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May 03

The Instructor-Librarian Transaction: Developing a Proactive Model of Library Service Delivery

Please join the ACRL-ULS Current Topics Discussion group on Sunday, June 24 10:30-12 in DIS-Nile. We will be discussing The Instructor-Librarian Transaction: Developing a Proactive Model of Library Service Delivery

In September 2011, a working group from the Hunter College Libraries Faculty was asked to assess faculty use of and satisfaction with library services. Upon examination of the topic, the group determined that terms such as “satisfaction” and “use” tended to overly restrict the concept of the library to a physical location or set of electronic resources. The group opted to explore the concept of library as an interactive event integrated into the larger academic environment by structuring program development efforts across three interactive points: Faculty Outreach, Marketing and Valuation of the Library, and Research/Assessment of Faculty Services. Co-Principal Investigators, Margaret Bausman and Sarah Laleman Ward will share their experiences thus far and invite a robust conversation about effective faculty outreach practices, evaluation of these practices, and the transactional role of librarians in support of faculty instruction, research and the tenure process.

Laura Burtle
Co-Convener, ULSCTDG