Location

PARB 239

Type of Presentation

Individual paper/presentation (20 minute presentation)

Target Audience

Higher Education

Abstract

This presentation will discuss the process and results of launching a new library branch facility and implementing related services and programs. Savannah State University was recently awarded a three-year Title III grant to increase research support to first- and second- year students by expanding services beyond the walls of the Asa H. Gordon Library. This Satellite Library initiative has enabled the launch of a new library location (called the Tiger’s Lair), the creation of a new librarian position, and an increase of library outreach and information literacy programs at residence halls, social spaces and other locations across campus. As many universities are re-thinking their library spaces and branch systems, this presentation offers a timely investigation of the value of the library’s footprint and visibility within the campus environment.

Presentation Description

This presentation will discuss the process and results of launching a new ‘Satellite Library’ branch facility at Savannah State University. The initiative (supported by a Title III grant) has also enabled the library to increase staffing, expand research services, and provide new outreach programs in residence halls, social spaces, and other campus locations. As many universities re-think their library spaces and branch systems, it is timely to investigate the value of the library’s footprint and visibility within the campus environment.

Keywords

academic libraries, library services, library programming, library outreach, information literacy, branch libraries, library grants, HBCU libraries

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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Feb 21st, 10:00 AM Feb 21st, 11:15 AM

Stories from the Satellite Library: Lessons Learned from Launching a New Academic Branch Library

PARB 239

This presentation will discuss the process and results of launching a new library branch facility and implementing related services and programs. Savannah State University was recently awarded a three-year Title III grant to increase research support to first- and second- year students by expanding services beyond the walls of the Asa H. Gordon Library. This Satellite Library initiative has enabled the launch of a new library location (called the Tiger’s Lair), the creation of a new librarian position, and an increase of library outreach and information literacy programs at residence halls, social spaces and other locations across campus. As many universities are re-thinking their library spaces and branch systems, this presentation offers a timely investigation of the value of the library’s footprint and visibility within the campus environment.