Poster Session and Reception

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Thursday, 2:00-4:00pm, Sandstone

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

Building and Managing Digital Collections with CWIS*

Molly McBride, Michelle Hagenbaugh & Katrina Linde-Moriarty (UW-Madison)

UW-Madison graduate student staff from the Internet Scout Research Group will present on the CWIS digital library software and demonstrate its utility in managing academic resource collections.

The Collection Workflow Integration System (CWIS) is free, open source software designed to assemble, organize, and share information resources. Individuals will learn how this turnkey web-based software package can be easily installed and configured to meet the needs of their collections. The capabilities of CWIS will be demonstrated through the ATE Central resource portal, an information hub for the National Science Foundation's Advanced Technological Education (ATE) grantee community; ATE Central disseminates the curriculum, professional development materials, videos, and learning objects created through the ATE program. This online repository not only showcases the ease and adaptability of the CWIS software in organizing and sharing digital resources, but also serves as a database of science and technology materials open to all. 

Building Identity for Library Research Services*

Cameron Cook (UW-Madison SLIS)

This poster will highlight the well-received image revitalization undertaken in 2015 by Research Data Services, an interdisciplinary campus-wide group committed to advancing research data management practice on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. The poster will show that creating a stronger identity and presence within your field or user community is not only a valuable undertaking, but one that is also achievable. Crafting an identity does not require high technical skills or difficult software, but a strategic plan and organizational will towards crafting a brand with a strong organizational presence and readily identifiable image on your campus. The poster will provide examples of tools, workflows, and simple design and content strategies used in our identity redesign for other library or research services looking to make similar marketing changes.


Building Strategic Partnerships and Supporting Student Learning. An Embedded Librarianship Approach

Liz Humrickhouse-Lee (UW-LaCrosse)

Male nurses during World War II, Russian & Wisconsin sister cities, and the La Crosse, WI red light district. All UWL History 490 capstone projects and all in need of an embedded librarian. In the spring of 2015, Liz Humrickhouse-Lee, Murphy Library Instructional Technology Librarian, partnered with the UWL History department to serve as the embedded librarian for their capstone course. What ensued was an exploration of student research topics and a strategic partnership with History professors to help guide student capstone projects.

Murphy Library’s embedded librarian program has grown quickly and has morphed from one librarian embedded in a single class to two librarians embedded in five classes and spanning two departments. This poster will outline how to identify and build strategic partnerships for embedded librarianship. It will also include details on how to successfully implement an online embedded librarianship program, as well as how to manage program growth.


“But Do You Have a Real Copy?”: Challenging Assumptions About Undergraduate Reading Preferences*

Katlyn Griffin (UW-Madison SLIS)

The phrase “digital native” began to permeate academic library literature when it was first coined in 2001. With the introduction of this phrase, it became easy for academic librarians to make assumptions about undergraduate patrons’ technology skills and preferences. We assume that the students who grew up with the internet want to do everything online. However, after telling a student there is an e-book, many of us have heard “But do you have a real book?” In this poster, I share the results of my research on reading preferences of undergraduates, taken from both library and higher education literature. 

Comparing Library Space Usage Across Campuses 

Ane Carriveau (UW-Fox Valley); Yvonne Niesen (UW-Colleges); Scott Silet (UW-Waukesha)

In Fall 2015, each of the 13 UW-Colleges libraries performed a space assessment to find out how our libraries were used prior to implementation of a learning commons model.  The UWC Library Council Assessment committee was also interested in ways we could holistically look at and compare usage across the campuses which vary in size. The poster will show what we learned about usage at the UW-Colleges libraries and how we were able to compare campuses of different sizes.

Connecting Services and Spaces: Analyzing Usage of the SLIS Laboratory Library*

Anjali Bhasin (UW-Madison), Kaitlin Svabek, Kayleen Jones, Madeline Tyner, Chloe Prosser (UW-Madison SLIS)

As higher education and the use of academic libraries change, libraries are being challenged to evaluate the use and design of library spaces. At the School of Library and Information Studies Library, we implemented a system to evaluate how the physical spaces in our library are being utilized by patrons. As a result, we have been able to better understand patron behavior and values, which has allowed us to think deeply about service design in our space. Come learn about the methodology and results of our evaluation system and how they might be applied to your own library.  

