98 Survey Results: Survey Questions and Responses This is an ongoing program that was possible due to years of relationship development with the college. The approval for the program happened at the AUL and associate dean of the college level. The budget was fully provided by the college. The AUL and director for digital scholarship scoped the curriculum for the program. A team of three librarians coordinated with the college to schedule workshops, recruit librarians to participate, and to do assessment. The college did all the promotion for the program. We partnered with the Center for Teaching & Learning on the curriculum, the college, and internally within the library to make this program happen. We gave all students post-workshop assessment form. As the program continues we will continue to use assessment surveys, focus groups, and informal check-ins with the faculty to ensure their goals are being met. The program began this summer (2018) and so we are too early in the process to declare success. However, we believe the fact that the libraries were so thoroughly integrated into this program is a form of relationship building success. Case Study 35 The Libraries/Friends of the Libraries brought Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Elizabeth Kolbert to campus. She was chosen to support one of the University’s Grand Challenges—climate change. The goal was to attract a wide swath of students and faculties, as well as the broader community. The university librarian and dean of libraries approved the event. $40,000 The internal events team planned and executed the event. Over 2,000 people attended. Through direct mail, email invitations, advertising on MN Public Radio, and partner promotions. Ten colleges or departments on campus contributed financially. An online newspaper was the media partner. We also partnered with 11 non-profit environmental entities. Strictly assessed by the numbers and anecdotal feedback. We filled the house. Over 800 students signed up for tickets in the first week. Case Study 36 The library had been involved in activities welcoming new freshmen to campus for many years as part of our campus “1743 Welcome Days” by providing tours, staffing information tables, and giving lightening talks. However, attendance at library tours and library-centric events had grown increasingly low, and the amount of money spent on giveaways at information fairs was high without resulting in substantial conversations or connections to the library/librarians for students. To solve these problems, the library partnered with the Office of New Student Orientation and the Office of Academic Enrichment to host a workshop and information fair focused on student success, which was held within the library. The workshop, titled “First Day” is designed to help students think about how they will tackle academic challenges in their first year. Following the workshop, students attend an information fair staffed by librarians and representatives from across campus that support students academically. Library tours are also available. The goal of the information fair is for students to become familiar with the offices and services that are available to help them succeed. The assistant head of instructional services co-designed the event with the Office of Academic Enrichment in the first year. The first year experience and student success librarian now routinely plans the event, bringing together library staff members to provide tours and staff information tables
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