Title of Presentation

Academic-Public Libraries Partnerships: Providing Technology Workshops for the Central Valley Community

Presentation Type

Presentation

Description

This session explores how the academic library collaborates with the public to provide new services and support to the community at large. The academic library created a grant proposal focusing on bridging the digital divide in the Central Valley. Librarians trained and selected student ambassadors to visit different library branches and teach various technology workshops in fall 2016-spring 2017. The presentation explores the challenges and opportunities of creating this collaborative program and emphasizes the importance of such partnerships between public and academic libraries. Attendees will also gain ideas on best practices in creating collaborative programs with public/academic library partners.

Learning Outcomes

  • Attendees will learn how to create a partnership/collaboration with other libraries to engage with the community.
  • Attendees will learn how to design an effective and creative strategy to promote and market technology workshops.
  • Attendees will learn how to create engaging technology workshops for the community.

Conference Track

Engagement/Impact

Twitter Handle(s)

@oboro85

Comments/Notes

Room: ML 160

Start Date

31-3-2017 1:15 PM

End Date

31-3-2017 2:00 PM

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/19104

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Mar 31st, 1:15 PM Mar 31st, 2:00 PM

Academic-Public Libraries Partnerships: Providing Technology Workshops for the Central Valley Community

This session explores how the academic library collaborates with the public to provide new services and support to the community at large. The academic library created a grant proposal focusing on bridging the digital divide in the Central Valley. Librarians trained and selected student ambassadors to visit different library branches and teach various technology workshops in fall 2016-spring 2017. The presentation explores the challenges and opportunities of creating this collaborative program and emphasizes the importance of such partnerships between public and academic libraries. Attendees will also gain ideas on best practices in creating collaborative programs with public/academic library partners.