The University Library was one of six colleges and schools selected to participate in the Engaged Unit Program (EUP). This program was created in Fall of 2022 by The Office of the Chancellor for Public Engagement. The University Library is one of the first cohorts of awardees for the project, which aims to further the integration of public engagement into the units’ research and teaching activities that address post-COVID issues.
The University Library’s goals through the EUP focus in part on the relationship between libraries and local communities. The program will be implemented in 2023 and an evaluation will follow in 2024. Additional information regarding the University Library’s EUP plan can be found in an announcement from the Office of the Chancellor.
“I am honored to have this opportunity to advance public engagement. I am looking forward to demonstrating how the Library’s summer bridge program will be mutually beneficial for both the community and the University,” said University Library EUP Team Member, Janis Shearer.
Several University Library Faculty members will be working as a team to strengthen a foundation of community-engaged research and teaching within the unit, their dedication to this project should be acknowledged:
- David Ward, MLS: Unit Team Leader
- Christopher Prom, Ph.D.: Unit’s Chief Administrator
- Megan Anderson, MEd: Team Member
- DoMonique Arnold, MLIS: Team Member
- Monica Carroll, MLS: Team Member
- Maria Emerson, MLIS: Team Member
- Kirsten Feist, MLIS: Team Member
- Celenia Graves, MLS: Team Member
- Kristine McCoskey, Ed.M.: Team Member
- Rachel Miller-Haughton, MLIS: Team Member
- Janis Shearer, MLIS: Team Member
- Chris Span, Ph.D.: Team Member
- Kelli Trei, MLIS: Team Member
- Todd Wilson, MEd: Team Member
- Jen-chien Yu, MLIS: Team Member
Member names in bold have Library affiliation