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The Application of Library Outreach Strategies in Archival Settings

Creighton Barrett, Braden Cannon, Liam O'Hare
2010 Dalhousie Journal of Interdisciplinary Management  
Librarians and archivists in the Halifax Regional Municipality were surveyed using a series of online questionnaires in order to identify library outreach strategies that could potentially be used by archives. Participants were asked for their opinions about the planning, implementation, and evaluation of outreach programmes in which they had been involved. The responses indicated that many aspects of library outreach are applicable to archival settings. In particular, the authors recommend
more » ... thors recommend that existing outreach programmes be expanded through a more broadly-based approach, one that promotes information literacy, connects with youth and children, partners with the community, and engages with the public in a variety of settings outside the confines of the physical archive. About the Author(s): Creighton Barrett is currently a student in the School of Information Management at Dalhousie University and is also serving as Co-Chair of the School of Information Management Students' Association. Creighton earned a Bachelor of Music degree from Acadia University in 2007. This paper was co-researched and co-written for the Research Methods course in the School of Information Management. Braden Cannon is a second year MLIS student at Dalhousie University's School of Information Management and is also the co-chair of Dalhousie's student branch of the Association of Canadian Archivists. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Film Studies from Carleton University and co-wrote this paper as part of the Research Methods class at the School of Information Management. Liam O'Hare is currently completing the second year of the MLIS programme at Dalhousie University. He is also the Vice-Chair Academic of the School of Information Management Students' Association. His previous studies were at the University of Toronto, where he earned a BA (Hons.) and an MA in Medieval Studies. This paper was researched and written for a Research Methods course at the School of Information Management.
doi:10.5931/djim.v5i1.43 fatcat:kwat4ib4zfbqtnefzpcdaelida