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Posters Sessions

Poster sessions by LIS graduate students are on Friday, May 4 in the afternoon.


A Student Outreach Team’s Welcome: Developing Peer Library Orientation through Successful Campus Partnerships
Erin Durham @ University of Maryland
- Poster (.pdf)

Undergraduate students can provide a powerful voice in orienting incoming students to library resources. This poster shares best practices for involving undergraduate students and campus partners in library orientation efforts. Undergraduate students offer valuable perspective in addressing the needs and concerns of first-year students. While it can be challenging at times to find an appropriate platform to share student voices, this poster highlights strategies and recommendations for initiating and developing partnerships for successful peer orientation projects that empower both new and returning undergraduate students.

Integrating Feminist Pedagogy into One-Shot Library Instruction Sessions
Annie Dempsey and Kelsey Diemand @ University of Maryland
- Poster (.pptx)

What is feminist pedagogy and what can we do as information literacy instructors to incorporate its techniques into our teaching? How can feminist pedagogy shape our teaching in one-shot instruction sessions and our interactions with students? In our poster we will answer these questions and discuss how these methods can help create a classroom environment and climate where all students have the opportunity to be engaged in the learning process.

Library Makerspaces: Engaging Learners and Supporting Instruction through Exploratory Learning
Sarah Stanhope @ Texas Woman's University

This poster session details Houston Community College (HCC) Central Library’s development of makerspace programming and how these activities provide an entry point to engage students with library resources, encouraging exploration with various disciplines and emerging technologies. This session will explore local and national makerspace programs and their role in increasing information literacy and library engagement. From high-tech 3D printers to low-tech crafts, library makerspaces can engage students and support instruction regardless of available budget or resources. From fostering career exploration to supporting academic success, this session will detail makerspace planning, promotion, and instructional connections.

Mission Critical Pedagogy: #critlib, praxis, and information literacy
Chance Medlin @ Rutgers University
- Poster and related materials (Website)

Explore the intersections of the world of critical pedagogy and the information literacy constellation by learning how you can take one small step away from theory and one giant leap into praxis. Take a space walk through the information literacy framework and discover ways librarians are making a difference in the classroom by putting critical theories into practice. Let’s have a conversation about strategies and efforts of incorporating critical librarianship into our teaching.

New Frontiers: Collaborating with Residential Life to Encourage Sense of Community and Student Success in Learning Communities
Hannah Moody-Goo @ Loyola University Chicago
- Poster (.pptx)

This poster will focus on a collaborative partnership between Residential Life Learning Communities and University Libraries. An intern, who is also a library student, reached out to create relationships with Residential Life. This partnership allowed for the identification of student needs within the Learning Communities, which led to the creation of research guides. These guides are designed to engage students in creating community and meaningful experiences through resources relating to their Learning Community theme. In addition, this poster will describe the process of creating a template, collaborating with administrative partners, promotion of the guides, and sustainable maintenance.

New Tech, Old Collections: Incorporating iPads into Special Collections Primary Source Instruction Sessions
Cecelia Vetter @ University of Maryland
- Poster (.pdf)

This poster demonstrates the process of re-designing a Special Collections primary source instruction session to include iPads to foster active learning. Using the application Padlet, which creates a digital pinboard for the class, student are guided through primary source document analysis by creating a post to share on the class Padlet. The Padlet provides a starting point for a discussion on document analysis and acts as a digital resource students can access later in the semester. Incorporating iPads into instruction sessions has provided students with more active learning and replaced passive teaching methods used in past semesters.

Overcoming the Curse of Knowledge with Cross-disciplinary Collaboration: Creating a Digital Humanities Community at Southern Methodist University
Margaret Terrill @ Texas Woman's University

When we imagine collaboration, we imagine it between two equals, which is not always the case. More often, collaboration is between groups with unequal background knowledge, and the disconnect that causes can make cooperation difficult. One of the ways we have seen this at SMU is the way digital humanities (DH) experts struggle to communicate the approaches and benefits of DH to new researchers. We believe that this is a user experience problem and that a human-centered system to expanding digital scholarship developed through collaboration is the way to enable the formation of a DH community.

Re-Mixing the Ingredients for Library Instruction: Taking Inspiration from Tasty Videos and Text Stories
Ashley Hosbach @ Indiana University

Librarians tend to follow a tried and true recipe for video instruction. This poster presentation looks to new inspiration from pop culture and social media trends. Mimicking the format of Tasty (BuzzFeed) and text story videos allows librarians to reach students across the board from familiar platforms. Targeted towards college freshman for navigating library resources, we are creating quick, fun and innovative videos as an attempt to better integrate information literacy into the curriculum.

Reworking the Research Workshop: Designing a Program for Busy Students
Catherine Fravel and Erin Durham @ University of Maryland
- Poster (.pdf)

Graduate students in Teaching and Learning Services at the University of Maryland Libraries piloted a series of research workshops in Spring 2016 to provide timely interventions for students engaged in the research process. These proved to be helpful for participating students, but preparation was time consuming and attendance was usually low. After evaluating and addressing challenges, the workshops were expanded and have been constantly adapted to better meet the needs of the campus community. This poster benefits librarians interested in piloting similar programs, or those looking to improve student-centered outreach opportunities at their library.

Using an LMS as a Launchpad: Leveraging Canvas as a Platform for Library Research Learning Modules
Kylie Wojciechowski and Novia Wong @ University of Michigan
- Poster (.pdf)

As the University of Michigan Library is leveraging digital tools to provide better user experiences for students whose composition instructors use supplemental materials to teach library research techniques, it’s important that the content delivered via those tools is not only effective but usable and accessible, too.

As part of the Library’s Engagement Fellowship Program, two Information Science graduate students have researched and then designed, developed, and tested modules about different library research techniques within Canvas, a learning management system. This poster will highlight the module creation process, with a special focus on efforts taken to prioritize usability and accessibility.