Posters will be presented on Thursday, June 9, 4:15-5:45 pm. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served during the poster session, and raffle prizes will follow.
P1. Getting to Yes: Collaboration and Compromise in the Reorganization of a Juvenile Literature Collection
Kellie Barbato and Erin Bennett
In the summer of 2015, the Golisano Library at Roberts Wesleyan College was approached by faculty in the School of Education and Social Work about reorganizing the juvenile literature collection. A collaborative effort quickly developed to create an organizational schema aimed at retaining organization while adding browsability. The end result produced a collection that is intuitive for its intended users, incorporating a home-grown classification system that is tailored specifically to the teacher education curriculum.
P2. 3D or Not 3D? That is the Question: Library Makerspace Moves into Literature
Laura Dumuhosky and Wendy Prince
Learn how librarians at a four-year institution successfully collaborated with teaching faculty to help deliver metaliteracy lessons to students in a Literature Class, all wrapped up in a convenient, 3D printed package!
P3. Conversation, Connection, Convergence: Lifelong Learning in the Library
Jessica Kiebler and Matthew Regan
This poster presents the many ways Berkeley College librarians foster intellectual curiosity by making the library a vibrant “third space” for students to engage with each other and information, shifting from passive consumers to active participants in learning. Students take a required online lifelong learning module highlighting many resources that contribute to their success after college. Our libraries regularly host workshops, webinars, and brown bag talks that focus on topics students may not initially see value in or expect from librarians. These efforts encourage students to reassess the library and themselves as citizens: moving from local to global identities.
P4. Faculty Use of Author Identifiers and Researcher Networking Tools
Clara Y. Tran and Jennifer A. Lyon
This cross-sectional survey focused on faculty use and knowledge of author identifiers and researcher networking systems, and professional use of social media, at a large state university. Results from 296 completed faculty surveys representing all disciplines (9.3% response rate) show low levels of awareness and variable resource preferences. The most utilized author identifier was ORCID while ResearchGate, LinkedIn, and Google Scholar were the top profiling systems. Faculty also reported some professional use of social media platforms. The survey data will be utilized to improve library services and develop intra-institutional collaborations in scholarly communication, research networking, and research impact.
P5. The Human Element : Bringing people and technology together through IDS
In recent years the Information Delivery Service Project (IDS) has spent considerable time developing new technologies to maximize resource sharing and Interlibrary Loan workflows. They have also expanded their reach outside of New York State to campuses as far away as California. Implementation and support for the project relies heavily on select volunteer mentors throughout the IDS and the variety of strengths they bring to our members. This poster will outline the training and coordination of mentor services and how they can help.
P6. Librarian-Faculty Collaborations: Information Literacy Instruction Across Campus
Lawrence Paretta and Eduardo Rivera
This poster is based on a collaboration between the Library and English Department faculty at LIU Post located in Brookville, NY. Beginning in Fall 2010, department heads from both areas sat down with the goal of creating a partnership that would have a lasting impact. Six years later, the program is thriving and yielding valuable results. The poster will focus on the history of the collaboration, the type of instruction provided and in what ways the partnership benefits the students as well as the academic units involved. Assessment methods and results are also described in detail.
P7. Supporting Research for major Institutional Grants
How librarians can be successful in working on major grant initiatives. This session will provide a description of successful Grant Research from a librarian perspective. Working as the primary researcher with the Principal Investigator to support major grant applications requires particular skillsets. This presentation will review the role of the librarian in providing supporting documentation for major institutional grants. Examples of grants that were awarded: Title III ($5 million) and FITW (First in the World, $2.95 million). Topics reviewed will be: research tasks, supplemental staffing, expedient literature searches and review, data compilation and analysis. This process includes managing the workload while simultaneously fulfilling the needs of the PI and meeting a strict timeline for grant submissions. The poster session will highlight using subscription tools for research as well as using external sources as supplemental data. The most recent grant award involved researching opportunities and working towards undergraduate research placements with four partner institutions which will be detailed. Upcoming tasks such as setting up a research workspace for grant participants in the library will be discussed. The presenter will also review the process of collaborating with campus constituencies for academic support and experiential research.
P8. On the Road to Premier: Planning, Marketing and Assessing for the Binghamton University Libraries
During the Winter to Spring 2016, a planning, marketing and assessment project was performed at the Binghamton University Libraries. The process, findings and recommendations will be outlined on the poster. Suggestions, guidelines, and resources on how to complete a similar project at your library will also be shared.
