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Peer Reviewed


Publication Date


Journal/Book/Conference Title

SLA 2015 Annual Conference

Conference Location

Boston, MA


The University of Iowa Pomerantz Business Library has developed a strong instruction program. For many years, business librarians have offered instruction sessions to a number of classes within the College of Business. More recently, librarians have worked to build new relationships and collaborative teaching partnership across campus. Using a variety of strategies, librarians have been able to break down business building walls and collaborate with faculty and staff members from a number of different groups, including, the College of Law, the Lichtenberger Engineering Library, the UI Research Foundation, the Pomerantz Career Center, and the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center. These teaching collaborations have ranged from all day workshops to one hour online classes to traditional classroom sessions. Reaching out beyond the Business Library has been challenging, but has proven to be quite successful. Providing instruction across campus has led to additional instruction sessions, reference consults, and collection development opportunities, as well as the ability to engage with campus populations that were not otherwise being served.


Librarians, Academic libraries, Business library, Library instruction, Information literacy, Collaboration, Outreach, Cross-disciplinary


Copyright © 2015 Kimberly Bloedel, Willow E. Fuchs

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