Targeted Beta Testing of Non-traditional Partnerships: Supporting Student Academic Success Alaska-Style

Tuesday, 5/23/2017
  • 3:00 PM-4:00 PM (Eastern)
  • 2:00 PM-3:00 PM (Central)
  • 1:00 PM-2:00 PM (Mountain)
  • 12:00 PM-1:00 PM (Pacific)

To be fully integrated into the University Community, academic libraries must create partnerships and collaborative opportunities with campus organizations focused on student academic success. Because the Millennial and Generation Z students often don’t think of the library first when starting their research, libraries should reach them wherever they are on campus. These partnerships can help reach students in unconventional ways. This is especially important at universities and colleges that are primarily non-residential with numerous spaces around campus where students do academic work. We plan to demonstrate alternative approaches to the single learning commons model. In this presentation we will guide participants on the journey of bringing partners into the library, providing outreach to the broader campus community, and innovative use of virtual spaces

Learning Outcomes

  • Learning Outcome 1: Participants will be able to identify value-added partnerships at their institutions to increase student success
  • Learning Outcome 2: Participants will be able to think critically about services that can be provided in the library by campus partners
  • Learning Outcome 3: Participants will be able to effectively use virtual library spaces to better integrate into the campus community

Who Should Attend

Academic Librarians, Distance Educations Librarians, Liaison Librarians, Reference/Research, Instructional, Outreach Librarians


Page Brannon is Head of Instruction and Research Services at the University of Alaska Anchorage, and serves as the liaison librarian to the Justice Center programs. She has an MLS from the Catholic University of America.

Anna Bjartmarsdottir is a reference and instruction librarian and the liaison to the English and Creative Writing department as well as for the college preparatory classes (Guidance 150/194). She has an MLS from State University of New York, Albany and an MA from the University of British Columbia.

Lorelei Sterling is the Distance Education Librarian at the University of Alaska Anchorage. She has an MLS from San Jose State University and an MA in History from Washington State University



Individual registration rates are as follows:

RUSA members: $45
ALA members: $50
ALA student & retired members: $25
Non-members: $65
Group rate: $99 single login, $38/person multiple logins. (min. 2 people)

How to Register

Register online


Tech Requirements

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