Now that library services have moved online, the faculty and staff of Paul Robeson Library continue to stay visible on campus by contributing to various virtual initiatives at Rutgers University–Camden.
During the spring semester, reference and instruction librarian Zara Wilkinson partnered with the Communications Office to share helpful tips on using the library with the campus community (Student Tips for Navigating Online Research Resources and Services) and prepared a video to be provided to newly-admitted students via the Admissions Office. Samantha Kannegiser, student success librarian, John Gibson, instructional technology specialist, and Regina Koury, library director, joined other Rutgers–Camden faculty and staff in a virtual welcome sent to incoming students in honor of National Decision Day and a video congratulating the Camden Colleges of Arts and Sciences and University College–Camden Class of 2020 graduating students during virtual commencement.
Library support for virtual campus initiatives will continue into the summer. Raptor Welcome, the annual new student orientation, is moving online and will include a video starring Reference Librarian John Powell, which was created in 2019 in conjunction with the Student Success Coach Office. Samantha Kannegiser has also created an online orientation for students in the Summer 2020 Educational Opportunity Fund Summer Institute and is working on library instruction videos for summer classes that cannot meet in person.
All these efforts help to build new and strengthen existing campus and community partnerships to market and promote library services, resources, and events.