Poster Session 3: Innovation Track

A | Building Community through a Book Arts Collaboration: Integrating Special Collections Programming with an FYE Writing Assignment

Tina Re & Nicole Henderson (Southern Connecticut State University)

Artists’ Books present the perfect opportunity for creative collaboration. The process of creating an artist’ book requires the pooling of a wide range of complementary talents and abilities as well as a commitment to working towards a common goal—a perfect project for FYE.

B | Juggling Outreach and Office Life

Megan E. Welsh (SUNY-Delhi)

Outreach to college students increasingly means embedding librarians not only at a student’s critical point of need, but in the student community itself. This session encourages participants to develop programs around personal interests and explores one librarian’s efforts to connect with students through her love of juggling.

C | Promoting Access to Dance Archival Materials through Digital Representations and Documentation Strategies

Nicole Topich

This presentation will focus on two documentation projects that sought to provide broader forms of access to archival materials and highlight new narratives outside of the traditional archival settings.

D | Know Your Boat: Charting a New Course through Collaboration, Collections, and Culture at Nutting Memorial Library - Poster Presentation Materials

Lauren Blanchard & Wendy Girven (Maine Maritime Academy)

Just as each skipper must know her vessel before setting out to sea, new librarians at Nutting Memorial Library are busy assessing their collections and programs and the Library's role in the campus community. Drawing on advice from the leading small vessel piloting guide, these librarians are plotting a course toward a more relevant and collaborative library.

E | Connecting with Faculty and Students Using a Simple, Low-cost Contest that Encourages Critical Thinking and Library Use

Laura Hanlan (Worcester Polytechnic Institute)

During spring 2012, Gordon Library at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) developed a contest to engage students in the task of reading, critically evaluating, and appropriately citing published scientific literature using library research databases. This presentation will demonstrate how the contest was designed and assessed, and how similar contests could be developed for diverse institutions. The session will include the following take-aways: a worksheet for developing outcomes, a design checklist, and a step-by-step faculty outreach plan.

F | Hacking the Library - the Harvard Library Innovation Lab - Stacklife Poster Presentation Link ; Awesome Box Presentation Link 1 ; Awesome Box Presentation Link 2

Kim Dulin & Annie Cain (Harvard University)

Learn about the work of the Harvard Library Innovation Lab (LIL). LIL is a small group within the Harvard University Library system that implements software ideas about how libraries can be ever more valuable. Several of the lab's projects will be featured.