n the past five years, UVic Libraries has engaged children, families, and youth in an increasing variety of ways, as part of our strategic plan to be Open, Engaged, and Enduring.
- A community borrower's card and temporary netlink ID to provide access to our materials
- high school class visits to the Libraries as part of our High School Outreach program
- librarian visits to schools for engagements arranged through the Speakers' Bureau
- librarian support for middle and high school Heritage Fair Projects
- family-friendly events such as our "Book Arts Interactive" event at Ideafest 2018
- collaboration with faculty members on public speakers' series such as "Treasures and Tea"
- Youth Summer Camps oriented to university study, such as TextBytes
- opportunity for community contributions to our collection decisions, as has been the case with our Transgender Archives
- Direct engagement with community groups such as the Canadian Book Artists' and Bookbinders' Guild
This panel will draw together a number of UVic librarians to describe these efforts and get into the why and how of what has made this work successful.