- Customizing VuFind to Enhance Discoverability of Library Resources
- David Cupo and Hao Zeng, Cheng Library, William Paterson University
- During the summer of 2016, the Cheng Library at William Paterson University began a special project to develop and deploy a Bento Box discovery search layer using open source VuFind. The interface displays our holdings in Voyager,
search results for journal articles from EDS, and information from LibGuides and library webpages. This poster presentation will describe the process of testing, development, and deployment of the interface. It will also describe our simultaneous retrospective cleanup of legacy metadata in Voyager to provide VuFind with a more useful pool of information about our resources to relay to patrons.
- Library Partnerships: Working Together for Student Success
- Kate McGivern and Annemarie Roscello, Sidney Silverman Library, Bergen Community College
- This poster will highlight a 1/2 day session with high school librarians and Dr. Ross Todd from Rutgers University. Dr. Todd presented tips and tricks for getting high school faculty more involved in the information literacy process and hints for
creating active learning assignments. The program was sponsored by a grant from the New Jersey Council on County Colleges.
- "There's a weird guy upstairs!" - Reporting Incidents in the Library
- Kelly Hayden and Deborah Gaspar, Rowan University Libraries
- Proper planning and tools empower library public service staff to make sound decisions in situations that have the potential to compromise the safety of both staff and patrons. Specific strategies for communication and collaboration
inform this poster addressing informational needs common to different emergency situations. Preplanning and careful documentation about what actions should be taken before, during, and after incidents occur will assist staff in
responding and reacting with confidence and competency. Ensuring that staff members know when and how to effectively communicate pertinent information will help emergency responders help you, your library, and your users.
A former emergency telecommunications officer turned library staff member will share recommendations for essential knowledge and best practices in the development of policies and procedures related to the reporting of incidents in the
library. Other topics include situational assessment, report requirements, interdepartmental communication, chains of command and incident documentation.
- "Escape Room" in the Library
- Gary Marks, Jr., Cheng Library, William Paterson University
- Escape Rooms are fun team building activities that help promote communication, collaboration, problem solving and critical thinking skills. Our Staff Development Committee recently created an Escape Room Challenge as a team
building exercise. Designed entirely in house with a minuscule budget this activity was a big hit with the library staff and is now being adapted as a library program for university students to enjoy. This poster will present the process for
creating the challenge, feedback from participants, as well as tips and resources to bring an Escape Room to your library for any age group.
- The Amazing Passport Event: A Program to Introduce and Assess Undergraduate Transfer Students at Rutgers University
- Matthew Bridgeman, Maria Ortiz-Myers, and Jill Nathanson, Rutgers University
- In conjunction with the Passport program for transfer students at Rutgers University, we developed an event where transfer students must solve a mystery at the Alexander Library. Through the program students are exposed to different
services provided by the Libraries while also providing us a chance to assess the information literacy classes they take as part of their transfer course.
- The LGBT C.U.E. at OCC
- Catherine Pontoriero and Caitlyn Cook, Ocean County College Library
- This poster session will display the innovative new space at Ocean County College. Two librarians partnered with another college department – Center for Access and Equality – to create a reading collection and open lounge area
called the LGBT CUE (Collection Uniting Everyone) designed to foster inclusion and support for the LGBTQ community. This poster will highlight collection development and inter-departmental cooperation.
- Connecting on Cooper: Library Services for Camden County College and Rowan University in Camden
- Bart Everts, Paul Robeson Library, Rutgers University – Camden
- Camden County College and Rowan University offer classes on small commuter campuses on Cooper Street in Camden. The campuses originally had a library on the top floor, but space considerations soon called for an alternative plan for students to receive library services. Although CCC and Rowan Camden students have access to the main campus libraries, many Camden students are local, many are working "non-traditional" students who may lack the time or transportation to the main libraries, which are nearly an hour away (in Blackwood for CCC and in Glassboro for Rowan) using public transit. In 1998, The Paul Robeson Library signed an agreement to provide Camden County and Rowan students in Camden with library services at Rutgers. As part of the agreement, a non-tenured faculty librarian at Rutgers serves as the liaison to students enrolled in CCC and Rowan Camden courses. The liaison is responsible for collection development, library instruction, as well as reference desk and appointment hours. There is a dedicated collection budget for CCC/Rowan. In addition, there is a dedicated computer lab for CCC/Rowan students from which they may access the Rutgers Libraries database collections. CCC/Rowan students, faculty, and staff have access to the print collection at Robeson, and may request books from any Rutgers library, as well as use EZBorrow and other ILL services.
