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SPEC Survey Webcast on Outreach and Engagement—Register by December 6

Outreach and Engagement, SPEC Kit 361

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is offering a series of webcasts that present the findings from the latest SPEC surveys and allow webcast participants to discuss trends with the survey authors. A 45-minute webcast will follow the publication of each SPEC Kit in 2018.

The next webcast in this series will cover the Outreach and Engagement survey (SPEC Kit 361), which gathered information about types of activities, which populations are served, levels of funding and staff support for these activities, program planning, collaborations and strategic partnerships, and assessment measures and reporting practices. In addition, survey respondents were asked to provide a brief case study for an outreach or engagement activity in their organization.

The webcast will review survey findings reported by ARL member libraries in July 2018. The survey authors will:

  • Highlight the wide variety of definitions of and approaches to outreach at ARL member institutions
  • Discuss commonalities and differences in the ways in which ARL member institutions plan for, coordinate, and assess outreach activities
  • Identify areas of both success and growth in programmatic outreach approaches

The webcast will also include a discussion of promising trends and conclude with a question-and-answer session. Read the freely available SPEC Kit 361 in advance and have your questions ready.

Webcast Details and Registration

Title: Outreach and Engagement

Presenters: Sarah LeMire and Stephanie J. Graves, Texas A&M University Libraries, and Shannon L. Farrell and Kristen L. Mastel, University of Minnesota Libraries 

Date: Thursday, December 13, 2018

Time: 1:00–1:45 p.m. eastern standard time

Cost: Free for all

Registration: Register online by Thursday, December 6, 2018

About the Association of Research Libraries

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 125 research libraries in Canada and the US whose mission is to advance research, learning, and scholarly communication. The Association fosters the open exchange of ideas and expertise, promotes equity and diversity, and pursues advocacy and public policy efforts that reflect the values of the library, scholarly, and higher education communities. ARL forges partnerships and catalyzes the collective efforts of research libraries to enable knowledge creation and to achieve enduring and barrier-free access to information. ARL is on the web at ARL.org.