A New Evolution in Science Collaboration

A New Evolution in Science Collaboration

Author: 
Segraves, Erica
Place: 
Hershey, PA
Publisher: 
IGI Global
Date published: 
2011
Record type: 
Editor: 
Ellis, Karen
Source: 
Partnerships and Collaborations in Public Library Communities
Abstract: 

The Mamie Doud Eisenhower Public Library is a single site, medium sized, municipal library in Broomfield, CO. After receiving an initial matched grant of $50,000 from the Sandoz US Foundation ten years ago to build the Sandoz Science and Education Center located on the first floor of the library, the continued partnership with Sandoz Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has evolved into the development of a Science Task Force composed of scientists in the community willing to volunteer their time to bring science programming to the library. This chapter details the initial development and subsequent growth of these partnerships as well as how the evolution of this collaboration has impacted the Young Adult Department science programming and education services. The chapter also focuses on developing collaborations with local companies as well as finding volunteers in the community. Procedural information regarding the recruiting and retaining of volunteers as well as key points in program planning, executing, and evaluating are also shared.

Series: 
Advances in Library and Information Science

CITATION: Segraves, Erica. A New Evolution in Science Collaboration edited by Ellis, Karen . Hershey, PA : IGI Global , 2011. Partnerships and Collaborations in Public Library Communities - Available at: http://library.au.int/new-evolution-science-collaboration