While providing research services and physical infrastructure for students and faculty, academic libraries in many locations also are increasingly collaborative with their external communities. The academic library not only serves students and faculty but also community patrons who live and work close to the university within the same city and region.  

This informative webinar will provide community engagement examples of collaborative programming, relationships with local public libraries, K-12 institutions, and community colleges, and do’s and don’ts of a community outreach program. In an increasingly interconnected and global society, such collaborative relationships are an important tool for any successful academic librarian.


Original broadcast May 14, 2019 

Biography ~ June Power
June Power is the Access Services/Reference Librarian for The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, managing circulation, course reserves, document delivery services, and copyright management. She is the managing department head and has also assisted with archival and special collections work, and genealogy. She has taught American Library Association e-courses on genealogical research and is working on her certification through the Board of Genealogical Certification. She has presented at NCLA, the ILLiad Conference, the Ares Virtual Conference, the Azaela Coast Library Association Conference, and the Access Services Conference. She is on the editorial board for the Journal of Access Services and has published a series of articles in that journal as well as several book chapters.