Though the collegiate library is capable of functioning on its own, there is a big difference between functioning and thriving. A key to supporting a thriving academic library is interdepartmental collaboration, along with the ongoing growth and development of interdisciplinary partnerships. When beginning the collaborative process, it is imperative to identify the purpose of a partnership to make it as meaningful to your institution as possible. Multiple details must be considered, such as identifying appropriate collaborative partners, determining collaborative opportunities, and collecting meaningful metrics. Illustrative of this, the Collin College - Frisco Campus Library has been steadily strengthening its mutually beneficial relationship with the campus Writing Center.
Presented at LOEX 2023.
Mook, Christine N. and Camarillo, Lauren, "Partner Up! Building Lasting Relationships with (the Right) Campus Stakeholders" (2023). Staff Publications. 1.