Poster Session 2

Poster Session 2 - Locate in the Fireplace Lounge2

3:00 P.M. - 3:30 P.M. 

1. Collaborators and Partners: Librarians and Digital Scholarship

Jennifer Snow (University of Connecticut)

As the meaning of scholarly output evolves, libraries need to rethink how they support research. Digital scholarship is an ever-changing area that offers opportunities for librarians to work with researchers as equal collaborators.

2. To (Re)frame It, Name It: Refining Spending Codes to Reveal New Collection Trends

Julie Linden, Sarah Tudesco (Yale University)

To understand transformations in collection development spending, an organization needs metadata designed for 21st century acquisitions. This poster shares the results of a project that updated expenditure codes to reveal nuances in e-resource and print collection building.

3. Academic Librarians Working with Their LGBTQ Patrons: An Exploratory survey

Martin Morris (McGill University), John Siegel (University of Arkansas at Little Rock)

There is now a small but growing body of evidence to demonstrate that LGBTQ library patrons often have specific and distinct information needs and information-seeking behaviours. We now present the results of a survey into the knowledge and comfort level of academic librarians in the US and Canada to their LGBTQ patrons, and provide updated suggestions for libraries wishing to improve their efforts to better serve this user group.

4. The New Frontier of Academic Library Outreach: Middle School Students Research Visits

Anne Jung-Mathews (Plymouth State University) 

Academic library and school partnerships are one way to connect a university campus with the surrounding community. This poster presentation will inspire librarians at other schools to build bridges to future students of higher education with an educational (and fun!) campus experience. 

5. Expanding Library Services From a Visual Resources Perspective

Molly Schoen (Fashion Institute of Technology)

This poster will elaborate on the expansion of services provided by the Visual Resources Department at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT). These expansions were implemented to provide further support to faculty's evolving technological needs.

6. Upgrading EZproxy From Local to Hosted Solution

Michael Rodriguez (University of Connecticut)

This poster offers a snapshot of the complexities behind the UConn Library’s migration of its locally hosted EZproxy authentication service to an upgraded OCLC-hosted solution. The poster will also provide a sense of how EZproxy fits into the rapidly changing global landscape of information security and licensing.

7. "The Library Catalog is Definitely the Best Place to Find Articles!” Overconfidence Among Undergraduate Library Users

Katelyn Angell (Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus)

There is evidence in educational literature that college students are often overconfident regarding how much they know about academic subjects. The objective of this study is to determine the presence of this overconfidence effect in undergraduate library users, and how it can be addressed by instruction librarians.

8. Using Ethnographic Interviewing to Learn About Your Faculty

Kate Fuller  (University of Connecticut)

Ethnographic interviewing allows you to study your faculty in their own environment. Faculty share their perspectives which, combined with your observation, results in a better understanding of their work.

9. Multilingual Researchers and Reference Management Habits

Adam H. Lisbon (University of Colorado Boulder)

Tracking multilingual sources creates logistical challenges that most reference management software is not prepared to handle. What is the nature of their research workflow and how can Librarians offer better support?

10. Who Mentored Whom?: A Conversation About Leadership

Sam Boss (Lyndon State College), Dr. Celia Rabinowitz (Keene State College)

Join two college library directors who were paired together in the College Library Director Mentoring Program (CLDMP) for a conversation about their experiences over the course of the mentoring year. Enter a discussion about how a mentoring partnership can create space for critical reflective practice, and how these relationships might benefit staff at any experience or work level in the library.