Research Services and Social Sciences Librarian San José State University
This presentation discusses the uniqueness of working in a joint library system that brings together both academic and public library institutions. The partnership that was established in 2003, with the most historic California State University in one of the largest cities in the state with the city’s public library system created a partnership that explores the benefits of having access to both academic and public resources free of charge. This poster will discuss the differences between the two information institutions, providing an in-depth look at how they are organized and function separately and as one. Showing how the two libraries that are housed in the same building operate together and separately at the same time. Breaking down the benefits and drawbacks of working in such a unique environment, with the skills set and resources of being departments of both a university and city agency. Expanding on the unique opportunities it provides to collaborate and combine resources to serve both communities.