Collaboration between an Academic Library and Campus Partners to Connect with Military and Veteran Students

Rebekah S. Miller, Don Accamando, Lee Wagner

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Working with the Duquesne University School of Nursing and Office of Military and Veteran Students, Duquesne’s Gumberg Library used grant funds to purchase a collection of resources that address the social, economic, physical, and psychological issues veterans face in the transition to civilian and student life. The library collaborated with campus partners to select materials that fit the needs of students and faculty, and purchased approximately 170 new books, ebooks, DVDs, and streaming videos. As a result of the project the library also increased programming and outreach to veteran students on campus. This article discusses the methods used to select materials, the marketing efforts to promote the new collection, usage to date, and the library’s plans to further enhance veteran student engagement with both the library and the university.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5195/palrap.2017.145

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