How can academic librarians engage the campus community through events and programming? In this course, we will explore programming strategies on a variety of themes and scales. You’ll learn about successful events and programs from other academic libraries of various sizes, practice applying those ideas to your own context, and identify ways to fund and assess your events and programs.
At a glance
- Exploring events and programs that promote a range of themes including: reading, making, civic engagement, wellbeing and stress relief, and a sense of belonging on campus
- Developing campus and community partnerships to support library events and programs
- Planning events that fit your library and campus context, including staffing and funding
Each week you will be required to review resources, listen to/read lectures, and participate in online discussion. There will be a final project for this course that you can implement in your library. The course is designed with working people in mind, and assignments will reflect this with their practicality, relevance, and time requirements.
Kayleen Jones is the education and human service professions librarian at the University of Minnesota Duluth. Since graduating from the UW-Madison iSchool in 2016, she has coordinated events that promote collections, reading, and wellbeing.
Kim Pittman is the head of research & learning at the University of Minnesota Duluth, where she has worked since graduating from the UW-Madison iSchool in 2011. She has coordinated library student engagement events and programs, including reading programs, orientation events, and stress relief events.