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ACRL 2017 Program Book

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ACRL 2017 Proceedings

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ACRL 2017 Front matter


Academic Libraries, Filtering, and the “Tyranny of Choice”
Caroline Muglia and Elizabeth S. Namei

Academic Library Makerspaces: Supporting New Literacies & Skills
Tara Radniecki and Chrissy Klenke

Accreditation in the Smaller Community College Library
David Pappas

Action-Packed Action Research: How Comic Books, Questions, and Reflection Can Transform Information Literacy Instruction
Sarah Laleman Ward, Stephanie Margolin, and Mason Brown

Addicted to the Brand?: Brand Loyalty Theory as a Means of Understanding Academics’ Scholarly Communication Practices
Cara Bradley

Around the World in 180 Minutes: An International Library Adventure
Leila June Rod-Welch

Asking, Listening, Observing: Learning about Student Research through Ethnography
Eamon Tewell, Kimberly Mullins, and Natalia Tomlin

Assessing Reference Service Quality: A Chat Transcript Analysis
Greta Valentine and Brian D. Moss


Beyond the Book: Collaborative Collections Designed for Creativity and Experiential Learning
Denise Dale

Big Data for Big Questions: Assessing the Impact of Non-English Language Sources on Doctoral Research at Berkeley
Susan Edwards, Lynn Jones and Scott Paul McGinnis


Cephalonian 2.0: Transforming Large-Scale Library Orientations to Support Student Success
Kimberly Copenhaver, Carl DiNardo, Alyssa Koclanes, and Nancy Schuler

Charting a Clear Course: A State of the Learning Commons
Lauren Pressley

Choose Your Own Adventure: The Hero’s Journey and the Research Process
Helen Georgas, Mariana Regalado, and Matthew Burgess

Consortial eBook Purchasing for the Rest of Us
Heather Tompkins, Greg Argo, Rhonda Gilbraith, Ron Kurpiers, Meg Manahan and Frances Singh

Constructing Research(ers): Faculty and Undergraduates as Researching Subjects
Rick Fisher and Kaijsa Calkins

Counting Heads: Building Space Assessment into your Library Assessment Plan
Jennie Gerke and Keith Teeter

Crowdsourced Reference: Steering into Uncharted Waters?
Marie L. Radford, Lynn Silipigni Connaway, and Stephanie Mikitish


Data Mining, Visualizing, and Analyzing Faculty Thematic Relationships for Research Support and Collection Analysis
Wenli Gao and Loretta Wallace

Determining Value: The Development of Evaluation Metrics for Shared Content
Genya O’Gara and Anne Osterman


Embedded Peer Specialists: One Institution’s Successful Strategy to Scale Information Literacy Services
Danielle Salomon, Casey Shapiro, Reed Buck, Annie Pho, Marc Levis-Fitzgerald

Embracing Threshold Concepts: Or How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Framework
Heather Galan James and Elizabeth Andrejasich Gibes

Enhance Your Reference Skills by Knowing the Four Phases of Interest Development
Steve Black  

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Predatory Publishing but Were Afraid to Ask
Monica Berger

Exploratory Implementation of Flipped Classroom Practices on Library Instruction
Jessica Jordan and Martina Haines

Exploring the Value of Interlibrary Loan
Kristine Shrauger and Meg Scharf


For Fun and Profit: Supporting Research Commercialization with Interdisciplinary Liaison Teams
Franklin Sayre, Caroline Lilyard, and Mary Schoenborn

From Saboteurs to Change Management: Investigating the Correlation between Workplace Behavior and Change Resistance
Brian Young and Ashley Dees

From Two to Three Dimensions: Leading Institutional Curricular Change by Thinking beyond the Assessment “Loop”
Brandy Whitlock


Gendered Labor and Library Instruction Coordinators: The Undervaluing of Feminized Work
Veronica Arellano Douglas and Joanna Gadsby


Harnessing the Intersections of Writing and Information Literacy
Dan DeSanto and Susanmarie Harrington

How Data from an Unlikely Source Pointed Us in a New Direction for Information Literacy Assessment and Charted a Course to Student Success
Julie Gores, Cristina Springfield, and Matthew Coan

Humanities Collaborations and Research Practices: Investigating New Modes of Collaborative Humanities Scholarship
Harriett Green, Angela Courtney, Megan Senseney, and Maria Bonn

Humanities Without Walls: Understanding the Needs of Scholars in the Contemporary Publishing Environment
Maria Bonn and Janet Swatscheno


“I Don’t Know What I’m Looking at”: Understanding Student LibGuide Use with Eye-Tracking Software
Linsey Ford, Jennifer Holland, and Clarke Iakovakis

I Don’t Want My Article Next to That: Educating Faculty and Graduate Students about Issues of Open Access, Institutional Repositories, and “Predatory” Publishers
David C. Dunham

