I’m constantly thinking of ways to do outreach to undergrads and grad students. It’s harder than you think! We offered workshops in the spring but there was 0 attendance. So… how else can I reach students at the optimal time?
- study the academic timeline for key points in a student’s career when s/he would need assistance from a librarian
- talk to faculty about ideas for what students need help with
- figure out where students can get writing assistance
I’m also on a working group on open access so we are planning programs for Open Access Week (October 22-28). Lots of work to do here!
We’re also developing a Popular Science Collection at Kresge! I’m really excited for this. We’ve already got a list of books for our pilot collection and starting to build a research guide to augment the collection.