Poster Session and Reception

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Thursday, 2:30-4:00pm, Ballroom North and Normandy

All posters listed with an asterisk (*) have the designation of student category, including those which have both student and professional presenters.

Anyone?.... Anyone?..... Bueller?

Joe Pirillo, Lakeland College

Information literacy instruction need not be as boring as watching paint dry. 157 academic librarians shared their thoughts on student motivation, their biggest motivational hurdles and how they strive to capture and retain student attention in the information literacy classroom. Three key themes emerged: assignment alignment, rapport development and active learning.
 

Building a DIY Book Scanner*

Abby Ward, Hanwen Dong, and Ryan Welle (all at UW-Madison SLIS)

In this age of budget cuts and limited funding, do-it-yourself projects and partnerships can be a viable way to get the most out of your resources. The UW-Madison SLA Student Chapter group built a DIY book scanner as a service learning project in partnership with Jill Thomas at the Seeley G. Mudd Library at Lawrence University. DIY book scanners use affordable compact cameras and free software to digitize books and other print materials and have been used by the Internet Archive to digitize rare book collections. This poster will detail the process of building and using a DIY book scanner.
 

Building an Evidence Based Practice Tutorial with Open and Recycled Resources

Caitlin Benallack, UW-Milwaukee

Evidence Based Practice (EBP) is a core principle across Nursing and Health Sciences. It shapes the way health professionals search for and use information. This poster will examine how we combined Open Educational Resources with recycled materials from our institution to create a new EBP tutorial. The tutorial extends the subject expertise of our Nursing and Health Sciences Librarian beyond traditional instruction and consultations, and supports UWM's expanding Health Science and Nursing programs.

After constructing the tutorial's student learning outcomes, we asked ourselves if the learning objects we needed already existed somewhere (most of them did!), if we already had them (we had a lot of them!) or if we needed to develop them (only a few!). Using open and recycled resources allowed us to launch the tutorial in a relatively short time, letting us focus on faculty feedback, integration into library instruction and beta testing in course curriculum.
 

Developing a Library Widget for the Campus LMS

Eric Kowalik, Marquette University

In the summer of 2014 the Raynor Memorial Libraries were given the opportunity to add a library widget to all course homepages in Desire2Learn, Marquette's Learning Management System (LMS). The widget, developed with HTML, CSS and jQuery, allows students to search the library catalog and link to various library services such as ILL and E-Reserves directly from within a course site. Recently, Google Analytics has been added to the widget allowing the libraries to analyze usage and student searches by course. Come learn about the development and implementation of this widget. Like what you see? The code is open source and can be downloaded from: https://github.com/MarquetteRML/Library_Catalog_Search_Widget.
 

Digital Exhibits for Special Collections Using Omeka

Anna Michelle Martinez-Montavon, UW-Milwaukee

Digital exhibits are valuable tools that allow libraries to extend their presence beyond a physical location and provide wider access to their collections. This can be especially important for special collections or libraries that can only provide limited, in-person access to their collections. Using open-source, standards-based tools like Omeka to create these exhibits can ensure consistency and increased usability for patrons and librarians alike. This poster explores a six-month project to transition UWM Libraries Special Collections exhibits from HTML webpages to Omeka. It addresses the rationale behind choosing Omeka, the process of designing custom themes and plugins to address the department's needs and the advantages we found to using this platform.
 

Everything I Need to Know About Preservation, I Learned from Grandma (Almost)

Jesse Henderson and Cat Phan (both at UW Digital Collections Center)

Have you been contemplating your digital content? Have you been wondering how it will look years down the road when you bring it up from the cellar? What questions arise when thinking about preserving digital collections? What extra ingredients need to go into a preservation project? Where and how should things be stored? For how long? Do you cook the image or leave it raw? How do you label it? Will you die of botulism if you open it before it's ready? (No, you won't). The University of Wisconsin Digital Collections Center (UWDCC) recently launched a pilot project in collaboration with UW-Madison's Preservation Department to develop best practices and new workflows in utilizing digitization for preservation purposes. This represents a slight shift for the UWDCC's digitization practices from a focus on access to a focus on preservation. Using the metaphor of preserving food, we'll outline the project goals, the partnership between the two units and decisions we've made in metadata and reformatting for digital preservation.
 

