Article Title

Up On the Roof with Poets

Type of Work

Article

Date

10-2006

Journal Title

American Libraries

Journal ISSN

0002-9769

Journal Volume

37

Journal Issue

9

First Page

28

Last Page

30

Abstract

As academic libraries struggle with the necessity of marketing the library as both a virtual and real place, it is more important than ever that librarians think creatively about promoting library resources. The E. H. Butler Library of Buffalo (N.Y.) State College (BSC) uses poetry to market the library and its literary resources. Through the "Rooftop Poetry Club" and poetry readings, open-mike events, workshops, and campuswide poetry projects, the library has attracted new patrons and proven itself an invaluable forum for the campus writing community and an asset to the entire college.

Hamilton Office Affiliation

Library and Information Technology Services