Cross-lingual tag analysis of English-tagged literature written in English and Korean*

Inkyung Choi & Laura Elien Ridenour (UW-Milwaukee SOIS)

Information science is itself an interdisciplinary field; researchers bring unique backgrounds, methodologies, and perspectives into their work. International perspectives are reflected in literature produced in this field. As discussed by Beak, et al (2013), language barriers and differing concepts for terms can cause misunderstandings in international scholarship within the field. With increasing globalization of science, Korean academic journals started adding English abstracts and keywords in order to appear in internationally vended databases in the early 2000’s (Park, et al. 2012). In this study, we provide a preliminary analysis of bridging cross-cultural and interdisciplinary areas by comparing cross-lingual subject access by keywords of three identified siloed disciplines within information science. English and Korean keywords for journal articles were compared for English tags. Languages and identified silos were compared for areas of conceptual overlap based on expert-assigned keywords.

Digital Outreach and Digital Archival Collections: A Symbiosis

Elisa Coghlan (Marquette University)

Look anywhere on the web, and you’ll see a plethora of images, images, images—images are the lingua franca of our digital age. For academic libraries, creative use of images is becoming essential to effectively engaging online with our students, faculty, and other patrons. But finding compelling images to use—especially with little budget or time—is often easier said than done. As it turns out, a valuable resource may be right under your own roof: special collections. Your special collections unit likely has interesting, unique images tucked away in their digitized archival materials, and chances are they would love opportunities to showcase them. Stop by to find win-win ideas for developing engaging digital content for your library that also highlights your library’s unique digitized collections. 

Engaging All Staff: Integrating Diversity & Inclusivity Efforts into Existing Workflows

Carrie Kruse, Pamela O'Donnell & Trisha Prosise (UW-Madison)

Diversity & Inclusion work is often undertaken as a siloed activity which can result in one-off initiatives with little staff support or engagement. Learn from College Library’s continuing efforts to integrate diversity-related initiatives into all aspects of our work that help us be as welcoming and inclusive as possible. By integrating Diversity & Inclusion efforts into existing structures and workflows, library staff strive to view all library services and resources through a lens that addresses previously unnoticed aspects of privilege or exclusion. With this approach, all staff, including student employees, are empowered to suggest ideas and participate in the process of continually improving College Library.

Hacking and Yacking <Digital> Texts: </Digital> Scholarship as Conversation

Andrew Prellwitz (Ripon College)

Digital Scholarship, Digital Humanities, Digital Liberal Arts—whatever you decide to call it—is an increasingly large part of the research conversation.  How do we make an effort to get students involved?  In the fall 2015, Ripon College offered an interdisciplinary course titled Hacking and Yacking </Digital> Texts taught by librarian faculty. This poster will present a for-credit course as a means of integrating digital scholarship into the undergraduate curriculum. 

Health & Wellness Initiatives at UW-W Andersen Library

Rebecca Jones (UW-Whitewater)

College is a hectic time.  Between classes, work, homework, and a social life, there isn’t a whole lot of down time.  It’s important for students to make their own mental and physical health a priority. The UW-Whitewater Andersen Library has focused on filling this need for students through programming, equipment, and partnerships.  In the last two years we have added 16 yoga balls, a treadmill desk, 3 standing desks, 2 sets of stationary bike pedals.  We have also worked with the University Health and Counseling Services department on campus to host yoga, healthy snack samples, minute-to-win-it games, and more.  We provide weekly pet therapy, two weeks of finals activities each semester, crafts, adult coloring, and other one-time programming.  Stop by to learn more about this initiative.

