2019 AC Poster Session Information

2019 Annual Conference Poster Session/Information Fair 


Poster Sessions


All in a day’s work: Coping with the ceaseless expectations and requests in special collections as a new librarian

Stepping into a public services position as a new librarian can be daunting. Through the use of real life examples, this poster will demonstrate ways to foster support structures, manage internal and external expectations, and develop workflows that can provide real, actionable relief for coping with being “all things to all people.” It will exhibit how an informal network for support from both inside and outside of the institution can provide relief and insight.
Poster Location #2

Rachel Makarowski, Special Collections Librarian, Miami University
William Modrow, Head of the Department of Steward and Sustain, Miami University

An Autoethnographic Approach to a Supervisor-Supported Climate Survey

Using an autoethnographic approach, a supervisor and a support staff member developed an assessment instrument to evaluate the supervisor-supported work climate.  The poster will display the instrument, findings, and lessons learned. The presenters will also share the successes and challenges from the first administration of the survey including the assessed criteria, participation rates, and implementation of feedback.
Poster Location #5

Katy Mathuews, Head of Collections Assessment & Access, Ohio University
Macie Penrod, Library Support Associate, Ohio University

Beyond Library Residencies: Next Steps for Recruiting and Retaining of Librarians of Color

Diversity residencies are a fast-growing trend in academic libraries which merit further exploration. This poster examines potential ways for institutions to support the continued growth of diversity in librarianship beyond the implementation of residency programs. By highlighting various methods for creating successful diversity initiatives, this poster aims to provide inspiration for those looking to continually improve upon existing practices and context for those interested in participating in any aspect of a diversity residency program.
Poster Location #3

Jesus Espinoza, Resident Librarian, University of Michigan
Preethi Gorecki, Library Faculty Diversity Fellow--Business Liaison Librarian, Grand Valley State University

Building Confidence Intervals and a Bridge to the Library

A statistics lecturer and an engineering/math librarian use an effective teaching method that allows students to discover statistical concepts for themselves and learn about the library at the same time. Students will collect data for the age of books at the Mardigian Library by using a sample call number range such as QA. They use this data to create 95% confidence intervals to estimate the true mean age. The librarian will calculate the “true” mean age of the books and reveal this number to the students.
Poster Location #6

Elaine Meyer, Engineering Librarian, University of Michigan - Dearborn
Margaret Mikula, Lecturer III (Mathematics and Statistics), University of Michigan

iKiosk: A Unique Interactive Platform for Displaying Libraries Building and Events Information

In October 2018, we launched a significant upgrade of our iKiosk web application which includes a more inviting touch interface and integration with multiple APIs to pull information about events, news, available computers, and more from external sources. Learn about the evolution of this custom web application and the benefits to patrons and staff.
Poster Location #9

Rohit Bandooni, Graduate Assistant for Web and Special Projects, Western Michigan University
Dr. Scott Russell, Director, IT Services, Western Michigan University

Inclusive by Design: Promoting the Value of Inclusivity with Design Thinking

Four academic library employees came together to think critically about our spaces and services and the ways in which they created or detracted from feelings of safety, stress, isolation, and marginalization that underrepresented students on campus face daily. We employed a design thinking process to generate an abundance of ideas, some of which could be implemented quickly, and suggested larger-scale ideas that can potentially be implemented over time.
Poster Location #7

Barbara Harvey, Liaison Librarian in Professional Programs, Grand Valley State University
Kiersten Quilliams, Library Specialist, Grand Valley State University
Samantha Minnis, Operations Manager, Grand Valley State University
Kristin Meyer, User Experience Librarian, Grand Valley State University

Institutional Repository Initiatives to Establish Library Value

Kettering University’s institutional repository, Digital Commons, archives faculty works and special collections. Projects in the institutional repository help establish library value by increasing administrative support, faculty involvement, interdepartmental cooperation, and the promotion of library services. We will show how the repository advocates the merit of Kettering University library with specific examples, current statistics, and future project ideas.
Poster Location #8

