Academic & Community Engagement
As a State of Kansas institution, KU Libraries is dedicated to serving users both on and beyond our campus. In accordance with KU Libraries' mission, the Academic & Community Engagement staff strive to engage with incoming and returning students, and to reach out to lifelong learners within the Lawrence and Kansas City communities by promoting access to KU faculty and student scholarship through the Libraries Lecture Series and Libraries Exhibits Programs.
Academic & Community Engagement Initiatives:
The Academic & Community Engagement staff is responsible for the showcases of campus and community scholarship in the Haricombe Gallery, located on the third floor of Watson Library. Our biannual exhibits highlight library collections and campus and community scholarship through the exploration of different themes.
The Gallery Lecture Series highlights the breadth of interdisciplinary research and creative work found on the range of topics showcased each semester in the Haricombe Gallery.
The Libraries Love Lawrence initiative brings staff members from KU Libraries and the Lawrence Public Library together to identify shared opportunities and challenges, and to promote collaborative activities between both institutions. In order to effectively serve Lawrence library users - to build trust, sustain relationships, encourage community research activities and engaged scholarly output – our libraries must work together to promote each other’s skills, expertise, collections and resources.
Room 450, Watson Library
1425 Jayhawk Blvd.
Lawrence, KS 66045