In an effort to change the librarian-faculty collaboration culture at Nicholls State University, librarians actively sought grant opportunities to make resources available to the university which would facilitate collaboration. Nicholls was able to secure grant funding for a collaborative multidisciplinary research workshop series to promote undergraduate research. The objective of this grant funded opportunity was to place the library in a central role in the enhancement and expansion of the university’s research initiatives and partner with those disciplines that were traditionally self-contained. The technology and training made available to students through this initiative is important as it provides all students with access to foundational training and necessary technology to be competitive in academia and the workforce. Through these long-term partnerships forged with research focused disciplines, the library is now able to demonstrate its capacity to serve as an integral component of university research initiatives.
Simms, S., & Johnson, H. (2016). Concept, Conversion, Cultivation, and Consequence: The Four Cs of Successful Collaboration. Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.lsu.edu/libraries_pubs/27
Book chapter published in Brian Doherty's Space and Organizational Considerations in Academic Library Partnerships and Collaborations. A volume in the Advances in Library and Information Science (ALIS) Book Series. IGI Global: 2016.