Although they have distinct missions, public libraries and academic libraries serve overlapping populations and can leverage their institutional strengths through collaboration. These diverse partnerships include sharing resources through consortia, joint-use libraries, and shared programming, such as introducing students to public library collections as resources for theses. For the scholarly communication librarian, collaborating with public libraries provides opportunities to educate about the ethical and legal use of information, advocate for the promotion and use of open resources and pedagogies, and interact with communities, particularly in rural areas, that are traditionally underserved by academic libraries. We’ll share two personal examples of the intersection between scholarly communication and public libraries.
- Putting community in scholarly communication: Partnerships with public libraries
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Perry, Anali Maughan and Prosser, Eric. "Putting community in scholarly communication: Partnerships with public libraries." in Bonn, Maria, et al., editors. Scholarly Communication Librarianship and Open Knowledge. Association of College and Research Libraries, 2023. https://hdl.handle.net/2286/R.2.N.190033