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Monday, June 15 • 10:00am - 11:30am
Taking the Library to the World: Innovative Outreach and Services Beyond Borders

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Libraries have an opportunity to reach a broad and even global audience in the online environment and thus thinking outside of the box in terms of potential users and information beneficiaries is imperative in a truly equitable outreach effort. In this session, we’ll hear from information professionals taking the library to users in unlikely places, beyond their more immediate and visible user community. We'll hear about research training and resource access for future crop scientists in West Africa; partnerships with public libraries and community non-profits to bring academic library resources to practitioners; outreach and programming to cooperative extension and master gardener programs; and the National Agricultural Library's outreach efforts to the research and practice communities in food and nutrition, including new digital initiatives.

Program Takeaways

  1. Learn about what some libraries are doing to reach beyond traditional library users, taking resources and services to new audiences and leveraging technology to expand the library's impact.

  2. Understand how collaboration and partnerships outside of the library can be used to reach a wider audience.


Session Presentation - Davis
Session Presentation - Minson

Session Presentation - Young


Innocent Awasom

Associate Librarian, Texas Tech University

Wendy Davis

Program Leader, Nutrition and Food Safety Program, National Agricultural Library, USDA

Valrie Minson

Chair, Marston Science Library, University of Florida
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Sarah Young

Health Science and Policy Librarian, Cornell University Library
Sarah has a BS in biology from Allegheny College; an MS in Biological Sciences from Duquesne University; a degree in International Relations from Aalborg University; and, most recently, a MLIS in Health Resources and Services from U Pitt. At Cornell's Mann Library, she develops information... Read More →

Monday June 15, 2015 10:00am - 11:30am
Convention Center, Room 206A

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