Hmong Students Library Anxiety in Higher Education*

Xou Lee Va Vang (UW-Milwaukee)

Library anxiety is a common fear hindering student’s ability to use library resources effectively. While there are plenty of library anxiety research studies conducted in the past, this small study focuses on Wisconsin’s overlooked Hmong student population in higher education. This study was developed from noticing Hmong student’s lack of interest in library resources being offered in Milwaukee academic institutions. Onwuegbuzie and Jiao discovered students who speak English as a second language have a higher risk for library anxiety. This lead to a research study recruiting four Hmong students to be interviewed individually using 12 open-ended questions. The poster will provide unique results, how to further this study, and recommendations for academic libraries. 


In the Deep End Together: Visual lessons from working with a diverse team on a collection development project

Erin Anthony (UW-Madison)

How does a library staff consolidate three floors’ worth of materials onto the limited shelves of a storage facility and a single floor of a library? 

The answer to this riddle is on the poster!

In spring of 2014, Wendt Commons Library staff were tasked with a collection development challenge. A majority of the library’s collection needed to be pulled and analyzed for storage, and sometimes additional steps including barcoding, cataloging, and processing were required.

This poster will present visual blueprints of processes and workflows developed by Wendt staff to divide a seemingly insurmountable project into easier-to-achieve tasks. The poster will also illustrate how a division of work created opportunities for collaboration, including between librarians and student staff.

The visualizations presented in this poster will be useful for librarians attempting to make sense of their own large-scale projects.


Life-cycle of Faculty-Library Relationships: Building, Maintaining, and Restoring Trust 

Elizabeth M. Lang & Danelle J. Orange (Carthage College)

Faculty- Library relationships are valuable for both groups, however, building, maintaining and restoring these ties can be difficult.  In this poster, we propose a life-cycle approach to each of these critical components of a liaison program. The life-cycle begins by building relationships while transitioning new faculty to the institution, creating faculty development opportunities, finding key faculty allies, and advertising library services as a component of effective learning. Maintenance is the day-to-day operations of the library, which include cultivating off-campus relationships, involving faculty in decision-making, participating like faculty by attending key meetings and working in committees, and implementing an embedded librarian system.  All of this work becomes important when crises occur, libraries must manage their message, fix the problems, refine their services, and prove there’s been change. By building and maintaining bonds when things are going well, libraries are able to approach crises more effectively and are able to mitigate the fallout.

Online Library presence at a Technical College

Michelle Gullickson (ITT Technical Institute)

My presentation will focus on our “Virtual Library,” which includes the typical database/research capabilities of an online academic collection. For this poster session, I would like to focus on the other resources embedded in our virtual library, (especially career-oriented resources), and describe why the collected resources can be quite helpful to students aspiring toward a career. In my opinion, many four-year schools and tech schools could consider adopting some of the emphasis on career/professional resources on their libraries’ page. I plan to collect some feedback and observations from our students, so that I can provide the audience with their perspective on using a virtual interface such as this during their journey toward a career.

Promotion of Foreign Language Films via Bibliography Management Software Marquee

Rose Trupiano (Marquette University)

Locating foreign films (both feature and documentaries/historical films) in an online catalog may be onerous or time-consuming for those who would prefer to browse titles.  To help patrons discover library holdings of Spanish language feature films and Spanish or Latin American historical films/documentaries, bibliographies were created with the bibliographic management program, RefWorks.  Patrons can now easily scan through reference lists containing film titles and abstracts including live links to the films’ catalog records so that availability and full catalog record information can be accessed immediately. To create the bibliographies, the films' online catalog records were exported into RefWorks and edited.  A citation style was customized so that all bibliographies are formatted uniformly with key pieces of information including the live catalog links. The result is a win-win situation –promotion of the Libraries’ Spanish film collection and easy discovery by patrons.

RADD: Recovering Analog and Digital Data

Dorothea Salo & Anjali Bhasin (UW-Madison)

Got A/V? Got floppy disks? Of course you do. Need to rescue them? RADD! 

Recovering Analog and Digital Data (RADD) is the newest addition to the SLIS Library. RADD is helping UW-Madison students and staff as well as cultural-heritage organizations across Wisconsin digitize audiovisual materials and rescue data from obsolete digital-storage media. RADD has won a 2015 Madison Magazine Social Innovation award and a 2016 Baldwin Wisconsin Idea grant. Learn more about RADD and how it can benefit the larger library community!

