Benjamin Andrus, not your typical librarian!

Ben SM PostSee why by viewing his recent video, produced as part of the campus series Beyond the Classroom.  

Ben talks about the job, addresses a major myth about Binghamton and encourages students to “get out and explore!”

 Ben’s Beyond the Classroom video

ben dorm outreach

Ben’s role as co-creator of the Library-to-Residence Hall outreach program is just one example of his work as a subject Librarian at Binghamton (specializing in Education & Student Affairs and Sociology -see Subject Guides below).

Recognizing that students are often weak in essential research skills and knowledge of library services, Ben and fellow Librarian Anne Larrivee, collaborated with Residential Life staff to help provide library outreach to the residential communities – thus beginning the Library-to-Residence Hall outreach program at Binghamton.

Surrounded by friends and munching on snacks provided by the RAs, the program encourages student discuss their research assignments and to ask questions about the library and the research process. The open environment offers a comfortable atmosphere without any pressure. Program presentations usually last 15–20 minutes and include a slideshow highlighting Libraries’ services and a live demonstration of some of the core library resources.

    

Ben’s Subject Guides :Ben

Education & Student Affairs

Library Resources for NYS Residents

Sociology

 

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