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Friday, August 11


Collaboration & Connecting Africology Collections with Government Information Using Digital Objects
After learning about how adults retain information, I use brain-friendly methods for promoting the library collection and collaborate with colleagues in order to add content to digital objects. There are effective strategies for engagement and using the collection both Africology & African American Studies and incorporating government information. As both libraries and government agencies shift their content from analog to digital, libraries help facilitate using content via different platforms.

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Latanya N. Jenkins

Reference Librarian, Government Information & Africology and African American Studies Liaison, Temple University


Information Literacy Evaluation: Designing Library Evaluation Surveys Using Libwizard
Have you ever wondered how effective your one-shot library instruction sessions were? Evaluating the effectiveness of information literacy sessions is a crucial component of being an effective, reflective and transformational librarian. Libwizard is an excellent tool to use for creating forms, surveys, quizzes, and tutorials/assessments to gain insight and to collect data on students feedback and learning. This poster will provide an account of my experience using Libwizard to collect data and student feedback about the library's instruction sessions. Analyzing this data has helped me to shift my focus to divergent learning pedagogies and activities.

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Aleck F. Williams

Reference Librarian, Midlands Technical College


Keepin’ It Real: Reflections on a Fake News Workshop
After an election fraught with misinformation, fake news, and hoaxes on all sides, students found it difficult to navigate digital media not only for scholarship but in their personal lives. Acknowledging the impact that these feelings of helplessness and confusion play in their roles as scholars, librarians conducted information literacy workshops to de-mystify and engage students with meaningful current news outlets and specific news stories from all political idealogies. This poster presentation will provide an overview of these workshops and how librarians can implement similar programs while responding to a politically and emotionally-charged campus environment. This poster will discuss the workshop development process which includes defining how information literacy may be applied to born-digital source material, learning outcomes for attendees, tools for managing misinformation, collaborating with the campus-wide programming simultaneously, and examples of active engagement opportunities for students to evaluate their own biases and perspectives both in and out of the classroom. Additionally, it will discuss the assessment process and the real-time feedback received in the workshops from members of the campus community. While these workshops occurred in an academic environment, application for such programming can be altered for every library and audience. Librarians know that information literacy education has been done for a very long time, however, it must offer connective and intrinsic ways to evaluate information as students grow as both scholars and human beings.

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Aisha Conner-Gaten

Librarian, LMU
An intersectional librarian, activist, and tech enthusiast working at the William H. Hannon Library at Loyola Marymount University in sunny Los Angeles. Interested in emerging technologies, issues of equity and access in the library, and the role of librarians as social justice accomplices... Read More →


Mobile Librarian: iThink Tech Savvy (Meeting Students Where They Are)
The rapid advancements in technology can create a bridge in connecting with student learners at academic institutions.  It is imperative for the library to be the learning connection for students.  As librarians, we are required to think innovatively and creatively to bridge the gap between deliverance of information to the current technology commonly being used by learners.  This poster will outline various health sciences mobile apps and other apps that will encourage information literacy and engage reluctant readers.  What better way to connect with learners but through the phones, tablets, and gadgets used in their everyday life.

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Jahala Simuel

Medical Librarian, Howard University
I have been a librarian for 12 years, but I am new to the Health Sciences library field.


My First Year As An Academic Librarian
The poster will highlight the various programs/events that I organized during my first year as a librarian. The programs ranged from a panel discussion to a community film screening to a poetry reading and book signing.

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Jina DuVernay

Reference Librarian, Alabama State University
My name is Jina DuVernay and I am the Reference Librarian at Alabama State University. I graduated from the University of Alabama with a Masters in Library and Information Science. I completed my first year as a librarian in May of 2017. During my first year, I sought out opportunities... Read More →


Providing Project Based Learning Opportunities in the Library
After watching the documentary, Most Likely to Succeed, I became intrigued by the idea of project-based learning (PBL).  I became even more intrigued when I learned that one of the foundations for John Dewey's educational philosophy was project based learning.  My intrigue turned to a passion.  I wanted to do PBLs with students as a way to give them a different way to succeed and to enhance the perception of our school library program.  

With varying degrees of success, I will share these three examples and provide insights for those interested in promoting PBLs in their school libraries and school communities.

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Tatanisha Love

Library media specialist, WMMS- Baltimore County Public School
A library media specialist who is passionate about education. I love to discuss literacy, technology, project based learning, and the ever-changing need and role of educators in today's society.


Removing the Barriers: How Implementing Change Improved User Services and Collection Use Through Library Assessment
This poster presentation provides an overview of how implementing change, repurposing space and relocating the DVD collection to a new area on the first floor of the library increased usage statistics.  Technical Services conducted a Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT) analysis to assess the DVD collection usage statistics.  The data collected and evaluated indicated that DVD titles were not circulating as expected.  Technical Services implemented a project plan designed to improve user access to the collection.  The decision to relocate the DVD collection from behind the circulation desk into an open area on the first floor improved user services, patron access, and usage. 


