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dc.creatorLeMire, Sarah
dc.creatorGraves, Stephanie J.
dc.creatorFarrell, Shannon L.
dc.creatorMastel, Kristen L.
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-05T16:21:35Z
dc.date.available2019-08-05T16:21:35Z
dc.date.issued2018-11
dc.identifier.citationLeMire, Sarah, Stephanie J. Graves, Shannon L. Farrell, and Kristen L. Mastel. Outreach and Engagement. SPEC Kit 361. Washington, DC: Association of Research Libraries, November 2018.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/177749
dc.descriptionARL SPEC Kiten_US
dc.description.abstractLibrary outreach is experiencing a renaissance. Librarians have been reaching out to their communities and developing programming for decades, but libraries are increasingly being asked to demonstrate their value to the communities that they serve. In response, outreach positions are becoming more commonplace and communities of practice are emerging around measuring the impact of library outreach activities. This SPEC Kit was born out of the authors’ struggles and successes in providing academic library outreach services at their local institutions. The survey questions were designed to gather information from ARL institutions to create a picture of library outreach that spans across institutions; a professional baseline. Questions of organizational priorities, vision, goals, resource allocation, staffing models, and assessment come together to paint the picture of how libraries are approaching outreach programs. The survey was sent to the 125 ARL member institutions in July 2018, with 57 (46%) responding by the August 6 deadline. The data gathered suggests that systematic outreach programs are still very much in their infancy and highly dependent on local organizational culture. This SPEC Kit highlights the areas where libraries share approaches to outreach programs while also shining a spotlight on issues that warrant continued research and attention by outreach librarians and library administrators.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherAssociation of Research Libraries
dc.subjectoutreachen_US
dc.subjectengagementen_US
dc.subjectassessmenten_US
dc.titleSPEC Kit 361: Outreach and Engagementen_US
dc.typeBooken_US
local.departmentUniversity Librariesen_US
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.29242/spec.361


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