Fearless Student Support: Blurring Lines by Collocating Tutoring, Accessibility and Library Services in a Central Learning Commons

Holly Bigelow and Jennifer Chamberlin (both at UW-Washington County)

Budget concerns coupled with impending staffing changes provided the perfect platform for a discussion between the Library and Student Affairs. The UWWC Library and Learning Center (tutoring and accessibility services) are currently located on different floors, yet often serve the same students. The Library and Student Affairs staff quickly recognized advantages for moving the Learning Center into the Library: creates a one-stop shop for students needing help, expands service hours without needing additional staff and potentially changes negative perceptions of who can benefit from visiting the Learning Center. Particularly in a two year public university, the Learning Commons concept can serve as a physical manifestation of our institution's mission to provide access to all students in a highly supportive atmosphere. Despite the work and expense required to retool staff and remodel existing space, the campus feels this collaborative effort will provide more opportunities and awareness of services for our students.
 

The Feminist Librarian: Identifying Opportunities for Social Justice Outreach*

Megan Metcalf, UW-Milwaukee

Locating the academic library as part of a broader epistemological community, I seek to make visible those intersections between tenets of feminist epistemologies and the professional ethics of librarianship. Ultimately, I suggest that librarians can utilize reflexivity in order to critically reflect on their positions of privilege, considering their context in an increasingly information based society. Furthermore, awareness of privilege better enables librarians to respond to the needs of their communities. Once librarians are self-aware of the implications of their position, they can participate in the process of social justice through the design of sophisticated outreach measures. Simultaneously, this allows librarians to fulfill the first tenet of the American Library Association's Code of Ethics, which states that librarians must provide the highest level of service to all library users.
 

Finding Your Flow: Creating Efficient Workflows for Managing Scholarly Literature

Ariel Andrea, UW-Madison

Many students and new faculty are initially overwhelmed by the amount of scholarly reading expected of them. In a time where more papers are being published than ever before, researchers often struggle to read enough of the literature from their discipline, let alone publications coming out of related fields. This poster will focus on using various tools to create new workflows which will help both librarians and their patrons keep current with their respective literature. Mobile apps for library resources will be highlighted.
 

Games and Gaming to Support Student Learning and Information Literacy*

Hannah Lindquist, UW-Madison SLIS

Games and gaming programs are often used to attract new students to the library, to make them feel more comfortable with the library and librarians, and to expose them to other library services. But games in themselves also have great potential for promoting learning, especially interest-driven and connected learning. By making connections between their personal interests, relationships, and academics, games can help students be more engaged in their learning. The academic library, as often a "third place" on campus, can be an ideal setting for this type of learning to happen. This poster reviews how academic librarians are applying games and gaming programs to support student learning, and focuses on how instructional librarians can bring games or elements of game design into information literacy instruction.
 

Glossopoeia: The Preservation and Maintenance Tolkien's Fictional Languages*

April Rodriguez, Madeline Shovers, Kaitlin Springmier and Jiayuan Zhang (all at UW-Madison SLIS)

Linguist David Salo developed research data and analysis of J.R.R.Tolkien-invented language for about 30 years. By adding annotations, classifications and categories, his research allowed him to contribute to the The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films series translating songs, dialogue and inscriptions into Quenya and Sindarin, and developing or expanding languages for Men, Dwarves and Orcs.

However, Salo's research was created without intent for preservation or re-use. Because Salo was desirous to share his research data and findings, UW-Madison SLIS students developed a digital curation plan to organize, annotate, preserve, curate and share Salo's research with fellow linguists and Tolkien enthusiasts. The poster presented will depict the process of planning for digital preservation and curation with regards to research data. Such poster is relevant for preserving endangered languages and cultural artifacts, both fictional and real.
 

