Poster Session 2: Outreach/Instruction Track

A | Connecting with our Community through Research Consultations - Poster Presentation Materials

Laura Hibbler (College of the Holy Cross)

During a time when many libraries are reporting decreasing reference statistics, Holy Cross Libraries have seen a rapid increase in in-depth research consultations since implementing the Libraries' Personal Research Session service. Learn how these highly personalized individual consultations have enhanced the Libraries' role in supporting teaching and learning in our campus community

B | Passport to the Library: Transforming New Student Orientation from Tour to Self-Guided Journey - Poster Presentation Link

Elizabeth Galoozis, Amy Galante, Lisa Curtin, Donna Bacchiocchi (Bentley University)

Make new student orientation more relevant and engaging by creating a self-guided journey that incorporates self-direction, active learning, and input from current students on what they consider most important to know about the library. Discover how to use active learning techniques to make that knowledge stick, and gain practical advice about how to make it happen on a budget.

C | 1 Floor, 7 days, and 500+ Seats Later: How We Designed, Conducted, and Recovered from a Floor Observation Study

Susanna Cowan, Joelle Thomas, Kathy Banas-Marti, Kate Fuller, Steve Batt (University of Connecticut)

We'll share how we pulled off a large-scale floor observation, from brainstorming to study design to implementation and number crunching. We'll share what we found out, but much of the focus will be on process, including the various challenges inherent in this kind of study.

D | The Guide on the Side: Connection & Collaboration with Honors Students - Poster Presentation Materials and Handout

Mackenzie Dunn & Laura Kohl (Bryant University)

Bryant University’s Douglas & Judith Krupp Library has become an indispensable partner in honors student research by matching librarians with students during their senior capstone project. Learn how we established our collaboration, connect with honors students and faculty advisors and spread the “library love” (aka workload) to all library departments.

E | Trouble in Paradise: Incivility in Academic Libraries?  Poster Presentation Materials

Carla Weiss (Rhode Island College) & Shin Freedman (Framingham State University)

Whether to build learning communities, collegial staff morale, to promote collaborative professional development in a changing landscape of academic librarianship, how do you go about them? How well do we converse on collegiality, civility, anti-bullying and anti-mobbing?