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In this chapter, librarians discuss the process of taking part in a university co-curricular residential learning program that effectively tripled attendance at library workshops and continues to challenge and inspire librarians to try new topics and partnerships. By connecting the programs to campus learning goals, the number of library events grew 50% over one year, with individuals from multiple library departments hosting or supporting the events. The authors also include descriptions of efforts related to planning, marketing and assessment of these programs and offer some benefits and challenges to UD’s program model. As the demand for campus programs continues to rise, growth management and coordination, as well as considerations for the future are discussed. This chapter provides helpful case studies, program models, and a feasible structure for all types of libraries. Even without a library-based incentive program, libraries can use these tools, techniques and the program management model to reach their student population and create quality programs to help them reach their destination.
Learning beyond the Classroom: Engaging Students in Information Literacy through Co-Curricular Activities
Association of College and Research Libraries
library programming, library events, co-curricular learning, planning, assessment
Curriculum and Instruction | Library and Information Science
Kelly, Katy and Gauder, Heidi, "Taking Flight as a Campus Partner: Library Programs Support a Residential Curriculum" (2020). Books and Book Chapters by University of Dayton Faculty. 57.