Poster Session Synopsis

Harry Potter and the Library of Surfside
Stevie Jepson, Library Assistant, Horry County Memorial Library (Surfside Branch)

The poster will showcase Surfside Library’s Harry Potter Club from this past summer. Over the course of 10 magical weeks, young customers explored the themes of Harry Potter through various activities, including a sorting ceremony and an escape room. The program was a huge success.

Connecting Libraries to Campus Communities Through Collaborative Displays
V. Emily Deinert, Reference Services Librarian, Winthrop University; DeAnn Brame, Digital Services and Systems Librarian, Winthrop University; Amanda McLeod, Government Documents Librarian, Winthrop University

To better elevate diverse voices and materials, we coordinated our library displays with campus events. For example, our Black History Month display, African-American foodways and the development of soul food, coincided with Winthrop's Interdisciplinary Food Conference. The collaboration benefited all parties and the positive feedback has encouraged additional partnerships.

Are You Lost? Best Practices for Managing E-Journal Changes
Li Ma, E-Resource & Serials Librarian, University of South Carolina

Tracking electronic journal title and package changes is a complicated and time-consuming task for technical services staff. This poster discusses best practices University of South Carolina Thomas Cooper Library utilizes in managing electronic journal and package changes. It focuses on workflows, tools and staff collaboration.

Bringing Life to the OCtech Library
Robin Pesko, Electronic Resources Librarian, Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College Library

This poster details the trials and triumphs of bringing living organisms (plants and animals) into a small academic library (both temporarily and permanently).

The Good, the Badge, and the Ugly: Takeaways from Creating an Information Literacy Badge
Brittany Hickey, Research & Instruction Librarian, Columbia College; Jesika Brooks, Educational Technology Librarian, Columbia College; Josh Brunck, Collection Development Librarian, Columbia College

Digital badges, a.k.a. micro-credentials, are micro-certifications which indicate competence in particular skills—in this case, research. Combining information literacy skills with a Wikipedia editing project to create the badge was easier said than done. Find out what went right, what went wrong, and what we learned along the way.

Tangled, Mangled, and Strangled: How One Tech Services Department Coped in a Thicket of Weeding
Kevin Shehan, Coordinator of Electronic Resources/Content Management Services, USC Upstate; Mark Smith, Reference and Research Librarian, USC Upstate

Two university librarians--one a technical services manager and the other a reference/research librarian with a technical services background--share the issues, pitfalls, successes, dangers, and various lessons learned during a major library renovation and corresponding extensive weeding project.

What Gets Libraries Sued: Measuring Librarian Fears against Statistical Realities
Kristina Schwoebel, Sciences and Computing Librarian, University of South Carolina; Eve Ross, Reference Librarian, Law Library, University of South Carolina

“We can’t do that, we’ll get sued.” How do libraries balance the benefits of a course of action with legal risks? This poster details the initial stages of this ongoing project, to provide empirical grounding for library decision making: evaluating existing literature, finding and organizing legal cases, and survey planning.

PONI Up!: Using Data to Give Students Want They Need
Amanda Kraft, User Experience Coordinator, College of Charleston; Elena Rodriguez, Instruction Coordinator, College of Charleston; Gretchen Scronce, Virtual Services Coordinator, College of Charleston

Poster will display LibAnswers, survey, and focus group data used to better understand student awareness and inherent use of Point of Need Instruction (PONI) services at College of Charleston Libraries. Research & Instruction Librarians assessed student users in order to "pony up" and provide better access to services promoting information literacy.

Accessibility: Just Do It!
Caroline Smith, Inclusive Services Consultant, South Carolina State Library; Savannah Gignac, Assistant Manager Branch Manager & Adult Services Manager at Hurd/St. Andrews Library, Charleston County Public Library

In 2019, The South Carolina State Library and Charleston County Public Library each formed an Accessibility Team to identify and begin addressing accessibility issues in their libraries. In this poster, we will summarize our process, goals, and the team functions. We will also provide the resources we used to evaluate our accessibility and the recommended steps for other libraries to begin this process.

Horry County Memorial Library's First Annual Volunteer Fair
Jennifer Silmser, Branch Librarian, Horry County Memorial Library (Carolina Forest Branch)

An overview of the the entire process of planning and hosting a successful volunteer fair. This will include both a toolkit that HCML is able to use to transfer between branches as well as a toolkit that different systems can adopt and manipulate to best suit their uses.

Digitally Embedded Librarianship: Adding Library Instruction to LMS Courses
Robert Freeman, Graduate Outreach Librarian, Clemson University Libraries

Illustrating digitally embedded librarianship and collaborating with faculty and digital learning strategists to incorporate library instruction into online courses.  Examples include embedding in a certification course for faculty teaching online, learning modules for a Psychology course investigating happiness, and videos for an invasion ecology class in the Forestry Department.

