Libraries and Nonprofits: Collaboration for the Public Good
Summary: Describes how librarians developed a workshop for nonprofit organizations (NPOs) to help NPOs access peer-reviewed publications behind paywalls, develop skills in searching (information retrieval), and improve awareness of how academic libraries can support community organizations. NPOs who participated gave feedback in a number of ways, from written surveys to short recorded video interviews. With permission, their feedback was used to develop promotional and informational materials intended for the campus about the value of open access to those working in the local community.
Caldwell, Rachel; Allen, Melanie A.; Viera, Ann R.; and Wallace, Alan H., "From Campus to Community: Making the Case for Open Access by Bringing Nonprofits to Academic Libraries" (2020). UT Libraries Faculty: Other Publications and Presentations.