EBSS Research Committee Poster Forum 2016

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EBSS and the American Psychological Association (APA) sponsored the EBSS Research Forum at the 2016 American Library Association Annual Conference
 
When: Saturday, June 25, 2016 
Time: 3:00 to 4:30 pm 
Where: Hilton Lake Louise
 
The APA Travel Awards were presented, followed by informative discussions with colleagues presenting research works in progress.  
 
Complimentary refreshments provided by the American Psychological Association!
 
Poster presentations: 
 
Examining Undergraduates’ Library Priorities through Q Methodology - view poster PDF
Savannah L. Kelly, Education Reference Librarian & Brian W. Young, Engineering Reference Librarian at the University of Mississippi 
 
In what way do our undergraduates prioritize library services and spaces? Using Q Methodology Kelly and Young attempted to better align the library’s services and spaces with undergraduates’ needs. Their objectives included collecting authentic data from students that would serve to inform library decision making, providing an engaging format for undergraduates to express their viewpoints, and embracing both quantitative and qualitative data analysis and interpretation.  Come to this session to learn about the four significant factors which emerged as a result of their research.
 
Using Primo Search Logs to Improve User Services - view poster PDF and handout
Mira Greene, Kansas State University, Content Development & Acquisitions Head & Jason Coleman, Access Services Librarian at Kansas State University 
 
Using search logs to customize Primo responses to user needs, Greene and Coleman discovered patterns of information seeking which lent itself to configurations to help with the discovery experience, make customizations that could possibly improve the user experience, and measure the impact of the customization.  In this will include discussion and conclusions drawn about the first customization which is meant to improve requests for interlibrary loan.
 
Help Us Help You: Using a Needs Assessment to Curate Successful Library Interventions for Social Work Graduate Students - view poster PDF
Callie Wiyguli Branstiter, Social Work Librarian at the University of Southern California
 
This study sought to fill the gap between online and on campus iterations of a single program of study.   This is accomplished by analyzing if the information needs, preferences and perceptions of distance students and on campus social work students are the same.  Wiyugli will discuss student reported confidence in existing research skills, preferred methods of learning new library tasks and skills, perceptions of the library and librarians, and the group’s demographics.
 
Academic Help Seeking and Use of Library Services among Social Work Students - view poster PDF
Sara Memmott, Information Services Librarian at Eastern Michigan University 
 
The goal of this study was to investigate undergraduate and graduate social work students’ approaches to seeking help in courses, and in particular to understand students’ preferences for seeking help related to research assignments. Memmott will discuss how students’ approaches to academic help seeking are related to their preferred sources of help for research assignments and the effect of student age, undergraduate/graduate status, course enrollment and/or how attendance at librarian led class session influenced use of library vs. non-library resources.