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Building Uncommon Community With A Common Book., Colleen T. Boff, Schroeder Robert, Joy Gambill Nov 2013

Building Uncommon Community With A Common Book., Colleen T. Boff, Schroeder Robert, Joy Gambill

Colleen T. Boff, Ed.D.

Library involvement with Campus Reading Experiences (CRE) at two community colleges and two four-year institutions are described. The case studies were chosen because each reflects a strong library presence in institutional level program planning and instructional development for deeper student learning related to the CRE. In particular, the case studies highlight the connections these programs create between librarians, student affairs, and academic affairs. Practical suggestions for how librarians can initiate this type of experience on their campus as well as advice for how librarians can take a more active role in getting involved with already existing reading programs are provided.