Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

 

Date of this Version

4-23-2013

Citation

ACRL live e-learning Webcast, April 23, 2013, 2:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, #stealthlib.

Comments

See the following for the hand out: Stealth Librarianship: Non-Traditional Opportunities for Interaction, https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1g7lwX1Or-C1RKxK3xWquIQjwagQnRzhFGs4z2I6r-L4/edit

Abstract

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.

Learning Outcomes:

  • 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.