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Excellence in the Stacks by Susan Swords Steffen, Jacob Hill

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The A.C. Buehler Library at Elmhurst College: handcrafted academic library services

Peg Cook, Donna Goodwyn, Jacob Hill, Elaine Fetyko Page, Jennifer Paliatka and Susan Swords Steffen

Abstract:

Approaching the design and provision of academic library services as craftwork that creates a whole work of art from many pieces, Elmhurst is an example of a library developing by growing and innovating without complex formal planning processes. The evolution of our information literacy program, successful integration of the library into the First Year Seminar and the Elmhurst College Integrated Curriculum, strong collaborative partnerships with faculty, and our ongoing efforts to promote student engagement are examples of this approach. At the same ...

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