Breakout Sessions 3

Session A | Carnage and Community: Humans vs. Zombies as Outreach at a Small, Academic Library

Jessica Olin (Wesley College)

Humans vs. Zombies (HvZ) is essentially a complicated version of the children’s game Tag, and hosting sessions of this game at a small, academic library is an inexpensive and successful way to build relationships with members of the college community. This session will present the planning, execution, evolution, and lessons learned from hosting multiple sessions of HvZ.

Session B | SESSION CANCELLED Badging Academic Libraries: The “Gamification” of Student Credentialing 
Juliet Drennan – Simmons College


Session C | Flying Solo, Business or Economy Class through Collections in the Cloud – A Study of Electronic Resources Collection Development and Acquisitions Activities Among Academic Library Consortia - Presentation Materials and Presentation Link

Christine Turner (University of Massachusetts Amherst)

Academic libraries have many options for how they license electronic resources (databases, journals, books, streaming media). In this presentation, we will examine: e-resource acquisition activities at a sampling of five academic library consortia; member library incentives for collaboratively acquiring electronic resources; and consortium organizational infrastructures, policies, current practices and trends.

Session D | Managing Up and Across in the Library and the College

Alison Armstrong (University of Vermont), Tracey Leger-Hornby, Ph.D. MODERATOR (Worcester Polytechnic Institute), Doris Ann Sweet (Assumption College), Christina McGowan (Fairfield University)

Managing up is only partly about making your boss look good. It’s a skill that can help you meet your professional goals. In this session, you will learn some strategies for working with managers and administrators on your campus, managing colleagues who may or may not report to you, crafting your message in a way that will move ideas forward, and getting recognized for your contributions.

Session E | Connecting Library Use with Student Success: Leveraging Data to Produce Strategic Communications - Presentation Materials and Session Handout

Karla Fribley & Erica Schattle (Emerson College)

How can your library demonstrate its value beyond inputs and outputs by articulating how it contributes to student success? In this session you will learn about partnering with an Office of Institutional Research to leverage institutional and library data, practice analyzing quantitative data, and employ techniques and strategies for developing strategic messages and visual communications.

Session F | A Librarian by Any Other Name: The Role of the Informationist on a Clinical Research Team - Presentation Materials

Sally Gore & Mary Costanza (University of Massachusetts Medical School)

Informationists are librarians with a disciplinary background in biomedical, behavioral or biological sciences, as well as library and information science. From the perspectives of an informationist and a clinical researcher, we'll explore how formally adding the role of informationist to a research team enhances the research process, as well as redefines the role of a librarian.

Poster Session 3: Innovation Track