Recreational Reading Collections in Academic Libraries*

C. Callewaert (UW-Madison SLIS)

Over 70% of academic libraries surveyed in the United States report having some kind of recreational reading collection for students. These collections have proven beneficial for students in two key ways: reducing stress and improving academic performance. But are students using their academic libraries in order to obtain recreational reading material? In reality, not that many are. Sometimes this is because students are unaware of what the library has, and in other cases, the library does not have a recreational reading collection.

This poster explores developing and promoting recreational reading collections to university students. I will also confront some common issues around starting these collections such as lack of funds or lack of space. Come and learn about the benefits of recreational reading in academic libraries and what academic library collections can do to encourage students to read, conform to user need, and draw college students into the library.

Setting Up an Academic Makerspace: A How-To Poster

Angela M. Vanden Elzen (Lawrence University)

With the help of funding from the Associated Colleges of the Midwest, Lawrence University recently set up the Interdisciplinary Makerspace for Engaged Learning in the Seeley G. Mudd Library. Setting up a makerspace in an academic library requires the consideration of many factors- from scheduling equipment use, purchasing and organizing tools, working with professors, making the best use of available space, and much more. Our poster will outline some of the important considerations to know when setting up an academic makerspace. The poster display will also include images and objects that were created for class projects and independent studies.

Spaced Out: The Cheap and Unscientific Science Behind Library Use Mapping

John Pollitz & Kati Golden (UW-Eau Claire)

Budgets are tight.  Furniture is expensive.  But the Space Planning Committee at UW-Eau Claire’s McIntyre Library figured out how to best use the furniture available in a way that would best address what students need and want in THEIR LIBRARY. By mapping our space use in the library on an annual basis we learned how and where students prefer to work, what we were lacking, and it allowed us to have a plan in place when some funding did find its way into the library’s budget.  What began as a way to determine how to move already-owned furniture around in the building based on student use, has now resulted in the revamping of the library’s first floor, including a renovation of the Circulation Desk, and the creation of a popular “living room.”  This poster will focus on the nuts and bolts of how we completed our use counts, will include samples of maps used, statistical graphs and charts, and photos and of the spaces before and after. 

Supporting Research Data Needs of the Gibbs Land Use and Environment Lab*

Abby Ward, Katlyn Griffin, Tina Rising, Shalini Ramachandran, Kate Norris (UW-Madison SLIS)

Responsible data management is essential to success of our campus research communities, and libraries and librarians are in a unique position to support that work.  In this poster, five graduate students will share our experiences working to develop a data management plan for the Gibbs Land Use and Environment Lab at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies. The focus of our work was developing a plan to prepare the research team to manage additional field data that will be collected over the next five years, including a standard for file naming, a process for versioning control, and suggestions for preservation. 

TattooCore: A Metadata Schema for Tattoos*

Marisa Glazier (UW-Milwaukee SOIS)

"Do you have a tattoo? If so, how would you describe it? What are the most important aspects to describe? What terminology would you use? What hashtags would you use to post or search your tattoo on Instagram?

My unique study focuses on creating a taxonomy of tattoos. From user-generated content, I also created a Dublin Core inspired metadata schema for tattoos, which I have named Tattoo Core.

The data was compiled from interviewing a small number of people with tattoos and tattoo artists, as well as other formal and informal sources.


What's in Your Collection? Untapped Sources for Genealogy and Local History Research

Anne Kasuboski (UW-Green Bay - Retired)

Our first thought when asked for help with genealogy or local history questions might be to refer the patron to our archives department.  But there are many sources right at our fingertips that can be useful to our clients, particularly if our archives department has more limited hours.  From Badgerlink databases and government publications to the UW Digital Collections, many print and digital resources are at our disposal. This poster will showcase some of the resources that might not immediately spring to mind, such as JSTOR, the U.S. Serial Set, Newspaper Archive database, The Territorial Papers of the U.S. and more.