Breakout Session 3

Breakout Session 3

2:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M. 

1. Shifting Frames: Creative Collaborations at the Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy

Barbara DeFelice, Laura Barrett (Dartmouth College)

By shifting frames, the librarians at Dartmouth have successfully forwarded connections among experiential learning and scholarly communication initiatives. Learn about creative collaborations that deeply integrate the expertise of librarians into the core work of our institution, and develop plans for your own collaborations through examples, stories, conversations, and brainstorms in this interactive session.

2. Getting Past “Post-Truth”: Librarians Respond

Vicki Gruzynski, (Worcester State University), Robin Potter (Springfield College), Madelyn Shackelford Washington (Berklee College of Music), Rebecca Martin (Harvard Graduate School of Education), Megan Bresnahan (University of New Hampshire)

As our concern over the rapid spread of false news and the rise in aggression toward marginalized groups deepens, the necessary role of preparing our patrons to evaluate the ever-changing information landscape becomes clearer and more urgent. This panel will discuss ways librarians, across departments, and libraries, across different types of academic institutions and regions, can expand on and begin new programming, services and other resources to ensure its users feel safe, welcome, informed, and adequately represented in their libraries.

3. Collaborative Outreach: How to Fit the Library into the Schedules of Over-Scheduled Students

Carrie M. Macfarlane, Mary Ellen Bertolini, Amy Frazier (Middlebury College)

At Middlebury College, the Libraries collaborate with the Writing Center to provide research training to Peer Writing Tutors, and recently we have begun co-sponsoring a college Write-In for all students. Audience members at this lively, example-based presentation will learn about the ways in which a library can partner with a writing center in order to reach today’s ambitious students, many of whom feel they have little “extra” time to devote to perfecting their research skills.

4. Adapting a New Model for Library Orientation: the Clinical Case Presentation

Nancy Bianchi, Gary Atwood (University of Vermont)

The ubiquitous nature of Google and slick point-of-care Internet resources have become strong competitors for medical residents’ precious time in their clinical practices. Even the usefulness of the traditional library orientation has been questioned by clinicians and healthcare educators.  Join us for a presentation and demonstration of how we transformed an outdated orientation into a novel library experience, using the Clinical Case Presentation model.

5. Data Management: Tailoring the Message

Patricia Condon (University of New Hampshire)

This presentation explores the ways in which librarians, archivists, and other information professionals responsible for data services in their workplace can engage with researchers and students about data management. By tailoring our messages about data management in ways that are meaningful to our audience, the information we communicate will be more useful and impactful.