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Kahl and Paterson provide an example of collaboration around a specific, one-time program that both units were interested in bringing to their university, in this case an art installation on the theme of democracy. Although the authors spearheaded the program, they tapped the expertise of colleagues in their units and across campus in order to accomplish their goals. Kahl and Paterson's work also serves as an example of combining active programming, in this case three lectures by campus faculty, with passive programming, an approach where professionals create exhibits or educational displays in a centrally located venue for students and others to browse and absorb at their convenience.


This chapter is from the book, Environments for Student Growth and Development: Libraries and Student Affairs in Collaboration, edited by Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe and Melissa A. Wong, and published by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), a unit of the American Library Association, in 2012.



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