68 Survey Results: Survey Questions and Responses We look for partners who share some of our key goals and objectives and try to find ways that we can work together on projects of joint interest. Largely dependent on the interest level of potential collaborators. We look for partners with shared goals, and who are responsive and proactive. We look for stakeholders that share similar values to us. Those values include: student- focused perspective, diversity and inclusion previous experiences with partners. We look to programs and departments that support the whole student experience, not just academic. This can happen through conversations with departments we have existing relationships with, campus news, or simply looking at the university organizational structure. We will partner with any campus partners after a discussion and identification of shared goals and outcomes. We work with partners whose audience and goals most closely align with our own. 28. Please briefly describe the benefits of working with strategic partners. N=45 Always have interesting perceptions and insights provide access to more people. Amplify our reach, cost-sharing, and additional staffing. Better alignment with campus priorities and better ability to communicate the outreach efforts increasing impact. Better reach to populations that we may not already connect with. Exposure to new ideas and processes. Builds trust between partners on campus. Better support for users by sharing outreach users know which academic departments provide the services they need. Clarifies programs and services and builds opportunities for working together and amplifying positive impact. Brings expertise not in the library broadens the reach/scope of what is offered. Broadens the potential audience, and helps promote library services and resources to that broader audience. Broader organizational perspectives. Increases capacity. Greater reach. Shared responsibilities. Broader scope of activities resulting in more integrated support for our students and other participants. Campus mission/vision alignment. Combine resources and efforts to support common goals, mutually beneficial outcomes. Networking. Builds community awareness, gives an opportunity for partners to better understand each other, and may bring political clout. By working with strategic partners, we are able to leverage a larger amount of financial and human resources to create events, have greater brainstorming power, and a wider reach to more communities of people. Collaborate to promote mutual goal(s) advance teaching, learning, and research. Combine resources, research new audience, amplify impact, added value for stakeholders. Connecting more people to our resources, taking our resources out of the campus environment, realizing possibilities for new affinities. Connecting to important campus initiatives. Finding ways to tie our services, collections, and expertise to key areas of teaching, learning, and research. Important marketing opportunities.
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