Poster Session 1

Poster Session 1 - Located in the Fireplace Lounge

11:15 A.M. - 11:45 A.M. 

1. Biomedical Research Data Management Open Online Education: Challenges & Lessons Learned​

Julie Goldman (Harvard Medical School)

The Best Practices for Biomedical Research Data Management Massive Open Online Course provides training to librarians, biomedical researchers, undergraduate and graduate biomedical students, and other interested individuals on recommended practices facilitating the discoverability, access, integrity, reuse value, privacy, security, and long term preservation of biomedical research data. This poster highlights lessons learned from the first year of this project for developing open online educational materials for RDM.

2. Reference rot, a digital preservation issue beyond file formats

Kathleen Botter, Mia Massicotte (Concordia University)

In the era of ‘born digital’ ETDs, librarians and institutional repository curators need to reframe our responsibilities regarding digital preservation that go beyond file formats and begin to address the challenge of reference rot.

3. Reaching Distance and Online Learners through Virtual Consultations

Lindley Homol (Northeastern University)

Trying to connect with distance or online students? Learn about the benefits of implementing virtual research consultations for these student populations and discover several low-cost web conferencing software options.

4. Reframing Librarian / Student Worker Relationships through Collaborative Digital Projects

Annette LeClair, Gail Golderman (Union College)

Mentoring students to research and produce contextual material for digital projects can reframe the librarian/student worker dynamic as one of collaboration and partnership and enhance the role that librarians play within the academic community.

5. Sturdy Bones: Reframing the Small Academic Library

Cadence Atchinson (University of New England)

This poster describes two years of reorganization work in a small academic system comprised of two libraries with a total staff of 21. The process and results include data collection, goal identification, and the reconfiguration of roles, structure, and our service model as we work toward our goals.

6. Creating a Social Justice Mindset: Incorporating Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice into all Aspects of Collections Work at MIT Libraries

Rhonda Kauffman, Michelle Miller (MIT Libraries)

The MIT Libraries has sponsored a task force of the Collections Directorate to identify opportunities for archives, cataloging, acquisitions, preservation, and collections strategy staff to promote diversity, inclusion, and social justice in all aspects of library collections work. This poster presents a summary of our work and report, and includes examples of ways the Collections Directorate staff can disrupt the current systems of privilege and oppression with specific regard to the scholarly publishing and academic library marketplace, representation of marginalized perspectives, community inclusion and outreach, and building organizational infrastructure.

7. Beyond the one-shot: Creating a scaleable online information literacy curriculum

Kate Fuller, Donovan Reinwald (University of Connecticut)

Moving past the much-lamented “one shot” instructional session, the UConn Library is reframing its approach to teaching information literacy by moving to an unmediated online curriculum. Grounded in the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education, the new curriculum encourages mastering not only information retrieval skills, but also habits of thought, so that students may be become aware of their own learning, and apply information literacy instruction to all areas of their lives. This poster session will share our development and examples of modules developed for the curriculum.

8. 3Rs: Retirements, Renewal, and Reinvention in ILL: How ILL at a Canadian ARL library survived and thrived following the departure of 50% of its staff in six months

Jacki Brazzeal, Cheryl Smeall (McGill University Library)

In 2016, the Central ILL and Article Scan Service of the McGill University Library saw its staff numbers temporarily reduced by half. This poster will show the challenges, and opportunities for reinvention, that this presented.

9. Coming Soon to ACRL-NEC: A New Open Access Repository for Conference Proceedings and Other Materials

Lisa Palmer (University of Massachusetts Medical School), Karin Heffernan (Southern New Hampshire University), Laura Wilson (College of the Holy Cross), Alan Witt, (SUNY Geneseo)

This poster describes a new open access repository being developed to store and disseminate digital materials arising from ACRL-NEC conferences and SIG events. Come learn more about the repository and how your ACRL-NEC group can participate.

10. “Would You Like to Test Drive the New Library Website?” Implementing Guerrilla Usability Testing at Academic Libraries

Maria Nuccilli (Wayne State University)

Producing results quickly and cheaply, “guerilla” usability testing allows academic libraries to gain valuable insights regarding website usage and functionality, without conducting formal tests or focus groups, by recruiting participants on the spot. This poster will detail the author’s experience conducting weekly guerilla usability tests of the Wayne State University Libraries homepage, as well as best practices for institutions looking to begin similar testing programs.