23 SPEC Kit 361: Outreach and Engagement Programming in residence halls, murder mysteries, escape rooms, film contest, maker fair, bookplate reception Receptions Refugees Human Library event Parents Cafe (families of students) Research/lab group presentations graduate student social event (speed dating the research experts) as introduction to research services Storytime with K-12 daycamps on campus Stress-relievers during finals, e.g., snacks, puzzles, button-making, therapy dogs workshops Student exhibitions, unveiling of new art in library spaces, graduate photo competition, research data management week, SciLit Week, displays with events (don’t judge a book by its cover) The National Archives engages in a variety of events throughout the year. Additional types of activities include examples such as special exhibitions, travel trunk programs, living history programs, naturalization ceremonies, genealogy programming, and national issues forums. Therapy dogs, Long Day Against Procrastination, “Take A Break” snacks for students during final exam study time Virtual tours in production Hack-a-thon We do a number of exhibits each year, an Edible Book Festival, and a Human Library event. We have a robust exhibits program that often has outreach activities associated with the exhibits. The exhibits are also a form of outreach. Wellness breaks Wellness events (study breaks, massage, etc.) Workshops and events in Makerspace, VR/AR space, and around data and visualization INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT FOR OUTREACH 5. How is outreach and engagement addressed in your library’s mission/vision statements? Check all that apply. N=56 We do not explicitly include outreach in our vision or mission statement, but it falls under a broader category 27 48% It is explicitly included in our mission statement 13 23% It is explicitly included in our vision statement 12 21% We do not include outreach in our mission or vision statements 10 18% We have a separate outreach mission statement 4 7% We have a separate outreach vision statement 3 5% Comments N=22 As part of the land grant mission of the university, outreach is implied in the mission and vision statements. Goal 2 of NLM’s Strategic Plan for 2017–2027 is “Reach more people in more ways through enhanced dissemination and engagement.” NLM carries out its mission of enabling biomedical research, supporting health care and public health, and promoting healthy behavior in part by providing access to biomedical and health information across the country in partnership with the over 7,000 members
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