Collaborative Librarianship

Articles from Vol. 8, No. 4, October

Building Community: Synergy and Empowerment through Staff Development and Marketing in a Small Rural Academic Library
Abstract This paper presents two collaborative programs at a small academic library that leverage the insights, engagement, and interests of our most important asset: our staff. Two new library committees, the Staff Training Advisory Group and the...
Collaborating for Success: A Case Study on Mentoring, Partnering, and Teaching
Abstract Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) graduates seeking employment in academic libraries are often expected to possess user instruction and public service skills. However, it is difficult for students to achieve this experience...
Collaborative Librarianship: A Minority Opinion
As academic librarians of color, prevalence of the topic of librarianship and collaboration in the professional literature has not gone unnoticed. Numerous articles, blog postings and presentations tout the benefits of collaboration, describing libraries...
Community Practice as Developed from Collaboration
This issue of Collaborative Librarianship focuses on communities of practice collaborating to improve our engagement with one another. One editorial describes the development of information literacy programs to combat unreliable sources of information,...
E-Data Quality: How Publishers and Libraries Are Working Together to Improve Data Quality
Abstract High quality data is essential for discovery and access of e-resources, but in many cases low quality, inaccurate information leads to low usage and a poor return on library investment dollars. In this article, publishers, aggregators,...
Leveraging Our Trust
Librarians need to build on their trusted status to be more actively engaged in activities that support our democratic system whose success relies on having an informed citizenry. These activities including teaching media literacy skills to patrons...
Partnering Is Such Sweet Sorrow: Establishing Campus and Community Collaboration to Host William Shakespeare's First Folio at Kansas State University
Abstract Between October 2014 and February 2016, Kansas State University partnered with academic and local government and business organizations to host an exhibit displaying William Shakespeare's First Folio. University and community organizations...
Wild Bill Hickok Gets His Kicks: Expanding Collection Development through Intentional Collaboration
Abstract: Various cultural memory institutions (academic libraries, history museums, public libraries, art museums, state agencies, even theme parks) in the metropolitan area around Springfield, Missouri, have been partnering and collaborating for...
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