Saxony Betts, Digital Technology/Reference Librarian, Kettering University
Emily Dunn, Public Services and Reference Librarian, Kettering University
Stephanie Ruddock, Public Services Librarian, Kettering University

#nowtrending: Teaching and learning through the lens of influencers

Social media influencers act as a filter through which many young (and old) adults observe and experience the world. When influencers give health and wellness advice or when they advertise products do audiences critically assess the information that they are receiving? With this question in mind we decided to incorporate content from influencers into library instruction and breathe new life into discussions of authority, bias, and critically assessing sources through the added lens of influencers.
Poster Location #4

Jesus Espinoza, Resident Librarian, University of Michigan
Naomi Binnie, Digital Education Librarian, University of Michigan

Streamlining ILL Article Retrieval Requests from Archives

After recently migrating our archival retrieval system to Caiasoft's CAIA product, we have started investigating ways to more fully automate our workflows to leverage functionality not previously available to us.  One example is the recent partial automation of the workflow to create archival retrieval requests for journal articles requested via interlibrary loan (ILLiad).
Poster Location #10

Roy Zimmer, Library Systems Specialist, Western Michigan University
Rohit Bandooni, Web and Special Projects Graduate Assistant, Western Michigan University


Tweet for a Treat and Adulting 101:  Creating Successful Outreach and Programming for the Academic Library

Creating effective outreach and programming has become more and more challenging.  In the days of dwindling resources, dwindling staff, and busier-than-ever student schedules, libraries have had to get creative in order to perform outreach and create successful programming content.  By partnering with departments across campus, EMU Library was able to develop a successful and thrifty program.  And by using social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, promoting programming was cost-effective.
Poster Location #11

Brooke Boyst, Library Assistant, Eastern Michigan University
Shannon Hamel, Library Associate, Eastern Michigan University

Unseen: Exploring Users’ Campus Experiences

Come learn about how to apply Design Thinking methodologies in a library setting and how to utilize user research to go beyond personas! This poster explains methods for creating a DEI centered exercise to help librarians and library staff identify gaps in knowledge about their users as they evaluate or develop new services, redesign spaces, or make decisions about resource investments.
Poster Location #12

Sophia McFadden-Keesling, Design Thinking Fellow For Library Services, University of Michigan School of Information
Caroline Wack, Design Thinking Fellow For Library Services, University of Michigan School of Information
Jordan Gorzalski, Design Thinking Fellow For Library Services, University of Michigan School of Information

What Students Value: Online Course Support Librarian Program Assessment

SVSU’s Online Course Support Program continues to flourish after 12 years. The librarians assess this program every three years with a survey that is sent out to students and faculty. The most recent assessment of this program was 2018, this poster will provide an overview of the results of that assessment, a comparison of previous years, the value of this program to students and faculty, and how we use this report to promote our program.
Poster Location #1

Michelle Strasz, Research & Online Course Support Librarian, Saginaw Valley State University

Information Fair

Academic Library Association of Ohio (ALAO)

Table #2

Advocacy Committee

Table #15

Communications & Marketing Committee

Table #18

Critical Librarianship Interest Group

Table #1

Distance & Online Learning Interest Group

Table #4


Table #20

Fine Arts Interest Group

Table #3

Instruction & Information Literacy Interest Group

Table #5

Interest Group Coordinating Council

Table #16

Open Educational Resources Interest Group

Table #6

Membership Committee

Table #17

Michigan Archival Association

Table #14

Michigan Community Colleges Interest Group

Table #8

Michigan Health Sciences Libraries Association

Table #19

Michigan Humanities

Table #22

Mid-Level Leadership Interest Group

Table #7

Midwest Collaborative for Library Services

Table #10

Outreach Interest Group

Table #9

Special Libraries Association

Table #21

STEM Interest Group

Table #11

Technical Services Interest Group

Table #12

Web/UX Interest Group

Table #13