Engineering the Future of Outreach Journal Article uri icon

Overview

abstract

  • While academic libraries strive to meaningfully engage their campus communities, it can be hard to imagine new and creative outreach strategies. InfoMotion, a customized tricycle, is the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries’ “vehicle” to meet patrons where they are and embed ourselves in the campus community. InfoMotion was mobile and eye-catching, but it was cumbersome as we navigated campus pathways. The authors discuss their institutional context and describe an impactful partnership with engineering students to design an electric-assist system for InfoMotion. This collaboration resulted in a more user-friendly way for Libraries personnel to engage with the campus community, and helped the authors learn about student information needs while building relationships with engineering faculty and students.

publication date

  • May 7, 2021

Date in CU Experts

  • May 14, 2021 1:07 AM

Full Author List

  • Dommermuth E; Welsh M

author count

  • 2

Other Profiles

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1092-1206

Additional Document Info

issue

  • 97