Researchers at the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont (UVM) and the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru in Lima, Peru (PUCP) have built extended collaborative relationships based on an umbrella affiliation agreement between the two institutions. Originally centered on health technology and instrumentation, the relationship soon expanded to include partnerships in science and engineering, public administration and, most recently, in library collaboration. In September 2015, three of us from the UVM Libraries travelled to PUCP for a week to strengthen library connections between our universities. In order to understand the PUCP research context and the role of librarians at the university, people spent several intensive days collaborating with librarians and staff. At the end of the week, we had forged new connections with our colleagues in Peru, and had learned about both the similarities and differences in issues that the as academic librarians face in our daily work.


Academic libraries, librarians, collaboration, Peru, University of Vermont, Pontifical Catholic University of Peru

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