Promoting Personal Connections: Innovative Library Outreach Within Your LMS is a poster in the 2020 PNLA Virtual Poster Session. We encourage you to engage in discussion by leaving a comment on the page. The author of the poster will respond to comments the week of August 4-7, 2020.
Presenter: Lorelei Sterling & D’Arcy Hutchings
Track: Academic & School Libraries
Abstract: How can you maximize your library’s presence at your institution in this time of increased online instruction and limited physical access to the library? Connect with your students where they are already: in your learning management system (LMS). This poster session will show you two high impact ways to create community and personal connection with your students. Learn the benefits of developing a library information tab in your LMS and a customized library landing page in every course — using what you already have.
These pages personalize the student experience by linking to 24/7 self-guided help and links to relevant resources, but most importantly provide direct access to librarians. Now more than ever, students need to know that we care about their success and that we are there for them.
This poster is ideal for universities, colleges, and K-12 schools of all sizes that use an LMS and have a library web presence.
About the Presenters:
Lorelei Sterling is the Head of Access Services (interim) at the UAA/APU Consortium Library at the University of Alaska Anchorage. She holds an MLS from San Jose State University and an MA in history from Washington State University. Contact Lorelei at email@example.com
D’Arcy Hutchings is the Instructional Design Librarian at the UAA/APU Consortium Library at the University of Alaska Anchorage. She holds an MLIS from University of Alabama and a Master’s of Education from University of Alaska Fairbanks. Contact D’Arcy at firstname.lastname@example.org