Friday, May 16, 2008

News from your Friendly Neighborhood Librarian ...

Beginning in the fall semester, I was thinking of sending out emails to my liaison departments with the subject of "News from your Friendly Neighborhood Librarian." The emails would be sent once a month and include information related to their department about interesting websites, new books that have arrived, related articles, and basic library services. They would be short in nature so as not to be overwhelming. Any thoughts or comments?

4 comments:

E. S. Field said...

I think this is a great idea for an "outreach" initiative. I have been reading about the "Book–A–Librarian" model that allows patrons to schedule 30 minutes with a librarian and the "embedded librarian" model, where a librarian sits in on specific classes to offer insights on information seeking strategies. A further extension of this might be a librarian presence in student clubs...

Megan said...

Love this idea! Will you share with us your first one?

I'm interested in the "Book-A-Librarian" idea...had been thinking about making individual research appointments available to interested students more easily, if we think it would be a service that is utilized.

E. S. Field said...

Here is a discussion about the process:
http://infoblog.infopeople.org/2007/11/best_practices_book_a_libraria.php
Nan

LLP said...

Everyone -

I really like the "Book-A-Librarian" idea. This would give us the opportunity to spend some uninterrupted time with a student and possilby develop an ongoing librarian/student relationship for their assignments.
Laura

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