(Virtual Presentation) Expanding Equipment Lending for Student Success
10:30 AM - 11:15 AMThu
We will discuss how expanding equipment lending services in both the variety and number of items available positioned our library to adapt to the new hybrid instructional modality that started with the pandemic. As this program has grown, our campus recognized our library as the central place for student technology lending, which resulted in new partnerships with other technology and student centers. We'll describe the types of partnerships that can better position libraries to reach students in most need, including centralization of key campus services. We will also provide an overview of how we addressed an ongoing issue of program visibility and awareness through creation of eye-catching technology displays. Last, we will share our efforts to implement a student-requested equipment booking system to make limited technology available at the time of need.