Dean's Innovation Grant 2016: What's Brewing at UNT?

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The University of North Texas Libraries’ Dean’s Innovation Grant, formerly known as the Green Light To Greatness Award, provides funding to research and projects within the UNT Libraries that promote scholarship and contribute to the gathering of knowledge that helps improve our libraries, our university, and the community.

Dean’s Innovation Grant 2016 Awardees

Pamela Andrews, Greg Hardin, Susan Smith

Project Title

What’s Brewing at UNT?

Project Description

Academia meets happy hour in this effort to engage faculty with library resources and services with a backdrop of beer and hors d’oeuvres. The goal of this project was to promote faculty engagement with library resources on a local and global level through the use of two showcase-style events, one per long semester.

It was inspired by a similar project conducted at the University of Dayton, which created a “low-key, happy hour showcase for faculty and library employees to mingle and discuss library initiatives.” Beer-tasting stations and a bigger emphasis on non-print material are meant to encourage faculty to interact with the material and each other, informing them about the Libraries’ services and resources in a fun and relaxing environment.

Contributor Biographies

Pamela Andrews is a Repository Librarian in the Digital Curation Unit. She has a Master of Science in Library and Information Science from Florida State University and a Master of Arts from the University of Central Florida.

Greg Hardin is the Information Literacy Coordinator in Library Learning Service. He has a Master of Library Science in Library and Information Studies from TWU.

Susan Smith, Ph.D. is the Head of Library and Research Support Services. She has a Ph.D. in Public and Urban Administration from the University of Texas at Arlington and a Master of Library Science in Library and Information Studies from the University of Oklahoma