Breakout Session IV

3:40 to 4:30 pm

With a Little Help from My Friends: Collaborative Librarian Instruction in an Interdisciplinary Geology Course


Alex Goudreau, David Ross, & Phil Taber, University of New Brunswick Saint John

Three liaison librarians (Science, Arts, and Business) teamed up to participate in an interdisciplinary Geology course that saw them collaborating with each other on a three-hour research lab, embedding in classes, and working with instructors from vario us departments. Join us to find out how we successfully worked together to support this course and each other along the way.

Tags: Teaching and Learning

Building Strong Collections for Less Money Through Collaboration


Kathleen Bauer, Trinity College (Hartford), Fred Folmer, Connecticut College, Lori Huddy, CTW Library Consortium, & Aaron Sandoval, Wesleyan University

Can libraries with different needs and goals successfully work together to build a strong shared collection and contain costs? This talk will highlight the practical aspects of how three libraries collaborated to deploy a consortial print approval plan and complementary evidence-based acquisition (EBA) ebook plans, thereby saving money, reducing duplication and building a collection that meets patron needs.

Tags: Administration, Management and Leadership, Collections

Creating an Engaging and Empowering Student Library Advisory Board


Lisa Thornell, Fairfield University & Matt Bernstein, Colby-Sawyer College

During this how-to session, presenters will provide step-by-step examples of how the DiMenna-Nyselius Library at Fairfield University created their Student Library Advisory Board. Specific topics that will be discussed include: strategic marketing and outreach campaigns, student recruitment and retention, cultivating student feedback, potential meeting topics, and merging student feedback into short-term and long-term library initiatives.

Tags: Administration, Management and Leadership, Assessment, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Outreach, Teaching and Learning

The Path to CAF: Creating Pathways for Collaborations between Access & Technical Services


Heather Walker-White & Jessica Sheehan, Southern New Hampshire University


Panel discussion on collaborative efforts between collections, access, and facilities to strengthen overall library service.

Tags: Access Services, Administration, Management and Leadership, Collections, Outreach, Professional/Staff Sevelopment, Reference, Technical Services

A Change Will Do You Good: Leveraging Assessment Data to Break the Collaboration Mold


Christina Dent, Cate Schneiderman, & Emily Belanger, Emerson College

Ending a long-term collaboration is frightening, especially if we’ve embedded ourselves into programs for years. But what if library and departmental goals no longer align? In this session, attendees will hear how one group of librarians used assessment data to redefine their role within foundational first-year courses.

Tags: Assessment, Teaching and Learning

Beyond the Library: Cross-Campus Collaborations in Support of Faculty Teaching, Research, & Scholarship


Danielle Apfelbaun, Farmingdale State College, Derek Stadler, LaGuardia Community College, & Rebecca Oling, Purchase College


In this panel, academic librarians from a variety of institutions will discuss on-going interdepartmental collaborations focused on supporting faculty in teaching, research, and scholarship.

Tags: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Scholarly Communication, Teaching and Learning