Beverly Charlot

Coordinator of Technical Services, Delaware State University
Assessment, improving library services, technical services staff workflow procedures, staff development and library technology.


Safe to be Smart
Safe to be Smart is an organization that provides mentoring programs for middle and high school youth that visit libraries located in the city of Rochester. The programs formed are educational and also recreational, such as building resumes, Cancer awareness, job readiness programs, reading programs, S.T.E.M., cooking class, bike and horseback riding etc. These programs help to create better relationships with our young people. With this positive commitment, it is our hope this will help our youth to grow to adulthood to be strong productive leaders in our community. Partnered agencies: Pathways to Peace, Center for Youth, Ryan Recreation, Dream Bikes etc..


George Carter

Youth Service Assistant


Searching for Bronzeville
The Bronzeville community on the South Side of Chicago has undergone a transformation that has totally erased the presence of the once large and thriving Ida B. Wells Housing development that was its center for nearly 50 years. All that remains of the community are tales of violence and poverty. This poster will present a survey of archival materials found throughout various Chicago area archives that chronicle the everyday lives, families, and experiences of the residents of this now missing community.


Tamara Townsend

Reference & Instruction Librarian, Long Island University
Librarian & Archivist. Reference and Instruction Librarian at Long Island University Brooklyn.


Sustaining Transformation: The Implications of the Past and Current Presence of Black and African American LIS School Administrators
The presence of Black and African American LIS school administrators tells a rich and conflicting story regarding the status of diversity in librarianship. As the American Library Association continues to support diversity initiatives, the number of Black and African American LIS administrators persistently pale in comparison to the number of Caucasian administrators. Moreover, the number of students represented by this population demonstrates the need for renewed recruitment efforts.  It can be speculated that the lack of Black and African American LIS school administrators is negatively impacting the number of Black and African LIS students because research indicates that role models in a profession that is traditionally overlooked by minorities positively impacts the pursuit of these careers (Lee, 2011).

This poster reports the findings of research that combines recruitment and leadership advice from current and past Black and African American LIS school administrators with an examination of the historical and current presence of Black and African American leadership in LIS education. This examination will serve as a foundation for providing implications regarding the state of Black and African American librarianship. If Black and African American librarians are to continue to excel as transformative presences within communities, there must be strong role models and educational initiatives to nurture their advancement. 
Lee. D. N. (2011). Under-represented and underserved: Why minority role models matter in STEM. Retrieved from https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/under-represented-and-underserved-why-minority-role-models-matter-in-stem/ 

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Daniella Smith

Associate Professor, University of North Texas
Daniella Smith, PhD is currently an associate professor at the University of North Texas in the Department of Library and Information Sciences. Her research interests include the leadership role of school librarians, technology implementation in schools, youth information seeking... Read More →
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Maurice Wheeler

Associate Professor, University of North Texas
Maurice Wheeler, Ph.D. is currently an associate professor at the University of North Texas in the Department of Library and Information Sciences. His research interests include leadership and administration of libraries, diversity and inclusion, and racial representation in music... Read More →


Tailored Instruction Marketing: How to Hook Your Audience
Over the last 18 months, we have moved in a new direction with our faculty outreach via a liaison program. This liaison-driven outreach includes instruction marketing and redesign. The outcomes of this program include increased collaboration, increased instruction requests, as well as more meaningful faculty input on collection development/management. As with any endeavor, we have dealt with our share of challenges such as meeting faculty needs rather than traditional or assumed expectations, earning trust to deepen value of collaboration, and learning to sell our value beyond database mechanics. We would like to share (via a poster session) how we are using a variety of “hooks” to market what we can do with a variety of different audiences.


Year One: Quest for Millennial Programming
With the ever changing demographics and trends in society, planning millennial programming can be puzzling and sometimes fruitless. Understanding the differences and similarities between young adult age groups can help predict how successful a program can be. The discussion will include how to reach and engage this audience with social media and other networks. We will also discuss how to revitalize existing programming to foster a cross-generational community. 

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Janelle Turner

Adult Programming Assistant, St. Louis County Library
Janelle Turner, has been a member of St. Louis Regional - BCALA since 2016. She is the incoming Secretary for her chapter. At Missouri State University, she received her Bachelors of Arts in History with a minor in Library Science. Janelle is currently the Adult Programming Assistant... Read More →


Youth Empowerment through Community Partnerships
In the summer of 2016 UM Library Operations partnered with the Washtenaw County branch of Michigan Works! in a pilot internship program to provide local area youth ages 16-24 with work experience. For our part, we were also able to expose our two high school interns with understandings of how libraries can help them in their future as they prepare for college. Our poster will also detail many of the highlights experienced, challenges that were overcome and the next steps that have come about through partnering with this pilot program.

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Tashia Munson

Access Services and Outreach Librarian, University of Michigan
Tashia Munson is the Access Services and Outreach Librarian for the University of Michigan Library where she represents the available services of the library to the campus community and beyond. In her capacity as the liaison for guest and reciprocal borrowing she engages with partner... Read More →

Monica Porter

Access Services Supervisor/Substitute Librarian, University of Michigan


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