Responsive (re)design: Balancing University Design and Library Priorities at a Small Academic Library
Deborah Tritt Harmon, Associate Professor & Instruction/Reference Librarian, USC Aiken; Kelsey Crump, Interlibrary Loan Manager, USC Aiken

As a small academic library embarked on a major redesign of their web presence, they sought to incorporate university design decrees while effectively balancing good design, accessibility, and library website needs. The poster will reveal how this library utilized LibGuidesCMS for their redesign, as well as highlight challenges and design considerations.

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Linda Ray, Training and Outreach Coordinator

This will include information about the continuing education program that Florence County Library System uses for training employees on a monthly basis. 

Inclusive and Accessible: Clemson's Affordable Learning Program
Yang Wu, Open Resources Librarian, Clemson University

Seeking to address the problem of the high cost of textbooks and to create a more inclusive and diverse student population, Clemson University Libraries implemented an Affordable Learning program. It encourages faculty adoption of Open Educational Resources and the use of open source and low-cost homework systems in high enrollment classes. It also established a textbook lending program. This session highlight's Clemson's strategies, experiences and successes in improving student access to low cost learning materials.

My 2019 Emerging Leader Experience
Jade Geary, Instructional Design Librarian, University of South Carolina

This poster will share my experience as a 2019 ALA Emerging Leader. This poster session will share what you need to know about the program if you are considering applying. What it is like working with a sponsor and showcasing the emerging leader project that my team and I completed.

Make Your Own Adventure: Richland Library's Collaborative Story Project
Sarah Gough, Programs & Partnerships Librarian, Richland Library; Clo Cammarata, Programs & Partnerships Manager, Richland Library

Richland Library brought together 14 local authors to write and publish a collaborative chooseable-path adventure book, highlighting library resources and programs, and engaging our community.

Challenges and Innovations: Collections, Access, and the South Caroliniana Library Renovation
Edward Blessing, Interim Head of User Services, South Caroliniana Library; Graham Duncan, Head of Collections, South Caroliniana Library

This poster illustrates the ways in which collections and user services can be impacted during a major building renovation, highlights some of the associated challenges, and shows how a flexible staff can use these circumstances to increase productivity through assessment and innovation.

Nothin' to it But to Do it! Simple & Effective Outreach to Faculty
Jillian Collier, Instruction and Reference Librarian, Presbyterian College

This poster will share a simple but effective method of outreach to faculty in an academic library. Faculty outreach is often a daunting and over-complicated task. This poster will encourage a "back to basics" approach, and share my own outreach methods and results.

So Many Books, So Little Time: A Reader's Advisory Crash Course
Sara Leady, Reader's Advisory Librarian, Anderson County Library System

From passive lists and posters to more in-depth events and even Facebook groups, RA can take your library services and promotions even further. See examples of varying styles and approaches for print, digital, direct conversations and how you can use RA to cross promote your services and various collections.

Making Space for Makerspaces
Aubrey K. Jenkins, MLIS Candidate, University of South Carolina; Charlotte Dunn, MLIS Candidate, University of South Carolina

Communities that learn and make together, stay (and grow) together. Makerspaces build peer-to-peer relationships and amplify learning. They can meet a variety of user needs and emphasize accessibility and functionality. A makerspace is a shared, safe space where authentic experiences happen, allowing libraries to define the culture of their communities.

Have MLIS, Will Travel: International Librarianship
Amanda Reed, MLIS Candidate, University of South Carolina

Through a joint partnership with University of South Carolina SLIS and University of Buffalo, I was able to participate in an international librarianship course with an experiential learning trip to Costa Rica. During the trip we were able to visit and learn from university, public and school libraries, museums and special archives. This poster will outline my experience with international librarianship in Costa Rica.

Marvelous Creations
Erin Edge, Youth Services Library Assistant, Horry County Memorial Library; Megan Deal, Youth Services Librarian, Horry County Memorial Library

Horry County Memorial Library's system utilizes interactive Marvel Kits that are STEM-centered. Our Youth Services Department created each kit that is circulated among our ten branches. Included in our session are Robotics, 3D printing, K'Nex, Rubix Cubes and Virtual Reality.

Digitizing Community Histories
Sara Keever, Reference Librarian, Horry County Memorial Library

To learn more about creating a Digital Studio, we digitized the history of our library system and produced a short documentary in celebration of our 70th anniversary. The production offers an example of the services we will be able to offer families and communities interested in preserving local histories.

Thinking Outside of the (Lunch) Box: Building a Program Around Summer Feeding
Kristin Hare, Children's Librarian, Dorchester Road Regional Library, Charleston County Public Library; Heather R. Smith, Children’s Services Manager, Dorchester Road Regional Library, Charleston County Public Library

Charleston County Public Library partnered with Charleston County School District to offer the Summer Feeding Program. We will focus on the experience of the Dorchester Road Regional Branch to create an effective companion program to educate and entertain a diverse community and foster a positive experience for those who attended.

Collaborative Engagement in Academic Library Events
Jonathan Garren, Instruction and Outreach Librarian, Coker College

Highlighting two successful collaborative events during spring 2019, this presentation seeks to highlight the importance of collaborative relationships with student and staff groups in creating a sense of inclusivity and community in academic library events.