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    Why K-12 school librarians belong in academic libraries
    (2019) Lanier, Amy
    This lightning talk will give seven good reasons why school librarians make strong contenders for open positions within academic libraries.
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    Using Whiteboards to Build User Engagement
    (2019) Morris, Abby
    The Blagg-Huey-Huey Library has used their whiteboards to interact with students and facilitate engagement activities. Find out how you can use this low-cost strategy to reach out to library users and build a library community.
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    Inter-library Communication with Google
    (2019) Bartush, Ginger
    Presentation on how the TWU Libraries' Interlibrary Loan department has used Google Apps to improve communication within the library.
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    Developing Edge Librarianship: Digital Services Graduate Research Assistants at TWU
    (2019) Headrick, Elizabeth
    Elizabeth Headrick served as a Graduate Research Assistant for the Digital Services unit of the TWU Libraries during her time as a SLIS student. This presentation focuses on how her work as a GRA in Digital Services allowed her to become immersed in a variety of developing edge tasks that expanded her knowledge base well beyond the classroom. Topics covered include open access and open educational resources, the institutional repository, and copyright research.
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    Five Minutes of Five Years of First Year Composition
    (2019) Whitmer, Susan
    Susan Whitmer, Instruction Librarian at Texas Woman’s University, discusses her evolving approach to teaching information literacy to First-Year Composition classes. The past five years have been a dynamic time for teaching evaluating sources and critical thinking. For example, the C.R.A.A.P. Test was instituted to evaluate sources after the 2016 elections. During the 2019-2020 academic year, evaluating sources will be updated to Four Moves and a Habit.