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Outreach & Education (Woodruff Library): Outreach

Mission, Policies, Procedures, Guidelines, Tips


A major role of the Library is to reach out to students and faculty as well as to partner with university programs in an effort to enhance the student learning and research experience.

Outreach & Education Team and Subject Librarians

The Outreach & Education Team and subject librarians coordinate a variety of outreach activities.   Examples include:

  • Participating in the College's freshman orientation activities (both online and in person).
  • Sponsoring events for students in the library in order to make the students feel welcomed in the space and see librarians and staff as their allies in learning.
  • Partnering with university organizations in order to enhance student learning and make the student learning experience more seamless. Examples include partnering with the Emory Writing Center (and training their tutors how to help students with research), the Laney Graduate School (to create the Graduate Writing Support Service), Academics & Culture (ACE) at Emory program, the College's EPASS tutoring program, the Study Abroad office, the College's dormitory resident advisors, and Emory athletic programs.
  • Creating the First-Year Class Librarian program so that freshmen have a librarian to contact and work with even before they arrive on the Emory campus.
  • Reaching out regularly to departmental faculty and graduate students. Subject librarians integrate into the life of the department by attending lectures,colloquia, graduate symposia, parties, and other departmental events and in these venues are able to share information and market library services.
  • Assisting with the Woodruff Library Undergraduate Research Awards ($500) to recognize and reward Emory College undergraduate students who: make extensive use of Woodruff Library’s collections and research resources in their original scholarship and show evidence of critical analysis in their research skills.
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