P9. Getting HIP: Aligning Library Resources and Services to Support High Impact Practices
Alice Wilson, Katie DeRusso, Andrea Kingston
This poster session will highlight how the librarians at Monroe Community College (MCC) help support the integration of high impact practices (HIPs) into the college’s curriculum. HIPs include a variety of defined learning experiences that have been shown to have a positive impact on student engagement and retention, especially among historically underserved students. Examples of HIPs that have been implemented at MCC include undergraduate research, writing-intensive courses, learning communities, and service and global learning. Join us and share your experiences with HIPs on your campus and consider how you can further enhance your library’s support for these innovative learning opportunities.
P10. READstricted: Banned Books Week 2015
I want to highlight the fun and creative programming we instituted for Banned Books Week 2015. Our programs were meant to not only bring awareness of the fact that books are still being challenged across the US each year, but to also start a discourse with students where they had the opportunity to apply critical thinking to this social issue. Students were able to both actively and passively participate in several activities throughout the week, and staff were able to enter in to many lively discussions with students on the topic.
P11. There’s gold in them thar hills! Using GoldRush for better collection development
Joe Riggie and Katie Bertel
Collection development requires access to easily manipulated data regarding your collection and the collections of peer institutions. Existing tools, including SCS’s GreenGlass and OCLC’s Worldshare Collection Evaluation tool, are too expensive for many libraries to even consider. The WNYLRC Resource Sharing Committee investigated other options available for libraries interested in better data for collection development and initiated a pilot program with GOLDRUSH from the Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries. GOLDRUSH provides a common platform for libraries to analyze collections. This poster will explore current and projected uses for GOLDRUSH data.
P12. Biblio-Archaeology: Rediscovering and Researching Old Books in Undergraduate Writing Classes
As part of a First Year Academic Research and Writing course, I designed a four-week long unit on “old and forgotten books” from the 18th to 20th centuries at the Fairleigh Dickinson Giovatto Library. Nineteen students were given instructions on handling the texts, then permitted to adopt a old book to “explore and unearth” its secrets. Students were required to complete a seven-page book anatomy/history worksheet based off of RBMS and DCRM(B) cataloging requirements and do simple research on one interesting factor of their books (author, publisher, topic, etc.). Finally, the students complied the information from both the worksheet and research into individual blog entries to explain the significance of their adopted books in either a university-related or historical context.
P13. Working Title: ABCs of Combining Access & Reference Services & IT into a Single Service Point
Jennifer DeVito and Laura Costello
The poster will identify considerations for creating a single point of service in an academic library: assessing user needs, benefits of single service points, and collaboration between departments. Stony Brook University Libraries is creating a single service desk as part of a renovation that will combine access services, reference and research services and IT support in one centrally located service desk. This unified approach makes library and other support services easier for patrons to identify and use.
P14. IR Practices in ARL Libraries
Since 2002, when DSpace and other institutional repository (IR) software became available, an increasing number of research libraries have established institutional repositories. A study conducted in 2015 indicated that there were 102 academic members of the Association of Research Libraries undertaking IR initiatives. This poster will present the research results focusing on issues such as platform, content, usability, user involvement, and challenges.
P15. Texts of Ritual Magic: Challenges for the Librarian
Books of magic are common props in TV and movies, but real-life examples are being rediscovered in library collections across the world, including some very close to us. Such materials bring with them special challenges and opportunities for cataloguers, special collections librarians, archivists, and other library faculty and staff. This poster will discuss the findings from visiting archives at the University College of London, the University of Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center, and others, along with their implications for describing, cataloguing, preserving, and securing what are often rare or unique materials.
P16. Students, Textbooks, and Open Education Resources: Can We Afford Not to Listen?
Affordability and accessibility for students is an important SUNY-wide initiative, and a potentially important aspect of student retention. In order to measure the impact of textbook issues on students, Buffalo State surveyed the student body about their academic success and persistence related to textbook cost and availability. We also surveyed faculty members to better understand their needs and preferences related to textbooks and other resources. This poster will highlight results of our textbook surveys as well as the strategies our institution used to increase awareness and use of OER on campus.
