Engineering the Future of Outreach

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https://doi.org/10.29173/istl2583

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outreach, project-based learning

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While academic libraries strive to meaningfully engage their campus communities, it can be hard to imagine new and creative outreach strategies. InfoMotion, a customized tricycle, is the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries’ “vehicle” to meet patrons where they are and embed ourselves in the campus community. InfoMotion was mobile and eye-catching, but it was cumbersome as we navigated campus pathways. The authors discuss their institutional context and describe an impactful partnership with engineering students to design an electric-assist system for InfoMotion. This collaboration resulted in a more user-friendly way for Libraries personnel to engage with the campus community, and helped the authors learn about student information needs while building relationships with engineering faculty and students.

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2021-05-07

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Dommermuth, E., & Welsh, M. (2021). Engineering the Future of Outreach. Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, (97). https://doi.org/10.29173/istl2583

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