Lightning Talks (Session A)

11:00 to 11:50 am

Room: Wampanoag

20/20 Hindsight: Mistakes made and lessons learned from a new director

Cori Wilhelm, SUNY Canton College of Technology
Do you ever look back on decisions you made, and wonder, “What was I thinking?” Hindsight can be 20/20, particularly after a major transition such as starting a new position. Learn from one new director’s mistakes and lessons learned during her transition into leadership.
Tags: Administration, Management, and Leadership; Professional/staff development
College Library

The Ballad of the Textbook Annex

Sharon H. Domier, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Sung to the tune of the Gilligan's Island theme song, the presenter is going take you on our version of a three hour tour and introduce you to the characters, the environment, the tools, the luggage, the setbacks, and ultimately the successful outcome of a project to move a large number of books to off-site storage. Be prepared to laugh, cry, shake your head, and learn from our mistakes.
Tags: Administration, Management, and Leadership; Technical Services; Archives and Special Collections; Professional/staff development
University Library

How Not to Grow an ORCID Program

Rebecca Reznik-Zellen, University of Massachusetts Amherst and Lisa A. Palmer, University of Massachusetts Medical School
An unsuccessful effort to establish ORCID integrations provides insight into goal setting, recognizing limitations, and working with other entities on campus.
Tags: Scholarly Communication; Technology and Tools
Special Library; University Library

My library has a new residency program, now what? Planning and implementing a successful residency program

Quetzalli Barrientos, American University
As residency positions in librarianship have increased in popularity again, libraries have rushed to develop their own resident librarian programs. Nearly three years ago, my institution hired me as their very first resident librarian. This presentation will lay out a road map example of a successful and effective residency structure for universities.
Tags: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Professional/staff development
University Library


Christina Huffaker, Utica College
Successfully implementing RFID technology for collection circulation, inventory, and stacks management requires more than expected. Hear the strategies we retroactively realized for anticipating and troubleshooting, as well as tactics for building an RFID implementation team, skills, and useful tools.
Tags: Access Services; Professional/staff development; Technology and Tools
University Library