Proceedings of the Conference for Entrepreneurial Librarians

Cultivating connections: Growing internationalization in your university

Allison Sharp, M Nathalie Hristov, Amanda Sexton


International student outreach should encompass all aspects of librarianship. A necessary step in this process includes aligning engagement efforts with those of the larger academic institution. At the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, one of the most prominent campus-wide initiatives has been making the campus “Ready for the World.” This paper outlines methods of integrating the library into the larger university outreach goals for internationalization, including the integration into existing programs, co-hosting international events, and offering independent library programs to serve international initiatives.

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