and communicate with faculty on campus. We will explore questions like: How can new technological tools assist librarians in sharing information with faculty? How can we use technology to encourage faculty to share information with us? And: How to invite yourself to a department meeting?


  • 1. Faculty Outreach: Strategies, Challenges, Tools and Tips Bonnie Swoger 1 , Morgan Gwenwald 2and Kate Pitcher 1 SUNYLA Annual Conference, June 17, 2010 Affiliations: 1. SUNY Geneseo2. SUNY New Paltz

2. Getting Started 3. Be brave (just a little) 4. Use email (just a bit) 5. Use the phone (when you can) 6. Use your feet (a lot) 7. Walking and talking (back to basics) 8. Outreach Providing Value -- Outside the Box Morgan Gwenwald Sojourner Truth Library SUNY New Paltz 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. Planning for Faculty Outreach 18. Outreach @Milne Library

    • Student-centered library instruction
    • Faculty outreach isn't officially part of any librarian's job
    • A culture change or "shift" is necessary
    • How do we do it all?

19. Coordinating is a little bit like... 20. 21. 22. 23. Feed 'em 24. Invite the big-wigs 25. Mingle 26. Content is key 27. Slides and Notes


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