Breakout Session 2

Breakout Session 2

11:45 A.M. - 12:45 P.M. 

1. GRAND MAPLE BALLROOM - Evidence-Based Librarianship: Methods for Researching User Experience

Emily Crist, Alan Carbery (Champlain College)

This interactive workshop will facilitate attendees in practice and discussion of three user experience research techniques -- cognitive mapping, cultural probes, and observational studies. Implementing user-experience data collection techniques such as these can inform library decision-making focused around users’ actual experiences and needs.

2. FRANK LIVAK ROOM - Whose Book is This [and Does It Matter]? How Shared Print Programs are Redefining Our Understanding of Local Collections

Susan Stearns (Eastern Academic Scholars' Trust) Dan Cherubin (Wesleyan University) Matthew Sheehy (Brandeis University) Lizanne Payne (HathiTrust)

Large-scale shared print initiatives such as EAST and HathiTrust are blurring the lines of collection ownership. Hear how programs such as these are redefining collection development, resource sharing, and library collaboration at scale.

3. MILDRED LIVAK ROOM - Contested Subjects: Coalition-based Activism in the Library

Jill Baron, John DeSantis (Dartmouth College)

On March 22, 2016, the Library of Congress’ Policy and Standards Division announced its plans to replace the subject heading “Aliens” with “Noncitizens” and “Illegal aliens” with two headings: “Noncitizens” and “Unauthorized immigration.”  In this presentation, we recount the two-year long advocacy efforts of Dartmouth students and librarians, and later librarians across the United States, to change these subject headings.

4. JOST ROOM  - Collaborative Cartography: Creating an Asset Map for Student and Community Success

Dragan Gill, Laura Coehlo, Amethys Nieves (Rhode Island College)

Make the most of your resources with asset mapping! Learn how to collaboratively develop asset maps to support students across campus.

5. CHITTENDEN ROOM - Information Literacy and the Special Needs Student

Scott Schaffer (University of Vermont)

Special needs students often have difficulties absorbing lessons presented by librarians in information literacy sessions. This presentation will include issues librarians should consider and tips for successful interactions in working with special needs students.