Join us on Tuesday, April 19 , from 2-3:00 PM, for the third webinar in our Conversations on Community College Library Strategy and Collaboration series.

Assessing the evolution of the community college library mission

Thursday, April 19, 2022, 2:00-3:00 PM (ET)

The past two decades have seen dramatic changes within the academic library community. Many libraries have expanded partnerships, both within their community college and with the wider community. More recently, upheaval has required that community college libraries expand and develop programs to provide student support resources within the context of the pandemic. Both developments have contributed to an evolving understanding of the impact that community college libraries can have on student experience and success. 

Surveys have indicated that student support officers, academic affairs officers, and library directors often diverge in how they articulate the priorities of the community college library. We invite you to join us for an interactive webinar to participate in a conversation with administrators and librarians about the evolving missions of libraries. Topics of discussion will include:

  • How does the library assist the college to retain students and promote student success? 
  • How have new initiatives affected the overarching mission of the community college library?
  • How might libraries demonstrate their impact in relation to their evolving missions?

This webinar will bring together multiple perspectives to create a generative discussion on the evolving role and impact of community college libraries.