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Breaking All The Rules: Lock-In At The Sciences Library, Brett Cloyd, Sara Scheib May 2014

Breaking All The Rules: Lock-In At The Sciences Library, Brett Cloyd, Sara Scheib

University of Iowa Libraries Staff Publications

Imagine forty first-year students at the library after hours, yelling and racing through the stacks, pulling books off the shelf before sprinting to another section. It might sound like a librarian’s worst nightmare, but it was all according to plan. In an effort to help overcome library anxiety and give our students a fun introduction to academic libraries, we broke all the rules to develop a Library Lock-In event. This collaborative effort supported by the Library, Residence Life, and the Honors Program turned out to be very successful and was one of the most well-attended programs offered to the ...


Catching Fire: Burning Down Our Silos To Fire-Up Our Communities, Sara Scheib, Leo Clougherty May 2014

Catching Fire: Burning Down Our Silos To Fire-Up Our Communities, Sara Scheib, Leo Clougherty

University of Iowa Libraries Staff Publications

In this era of specialization and “target markets”, opportunities to partner with outside organizations to reach new groups of users are frequently overlooked or ignored. We have to work together with other groups on campus and in the community in order to let people outside appreciate what we have gathered inside our walls and web sites. Building these working relationships with museums, campus offices, and other library departments can have unexpectedly good results for everyone involved! We have had success in collaborating with other campus units to develop presentations, host social events and create exhibits highlighting our libraries and museums ...