Collaborative Librarianship, Vol 1, No 4 (2009)

A Partnership Approach to Multi-Campus Library Services

Min Tong, Cynthia Kisby


With more than 50,000 students taking courses at twelve campus locations as well as online, the University of Central Florida (UCF) is one of the ten largest universities in the United States, based on enrollment. This multi-campus university system uses strategic integration of physical and virtual assets to deliver regional library services. Partnership agreements govern operations and service issues across all library functions, including collection development, cataloging, and interlibrary loan. In this environment, an organizational culture that fosters team building, flex-ibility, training, and all varieties of communication, and one that includes a strategic integration of new technology to improve channels of communication and collaboration opportunities is vital.

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