Breakout Session IV

3:40 to 4:30 pm

Breakout rooms, Floor 1

Failure to Reproduce: The Replication Crisis in Research — Can Librarians Help?

Andrée J. Rathemacher, Amanda Izenstark, and Harrison Dekker, University of Rhode Island

Room: Carver
A recent survey by Nature found that more than 70% of researchers have tried and failed to reproduce another scientist’s experiments and more than half have failed to reproduce their own experiments! Learn more about the “reproducibility crisis” in research and how librarians are helping by teaching researchers about reproducible workflows, proper management of code and data, and tools like the Open Science Framework.
Tags: Scholarly Communication; Technology and Tools; Data Services
University Library

If At First You Don't Succeed in Your Instruction Methodology, Try, Try Again

Katelyn Angell, Long Island University and Eric Shannon, Franklin Pierce University

Room: Standish
Learn how two librarians at very different institutions were able to revamp ineffective library instruction sessions by incorporating active learning methods into their teaching practice. Within this presentation three case studies will be provided, each of which will describe an ineffective teaching experience, an intervention to reflect on this failure, and the development and implementation of an alternative intended to address shortcomings of the previous method.
Tags: Teaching and Learning; Assessment
University Library

The Trials & Tribulations of Incorporating 3D Printing into the Health Science Curriculum

Laurel Scheinfeld, SUNY Stony Brook; Joan Wagner and Blanche Leeman, Touro College

Room: Plympton
Teaching 3D printing and design in an academic library seems like a great idea, but using 3D software entails a steep learning curve and 3D printers are noisy! This presentation will show you how to avoid all of our pitfalls and start your 3D program easily.
Tags: Teaching and Learning; Technology and Tools
College Library

Turning Missteps into Stepping Stones: Personal and Professional Growth as an Early Career Academic Librarian (Panel Discussion)

Christina Bell, Bates College; Naomi Binnie, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor; Brooke Duffy, Sarah Lawrence College; Gina Levitan, Pace University - New York; and Kelleen Maluski, Sarah Lawrence College

Room: Mayflower
While institutions have devised creative ways to adapt to new difficulties, including adopting new staffing models, the situation remains the same: librarians are hired to do one job but inevitably end up doing much more. Our discussion will focus on shifts in working patterns, professional development (and the privilege that comes with being able to participate), the impact of institutional culture on “library work,” and proposals for success and change from the failures we have experienced.
Tags: Administration, Management, and Leadership; Professional/staff development

Lightning Talks Session B

Room: Wampanoag

Having trouble communicating with faculty or capturing the attention of patrons? Attend this round of Lightning Talks to learn how five libraries’ instruction initiatives flopped, and what they did to salvage their misadventures. You’ll also have the opportunity to engage with the presenters during Q & A. For more information about individual Lightning Talk Sessions, see the program for Lightning Talks Session B.