Learning & Outreach

The Learning Outreach department engages in a broad range of activities and partnerships aimed at raising the public profile of Axe Library. Through collaborations with our campus partners we seek to effectively increase awareness of our services and spaces among university users.

The Outreach department strives to work with students and student organizations encouraging them promote their art, creative works, or club activities in the library space.

Outreach to Faculty and Academic Departments

At Axe Library, one of the first points of contact with new faculty is during the New Faculty Orientation sessions. During the Axe Library session, new faculty learn about available resources and meet department library liaison. Liaisons can help with everything from requesting resources, to providing your class instruction sessions, to helping faculty with their own research process.

Academic departments and faculty are encouraged to contact Jorge Leon and Ruth Monnier in the Outreach department if they want to collaborate on a joint project. Projects can range in scope and audiences. Some previous projects have included speaker series, displaying class assignments in the library, and helping co-sponsor events.

Outreach to Students and Student Organizations

All throughout the year, Axe Library will host a number of activities and events meant to engage users and help them discover services available through the library. 
At the beginning of the Fall Semester Axe Library, Student Success, and The Writing Center host a Luau themed resource fair. Come get to know the library resources in a fun environment with food and music!

Be on the lookout for all the other events going on in the library. During exam time the library usually has programming to accompany the extended hours. Various groups will help to provide snacks, beverages and programming during the late night hours.

If you are interested in promoting some of your work, or your clubs’ work, at the library please contact Jorge Leon jleon@pittstate.edu / 620.235.4892 or Ruth Monnier rmonnier@pittstate.edu / 620.235.4885. We strongly encourage students to promote their creations in the library space. We want students to help shape this space and to feel welcomed here!