2022 Presentations

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    Zoomin’ in to Instruction
    (2022) Johnson, Melissa
    Learn how you can turn any remote session into an active learning opportunity by using the unsung hero of Zoom, remote control. With this feature, librarians at the Business Library at Southern Methodist University successfully transitioned our in-person workshops and our research consultations to engaged virtual synchronous sessions during the shutdown. Not only did we provide students with seamless instruction but were also able to meet demand for one of the most sought-after business databases, Bloomberg.
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    Yuck!: the care and cleaning of a game collection
    (2022) Daly, Delaney; Robson, Diane
    This presentation will provide information on ways to care for your game collection. The presenter will discuss procedures developed over the last ten years to help extend the life of a circulating tabletop and video game collection. Participants will learn ways to process tabletop games, consoles, and video game controllers to help mitigate damage, daily cleaning procedures, deep cleaning procedures, and how to do basic repairs.
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    The Power of Words
    (2022) Mattern, Cristofer
    I have realized over the years the importance of our words. I was impacted growing up with two sets of words being told to me... the positive and negative. As educators we should remember that we're called to share the positive if we really want our children to succeed.
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    The Complete Beginners’ Guide to Getting Involved in Professional Associations
    (2022) King, Tanesa; Sassen, Catherine
    Although involvement in professional associations can benefit the careers of new librarians in many ways, the path to engagement is not always clear. This session will highlight how new librarians can select appropriate opportunities, secure committee appointments, thrive in their roles, and leverage their service work to further their careers as they navigate the new normal.
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    Texas local cross library type collaborations: researching benefits and challenges
    (2022) Rohrig, Thomas Tedd
    Last year, I did a presentation on this topic. Basically, librarians traditionally collaborate within their professional type, e.g. academic, public, school, special, etc. Although there is increased collaboration across library types for individual research and projects, less is know about comprehensive local efforts to collaborate across types of libraries. This talk describes efforts to identify local cross library type efforts in Texas. I will update on my further research on this topic since last year, e.g. what is the status of the Lubbock Area Library Association and what I found when researching the existence of such groups beyond Texas. The benefits, challenges, and problems of developing these organizations and keeping them going and relevant will be revisited. It is hoped that the results of this research will encourage more local collaboration efforts across the state.
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    Suffrage in Texas Expanded: A History Uncovered Project
    (2022) Whitmer, Susan; Popp, Veronica; Zerangue, Amanda
    Suffrage in Texas Expanded (SITE) is a digital humanities project that was initiated by members of the Digital Scholarship & Initiatives Work Group at Texas Woman’s University. Inspired by the Constitution Day 2020 programming that celebrated the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, Women’s Right to Vote, the group researched an alternative history of Suffrage in Texas, a history that includes traditionally marginalized peoples. This presentation will discuss details of the SITE beginning, the grant process, the research process, and the research products.
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    Successful transition in information literacy during COVID-19
    (2022) Shin, Yumi
    Due to the unexpected changes in the pandemic, numerous academic libraries and librarians have been affected significantly. Libraries suddenly shifted to the remote working environment, and librarians have tried their best to provide the same quality of library services prior to the pandemic. Changing their teaching methods was unavoidable for the sake of students’ and faculty’s safety. This presentation described how the Lamar State College-Port Arthur librarian changed the library instruction classes to cope with COVID-19 and successfully delivered information literacy with outstanding outcomes.
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    Show off your amazing student technology projects with the TYCA
    (2022) Simmons, Margaret
    TYCA is an acronym for Texas Youth Creators Awards sponsored by the Texas Library Association. It promotes excellence in amateur media production for K-12 students. Any public or school librarian may submit projects including Animation, Black and White Photograph, Book Trailers, Color Photography Coding and Gaming , Music Digital Composition , Graphic Design , Multimedia Presentation, Video Recording , and Websites. Find out more information and see some of the entries recently awarded ribbons and certificates.
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    Queersearching: Beyond Cis-heteronormative Information Literacy
    (2022) Montequin, David
    Gender and sexuality do not exist in a vacuum; so, why do we research them as such? Normative approaches to assessing resources and information literacy instruction -- such as SIFT and CRAP -- fail to contextualize the historic, national, and economic conditions in which queerness is constructed. Assessment of information that lacks consideration of structural oppressors in society hegemonizes normative understandings of information literacy. Queersearching is a reconceptualization of information literacy that considers the author of a text, their national identity, and the economic conditions under which they are writing. Analyzing research of queer/trans* people(s) with a Marxist base and superstructure, academic librarians can lead students and faculty in deconstructing cis-heteronormative epistemologies, bolster collective understandings of queer/transness, and invigorate marginalized research and voices at their respective institutions.
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    Programming for a Sustainable Future
    (2022) Murry, Milaun
    During the pandemic we were given an opportunity to think more holistically about how we could both be more sustainable as a team and provide opportunities for our students to learn about sustainability. This presentation will discuss the sustainability related programs and efforts that we have created in the last two years and the impact that they have had on our students/campus.
