Jackson, Lydia and Julia Hansen. "Creating Collaborative Partnerships: Building the Framework." Reference Services Review 34.4 (2006): 575-588.
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This is another article on collaboration. I once had to do a presentation for a job interview on faculty collaboration, and ever since I have had a bit of an interest in articles covering the broad topic of collaboration. In addition, I have an interest in collaboration possibilities between college and high school librarians, and this is where this article fits in. For now, I am just adding it to my notes in the hopes I can give this more thought later. Some highlights from the article then:
- "Benefits of the collaboration include: enhanced information literacy skills of students, librarians and teachers in the middle and high schools; assimilation of information literacy skills into the school curriculum; enhanced visibility of the academic library in the community and a restatement of its role" (575) . The setting for the article's review is in Southern Illinois University, which is described as a Metropolitan University, close to St. Louis (576). In some ways, the place is very similar to UHD, where I used to work, which is also a Metro campus with about 10,000 students give or take. Of course, that setting is very different from the more rural one I have here in East Texas.
- A common situation: "More often, the problem facing librarians is teaching students what to do with the volume of information their searches may produce" (577).
- One of the things they did was host a workshop on campus for local school librarians.