Location

Portland State University, Portland, Oregon

Start Date

24-7-2014 2:05 PM

End Date

24-7-2014 2:25 PM

Subjects

Information literacy -- Study and teaching, Library instruction

Description

Book exhibits are commonplace in most libraries, but the idea of Roving Exhibits just recently came about at the Library. In the Fall 2013, an exhibit was set up at a student event, a PowWow celebration of native oral tradition, sponsored by the Native American Student Association. The exhibit was a culmination of collection development efforts on the part of the education liaison, who is also in charge of the juvenile collection, over the course of 5 years. Continuation and expansion of roving exhibits will provide an opportunity for the library to physically take in-library exhibits out to the university community so that they can see all the library has to offer related to their interests. Looking for possible exhibit opportunities also prompts librarians to ensure adequate material is related to various student organizations and events. Many attendees at the PowWow exhibit commented that they didn't even realize the library had such resources or a juvenile collection.

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/14530

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Jul 24th, 2:05 PM Jul 24th, 2:25 PM

Roving Exhibits

Portland State University, Portland, Oregon

Book exhibits are commonplace in most libraries, but the idea of Roving Exhibits just recently came about at the Library. In the Fall 2013, an exhibit was set up at a student event, a PowWow celebration of native oral tradition, sponsored by the Native American Student Association. The exhibit was a culmination of collection development efforts on the part of the education liaison, who is also in charge of the juvenile collection, over the course of 5 years. Continuation and expansion of roving exhibits will provide an opportunity for the library to physically take in-library exhibits out to the university community so that they can see all the library has to offer related to their interests. Looking for possible exhibit opportunities also prompts librarians to ensure adequate material is related to various student organizations and events. Many attendees at the PowWow exhibit commented that they didn't even realize the library had such resources or a juvenile collection.