What: Welcome to The Outreach Librarian, a blog grown out of the increasing presence of Outreach Librarians in Libraryland, especially academic settings and the need to exchange practical ideas. We address issues facing academic, public, school, and special libraries, especially focusing on what we have in common and what we can learn from each other’s approaches to outreach.
We are always looking for new regular writers who can write monthly posts or guest writers. Writers must have professional experience in libraries as a librarian, staff, or volunteer OR education in library science.
Lizz Zitron, former Outreach Librarian at Carthage College in Kenosha, WI, now Instruction Librarian at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA. At Carthage, Lizz worked with both the college community and the greater community at-large. She writes about engaging myriad communities and the importance of connecting academic libraries to the local community.
Anna Francesca Garcia, Kansas City Public Library’s Outreach Education Librarian. Anna is the liaison between the Library and schools. Her job is to make educators aware of what the public library has to offer and to facilitate their use of KCPL’s resources. Anna offers the perspective of a public librarian who understands the needs of schools.
If you would like to guest blog, share an idea or give feedback, please email Lizz at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the form below: