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Friday, September 20 • 9:15am - 10:05am
Can't stop the reading! A DIY programming adventure

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Academic Libraries: citation managers, journals, and… summer reading programs? Frontline staff at Wilson Library, the largest of 12 libraries on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus, decided to take their love of reading to the next level by creating a summer reading program to engage with students and staff. Being on the frontlines of the library, we saw both the need for creating welcoming interactions, as well as promoting reading outside the contexts of required class material. This program has allowed us to reach out to the campus community and encourage them to utilize our collections and services. We will share what we have learned throughout the growth of our summer reading program, as well as inspire you to create your own program at your institution or library.

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avatar for Ashley Merrill

Ashley Merrill

Library Assistant 3, University of Minnesota
Ashley has worked in the University of Minnesota Libraries, both as a student employee and as full time staff for the past eight years. She is currently a Library Assistant in Wilson Library, acting primarily as a student supervisor. Here, she has a passion for working with students... Read More →
avatar for Becky Adamski

Becky Adamski

Library Assistant, University of Minnesota
Becky Adamski is a Library Assistant at Wilson Library on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus. She helps to monitor & maintain the collection through stacks management activities, coordinates the social media channels of Wilson Library, helps users at services points and... Read More →
avatar for Lacie McMillin

Lacie McMillin

Library Assistant, University of Minnesota Libraries
Lacie McMillin is a Library Assistant at Wilson Library on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus. She co-coordinates Intro to Library Research sessions for first year writing classes, helps users at the Wilson service points and on QuestionPoint, provides support for a collaborative... Read More →


Friday September 20, 2019 9:15am - 10:05am
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