Digital Libraries Community of Practice Meeting

Tuesday, March 19 | 3:00PM–3:45PM ET | Room 551
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Interactive Presentation
Libraries are changing in numerous, significant ways. More and more frequently, these changes involve collaboration with partners both within and outside our traditional wheelhouses: faculty, IT, instructional designers, institutional research, student activities, residential life, advancement, and even the students themselves. What are some projects your library has undertaken recently that have required you to "think outside the box" when it comes to recruiting partners? Which campus partners are on your list of possible "library dream team" members but you have not yet been able to get them to the table for a formal collaboration? What are the barriers and challenges that stand in the way of collaborative relationships, both traditional and nontraditional? What are some of the benefits that can be realized when libraries think creatively about who can and should be a part of their A-Team? Library staff and friends of libraries alike are welcome at this discussion that will allow all to return to their home institutions with a fresh set of eyes tuned toward collaborative opportunities and strategies for making these collaborations run smoothly.


  • Mary Moser

    Engagement and Advancement Librarian, University of Massachusetts Boston