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Wednesday, May 24 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Non-Traditional Lending in a Community College Setting: Two Examples from the Nova Scotia Community College

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NSCC IT Campus launched a tool lending program in October 2016, in partnership with the Trades Department at the campus. Its purpose is to provide access to handtools for students who have not been able to purchase tools needed for their program, or students who have forgotten to bring a needed tool with them on aparticular day.

It is crucial for students to have the necessary tools: to keep up with their required workload, and for their overall morale and feeling of preparedness for their education. The program also provides for a relationship with the campus library,which is often not a priority for trades students. The program is being well received, and is already showing potential for expansion.

The technology loan program was piloted at NSCC Marconi Campus in 2013. Theprogram was intended to provide access to iPads and laptops in support of education and teaching and to allow students to borrow and utilize technology they may not have beenable to access. This program was intended to decrease barriers and increase access onthree fronts: ability to utilize the technology, accessing technology to assist students withdisabilities, and providing access to technology in an underserved, economically disadvantaged region.

The program has been incredibly successful and brought positive feedback from both faculty and students. NSCC Library Services is currently in the process ofexpanding the program province-wide at all library locations.

This session will review the planning and set up of these two projects, as well as areport of practice and future goals for the projects.

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Tyler Griffin

Assistant Regional Director, York Library Region, New Brunswick
Tyler Griffin is the Assistant Regional Director at the York Library Region in New Brunswick. He has 12 years of public library experience in New Brunswick and is on the Program Subcommittee for the APLA 2018 Conference.

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Marydale Taylor

Library Technician, NSCC
I've been passionate about books and reading for as far back as I can remember - to my Dad's deep voice reading The Cat in the Hat, when I was about 4 years old. I've been working in libraries, both public and academic, since 1997 - from Yarmouth to Yellowknife to Dartmouth and now... Read More →
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Kara Thompson

Campus Librarian, NSCC Marconi Campus

Wednesday May 24, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Grafton Room Rodd Charlottetown