Reference and User Services Quarterly
In recent years, libraries have used creative ways to invite current and potential users to their spaces and services. Inspired by our library’s role in supporting faculty, staff, and students, Roesch Library at the University of Dayton hosted a free open house-style event targeted to university faculty and staff featuring local craft beer offerings selected by a faculty member well-versed in the brewing arts.
“What’s Brewing at Roesch Library?” was a social event that offered good, free beer on the day grades were due: It was the perfect recipe. Personal email invitations to faculty and staff promising free beer and the opportunity to socialize drew a large crowd at the library to experience the newly renovated first floor and also learn about collections and services.
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Katy Kelly (2015).
What's Brewing? An Outreach Event with Beer. Reference and User Services Quarterly.
55 (1), 30-33