Expanding the Role of Technical Services Librarians in Community Outreach: A Successful Program in Achieving Synergy

Kylie Chan, Lolita Kwok*

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Abstract

In this article the authors describe an outreach program, consisting of an exhibition and three associated talks, initiated by the University Library to demonstrate how art can be extended to the community and tie in with the University Vision. Technical services librarians have worked closely in the planning, developing, and delivering of the program. The preparation process has engaged faculty from the fields of History and Visual Arts to support cross-disciplinary talks. Attempts were made to collect feedback from exhibition visitors and seminar participants. Results suggest that the program has provided a different kind of learning experience for librarians, faculty, students, and the community.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)372-387
Number of pages16
JournalTechnical Services Quarterly
Volume30
Issue number4
Early online date5 Sep 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2013

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Library and Information Sciences

User-Defined Keywords

  • arts collection promotion
  • arts on campus
  • collaboration
  • community outreach
  • exhibition assessment
  • exhibition evaluation
  • faculty partnerships
  • library exhibits
  • technical services librarian's role

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