Presentation Title

Unexpected Partners in Information Literacy: Cross-Department Collaborations to Support IL Events

Location

Room 217

Type of Presentation

Panel (1 hour and 15 minutes presentation total for two or more presenters)

Target Audience

Higher Education

Abstract

Have you ever wondered how you can leverage your relationships with members of other library departments to enhance Information Literacy opportunities? At the University of Central Florida the Teaching & Engagement Department collaborated with Circulation Services to develop several library events. Initially the events were created to encourage students to visit the library. Low-budget and “grass roots” events such as “Color Your Stress Away” and “Summer Knights Reading Challenge” were a fun way to engage students with the library. Building on the success of these initial programs, cross-department planning teams were able to secure approval and financial support from Library Administration for future programming. Programs have evolved to focus on information literacy concepts and skills, including a Fall Welcome and the recent “Becoming an Information Expert” weeklong event series. Learn how you can cultivate partnerships with other departments to expand your resources for successful library programs. Presenters will elaborate on potential partnerships within the library, advantages of partnering, and ideas for events that would benefit from cross-department collaboration.

Presentation Description

This presentation will focus on identifying opportunities for collaborations that will allow you to support information literacy events. Learn how you can cultivate partnerships with other departments to expand your resources for successful library programs. Presenters will elaborate on potential partnerships within the library, advantages of partnering, and ideas for information literacy events that would benefit from cross-department collaboration. Experiences with event planning, team building, and event promotion will be shared.

Session Goals

Share our experiences with leveraging relationships for successful library programming.

Share ideas for incorporating information literacy concepts in creative outreach events.

Session Objectives

Presenters will elaborate on potential partnerships within the library, advantages of partnering, and ideas for information literacy events that would benefit from cross-department collaboration.

Share experiences with event planning, team building, and event promotion.

Keywords

Information literacy, event planning, collaboration, innovation, outreach

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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Sep 28th, 2:45 PM Sep 28th, 4:00 PM

Unexpected Partners in Information Literacy: Cross-Department Collaborations to Support IL Events

Room 217

Have you ever wondered how you can leverage your relationships with members of other library departments to enhance Information Literacy opportunities? At the University of Central Florida the Teaching & Engagement Department collaborated with Circulation Services to develop several library events. Initially the events were created to encourage students to visit the library. Low-budget and “grass roots” events such as “Color Your Stress Away” and “Summer Knights Reading Challenge” were a fun way to engage students with the library. Building on the success of these initial programs, cross-department planning teams were able to secure approval and financial support from Library Administration for future programming. Programs have evolved to focus on information literacy concepts and skills, including a Fall Welcome and the recent “Becoming an Information Expert” weeklong event series. Learn how you can cultivate partnerships with other departments to expand your resources for successful library programs. Presenters will elaborate on potential partnerships within the library, advantages of partnering, and ideas for events that would benefit from cross-department collaboration.