Special Libraries & Preservation

Special Libraries & Preservation

Associate Dean Marilyn Myers

Departments

William R. Jenkins Architecture, Design, and Art Library
Health Sciences Libraries (Health Sciences Library and Medical Library)
Music Library
Preservation and Reformatting
Special Collections

Special Libraries & Preservation’s Focus

To strengthen our areas that require deeper expertise with materiality, use and/or handling of collections that result in scholarly and creative works by deeper collaborations across the Libraries with respect to collections development; preservation, access, and discoverability, engagement/programming, public services; research; and teaching and learning.

Areas for which we will develop benchmarks and map to success measures in alignment with the University Strategic Plan include:​​​​​​​ Student Success, Nationally Competitive Research, & Social Responsibility

Student Success

  • Engage students with primary source research across our rare, archival, and distinctive collections
  • Collaborate with faculty on research and instructional needs with primary source materials
  • Promote interdisciplinary study and research
  • Amplify the history of athletics through University Archives
  • Accessible programming that engages students in our specialized libraries
  • Implement a more structured and efficient approach supporting faculty related to special libraries

Nationally Competitive Research

  • Ensure digitization projects align with contemporary research needs and practices
  • Increase access to new unique resources
  • Support disciplines with nontraditional research forays
  • Hold interprofessional development workshops
  • Host targeted research webinar series

Social Responsibility

  • Develop diverse collections that expand the canon
  • Diverse and regularly refreshed exhibits that draw audiences into new perspectives, cultures, and knowledge bases
  • Work with campus and local communities and their archival collections
  • Promote health and wellness toward diverse regional audiences