Roads leading to the library: The experience of Ukraine in attracting freshmen to the university library

Olena Skachenko

Abstract

Traditionally, university libraries are associated among students as a place for reading, learning, and research. However, when serving freshmen, it is necessary to create an atmosphere of trust in the library between librarians and students. “When the library acts as a welcoming and lively host, engaging the community in discourse and the enjoyment of the life of the mind, the community perception of the role of the library on campus begins to change. The library becomes a true cultural center and an agent in community building, and library staff and programs become engaged with the community in more and different ways.”

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