Lightning Talks

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Friday, 2:15-3:30pm - Grand Libelle BC

The Lightning Talks program is for topics shorter than a full presentation or poster. Each presenter will have 5 minutes to speak on their topic. PowerPoint slides will be gathered ahead of time and presented as one continuous presentation, with an emcee coordinating the talks and delegating time.

Fighting Fake News with the Framework

Kate Hinnant (University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire)

A complex information landscape requires more than a checklist or a map.


Library Directing: A Skills Inventory

Anna Stadick (University of Wisconsin - Parkside)

Two years ago the UW-Parkside library director position fell vacant and Anna Stadick, an archivist, suddenly became the interim director. [What were they thinking?!?] In this talk, Anna will address the knowledge and abilities she brought to the job what she still needs -- and what she doesn't. She will also give a tour of what the job involves to encourage interest among academic librarians and archivists in library leadership.

Putting Your User Research to Work

Leah Ujda (Widen Enterprises)

Many libraries are embracing a Design Thinking mindset. This requires investment of time and resources to develop empathy for users and explore multiple alternatives before deciding on a solution. Moving from user empathy to solution development can be difficult without any structure around the process. Inspired by the book Value Proposition Design by Osterwalder et al, Leah Ujda will share a framework for mapping user needs to solutions that create real value.

Getting to the Heart of Driving Change

Jennifer Chamberlain (University of Wisconsin Colleges)

While we know that the only constant in life is change, why is it so hard for many of us? Change management expert John Kotter suggests successful change appeals to people’s hearts not their heads. Jennifer Chamberlain will use the recent UW Colleges restructuring and the urgency of that change as a backdrop for learning (often the hard way) several important leadership lessons, such as: recognizing the power of people's emotions, culture is not the first thing to change but the last, vision does not rise out of budget cuts or the quest for efficiencies – transformational change occurs when the process brings everyone together with a common focus on mission and service.


How to Support Distance Education Without Teaching Online

Shauna Edson (University of Wisconsin - Parkside)

Do you struggle to get on faculty’s radar for online research instruction? Many of us do! There are other ways to support online programs while you work on building rapport with faculty. Contributing to faculty workshops, collaborations with instructional designers, creating self-paced research tutorials and facilitating peer trainings can all be great ways to build up library services for distance education.

Five Tips for Effective Library Sessions When the Faculty are Absent

Jeff Ellair (University of Wisconsin - Sheboygan)

Due to a variety of reasons, a librarian may sometimes teach an information literacy session for a class when the faculty member is not able to attend with his/her students.  This can present some heightened classroom management issues which can wear down the best of instruction librarians.  Jeff will share five strategies he has found helpful to maintain sanity and to increase student attention and productivity in situations as these.


An Academic Makerspace: One Year Later

Angela M. Vanden Elzen (Lawrence University)

Makerspaces and 3D printers have been a topic of conversation among librarians for the past few years, though the conversation tends to shift toward setting up a space and planning activities. This brief presentation will cover ongoing considerations that we've discovered after having an academic makerspace officially up and running at Lawrence University for just over a year.


CPU gets an upgrade!  A New Way of Looking at Cost-Per-Use

Nancy Bennett (Carroll University)

Journal Usage Statistics are ever-changing and ever-important. During a mandatory 10% cut in our journals, Nancy Bennett devised a new "Cost-Per-Use as a % of Total Cost" (CPU%) statistic to find the low-cost low-usage journals that traditionally get overlooked in traditional "Cost-Per-Use" (CPU) evaluation.


Implications of Consumer Health Information Seeking to Biomedical Professionals

Musa Dauda Hassan (University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee)

The Internet today serves as a common resource for information acquisition and dissemination, which the patient and consumer use to access health-related information. Ordinarily, healthcare professionals, by their training in the field, were identified as the main source providers of health information to patients, including advice, diagnosis, prognosis and treatment options. Unfortunately, many patients feel better using the Internet as an alternative. Keeping away from reliance on healthcare professionals with information about their health conditions made healthcare professionals' work obsolete among consumers and created negative consequences to public health. This study review highlights some of the implications of the Internet searching and seeking behavior of consumer health posed to society today.