Hanging Out/Art at the Library

Kelli Hughes and Pamela O'Donnell (both at UW-Madison)

College Library, as the undergraduate library at a large, diverse campus, has a tradition of seeking connections with its users. Having recently installed an art rail system on three floors of the library, staff have discovered new ways to nurture community and connection with both undergraduate students and campus partners. This poster will highlight artwork, exhibitions, and other visual displays that have helped turn the admittedly brutalist walls of our 1970s building into an engaging space for students and staff alike. From student art to historical photographs to displays which showcase library collections, come see how our cinderblock-centric library was transformed by this flexible installation system and, in turn, fostered outreach opportunities across campus.
 

Helping Children Heal with Stories

Teri Holford-Talpe, UW-LaCrosse

There is power in stories. This informative poster, "Helping Children Heal with Stories", has two objectives: to share some of the recent research on how children's literature can become a vital channel for children to process death, grief and bereavement along with featured children's books; and to suggest another way of re-inventing the value of a children's literature collection in an academic library through creative outreach and collaboration beyond the School of Education. Research has shown that when children read or share stories written specifically on the subject of death, grief, separation and bereavement, they connect to the characters' story in their own way and start their individual journey of processing their own emotions. This research is useful to not only for courses on early childhood development, but also for psychology student studying death, grief and bereavement with children. The poster will also touch on the synergy when text and illustration harmonize.
 

Implementing LibGuides - Strategies for Success

Meghan Dowell, Beloit College

Is your library exploring the possibility of implementing LibGuides? Last fall Meghan Dowell was tasked with the responsibility of implementing LibGuides. She sought out the expertise of others to create a successful introduction method for the institution. After collecting best practices and example guides, the process to assemble the information required to migrate existing resource pages into the LibGuides format and identifying possibilities for new collections began, in the end achieving a successful transition. This poster includes strategies, resources and anecdotal experience about resource identification, template construction, and asset creation to encourage a library's project. Learn from mistakes and triumphs!
 

Law Library 2.0: New Roles in an Evolving World*

Rachel Becker, UW-Madison SLIS

All libraries are changing to meet the evolving needs of their patrons and law libraries are no exception. The law library of the future will be drastically different than today featuring new and innovative services. Many will have very few print resources and more collaborative workspace for students and faculty. Librarians can remain integral members of law school life by taking on new roles and becoming experts in technology and databases. The law librarian can become the expert in legal current legal resource. This poster features Law Library 2.0 as a key component of the college community and one that can be sustained into the future. Law Librarian 2.0 will be a fearless leader of legal resources in law schools.
 

Learn from Librarians how to be a Fearless Fundseeker

Ella Cross, UW-Superior; Pete Gilbert, Lawrence University; Ellen Jacks, UW-Madison; Nerissa Nelson, UW-Stevens Point

Five academic libraries across Wisconsin are part of the Foundation Center's Funding Information Network. The Foundation Center, located in New York, is a leading authority on organized philanthropy and serves grantseekers, grantmakers, and the public. As network partners, they help individuals and organizations learn how to search for potential funders, write grants, and manage their nonprofit organization. Network partners also provide training sessions on and access to the Foundation Directory Online, which profiles 100,000 grantmakers and their funding activities. Locally, many of these partners also provide access to Foundations in Wisconsin, an online and print directory published by the Funding Information Center from Marquette University. Come and learn about this network and how it can help your library and your patrons.
 

A New Way to "Read" a Book – A Story Map Tells the Story of an Epic Fish*

Rachel Berglund, David Hart and Anne Moser (all at UW-Madison)

The Lake Sturgeon is an ancient fish native to the Great Lakes that teetered on the brink of extinction since the late 19th century. This "dinosaur" fish is now thriving after years of careful management by a community of concerned anglers, university researchers and conservation managers. A recent book on this mighty fish, The People of the Sturgeon, also tells a story very much embedded in a particular place – the Lake Winnebago region of east central Wisconsin. Using a Story Map Journal from ESRI, the People of the Sturgeon Story Map uses geography to organize and present the source materials used in the book and to visually engage the reader in a story that intersects art, science and history. The story map includes historical and modern photographs and oral histories.
 

