Presentation Title

P-14 The Academic Library Partnership with Faculty and Students: The case of James White Library at Andrews University

Presenter Status

James White Library

Location

Buller Hallway

Start Date

1-11-2013 1:30 PM

End Date

1-11-2013 3:00 PM

Presentation Abstract

Libraries have a long history of collaborating with its immediate community. In the case of academic libraries, this collaboration happens between the library, faculty, and students, mainly. The James White Library at Andrews University is effectively pursuing to narrow and strengthen this collaboration by offering services which will move this effort to a higher level of service - mainly, to become real partners with teachers and students in the learning experience. The objective of the study, therefore was to (1) define the concepts of collaboration, partnership, and the “embedded” librarian, presenting and discussing its differences and how it affects the level of services offered and the image the community of users has about the library, and how this impacts its value and effectiveness. Twenty services offered by the James White Library were analyzed. It was found that a total of 17 followed the collaborative model, 3 the embedded, and none the partnership.

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P-14 The Academic Library Partnership with Faculty and Students: The case of James White Library at Andrews University

Buller Hallway

Libraries have a long history of collaborating with its immediate community. In the case of academic libraries, this collaboration happens between the library, faculty, and students, mainly. The James White Library at Andrews University is effectively pursuing to narrow and strengthen this collaboration by offering services which will move this effort to a higher level of service - mainly, to become real partners with teachers and students in the learning experience. The objective of the study, therefore was to (1) define the concepts of collaboration, partnership, and the “embedded” librarian, presenting and discussing its differences and how it affects the level of services offered and the image the community of users has about the library, and how this impacts its value and effectiveness. Twenty services offered by the James White Library were analyzed. It was found that a total of 17 followed the collaborative model, 3 the embedded, and none the partnership.