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    Becoming a One Service Desk
    (8/10/2018) Ravenell, Alma
    Muntz Library had endeavored to become a one service station for a number of years. This is an idea that the Executive Director had desired for some time. When the opportunity arose, the idea began to take shape. The Library took advantage of it, and began the One Service Point initiative. This poster represents the start, the transition, and the final product.
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    Benefits of weeding your collection
    (8/10/2018) Livingston, Preston
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    Making a Case for Makerspaces
    (8/10/2018) Edge, Nancy
    Libraries strive to create and foster a collaborative learning environment for various types of learners. To fulfill this mission, libraries need to include a space that engages users and gives them opportunities to use technologies that they would not normally have access to. This need is further emphasized by the advancements in technology in local and international communities, universities, and workplaces. A solution to this growing problem is the implementation of a makerspace. A makerspace is not set to one single definition but in the simplest terms, it is a space where people have the opportunity to explore, invent, and learn. There are several skills that can be introduced and honed through a makerspace, including but not limited to: the collaboration and fostering of unique ideas and relationships, to become well acquainted with the intricacies of concept and design, to utilize critical thinking skills and ingenuity to solve problems, and to recognize what it takes for a concept to go from a draft to a finished product, all while catering to different learning styles and needs while bridging the STEM and humanities fields. Most importantly, this will allow library patrons to change from consumers to creators while utilizing both the physical and virtual world. This alone will provide them with a skill set that is highly sought by those in the professional and academic world(s), ensuring that they will be an asset to our local communities and beyond.
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    The Impact of Library Instruction on Undergraduate Success: A four-year study
    (8/10/2018) Hargis, Carol; Rowe, Jennifer; Leuzinger, Julie
    This presentation tracks library instruction impact on undergraduate English students by using anonymized student information, including grades and semester GPAs, to find a correlation between library instruction classes and student success. This was a four year study of English Writing II students who participated in library instruction classes. All of these students card swiped at the beginning of their instruction classes giving us the student information we needed to analyze their semester GPAs. We compared the student's GPAs who attend a library instruction class to other students who did not attend a library instruction class. After gathering and analyzing the information we found a positive correlation with library instruction and student success.