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SpringyCamp Summer 2020

Outreach When Out of Reach: Using Libguides for Online Outreach During COVID-19

A summer library instruction for a math class gave Natalie the idea to create tailored LibGuides to reach out to various disciplines, extra-curricular activities and student clubs to showcase the library's well-curated online services to continue supporting its community. From "contactless calculators" to "De-stress online with the Library" with LibGuides, outreach doesn't have to be out of reach!

LibGuide URLs:

Product Covered: LibGuides

Natalie Lopez is an Associate Professor, Outreach Librarian at Palomar College she has been in the Library field for 20 years. A California resident her whole life, she has been employed at the Huntington Library and Museum, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and Rancho Mirage Public Library and Observatory. She has been a Springshare creator for almost a decade. As the Outreach Librarian for Palomar College, Natalie loves creating LibGuides calling it a hobby and has stated "Springshare is the new knitting!"


Palomar College, San Diego, CA

Library Type: Community College Library

Demographic Served: The main campus is in San Marcos and three centers and four education sites are located elsewhere throughout north San Diego County. Palomar offers 250 associate's degrees and certificate programs, and programs for students wishing to transfer to four-year universities

Population Size: Approximately 10,000 students

Library Staff Size:  27 Library employees of which 9 are faculty librarians

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