For academic libraries wishing to extend their outreach, existing and potential short-term, project-based collaborations are the low-hanging fruit. Such partnerships include student organizations, various institutional offices, and councils of one kind or another. Keys to success for libraries include flexibility, personal relationships, openness to work outside of academic units and outside of the library, strategic planning, knowing the resources needed and those that already exist, and a desire and ability to move from conversation to action. Leveraging these types of collaboration can enable the library to extend its reach far more than in acting alone
Meyer, Erin E.
"Low-Hanging Fruit: Leveraging Short-Term Partnerships to Advance Academic Library Outreach Goals,"
Collaborative Librarianship: Vol. 6
, Article 3.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.du.edu/collaborativelibrarianship/vol6/iss3/3