Make an Exhibit of Yourself: Reaching Out to Faculty and Students Through Exhibits.

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  • Dorothy Barr

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.29173/istl1678

Abstract

There is general agreement among librarians today that we need to rethink our roles, find new ways to reach out to our patrons, and raise our library's profile in the wider community. Showcasing library resources is an important way to demonstrate our relevance to our wider institutions. One way this has traditionally been done has been through exhibits. These have usually been within or right outside the library and have displayed treasures such as old books, manuscripts, prints, or other objects from the collections, new books or ones written by faculty at the institution. Today, however, many science librarians find that with so much now available online, a substantial proportion of their patrons rarely if ever set foot in the physical library, making it important to find new ways to raise awareness of library resources and services. Creating exhibits outside the physical library and involving faculty and students in their creation is one way to make the library more visible. Adding an online component such as an accompanying LibGuide further enhances the library's profile. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]

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Published

2016-04-01

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Barr, D. (2016). Make an Exhibit of Yourself: Reaching Out to Faculty and Students Through Exhibits. Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, (83). https://doi.org/10.29173/istl1678

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