P17. Converging on nutrition education competencies: Aligning library instruction with undergraduate professional program requirements
Lee Ann Fullington
The BS in Nutrition at Brooklyn College adheres to the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) Knowledge Requirements for Dietetics practice (KRDs). Throughout the program, students develop research skills underpinned by these competencies and these skills are key to their professional practices. The Health Sciences Librarian and Nutrition faculty are collaborating on a new program to scaffold research skills instruction across required courses in the BS program. This poster will detail the development of the library instruction modules and how students’ skills will be built over the course of the program.
P18. Bridging the Gap: Embedding Information Literacy in First-Year Experience Programs
First-Year Experience (FYE) programs, a common offering at universities across the country, offer students an enriched environment allowing for an engaging experience as they acclimate to college. Guttman Community College, CUNY was envisioned as a community college that embraces experiential learning and employs FYE programming as a means to improve graduation rates and career success for its students. The college model offers a unique opportunity to create an Information Literacy (IL) program that is integrated across the curriculum. This presentation will discuss the model, how the IL program is being developed, and how it is being embedded across the curriculum.
P19. Taking it outside: Interacting with librarians outside of their usual habitat!
Spreading the message that the library has resources, services and friendly librarians willing to help can be a challenge especially when trying to reach those who never step through the door. GCC has a roving cart that allows librarians to travel outside the library to increase student engagement. This year, we instituted themed roving weeks. A part-time Reference Librarian acts as point person for the week developing signage, a daily trivia contest with prizes, and a mobile book display. We celebrated Halloween, the release of the new Star Wars movie and Super Tuesday! Having a fun focal point has proven to be a useful way to initiate contact and encourage follow-up interactions with students, faculty and staff.
P20. Scaling up OER Publishing with a Networked Approach
Kate Pitcher and Allison Brown
This poster will visually outline development of long-term sustainability and operations plans for an open access textbooks publishing program. Open SUNY Textbooks (OST) was initially awarded IITG grant money and participating library contributions to fund author and peer review incentives and copy editing services. SUNY Geneseo, along with partner SUNY libraries, are developing a scaled-up, networked approach to digital learning and publishing development within the system, using curated OER content, course supports, editorial services, and instructional technology development and design, based on a new funding model. Our poster will describe these collaborations already under way in SUNY and share OST’s developing business model to fund open educational resources and publishing.
P21. Digital Special Collections
This poster will showcase how Buffalo State was able to utilize its institutional repository in order to showcase various special collections. These special collections include “The Madeline Davis Gay, Lesbian, Transgender Archives,” “The Drzewieniecki Collections,” and a collection of letters written by President Grover Cleveland.
P22. Converging Research: Exploring the possible convergence of two different studies looking at information literacy instruction
In spring 2013 a student survey was administered to look at the impact and possible relationships among our information literacy services and programs. More recently data about students in our one-shot library sessions from spring 2014 was reviewed. While the purpose, method, and timing vary between these two studies, enough overlap exists to warrant exploration to see if data obtained or viewed from either of these perspectives can be used to bolster or undermine their findings.
P23. Assessment: One student at a time
Traditionally, communicating value has meant recording gate counts, number of classes taught, number of items circulated, number of reference interactions, and other use statistics. With declining numbers in these measures, there may be new ways of demonstrating the impact that librarians are having on our campus communities. This poster presentation will introduce some non-traditional qualitative measures of librarian impact on the student educational experience.
P24. The student project problem: Identifying opportunities for use of collections digitized by LIS students at St. John’s University
Library and Information Science graduate students at St. John’s University participate in the Academic Service-Learning (AS-L) program as a component of many of their courses. While completing an AS-L project at the Marymount Manhattan College archives in Fall 2015, I found that several semesters-worth of digitized objects were sitting in digital folders, unused and inaccessible. This poster identifies current opportunities for use of collections digitized by LIS students for their AS-L projects in academic settings, such as open educational resources and outreach to faculty.
P25. Empire Archival Discovery Cooperative
The development of the Empire Archival Discovery Cooperative (Empire ADC) demonstrates how information professionals can and have worked collaboratively to achieve a common goal – in this case, building a repository, index, and community of practice that facilitates access to New York State finding aids through a single interface. Since 2013, the Empire State Library Network (ESLN, formerly the NY 3R’s Association, Inc.) has collaborated with archival professionals from around the state to bring this project to fruition. This poster serves as a case study in collaboration, visualizing the project from conception through its beta prototype at empireadc.org.