6 ways libraries support student success

How does your library support student success?

This was question we asked librarians nationwide for our annual Charleston Photo Contest. We’re delighted to announce Molly J. Mulligan, an Electronic Resources Acquisitions Professional at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) Kraemer Family Library, as the grand prize winner. View her winning entry below.

Helped me so much, I’m ready for my exam now!

During the busy and potentially stressful end of semester, the UCCS Kraemer Family Library partners with K9 to 5 National Therapy Dog Registry to invite students to relax with dogs and gauges student stress levels before and after the visits.

As part of her prize, Molly will receive complimentary registration to the 2017 Charleston Conference and a $500 travel grant. Read on to learn how Molly is planning to further support student success in the library and what she’s looking forward to learning at the conference.

“Over the coming year, I look forward to continuing to investigate creative ways to support student success personally, and in partnership with my library, campus, and system coworkers.  As an Electronic Resources Acquisitions Professional, I understand the importance of our behind-the-scenes technical services work and strive to enact licenses and deals that meet rapidly evolving campus needs in a fiscally sound manner.  I seek the wisdom to know when it is time to bid farewell to a trusted resource and take a risk on a new direction.

“At the Charleston Conference, I look forward to discussing future trends in electronic resources acquisitions and how to keep our heads above water with the coming changes.  Through my exposure working the Research Assistance Desk, I hear student needs, frustrations, and excitement and I enjoy responding to students in person and through creative programming such as Pause for Paws.  I look forward to hearing how others are reaching beyond their job descriptions to support students so that I may continue to be inspired to do the same.”

We also selected five runner-ups, who will each receive a $50 Amazon gift card. See these photos below to get inspired to try out new ways of supporting students’ success at your library.

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