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    Podcasting: Produce, Market, and Extend Reach to Your Community
    (2022) Yzaguirre, Rachel; Loftin, Bob
    Podcasts offer a low-cost, high impact tool for extending the reach of the library into patrons’ homes, commutes, and workplaces. Rather than provide a podcasting “how-to”, Plano Public Library will discuss the creation and production of its podcast “Plano Library Speaks” in terms of broader strategic marketing goals. Learn how your library can use this promotional platform in concert with existing marketing tools. From informing your patrons of essential services, resources, and opportunities to enhancing relationships with community partners, podcasts can extend your library’s marketing strategy with engaging content.
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    Gamification in the Library
    (2022) Nichols, Joi
    How can Gamification help your library and what is it anyway? Gamification is the idea of adding game-playing elements to educational situations. Gamification is a great way to increase student engagement, motivate them to perform better, and helps them learn new concepts in a fun and safe environment. Today we will learn about some fun and easy ways to engage students and staff by incorporating simple but fun gaming methods into the library.
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    From Origination to Onboarding: Improving the Hiring Experience
    (2022) Brannon, Sian; Rodriguez, Allyson
    Sure, hiring is hard, but it’s a burden we all bear. How can we make the experience better and more inclusive for the library AND the candidates? This session will walk you through each step from the perspective of a recent search committee chair and the candidate who accepted the position. Those steps include: drafting a job advertisement, recruiting, candidate review, interviews, making the offer, and onboarding.
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    Food for Thought: A survey about the UNT Libraries collections
    (2022) Byrne, Sephra; Harker, Karen
    We developed the Food for Thought survey at University of North Texas Libraries to gather feedback from patrons on their usage and feelings about the library collections. Survey questions covered topics such as how often they use the library for different purposes, their usage of print and electronic monographs, how often they cannot find what they need, and how confident they are in their knowledge of what the library offers them. We were also able to look at how these answers differed by patron group. These three to five-minute, anonymous surveys were held at targeted, high-traffic locations around campus, and we offered a donut or piece of fruit as an incentive for participating. In this presentation, we will describe how we implemented this cost-effective survey and discuss the results of the survey.
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    Exploring the Possibilities: Developing Volunteer Programs for Specialized Populations
    (2022) Ross, Bethany; Miller, Tenille; Rico, Jessica
    Adapt and enhance your existing volunteer programs to respond to the needs of specialized populations such as seniors or intellectually or developmentally disabled (IDD) individuals. Plano Public Library will discuss its volunteer program for neurodiverse and IDD individuals as an example and include discussion of understanding volunteers needs, the development of staff training, and assessing program outcomes to improve existing library services.
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    Engaging students with online escape rooms and events
    (2022) Valentine, Rachel
    How do we engage students with information literacy, critical thinking skills, and how to use library services? Before the pandemic we had successfully used kits from Breakoutedu to engage students in learning about library services and resources. Then we had to think of a way to do this virtually. In the spring of 2020 we created 4 online escape room activities and took one of our most popular in-person events online. While we have added and tweaked our events as we have moved back to in-person learning we are still utilizing these online tools to help students learn more about the library and its services.
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    Emerging from the Dumpster Fire: Student Engagement and the “new normal"
    (2022) Jacobs, Jenni; Kantor, Sarah; Davis, LaTiffany; Carr, Shelley
    In this panel discussion, we will describe some of our experiences working with students over the last academic year. As many universities returned to in-person services in Fall 2021 and we moved into the present, we found that we needed to create a new “new normal,” and then a “newer normal.” We will be covering outreach and instruction adaptations, emerging student needs or gaps in learning, and outreach activities during rapidly changing health recommendations, regulations, and levels of comfort. We will also describe changes we have observed in student behaviors, habits, and knowledge, impacted by the pandemic experiences of the students we serve. While the pandemic affected everyone, it did not impact librarians and students the same way. The panelists will share some of their insights into this changing landscape of student engagement.
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    Disaster relief in a library due to interior flooding
    (2022) Livingston, Preston
    Lean about the challenges to overcome a complete HVAC failure, interior flooding, and construction processes to restore a library. You will learn all the methods of the disaster relief contractor, equipment needed, and personnel involved.
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    Collection Assessment Through DEI Lenses: Venturing into (nearly) uncharted waters
    (2022) Harker, Karen Renae; Leuzinger, Julie; Brannon, Sian; Rodriguez, Allyson; Wolf, Stacey; Byrne, Sephra
    The UNT Libraries has embarked on a journey to address systemic and systematic vestiges of oppression of socially and politically minoritized populations. For this purpose, the Collection Assessment Department is planning on evaluating the UNT Libraries’ collections, identifying sources of diverse materials, and connecting with our communities. This coming year, we will conduct focus groups and pilot a method on one aspect of our collections. For this panel discussion, self-selected members of an advisory board for this project will discuss their individual motivations for and concerns about the project. This will be an interactive session, with the audience participating by asking questions, as well as answering questions from the panelists.
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    Building Your Outreach Toolbox through Post-Pandemic Partnerships
    (2022) DeZouche, Elizabeth; de Leon, Isabel; Angeles, Jhoanna; Diaz, Rene; Ramirez, Cesar
    In early Spring of 2022 the TAMIU Killam Library was approached by the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity to collaborate on an initiative for Consent Week during Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. We created a physical book display that featured some handouts and flyers from their office as well as a robust libguide with virtual book display, resources, links, and more information about Consent and Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention. The success of that project led us to reach out to other academic support services across campus to build more connections for even more endeavors. We want to share our successes and our lessons learned so you can frame up connections with your own library partners.