Librarians on the Loose: Bringing the Library to You

A pilot program implemented this fall is taking the library to the campus. By going where students are studying, Librarians on the Loose is allowing reference librarians the opportunity to offer their expertise and assistance to those who might not have time to make it to the library.

“We have seen that the students like to work in groups in other places than the library,” said Eileen Bentsen, Associate Librarian for Reference and Library Instruction.

Librarians realized the program could be effective at Baylor because of the campus’ wireless access after hearing about it at the Phoenix Conference last spring. Though still in its infancy, Librarians on the Loose is not only helping students, but the reference librarians are also learning how they can improve their services.

As of now, Librarians on the Loose is offered from 1- 3 p.m. on Mondays in the Hankamer Business School, Brooks Village on Tuesdays and Bill Daniel Student Center on Wednesdays. More locations will be added in future semesters. For more information, e-mail Eileen Bentsen or call her at (254) 710-2350.