Public Library History Made Digital*

Elzbieta Beck and Bronwen Masemann (both at UW-Madison SLIS)

The SLIS Library at UW-Madison holds a collection of historical library annual reports, consisting of over six hundred titles produced by libraries around the country since the late 19th century. Sixty-one of these titles are the annual reports of public libraries in Wisconsin, including the annual report of the Madison Public Library. The poster provides an overview of the collection, demonstrates its importance for a variety of stakeholders, and describes projects at the SLIS library to improve access to and preservation of the collection. One such project is then examined in detail: the Madison Public Library Annual Reports teaching collection produced by UW Digital Collections and SLIS student Elzbieta Beck in summer 2014. Collaborating with the SLIS Library and Madison Public Library, Beck digitized the MPL's annual reports from 1879-1929, gaining valuable hands-on experience in the challenges of creating a cohesive digital collection, including scope, technology and presentation.
 

The Sandbox: SNC's Makerspace and Technology Showspace*

Kim Boldt and Jaena Manson (both at St. Norbert College)

The Sandbox is currently in phase one of a three semester pilot project to implement a permanent Makerspace in St. Norbert College's library. Participation in this project is a large part of a student internship and an extension of participation in planning "Makers @ the Mulva" events. This project is a result of collaboration between the library and ITS at St. Norbert College. The vision for the Sandbox is in a state of evolution: currently we envision a tech sandbox mixed with organic art materials, programming and a physical safe-space for creativity and failure. The presentation will contain the evolution of the Sandbox, the challenges of creating a permanent Makerspace in an academic setting and our plans for the future.
 

Testing the Waters in the Age of Discovery: Usability Testing to Evaluate a Discovery Service

Jodi Pierre, Cardinal Stritch University

Are students actually using new library search tools the way you expect? Usability testing is a practical way to gain insight into students' behaviors and expectations. Cardinal Stritch University Library recently conducted usability testing for a new discovery service. Students were invited to complete a series of research tasks while thinking out loud and the sessions were recorded using screen capture software and a microphone. The results were enlightening and influenced the configuration of the new discovery service as well as librarians' approach to instruction. This poster will provide an overview of the usability testing process (including the unique challenges that come with testing a search tool), lessons learned and recommendations for other academic libraries.
 

There really is more joy in giving than in receiving! Empowering Student Workers in Our Libraries!

Penny Stuiber, Oconto Falls School District

Do you enjoy that feeling of satisfaction that comes from having completed a job and knowing that it was done well? Do you feel that little inner sense of joy when you know that you have helped someone in need, even with something small? Not all young people have those types of opportunities where they can be that helper without being officially employed. Libraries can be a place where meaningful service learning can happen.

Today's young people keep getting labeled as the "Me Generation" that only cares about themselves; however, there are a lot of young people who would benefit from the opportunity to feel needed and appreciated. By giving students jobs and responsibility in our libraries, they can be empowered with employability skills, responsibility and a sense of intrinsic pride by allowing them to be a functional and integral part of the library team.
 

What about Privacy Literacy? Libraries and Privacy Education in the Digital Age

Jim Jonas, UW-Madison

Librarians are trusted advocates of constitutional rights and the freedom to read. Librarians provide needed instruction for those navigating an increasingly complex information environment. Yet, librarians could be doing more to inform public notions of privacy. Society remains full of threats to personal privacy as well as opportunities to leverage shared information. Whether the topic is Facebook, Google, Amazon or the NSA, people need help protecting and using their personal information. Libraries are well-positioned to provide instruction in privacy literacy. This poster will review privacy issues and present a model for teaching Personal Privacy in the Digital Age.