College & University Section
Free Live Webcast:
Stealth Librarianship: Creating Meaningful Connections Through User Experience, Outreach, and Liaising
April 23, 2013
Location: University of North Carolina Greensboro Library, room 216.
Description: Relationships are at the heart of providing a satisfactory user experience and delivering library services and programs that match with what our users want and need. Many libraries have traditionally spoken with users only when necessary or when a problem has occurred. Looking at user experience, outreach, and liaison librarianship from the perspective of relationship-building between librarians and faculty, staff, or students allows librarians to provide more targeted and desired services while increasing positive perceptions of libraries. This live webcast investigates the benefits of relationship-building in a holistic manner. Instead of focusing on one aspect of librarianship, public, technical, and outreach services are examined as different means to the same end: better services through better campus relationships.
Join three academic librarians specializing in user experience, outreach, and liaison librarianship to discover how they use relationship-building to enhance their work. Learn how user experience research, outreach, and stealth librarianship can be used to create meaningful connections within the campus community. Presenters will examine the benefits of strong personal relationships and how they can improve the visibility and reputation of the library on campus. Additionally, hear how quality relationships can lead to the acquisition of new resources and the evolution of services to better meet users needs. Participants will perform a brief environmental scan, help to create an open access list of outreach activities, and share their own tips for successful stealth librarianship.
- Learn to create a practical strategy in order to consciously shape and deliver positive user experience with the library staff in person and online.
- List specific outreach activities which will engage users in order to build positive relationships between the library and its users.
- Analyze nontraditional opportunities for engagement in order to prioritize and maximize the impact of time allotted to nontraditional engagement.
Presenter(s): Kiyomi D. Deards, Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Erin Dorney, Outreach Librarian, Millersville University; Bohyun Kim, Digital Access Librarian, Florida International University
Target Audience: Librarians who want to improve the overall user experience of the library environment. Librarians who are subject specialist and/or have liaison duties with specific academic departments or schools. Librarians who perform outreach activities to faculty and students. Librarians who manage the library’s social media channels.
If you plan to attend this webinar please contact Beth Filar-Williams at efwilli3 [at] uncg [dot] edu.
College and University Section and North Carolina Chapter of the ACRL
Gives college and university librarians the opportunity to meet and discuss issues affecting academic libraries of all types and sizes.
University of North Carolina Wilmington – Randall Library
Phone: (910) 962-3688
Email: williamsl [at] uncw [dot] edu
Elon University – Belk Library
Phone: (336) 278-6571
Email: rbowman [at] elon [dot] edu
East Carolina University – Joyner Library
Phone: (252) 328-0400
Email: willisc [at] ecu [dot] edu
North Carolina Wesleyan College - Pearsall Library
Phone: (252) 985-5233
Email: abrake [at] ncwc [dot] edu
University of North Carolina at Charlotte – Atkins Library
Phone: (704) 687-4969
Email: lnickel [at] uncc [dot] edu
University of North Carolina at Greensboro -
Phone: (336) 256-0273
Email: gvholmes [at] uncg [dot] edu
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - R. B. House Undergraduate Library
Phone: (919) 962-1355
Email: smohanty [at] email [dot] unc [dot] edu