Open Libraries Feasibility Assessment

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Open Libraries Feasibility Assessment

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2019

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Resilient Communities Project (RCP), University of Minnesota

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This project was completed as part of a year-long partnership between Scott County and the University of Minnesota’s Resilient Communities Project (http://www.rcp.umn.edu). The goal of this project was to assess the feasibility of the open self-serve libraries model for implementation in Scott County. Scott County project lead Kristy Rieger collaborated with students in a course at St. Catherine’s University taught by Dr. Anthony Molaro, LIS 7700. Three student teams analyzed different aspects of potential implementation through conducting a survey of residents, and exploring marketing strategies to effectively communicate the open library model to the public. Final reports and presentation slides from the student teams are available.

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Reports and presentations completed by students enrolled in LIS 7700: Management of Libraries and Information Centers, taught by Dr. Anthony Molaro in Spring 2019.

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This project was supported by the Resilient Communities Project (RCP), a program at the University of Minnesota whose mission is to connect communities in Minnesota with U of MN faculty and students to advance community resilience through collaborative, course-based projects. RCP is a program of the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA). More information at http://www.rcp.umn.edu.

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Bartlett, Chelsea; Bostrom, Molly; Chovan, Eleanor; Eschweiler, Deb; Hoitomt, Krista; Klinesmith, Sarah; Konstan, Ellen; Kenning, Ren; Para, Maggie; Riestenberg, Jennifer; Schmierer, Alee; Walter, Meghan; Wetzel, Shannon. (2019). Open Libraries Feasibility Assessment. Retrieved from the University Digital Conservancy, https://hdl.handle.net/11299/206523.

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