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Lightning Talks - Friday, April 19th

2:15-3:30 pm

Room: Richmond Hall


Hot Dog/Not a Hot Dog: Ingredients of Library Tech

Jay Dougherty, UW-Parkside, Kenosha

A quick look at the ingredients of some library software, how to determine what works for your institution and how to avoid pitfalls.

Ace Your Television Interview

Roxanne Backowski, UW-Eau Claire

After you’ve connected, collaborated and created an innovative library project, the local media hears about your endeavor and wants to do a story. Minutes later you are in front of a local reporter or a campus marketing professional with a camera trained on you. Are you prepared for the camera’s glare? This talk will share tips to help you ace your media interview.

Get Stuff Done @jdhlibrary - A Slow Burn

Stephanie Warden, UW- Superior

Though a partnership with the Writing and Educational Success Centers seems like a given, no such relationship had been established at UW-Superior. Over the course of a year, we were able to establish one leveraging the allure of an existing library event, Get Stuff Done @jdhlibrary. This talk will cover the complications, failures and successes of reaching beyond the library for collaborative partners.

Twenty-Five Years as a Wisconsin Academic Librarian: Five Things I’ve Learned

Jeff Ellair, UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus

He will provide a five-minute reflection on a quarter-century of UW-Sheboygan librarianship.

It's About Time: New College Students, Research and Time Management

Robin Miller, UW-Eau Claire

Managing time is a challenge for everyone. For new college students, learning how to manage time in a new environment brings up a range of anxiety. At UW-Eau Claire, freshmen have listed "time management" in their top five worries for multiple years in a row. Is time management an individual responsibility, or can academic libraries bolster students' organizational skills in order to impact retention and academic success? Let's discuss.

Introducing Fake News

Matthew Coan, Madison College

In the summer of 2017, the teaching librarians of Madison College decided to include a discussion of Fake News in the course of their teaching library sessions with Intro to College Writing (ICW) courses. Their hope was that they could tap into the media coverage of how Fake News influenced the 2016 Election and create library instruction that was more relevant to current events. They also scrapped the existing model of evaluating source material with these classes for the highly-popular CRAAP test. Finally, they created three tutorials about Fake News that were used in conjunction with in-person discussion and practice. Despite all their efforts, results were mixed.

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