Creative, interdisciplinary partnership and collaboration with university faculty is an essential function of every academic library, whether for course design and integration of information literacy in the curriculum, strategically building the library collections, or designing programming for the community. Over the past six years at the William H. Hannon Library at Loyola Marymount University (LMU), a program created to highlight and promote faculty publications and creative works has evolved into a keystone of our annual programming lineup. The series, called Faculty Pub Night, provides LMU faculty with the opportunity to share their work with students, university staff, other faculty members, and members of the broader community in an informal, collegial setting outside of the classroom, and outside of their academic units. Faculty Pub Night was originally designed to highlight new faculty publications, focusing primarily on monographs. But as the program’s popularity spread and more faculty across campus gained awareness and interest in the series, we responded to the request to expand the scope to include creative works, projects, and research in the sciences where publication in monographs is less likely.
Each Faculty Pub Night has the potential to educate about the research and publication or creative process, build collegial and interdisciplinary relationships across campus, showcase our faculty research and creative work to the community, and expand the boundaries of traditional academic programming in the library. In this article, the authors will share the development and evolution of the series, discuss promotion and assessment, identify challenges and successes, and hopefully inspire readers to consider how a program celebrating faculty research and creative works might fit within their own institutions.
Citation / Publisher Attribution
Hazlitt, Jamie and Jackson, John. (June 2016). Faculty Pub Night at the William H. Hannon Library: Highlighting Faculty Works through Creative Programming. Public Services Quarterly, 12(2), 164-171.
This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Public Services Quarterly on June 1,2016, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/15228959.2016.1160810”
Hazlitt, Jamie and Jackson, John M., "Faculty Pub Night at the William H. Hannon Library: Highlighting Faculty Works Through Creative Programming" (2016). LMU Librarian Publications & Presentations. 33.