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This paper summarizes some of the traditional, as well as newer, ways that academic librarians can interact with faculty and thereby demonstrate what they have to offer in future collaborative efforts. Examples are drawn from the author's experience at Old Dominion University (Virginia). Highlights include: university service, including librarians serving on the faculty senate, committees, task forces, and interest groups; communications, including library newsletters; workshops, seminars, and forums for faculty and graduate students; events for new faculty, including participation in university-wide orientation; library instruction, including course-related library instruction and learning communities; collection development, including librarian attendance at faculty meetings of departments; new services, including digital services; work with other service units on campus, including creating World Wide Web-based courses, teaching on television, other nontraditional teaching and learning methods, beginning computer skills workshops for students, and term paper assistance; and social gatherings. (MES)

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Swaine, C.W. (1999). Paving the way for collaboration between librarians and faculty. Laurel, MD: Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC). (ED 437 958)