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Community Engagement

KU Libraries are dedicated to serving and supporting faculty, staff, students, and citizen scholars through the creation of open and inclusive opportunities that encourage scholarly participation and conversation.  By creating connections and building relationships, KU Libraries support, promote, and increase access to engaged research activities and scholarship at the University of Kansas.

Faculty & Community Engagement Activities:

KU Libraries Exhibits Program

Collaborative exhibitions are installed bi-annually to highlight library collections and interdisciplinary campus scholarship through the exploration of different themes. The Haricombe Gallery is located on the 3rd floor of Watson Library, 1425 Jayhawk Boulevard, on KU's Lawrence campus.

Gallery Lecture Series

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. KU faculty and graduate students discuss their research and creative work with campus and community members. Lectures are held in the Haricombe Gallery, on the 3rd floor of Watson Library, 1425 Jayhawk Boulevard, on KU's Lawrence campus.

Libraries Love Lawrence

The Libraries Love Lawrence initiative is a community partnership between KU Libraries and the Lawrence Public Library. Our libraries share expertise, collections, and resources in order to encourage community research activities and engaged scholarly output.


Sarah Goodwin Thiel
Head of Community Engagement
Watson Library

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