This is the second article of a two-part series highlighting outreach activities to students and faculty at two Florida universities. This article focuses on activities that support student outreach and engagement, while the first article focuses on outreach activities to faculty.
Yeap, that’s me. Doing my bit in promoting the new OneSearch – the library’s new search engine aka web discovery layer. Just to share a little bit about the video. That one minute of video involved more than 5 hours of video shot and retake. But it was well worth it. Among the new features of OneSearch are:
Integrated login to all your library needs
Request for library resources and track the status from one integrated platform Integrated login to all your library needs
Personalise your searches under My Favourites Integrated login to all your library needs (Source)
Last but not least, the library has also produced several others video to promote OneSearch:
Mobile libraries are an advantageous addition to libraries and a library’s services. It is something that, if feasible, should be implemented. Globally, there are libraries facing challenges like activating non-users of the library as well as extending the “reach” of the library in effort to allow the resources therein to be obtainable by
Following a library’s evaluation of their social media efforts, data revealed an interested fact about their Twitter platform. The students weren’t engaging as they expected, but faculty were! Armed with this information, they shifted gears and started making faculty their new target audience.
Reference, subject, liaison, research support, outreach … these are librarian roles that are constantly evolving. In this recorded webinar, three librarians discuss their research into and experience of learning new skills and launching new services for today’s research community.
It was a day of ‘bonding’ between the library and our community. Hosted people from different Research Centers, Core Laboratories, and Academic Division. They were asking questions about our services, facilities, and our new discovery layer. We had raffle draws, library quizzes, “Name the Discovery Layer” (aka search service) competition, library tours and our very own “coloring wall”. One of the main prize giveaways was the “solar-powered Bluetooth speaker”. Oh, not forgetting the fabulous food too.