Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Ball State University Libraries Identify 2006-2007 Accomplishments

In late April 2007, the University Libraries’ assistant deans and directors prepared a listing of their unit’s most significant accomplishments achieved over the academic year, view www.bsu.edu/library/article/0,,43179--,00.html.

The 25-page listing chronicles many of the University Libraries’ significant accomplishments. The listing is organized under ten categories and by performing unit. This listing illustrates the success of our professional and paraprofessional personnel at improving and expanding our libraries’ role in the academic life of the university.

Listed also is a University Libraries also has posted a copy of its 20-page report, Selective Listing of the University Libraries’ Services, Programs, and Collections 2006-2007. This listing is also organized by performing unit. The value of this listing is to inform members of the academic community about what all goes on inside an academic library.

A small selection of our 2006-2007 accomplishments includes:
· Developing Cardinal Scholar, the University’s institutional repository for faculty and student digital media
· Developing the Libraries’ Digital Commons for media
· Exceeding last year’s turnstile count by 3.3% for persons entering the University Libraries
· Hosting the Libraries’ Fourth Annual Copyright Conference
· Initiating free laptop printing as a student service
· Opening of the Bookmark Café @ Bracken Library
· Remodeling the Architecture Library, including a new circulation desk, carpet, and more
For more information, contact Arthur W. Hafner Ph.D., M.B.A., Ball State University’s Dean of University Libraries, AHafner@bsu.edu, (765) 285-5277.

This newsletter article first appeared in The Library Insider: 5(5): 13; May 2007.

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