Poster Session and Reception

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Poster Session Reception- Thursday, April 18th

2:15 - 4:00 pm

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


Connecting Students with New Experiences through Backpack Kits*

Katelyn Sabelko, Greta Zimmermann, Stephanie Zalewski, (all at Edgewood College and the University of Wisconsin-Madison iSchool)

This poster will show how circulating activity kits were created for the students at Edgewood College’s Oscar Rennebohm Library. We will share how we collaborated with the campus community to gather items, created each kit to appeal to a different interest, and sought to connect students to each other, nature and new hobbies. With activities ranging from hiking to knitting to gaming, our activity kits will encourage other academic libraries to think creatively about connecting students with new experiences. In our poster, we will share how our project came together, what we learned along the way, and how we plan to improve our kits in the future. Additionally, we will provide resources for other libraries to adapt our project in similar low-cost, high-impact ways.

Creating a New Methodology for Continuing Resources Review

Lynne Jones, Karen Jander (both at UW-Milwaukee)

In December of 2018, a four-person task force from the Collection & Resource Management Division of UW-Milwaukee Libraries began the process of putting together a new methodology for reviewing continuing resources. Our aim was to create a holistic, easily repeatable process that would cover all types of continuing resources – databases (traditional and non-traditional), e-journals, print journals and standing orders of all formats. While a technical services project, the process required collaboration with, and input from, different library units and stakeholders. This poster will outline our final criteria (including a way to measure research and curricular need), our data collection, collaborative opportunities and our final evaluative data tool. In addition, we will highlight some lessons learned and things we will do differently in the future.

Gimmicks for a Student Orientation Resources Fair

Jeff Ellair, UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus

Invited to participate in the Campus Resources & Involvement Fair for new student orientation, Jeff brainstormed ideas to draw student attention to the library’s assigned booth space. He created a poster to highlight the library’s physical spaces and staff resources, utilizing personalities from pop culture to speak toward certain features. (Example: Ed Sheeran is “in love with the shape of . . . study carrels!”) In addition, he created “University Library Value Coupons,” which students randomly selected from a container as they passed by. Coupons highlight specific library services and offer such items as a free Tootsie Pop, free printing help or the ability to opt-out of being called-on during a future BI session. The poster and coupons have already been created; why not share them at WAAL?

Growth Mindset & the Information Literacy Framework: Growing Introductory English Library Instruction at UW-Whitewater and UW-Whitewater at Rock County

Diana Shull, UW-Whitewater

This poster presents information about new interactive tutorials with built-in formative and summative assessments, in-class activities, an instructional plan and a rubric that will guide English 102 information literacy instruction. These tutorials and activities were designed to promote a growth mindset in students and to encourage future development of information literacy skills. Spurred on by University of Wisconsin restructuring and the need to meld the UW-Whitewater and UW-Whitewater at Rock County campuses, two libraries will use these tools to help students learn the skills and concepts that will make them more successful in traversing the 21st century information highway.


Library Learning Analytics: Implemented Practices vs. Student Expectations*

Aubree Tillett, UW-Milwaukee

Learning analytics is a data mining practice gaining popularity in higher education institutions (HEIs) and academic libraries. Library data mining practices do not always align with student expectations nor are students aware of data mining practices. This poster analyzes privacy policies implemented at both UW-Madison and UW-Milwaukee libraries in order to identify what mechanisms are in place, if any, that require student consent in data collection. This evaluation is then compared to interview data gathered at each site from undergraduate students who discuss their awareness of and expectations for data mining practices, particularly in regards to consent.


License to ILL: Do Patrons Rely on Interlibrary Loan Too Much?

Troy Espe, Rebecca Wisniewski (both at UW-Stevens Point)

UW-Stevens Point Library fills nearly half of its interlibrary-loan article requests internally. The library owns the article, but the patron can’t — or won’t — find it. Is this problematic or positive? The poster will explore the data to examine ILL’s role in discovery.

Passport to Student Engagement

Elisa Coghlan, Eric Kowalik, Kate Otto, Taylor Ralph (all at Marquette University, Milwaukee)

At the beginning of the Fall 2018 semester, the Raynor Memorial Libraries started a contest called the “passport program.” Each week students could stamp a virtual "passport," learn a fun fact about the library and offer their answer to a weekly question. The student responses and a leaderboard were updated weekly on a LibGuide. Near the end of the semester, participants were entered into a raffle for a personal study room with snacks during finals week. We will explain how the program was developed and marketed, as well as plans for expansion in coming semesters.


Preservation, Collaboration and Visualization: How a Book Becomes an Experience

Morgan Witte, Anne Moser (both at University of Wisconsin-Madison)

People of the Sturgeon is a tale of the cultural and scientific history of an iconic Wisconsin fish, the lake sturgeon. An ESRI Story Map, presented at WAAL in 2015, was the first project in what became a series inspired by the book. The Wisconsin Water Library preserved interviews with local figures, collected during the writing of the book, as oral histories in the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections open repository. Wisconsin Water Library and Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts collaborated on a unique exhibit of fine art, spearing equipment, decoys and memorabilia that presents the sturgeon story in another medium. The Story Map is being revamped to incorporate oral histories and highlight the importance of visualization for place-based stories. The three components – oral history preservation, artistic collaboration and Story Map visualization – reach distinct audiences and demonstrate the value of auditory, visual, and experiential learning in outreach and education.

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