Lewis and Clark College librarians, here in Portland, showcased some of their special projects at the ONW conference. They are tapping into resources such as faculty, students, and the curriculum for inspiration and old-fashioned elbow-grease. Many of their projects are used as a teaching and a research tool and are based on someone’s passion around a specific subject. Such as Spiders.
They not only talked a little about the process of starting these projects, but they shared where they’d like to go in the future with them. How they will grow and evolve over time and with more efforts/funding. The William Stafford Archives collection, Oregon Poetic Voices, Graffiti, Study Abroad, and Alternative Distribution projects were all a part of the discussion. Each collection is unique in conception and design, tailored to the content and the end-use. L&C collections can serve as a great example of what pairing and collaborating with community members can accomplish!