- Ready, Set, Create! Toolkits for Artists & Inventors
- Anna Coats and Joseph Emery, Livingston Public Library
- In 2016 Livingston Public Library launched the take home program series “Ready, Set, Create! Toolkits for Artists & Inventors,” which won the 2016 ALSC Curiosity Creates Grant. This innovative program, designed for grades 5-8,
allows patrons to take home portable makerspaces that focus on Robotics, Fiber Arts, Engineering, and Paper Crafts. Each kit includes instructions as well as an open ended prompt to encourage creativity and dialog. This poster session
will present information about the Ready, Set, Create! Toolkits and tips to start similar programs in other libraries.
- The Dana Writers Group: Building a Community of Academic Writers
- Roberta L. Tipton and Patricia A. Bender, Rutgers University – Newark
- This poster describes an innovative collaboration between an academic librarian and a writing instructor to assist faculty librarians in the tenure stream to write and publish. The instruction combined two approaches: 1) the academic writing
advice from Peg Boyle Single, columnist for The Chronicle of Higher Education, and her teacher and mentor, Robert Boice; and 2) the community writing workshop method of Pat Schneider's Amherst Writers & Artists. Meeting at first
weekly and then monthly, the group shared writing exercises and discussions about writing led by the founders and a variety of different guest speakers. The results included both increased writing output and the building of a self-help
- “Out of the Box”: Expanding Library Outreach to New Campus Groups
- Margery Ashmun and Jennifer Heise, Drew University Library
- Drew University Library has successfully offered programming to a broad spectrum of constituents over the years, including the Friends of the Library, collectors, community members, and scholars. In spite of these efforts, one campus
group was identified as being underserved by programming alternatives, namely the undergraduate student population. To better understand the interests and needs of this constituency, the Library Programming Committee employed
“modified” market research techniques and “out of the box” thinking. As a result of this process, the Committee was able to identify potential outreach opportunities and to successfully launch several unique programs, ranging from a Halloween Drew Ghost Stories event to a co-sponsored recurring “Board Game Night.”
- In-House Outreach: The Library Quest
- Joe Louderback, DeVry University and Bill McNelis, Berkeley College
- Take advantage of the unique items in your collection to engage visitors to your library or department. When you have events that bring visitors to your library and want to keep them engaged beyond the basic tour, or if you would to like to
run this kind of event, you may like this interactive activity that will showcase your library’s hidden gems. We will share a fun program that lets young visitors to an academic library discover some of the more interesting titles in the collection
using their wits, teamwork, and a map.
- Users Caught on Video: Tools and Methods for Conducting Online UX Studies and Behavioral Research
- Amy Kimura and Heather Dalal, Rider University
- Do you want to observe student research behavior, but need to focus on students using the library remotely? Learn about the technology and research methods that make it possible to capture videos of traditional online usability studies
and authentic research experiences. This poster also explores the most valuable aspect of having user videos: using them to make classroom faculty aware of the reality of student research behavior and articulating necessary change to
the library website developers.
- Magnificant Monarchs
- Julie Suter and Marge Dombrosky, Gloucester County Library System – Swedesboro Branch
- The poster would describe in words and pictures our Story Time Butterfly Release Program which includes growing milkweed, watching butterflies develop through all stages - from egg to butterfly, and having children feed, hold, and
release the butterflies. The program includes learning about conservation, the journey of the Monarch, as well as many other lessons.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 11:15am to 12:15pm