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EXCITE Transformation for Libraries: Douglas & Judith Krupp Library, Bryant University

"TEAM UP," Bryant University, Smithfield, RI

Bryant University faculty often assign team projects without teaching corresponding teamwork skills. In TEAM UP, the library staff will offer activities to make teamwork fun for students instead of a chore.

Project Details

Project Name: TEAM UP (Tools to Engage and Activate Meaningful University Partnerships)

Purpose: Connect students to Bryant University faculty and staff to learn skills to increase the effectiveness of working on teams at Bryant and eliminate frustration by adding a crucial element—joy!

Grant Funding Amount: $3,000

Key Elements: Digital badging, peer mentors, tie in to course assignments, faculty buy-in, celebrations, prizes. Kick-off in March and celebration in May.

Target Audience: Bryant students who have team project assignments

Community Support: Academic Affairs, Athletics department, Student Affairs, University Relations

Use of grant funds: Branding the program, whiteboards, puzzles, equipment, training, staffing


  • Student teams now are frustrated by uneven workloads and a lack of communication among team members.

Team Members

four team members from Bryant University libraryTeam members Rachael Juskuv, Maura Keating, Patricia Lombardi and Allison Papini (not pictured) with Jeanine Esposito (left) and Dawn La Valle (right)

Presentation Slide

TEAM UP presentation slide

Thank you, IMLS!

Institute of Museum and Library Services

This project was made possible by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, grant # RE-95-17-0068-17, in the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program.

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