University of Rochester (River Campus Libraries)
Log Number: RE-11-19-0047-19
The University of Rochester River Campus Libraries, in collaboration with Colgate University, Cornell University, and Syracuse University, will plan and pilot a skill-sharing program. The program will use the Library Carpentries train-the-trainer model to promote continuing education and cross-institutional collaboration throughout New York State. This planning grant will analyze two intertwined needs within the library community. The first is how to train and support librarians in the digital fluencies that are increasingly relevant to research and teaching efforts. The second is how to meet those demands by working regionally across libraries and institutions and drawing on a range of expertise. This work will serve as a template for structuring a community of practice that supports public and academic partnerships that meet the evolving needs of libraries across the country.