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We worked with outside vendors to design two recently renovated areas of the library.
Writing Center: English department. Communications Lab: communications department.
19. If you indicated previously that your library collaborates with any campus/parent institution
departments or external organizations to develop/provide instructional activities in library learning
spaces, please identify the specific collaborator and briefly explain the type of instructional activity
that was developed/provided. N=50
Other campus/parent institution department N=48
A number of non-library departments cooperate with the library to deliver workshops in the Savvy Researcher series,
which is jointly sponsored by the library’s Scholarly Commons and the Graduate College. Partners for workshop
instruction include the Survey Research Center and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Academic Learning Services collaborates with librarians to provide writing and research skills support to students.
Academic Skills Office: study skills, peer tutoring. School of Graduate Studies: ESL workshops.
Academic Success Center: drop in and scheduled math and science tutoring
Academic Technologies, Center for Teaching and Learning, Writing Center
Arts &Sciences Writing Program: expectation that 80+ instructors work with designated librarians to introduce
students to library research instruction varies tailored to each course.
Campus Foundation: how to use Foundation Center and other non-governmental tools and sources.
Career Services, Writing Department, Learning Skills Services for workshops
Center for Teaching &Faculty Development, Information Technologies, several academic departments: co-instruction
and collaboration in curriculum development for instruction within these spaces.
College of Arts &Sciences: freshman cohorts program that includes library “research readiness” workshop for all
1,500 CAS freshmen. Students were divided into teams and undertook “research” missions throughout the library,
captured their findings with their Smartphone cameras, and presented their discoveries to the group. Graduate School
of Arts Sciences: Dissertation Boot Camps. HEOP: orientation/training. Student Resource Center: time management,
presentation skills programming. Student Wellness: for relaxation techniques.
Digital Humanities, Information Studies
First year programs: library orientation
Full-time faculty may teach semester-long classes in our instruction spaces if their pedagogical techniques warrant it.
Graduate School for ETD workshops. Writing Center for consultations.
Graduate School collaborated on workshops for grad students on research skills, academic resume, graduate
student success.
Information Technology: multimedia instruction
Information Technology Services: technology training. Academic departments: teach specific classes or semester-long
courses. Arts Council: grants for the transformation of the Bar &Lounge, Music Library spaces.
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