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Tuesday, June 5 • 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Creating Greater Ties between Faculty and the Library: Ozark Christian College

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Ozark Christian College is relatively new to MOBIUS (part of the SWAN cluster), but has benefitted greatly. Due to budgetary restrictions, we lost a trained librarian at the end of the 2016-2017 school year, and a faculty member (presenter) was recruited to dedicate part of his work to take over acquisitions. To say that "it has been a journey" would be an understatement! He attended the MOBIUS conference in June of 2017, and immediately realized he does not speak "Librarianese." In an attempt to do his job well, he has sought a greater "buy in" by his own kind (faculty), and bridge the gap efficiently with "others" (library personnel). Though there is much to learn, the ties are improving. The Faculty Library Committee has been more active this year than at any year in recent history. Something is being done correctly, as Ozark Christian College, a classic Bible college in Joplin with an FTE of under 500, in the SWAN cluster, is second only to Missouri State University in total book checkouts, and in the academic libraries in MOBIUS, is number one in total book checkouts per capita.
The presentation will share what we have done to promote library use among our students, and how we have attempted to allow faculty members to have greater input into decisions made about acquisitions and policies in the library.

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David Fish

Acquisitions Coordinator, Ozark Christian College

Tuesday June 5, 2018 4:10pm - 5:00pm CDT
Wood Room