Humanities topical immersion programming engages college communities regarding social issues. The immersions consist of a three-pronged approach of a VR experience, a film screening and an online/in-person discussion.
Southwest History: Preserving Chicanx, Latinx and Indigenous Peoples Stories is an adult program/Summer Institute that was offered in-person at Colorado State University Pueblo and streamed online.
Focused on educational programming dedicated to the study and preservation of Chicanx, Latinx and Indigenous Peoples and environments of the Southwest, the full-day program consisted of panels of Colorado educators, presentations by museum and archives professionals and interactive exhibits to spotlight oral histories and artifacts.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many academic libraries were faced with the challenge of supporting academic success while most students were off-campus and taking online classes. Many outreach librarians turned to virtual programming.
Pet Grams were developed as a way to reach out and connect virtually with patrons, no matter their location. The main outcome for Pet Grams is to share kindness and motivation during a stressful time in the semester, especially for students but also for other community members who may also need support.
Michigan State University's Gast Business Library partners with the College of Social Science’s Go for the Green financial literacy team to cosponsor MSU’s participation in Money Smart Week, a national program sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. As part of this weeklong event, the Go for the Green team hires a financial literacy-focused author to come to campus and speak with students about managing their money.