Looking outward: partnerships and outreach at Hollins University1

Vilelle Luke and Barber Maryke


This chapter highlights the collaborative nature of library services at Hollins University, Roanoke, Virginia. It examines why libraries must seek to engage with the campus community, and then discusses a variety of engagement approaches, including outreach, staff participation in campus activities, a student advisory board, and programming. These tactics can build relationships and enhance a library’s reputation across campus. Case studies are used to illustrate engagement with students, faculty and administration.

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academic libraries


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