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Academic librarians often seek ways to lure students into the library for instruction, programming, and services. But why not reach first year students that do not visit the library by bringing the services to them? Partnering with existing departments and campus events, librarians can reach many more students by leaving the building and providing library information and services where students live and hang out. Providing workshops in the residence halls and research assistance in the Student Support Services office, working with minority and first generation students, and offering information sessions in the Intercultural Center allows students to utilize the expertise of librarians in spaces they already feel comfortable in. These and other unique partnerships will be shared, along with practical tips for fostering these collaborations across campus to maximize first year student success.


Presentation at the Florida Library Association Conference March 2, 2016