Participatory Session: Making Your Case: Advocacy through Instruction & Outreach at Your Institution and Beyond
Sponsored by Arthur Fournier Fine & Rare
Teaching practitioners on the front lines see that instructional collaborations and encounters with our materials have a lasting, positive impact on students — but how do we effectively tell the stories of this engagement? How can these stories help us to make the case for more resources, new positions, or innovative approaches to problem-solving?
We will share some of our strategies for promoting special collections through instruction and outreach to diverse audiences. Panelists will then lead groups of participants into the second, discussion-based part of this session.
Themes may include
- Obstacles to advocacy for special collections and how to address these successfully
- Unconventional or innovative instruction and outreach collaborations or tools
- Best practices for identifying and working effectively with strategic partners within and outside the institution
- Assessment success stories for instruction or outreach