Poster Sessions

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Poster Preview:                              
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 – 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
(Exhibit Hall – Lansing Center)

Poster Session:                
Thursday, October 27, 2016 – 5:15 – 6:30 p.m.
(Radisson Lansing Hotel)

3D Printing Project: Teaching Teens Digital Literacy Skills
My winning YALSA Shark Bowl pitch (June 2015) focused on the idea of creating a teen made interactive 3D display. Limited only by their creativity, teens design landscapes or objects in the 3D software Tinkercad, have their items printed with a 3D printer and added to the display. The display features their name and the location (within the case) of the piece they created. This gives teens ownership and a sense of legacy in the library. This poster will highlight the successes and challenges of this project as well as teen learning outcomes and their improved digital literacy skills.
Erin Durrett, Novi Public Library

Bring Zentangle to Your Library
GOALS  Display concept that Zentangle® can attract library users to outreach and programs  Offer fresh perspective on beneficial activity in staff development and team building exercises  Display the potential behind this meditative drawing practice to bring deeper level of keen observation and productive creativity to the workplace  Invigorate ideas for imaginative and artistic ways to engage staff and patrons
Jane Reiter, Davenport University, Lansing Campus

Extreme Makeover: Digital Objects Edition
At Northern Michigan University, we possess a terrific collection of primary source materials: photographs, oral histories, government documents, and even letters from Theodore Roosevelt! Unfortunately, our metadata practices over the years had been uneven, with the result that many of these items were hidden in plain sight. This year, the university technical services and archives staff began an extreme makeover of our digital objects. Can two departments collaborate without driving each other crazy? Will keen detective work reveal the stories behind the PDFs and JPEGs? What’s up with all the question marks? Find out on Extreme Makeover: Digital Objects Edition!
Rebecca Morgan, Northern Michigan University; Catherine Oliver, Northern Michigan University; Melanie Yahr, Northern Michigan University

From Weeds to Wildflowers: The Afterlife of Deselected Texts
This presentation provides an overview of the possibilities available to library staff for their deselected materials. In this day and age, alternate sources of funding, providing resources to communities, and the recycling of materials all have an impact on our communities and our institutions. This research began as a reaction to seeing a dumpster full of deselected materials, and the subsequent explorations of what that process entails after the items have been pulled off the shelves. An additional purpose of this presentation is to present the weeding process through the lens of resourcefulness, and not disregard, to the community-at-large.
Tanya Davidson, Marygrove College

Get Out of My Library! Making the Most of the Michigan Activity Pass
It's only been three short years since the statewide version of the Michigan Activity Pass (MAP) was launched, but boy, has it changed!  Not only are there dozens of new cultural and recreational destinations for library patrons to visit, including state and national parks, but with the help of The Library Network and Plymouth Rocket, a whole new web interface is in the works.  Come hear about these changes and how one busy resort area library integrated MAP into its Summer Reading Club program, community partnership discussions, and more!
Brice Bush, Traverse Area District Library; Maia Turek, Michigan Dept. of Natural Resources

Got Personality?
We were struggling with the perception that libraries are old-fashioned. We also wanted to increase our visibility in the months leading up to our millage renewal in August. After reading “A Philosophy of Bold Promotion in Arkansas,” by Benjamen A. Bizzle (, describing a daring billboard campaign created by Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library in Arkansas, we decided to create our own. We brainstormed dozens of witty slogans that gave GDL a colorful personality, and narrowed the list down to 14. We purchased space on two highly visible digital billboards for the seven months leading up to our millage.
Eileen Button, Genesee District Library; Kelly Flynn, Genesee District Library

Knowing When to Start Over: A Lesson in Scalability, UX and Project Management
The Bonisteel Library is more than a school library. We serve the entirety of Interlochen Center for the Arts, which consists of a high school for nine months of the year, a summer camp for three, and a year round series of programs for continuing arts education, a public radio station, an arts festival, and the alumni network. Our old web presence just didn’t cut it. In one year, we rebuilt our digital space from the ground up. Learn from our experience of managing a large­scale digital makeover while still managing to run a library at the same time.
Sela Constan-Wahl, Interlochen Center for the Arts

Marketing the Academic Library:  Connect with the Library, Connect with the World
In today’s virtual world it has become more and more difficult to keep the academic library as the center of the university community.  In order to keep the library central to the student experience, Eastern Michigan University Library developed a marketing strategy entitled Connect with the Library, Connect with the World to illustrate the ways in which the library assists students in achieving their academic goals.  By utilizing social media, poster art, and a t-shirt campaign, EMU Library showcased its role as a physical institution and a virtual learning partner.  This poster will display our hopes, dreams, successes, and failures.
Brooke Boyst, Wayne State University

The Social Work Origins of the Contemporary Library Mission
Learn how the roots of social work translate into the current mission of many libraries in the present. Our commitment to community engagement in the profession has a connection to many historical social justice efforts. This presentation will explore progressivism and settlement house heritage as connectors to the role the library plays in the community today. We can learn many lessons by looking to the past as well as forward.
Monique Oldfield, Wayne State University

Wading in before Diving in: Preparing Library Students for Professional Participation
Library and information science (LIS) students have little opportunity to become familiar with the standards and expectations of a professional conference. QuasiCon, a student-led conference at the University of Michigan School of Information, bridges the gap between students and professional participation. Both LIS students and librarians benefit from interacting in this environment. This poster describes the value of QuasiCon (based on attendee evaluations) and best practices for planning this type of conference. QuasiCon fills a gap in the LIS curriculum by equipping students to participate immediately in the library profession, which helps them move their careers and the profession forward.
Martha Stuit, University of Michigan Library; Joanna Thielen, Oakland University

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