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    The Archival Record and the Early Development of Higher Education in Florida: Florida Southern College
    (2022-05-11) Schaad, Gerrianne
    In 1845, just after Florida became the 27th US state, institutions of higher learning began develop, and the relationship between these state colleges and universities are intertwined, as are the archives that tell their stories. With a focus on materials related to individual institutional development, Schaad speaks to the connectedness of Florida Southern College, founded in 1885, with the University of Florida, Florida State University, Rollins College, and Stetson University.
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    The virtual graduate research marathon: Remote library instruction for doctoral candidates
    (ABC CLIO, 2022-10) Morgan, Marina; Hornick, Julie N.; MacDonald, Randall M.; Wade, Steven
    This book includes narratives from diverse settings of lessons learned and sustainable practices to prepare educators and librarians for any challenges that might arise in the future"-- Provided by publisher
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    Hello from the Citrus Groves: Adhering to the Sunshine State Digital Network Metadata Guidelines for DPLA
    (2018-08) Schaad, Gerrianne; Morgan, Marina
    Florida Southern College is located in Lakeland on the site of a former orange grove, making the connection to the Citrus Industry a constant presence in our collections. This relationship was reinforced with the establishment of the Citrus Institute in 1947 providing training and education to future leaders in the field, at that time being the only private school in the United States with a citrus curriculum. The collection of materials related to the Citrus Industry grows by donations every year. This digital collection is a composite of a variety of collections that span the 1900’s through the present day. The web content management system used is ContentDM.
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    Using a Rare Book Exhibit as an Interactive Community Engagement Opportunity
    (2019-02) Schaad, Gerrianne
    New methods of teaching, the proliferation of online information, and a call for universities and colleges to demonstrate value has created an environment that challenges higher education institutions to communicate their continued relevance. These cultural shifts have been felt deeply by traditional campus services such as libraries. Long gone are the days when libraries exist merely on the goodwill of campus administrators and the fond memory of the book stacks. Libraries now must justify their relevance to student success, and librarians are responding to these requirements by both designing new services and adapting traditional models for a new era. As libraries adapt, it is vital that they continually communicate their value to users and key campus stakeholders. Outreach is a way for libraries to promote their services, demonstrate value by engaging with stakeholders, and show their usefulness and relevance in today's modern academe to create a narrative of value and relevance. Librarians must think strategically about designing programs that speak both to the library's mission and that of the university as a whole. By aligning outreach programs with strategic campus priorities, libraries can demonstrate the value of their contributions to the larger campus audience. Four key concepts are frequently proposed as cornerstones on which outreach activities should be built: learning more about our users, enhancing our image, promoting awareness of Library materials, and educating people. Gerrianne Schaad of the McKay Archives (Florida Southern College) curated a traveling collection of rare books and documents, and collaborated with fellow librarians and teaching faculty to create outreach and educational tools to provide students with hands-on and engaged learning opportunities.
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    "On To Avalon" : The History of Avalon Groves
    (2017-04) Edgar, Peter; Shanks, Kelsi; Hoffman, Kaitlynn; Harper, Caitlin
    "When we think of oranges, we think of sunshine, soft winds, flowers and palms. We think of romance and unreal things because the turning of sunshine into golden fruit is one of Nature's absorbing miracles." This is the opening line of a flowery brochure produced by the Orlando Orange Groves Company, in the mid 1920s, and given to every potential investor and tourist who would take a tour of the land outside of Winter Garden, Florida. The business proposal acquired by the staff of the McKay Archives in August 2016, is more quick to come to the point of the sales pitch. It begins "Orange County ... produces approximately one-third of all the oranges grown in the State of Florida. The rolling ridge land, composed of the famous Norfolk Fine Sand, is especially adapted to the culture of the orange."