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Julie A DeCesare

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Outreach Fail: When A Library Instruction Series Fails To Draw A Crowd, Julie Decesare, Hailie Posey May 2012

Outreach Fail: When A Library Instruction Series Fails To Draw A Crowd, Julie Decesare, Hailie Posey

Julie A DeCesare

In fall 2011, we unveiled an ambitious and conscientious outreach program for our campus community to showcase new databases and services in the library. From the library’s perspective, it was a great model of collaboration and energy. It was well marketed and well thought out. Attendance was abysmal. We know we have so much to share with our students and faculty – How do we convince them? How do we reach them? How do we shake off the many hours of staff time and planning? How do we handle the low return-on–time investment? It’s rare when a presentation ...