Breakout Session I

10:00 to 10:50 am

Pain-Free Deselection: Leveraging Community and Data


Lauren Slingluff, University of Connecticut, & Kate Henke, Wheaton College

Deselection, or "weeding," is often time-consuming and contentious, with the potential to anger or alienate stakeholders. At Wheaton, library staff now have a streamlined system that balances a data-driven methodology with community engagement for an efficient and yes, pain-free process.

Tags: Access Services, Administration, Management and Leadership, Assessment

Real-Time Collaboration for Virtual Success


Fabio Montella, Suffolk County Community College

A detailed presentation of the collaborative efforts of a librarian and art professor to implement virtual reality into art instruction, while still adhering to the concept of information literacy.

Tags: Teaching and Learning

Absentee Ballot Day in the Library


Gwendolyn Reece, American University

Before the midterm elections, American University Library, in partnership with the Washington, DC League of Women Voters, and AU’s student government and alumni office, hosted its first Absentee Ballot Registration day, helping 1,005 students request absentee ballots. This presentation both makes the case that academic libraries should focus information literacy efforts on helping our students become empowered citizens in addition to successful academics and gives tools for any other library that wants to host such an event in 2020.

Tags: Administration, Management and Leadership, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Teaching and Learning

The Price Isn't Right: How Libraries Can Overcome the Invisible Cost of Education


Krystie Wilfong, Christina Bell & Zane Omohundro, Bates College

The rising cost of textbooks prompted a small liberal arts college library to carve out funding and create a total reserves policy. Here’s how one library became a campus leader in issues of equity of access to forge new partnerships yielding stronger communication and fundraising opportunities.

Tags: Access

Successful Student Transfer From Community College: Opportunities and Barriers


Liza Harrington, Greenfield (MA) Community & Kate Freedman, University of Massachusetts Amherst

During this roundtable, we will discuss the community college to four year transfer experience, and what role libraries, librarians, and information literacy can play in student success.

Tags: Administration, Management and Leadership, Assessment, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Outreach, Professional/Staff Development, Teaching and Learning

Our Campuses, Ourselves: Navigating Institutional Differences in the Creation of an Information Literacy Learning Community


Jasmine Woodson, Lehigh University

This presentation will share the process of creating a consortial information literacy learning community that has evolved into a multi-faceted programming series for faculty, staff, and librarians to build partnerships, share practical approaches, and encourage pedagogy-centered professional development. It will also share strategies for participants to optimize relationships with neighboring institutions in order to magnify library value and grow IL opportunities while accommodating disparate institutional cultures.

Tags: Administration, Management and Leadership, Outreach, Professional/Staff Development, Teaching and Learning