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This spring, librarians at USM’s Gulf Coast Library formed a partnership with the Academic Success Center (ASC) to determine if collaboration increased student interest in workshops. Located within the library, the ASC provides one on one student tutoring. Prior to 2019, the ASC and the Library offered citation style workshops separately.

Collaboration offers increased PR, student-centered workshops and revamped instruction material. The ASC’s common space presents a more relaxed classroom setting, providing options to offer students snacks, adjusted instruction time and other perks. In the traditional computer lab, these are not common options.

As a result of these factors and adjustments, the spring 2019 workshops showed not only increased numbers of workshops offered but show a trend of attendance increases as compared to Spring and Fall semesters in 2018. We propose that with continued collaboration, student attendance will continue to increase, as will number of citation style workshops offered.