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then send targeted e-mails and letters with “teaser” lists of particularly intriguing relevant holdings. An indirect method,
engaging in university-wide service, such as mentoring a discussion group for the freshman class shared novel reading,
has led to meeting faculty and then inviting them to make curricular use of collections.
Banners outside the building.
Brown bag lunches with History of Medicine and History of Science faculty, grad students, and afﬁliates on a routine
Exhibitions in public spaces also help promote curricular resources to faculty.
Holding ofﬁce hours in the academic departments’ spaces.
Our library has course enhancement grants that encourage and reward faculty for partnering with librarians. Curators of
special collections have been successful in using the grants to incorporate special collections.
Sometimes Special Collections staff will work with subject liaisons to promote to a targeted department/ school, etc.
Visits to faculty meetings to discuss ways in which SPC can support the academic curriculum.
Our teaching program is so popular, we are almost at the point of turning some requests away, due to limitations on
resources (rooms and curators).
We are struggling to accommodate existing faculty demand for instruction.
27. What methods has special collections used to promote curricular use of special collections to
students? Check all methods that have been used. Check up to three that have been most
One-on-one contact 56 36
Promotion on library/university Web pages 51 17
Posters, flyers, bookmarks, etc. 27 5
Listserv/group e-mail 21 4
Library newsletter (print or electronic) 19 —
Campus newsletter 18 2
Social networking sites 18 2
Blogs 16 —
Press releases 14 2
Direct mail 9 5
Other method 30 13