2011 Annual Users' Conference: Poster Sessions
The Conference Planning Committee is pleased to receive many interesting programs covering wide variety topics for the poster sessions. Poster sessions will be on displayed throughout the day.
Poster sessions provide an opportunity for individual librarians and/or libraries to share graphic representations of current research, programs or creative solutions to library problems. Poster Sessions Presenters are available during the scheduled time (at registration 9:00 am to 10:00am and after lunch 12:45pm to 1:15pm) to present posters, answer questions, and give away handouts relating to the sessions.
Poster sessions topic are listed below. Presentations will be posted online as soon as they become available.
P01: Committee Connections: NJLA/CUS User Education Committee and VALE Shared Information Literacy Committee
Leslin Charles, Berkeley College
Jacqui DaCosta, Georgian Court University
Nancy J. Weiner, William Paterson University
- This poster will highlight the joint projects and programs of the NJLA/CUS User Education Committee and the VALE Shared Information Literacy Committee. The poster session will also provide attendees with the opportunity to learn about each committee and how the connection between the two committees has grown and strengthened over the past few years.
P02: Comparison of Selected Reference Management Tools
Yingting Zhang, UMDNJ
Kerry O'Rourke, UMDNJ
- In order for users to decide which reference management tool is best for their needs, it is important to know each tool's strengths and weaknesses. This poster will compare four reference management tools, one of which is licensed by the library and three of which are open source and freely available.
P03: Continuing the Tradition, Forging New Connections
Karen Pifher, Peapack-Gladstone Library
Melissa Hofmann, Rider University
- This poster session, sponsored by the Research Committee of NJLA's College and University Section, will announce new outreach initiatives focusing on monthly discussions of Committee participants' current research, mentoring opportunities and making connections among constituencies for librarians in all fields as well as highlight previous award winners. Information on submitting research for this year's research award and research forum will be available.
P04: Enhancing Curriculum Collections to Support Teacher Education
Claire Clemens, The College of New Jersey
Catherine Weng, The College of New Jersey
- This poster details the creation of a TCNJ Curriculum Reference Collection to support teacher education. In the absence of a Curriculum Materials Center, colleges and universities may adapt existing facilities and collections to fulfill the functions of a CMC. An overview of curriculum materials at NJ institutions and curriculum reference collection development policy recommendations are included.
P05: "Everything Old is New Again": The Library '"cavenger Hunt" and the First-Year Experience
Angela Camack, Sussex County Community College
- Remember "scavenger hunts?" Although replaced by information literacy classes, the scavenger hunt is a good way to introduce students in first year experience classes to the library. It is designed to introduce students to the library and its resources and make an immediate contact between new students and library staff.
P06: Get the Facts! The VALE Reciprocal Borrowing Program
Judy Matthew, William Paterson University
- The VALE reciprocal borrowing program now includes faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students. Find out about the program's policies, usage and how libraries can get involved. Reciprocal borrowing survey data will be presented. Session sponsored by the VALE Resources Sharing Committee.
P07: How "Next Generation" Are We? A Snapshot of the Current State of OPACs in North American Academic Libraries
Melissa Hofmann, Rider University
Sharon Yang, Rider University
- Provides a snapshot of the current state of academic OPACs in pursuit of the next generation catalog (NGC). OPACs from 260 colleges and universities in North America were rated against a checklist of twelve touted features of the next generation catalog. The session will present the findings and their implications, revealing just how well current OPACs are measuring up to the NGC ideal.
P08: Integrating Searchpath into the Curriculum: Innovations and Outcomes
Jaimie D. Donnelly, Georgian Court University
Jeffrey C. Donnelly, Georgian Court University
- Georgian Court University Library has recently incorporated a new Searchpath Information Literacy Tutorial into the university course curriculum. In collaboration with key departments throughout the university, as well as the development of small tutorials and module quizzes, GCU has seen significant use of their tutorial in its initial year, which this poster will illustrate.
P09: The Library on Your Mobile
Pat Denholm, Bergen Community College
Yolanda Sheppard, Bergen Community College
Rong Wang, Bergen Community College
- A demonstration and brief description of steps the Library at Bergen Community College used to create a mobile website [ http://www.bergen.edu/library/sslmobile ]. The mobile site provides access to key Library resources for busy on-the-go students with smart phones and other mobile devices.
P10: Profiling for Success: Bibliometric Services in Libraries
Judit Ward, Rutgers University
James Cox, Rutgers University
Molly Stewart, Rutgers University
- The Center of Alcohol Studies Library is a small research library in a unique position to provide individualized assistance to researchers. This poster shares the library's recent experience of collaborating with a senior faculty member to create her research profile for a promotion package after evaluating pre-selected bibliometric tools.
P11: Strengthening Our Connections With Library Users Offline: The Re-Emergence of Face-to-Face Relationships at a Small Academic Library
Bonnie Cohen Lafazan, Berkeley College
Alyssa Valenti, Berkeley College
- In the past few years academic libraries have been working diligently at building their library's presence online, learning from Library 2.0 advocates to "go where your users are." (e.g., catalogs on PDA's, text reference chat, blogging, Facebook pages, Twitter, etc.). While we continue to embrace the social aspects of technology, we cannot forget the value of traditional face-to-face interactions that impact our library users. Learn ways to continue to build and strengthen relationships with your on-campus students.
P12: Systematic Design of Instruction for Academic Librarians
Lynee Richel, County College of Morris
Heather Dalal, New Jersey Institute of Technology
- This poster will present the how two librarians at different colleges applied the Dick and Carey Model of Instructional Design to their instruction sessions and tutorials. Learn all the steps in process from indentifying goals, analyzing content and learners, and writing performance objectives to developing assessments, instructional strategies, materials and evaluations.
P13: Teaching Information Literacy Skills to English Language Learners
Donna Wertheimer, Rutgers University - Camden
- Explore strategies for reaching the growing number of English Language Learners on college campuses. Examine instruction models based on the New Jersey Information Literacy Progression Standards. Investigate techniques developed at the Paul Robeson Library, Rutgers-Camden Campus in collaboration with ESL courses offered by our urban campus partners Camden County College and Rowan University.
P14: Using Assessment to Make Difficult Choices in Cutting Periodicals
Kerry (Hoong) Chang-FitzGibbon, Ricahard Stockton College
Mary Ann Trail, Richard Stockton College
- All too often, the librarians are caught between declining budgets, increased programmatic demands and faculty needs. Unfortunately, decisions on the annual periodical budget too often result in an annual backlash from the faculty, the consequences of which often include bruised egos and bad relations. In an effort to break the cycle of conflict over budget decisions, the librarians used assessment data to propose cuts in the print periodical collection.
Jianrong Wang, Richard Stockton College
Cathy Weng, The College of New Jersey
- The BCMC consists of academic librarians in New Jersey who share and explore common issues related to technical services. BCMC has accomplished many initiatives aimed toward a well-informed and proficient bibliographic control community. New and exciting issues are evolving in the technical services and metadata field. Learn about a committee willing to assist and support you.
P16: Vital Services for Special Needs Patrons
Craig Anderson, Kean University
Janette González, Kean University
Chrisler Pitts, Kean University
- This poster session will highlight how libraries at institutions of higher education, including Kean University, provide equal access to patrons with disabilities. The poster will show how academic libraries promote the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, by using a variety of assistive technologies and individualized research assistance.