Seeking to revitalize a special collections program at a Tier 1 aspirant university, the author introduced a variety of contemporary and innovative management strategies along with new outreach opportunities to demonstrate its value toward fulfilling the university's strategic plan. The revitalization efforts included creating a manuscript and rare book collection development policies that incorporated web harvesting, making connections with the community, and finding new audiences using social media. The dramatic increase in collection use and collaboration demonstrated the value of special collections to the community and the university.
Shelstad, Mark L.
"Getting to Tier 1 by Revitalizing a Special Collections Program with Cultural Competence,"
Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies: Vol. 5, Article 8.
Available at: https://elischolar.library.yale.edu/jcas/vol5/iss1/8