Breakout Session 1

11:00 - 12:00 P.M.

1A | The Living Library at your Academic Library (DARTMOUTH ROOM)     Presentation Material     Handout #1     Handout #2

Liza Harrington (Librarian, Greenfield Community College) and Tim Dolan (Librarian, Greenfield Community College)

The Living Library (also called a Human Library) is an interactive diversity program with meaningful outcomes. We will share lessons learned from our past two Living Library programs, and information about how to implement this program on your campus.

1B | Expanding Resource Sharing: Codes, Checklists and Best Practices (FROST ROOM)     Presentation Material

Sue Kaler (Interlibrary Loan Manager, Massachusetts Library System) and Tressa Santillo (Resource Sharing Librarian, Massachusetts Library System)

The Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Code for the United States and the ALA RUSA STARS Rethinking Resource Sharing STARS Checklist were recently revised. How do these two best practices documents promote careful consideration of local resource sharing policies to encourage breaking down silos and maximizing collaboration? Join Sue Kaler and Tressa Santillo, both from the Massachusetts Library System, for a lively discussion. Bring your ILL questions and moral conundrums!

1C | “May I kiss your hand, Professor Barbara?” Creating an Information Literacy Experience for and with International Students (SALON C)

Barbara Kenney (Instructional Services Librarian, Roger Williams University) and Lindsey Gumb (Instructional Technology Librarian, Roger Williams University)

Presenters will discuss a two-year collaboration with the Writing Department to create an embedded information literacy component for international students. Topics will include the creation of the syllabus, evolution of pedagogical practices, and the developing synergy among instructors, students and lesson plans, and will share successes, challenges, syllabi and assessments, program sustainability and plans for the future.

1D | Jumpstart Your Library's User Experience (SALON B)     Presentation Material     Handout #1     Handout #2     Handout #3

Amanda Tarbet (Reference Librarian, MGH Institute of Health Professions) and Jessica Bell (Director of the Library, MGH Institute of Health Professions)

User Experience Design (UXD) employs tools and methods that help you examine your systems holistically and create products and services that your users will find effective and satisfying. This one hour interactive session will provide attendees with a well rounded introduction to UXD for libraries.

1E | How Open is Open? Open Access versus Accessibility (SALON D)     Presentation Material

Jennifer Ferguson (Liaison Librarian, Simmons College) and Lauren Buckley (Library Assistant, Simmons College)

This talk will explore a project that used the LibGuides platform to create a usable, fully open access resource focused on Nineteenth-Century British Fiction that includes searchable editions of the current “canon” of Victorian Fiction as well as extensive supplemental information, making high-quality open information more accessible to users.

1F | Breaking Down the Barriers: Information Literacy throughout the Curriculum (SALON A)   Presentation Material #1     Presentation Material #2

Alan Witt (Reference Librarian, Rivier University), and Shana Chartier (ERC Reference Librarian, Rivier University)

This session will discuss how the library staff broke down barriers and worked alongside faculty and administrators to embed information literacy across the core curriculum. Using assessment data from the First Year Seminar Program, library staff were able to leverage on the successes to expand the collaboration between faculty and staff into the second and third year of the core curriculum.

1G | From Keepers to Collaborators: How the WPI Archives Re-engineered its Access and Outreach Strategies to Celebrate the University's Sesquicentennial (HAWTHORNE ROOM)

Jessica Branco Colati (Assistant Director for Curation, Preservation, and Archives; Worcester Polytechnic Institute), Michael V. Kemezis (Access and Outreach Archivist, Worcester Polytechnic Institute), and Lora Brueck (former Worcester Polytechnic Institution 150 Project Archivist)

Explore the ways Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s Archives broke out of the basement and into the campus meetings, special events, publications, social networks, and memorable moments to support the university’s year-long sesquicentennial celebration.