Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-2016

Publication Title

Interlending & Document Supply

Volume

44

Issue

3

Pages

127 - 134

Abstract

Purpose
This paper aims to demonstrate that academic library cooperation is not only limited to work with other institutions but also includes partnerships with related campus units. The primary goal of interdepartmental collaboration is to enhance student success, a common institutional priority in the twenty-first century.
Design/methodology/approach
The paper offers examples of successful library/campus collaboration along with goals, advantages, disadvantages and challenges of such activity. Elements necessary for success as well as the importance of project assessment are emphasized.
Findings
Many opportunities for cooperation exist, especially with student development, centers for teaching excellence, information technology, academic departments, writing centers and more. The Information Commons model in particular offers the academic library many opportunities for shared services. Based on the successes of many colleges and universities, libraries are encouraged to consider and undertake partnerships with other student and faculty support services.
Originality/value
The paper incorporates an overview of the literature of library/campus cooperation along with the author’s experience to provide a roadmap for future projects at any college or research library.

Identifier

0264-1615

Comments

Author Posting © Robert Seal, 2016. This article is posted here by permission of the author for personal use, not for redistribution. The article was published in Interlending & Document Supply, Vol. 44, Iss. 3, February 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/ILDS-01-2016-0003

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