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digital information, efficiency, faculty, needs assessment, program support, teaching modules


Rarely does a library have the opportunity to collaborate with faculty in the early phases of an academic endeavor. This project will document the steps taken to enrich the library as it engages as an active partner in higher education.

The library will develop a survey for faculty to determine their academic needs for the new programs in the newSchoolofMental Health Studies. Separately, the library will determine what resources it deems essential to support the new program. The current collection will be evaluated in light of the independent results, and a purchase list will be compiled.

Having acquired the resources, the librarians will then design teaching units to assist patrons as they learn to use the wealth of material in the library.

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Hanson, A., and Dold, C. J. (2008). Increasing Faculty Efficiency in Using Digital Information. Grant Application for the Ingenta Award. (Not funded).