In a World Where... Librarians Can Access Final Research Projects Via The LMS
Taylor Eloise Stevens, John Garrison, Jamie Kohler, and Erin Smith

In Search of Value-Added Information Literacy: A Citation Analysis Study
Candice Benjes-Small and Eric Ackermann

Info Lit Squad Goals: Using Interdisciplinary Faculty Learning Communities to Facilitate Real Talk about Information Literacy
Jason Vance, Alicja K. Lanfear, and Patrick Richey

Information Literacy’s Influence on Undergraduates’ Learning and Development: Results from a Large Multi-institutional Study
Kevin Fosnacht


Jump Start Your Scholarly Communication Initiatives: Lessons Learned From Redesigning the Scholarly Communications Roadshow for a New Generation of Librarians
William Cross, Jenny Oleen, and Anali Perry

Just Get a Job! Collaborating with the Campus Career Center
Elise Ferer


Leading from the Library Loo: An Illustrated, Documented Guide to New York City Academic Library Bathrooms
Jennifer Poggiali and Stephanie Margolin

‘Let Me Learn’ or ‘Just the Answer’? Research Consultations and Dweck’s Theories of Intelligence
Amanda L. Folk, Kelly Bradish Safin, and Anna Mary Williford

Let’s Get Oriented!: Getting Intimate with the Library, Small Group Sessions for Library Orientation
Leila June Rod-Welch

Leveraging the Growth of Open Access in Library Collection Decision Making
Kristin Antelman

Librarians Are in the House! Unconventional Strategies for Outreach to Your Campus Community
Laura Barrett and Katie Harding


Makerspace or Waste of Space: Charting a Course for Successful Academic Library Makerspaces
Candice Benjes-Small, Liz McGlynn Bellamy, Jennifer Resor-Whicker, and Lisa Vassady

Maximizing the Impact of the In-Person One-Shot: The Case for Targeted Library Instruction Outreach in Community Colleges
Matthew Pierce

Moving from Counting to Programmatic Evaluation: A Look at Best Practices
Claudia J. Dold and Ardis Hanson


Naturals with a Microphone: Oral History and the Librarian Skillset
Holly Hendrigan


Observe, Reflect, Action! Transformation through Reflective Practice in Librarianship
Silvia Vong

Open Access and Global Inclusion: A Look at Cuba
Elizabeth Jardine, Maureen Garvey, and J. Silvia Cho


Perish or Flourish? An Investigation of E-book Interlibrary Loan in U S. Academic Libraries
Xiaohua Zhu, Lan Shen, and Rebecca McCusker

Practitioner and Lis Student Perspectives on Information Literacy for Librarians
Charles Inskip

Promoting A Service Culture Across Technical and Public Services: Lessons from Electronic Resource Access Troubleshooting and Support
Jeffrey M. Mortimore

The Proof is in the Worksheets: Tying Library Instruction Assessment to ACRL Information Literacy Standards
Robin Grant, Felicia Haywood, and Dana Casper


Re-Charting the Waters of Library-Writing Partnerships: Sharing Threshold Concepts as the Foundation for Integrated Curricula, Collaborative Assessment, and Learning Transfer
Brittney Johnson and I. Moriah McCracken

Removing the “I” from Instructional Design: How Teamwork Makes Instructional Design a Possibility for All
Dominique Turnbow and Amanda Roth

The Research Lifecycle and the Future of Research Libraries: A Library of Apps
Gabriela Castro Gessner, Erin Eldermire, Neely Tang, and Kornelia Tancheva


Sailing the Wide-Open Seas of Discovery: Assessing Students’ Use and Perceptions of Summon for Conducting Research
Tracy Gilmore, Stefanie Metko, and Charla Gilbert

Scoping Out Success for Your Users: More Options, Less Confusion
Emily King and Nicole Sandberg

Shadow Libraries and You: Sci-Hub Usage and the Future of ILL
Gabriel J. Gardner, Stephen R. McLaughlin, and Andrew D. Asher

Sharing Our Success: Using a Teacher Training Program to Improve Information Literacy Instruction and Support MLIS Students
Rachel Gammons, Alexander Carroll, and Lindsay Inge

Sheriff, IRS Auditor, Psychotherapist, & Hostage Negotiator All in One: Project Management for Everyone
Kate McCready and Claire Stewart

Shifting the Discourse: Information Literacy as an Opportunity to Address Intellectual Virtues
Andrea Brooks

“Should I Stay or Should I Go?” The Motivation of Underrepresented Minority Librarians to Lead
Antonia P. Olivas

Show Me the Learning: Navigating Information Literacy through Multiple Life Perspectives
Alice B. Ruleman, Laura Horne-Popp, and Robert Hallis

The Smart Commons: An Experiment in Sensor-Based Space Assessment of Learning Environments
Jonathan Bradley, Patrick Tomlin, and Brian Mathews

The Social Science Move Toward STEM: Disciplinary Changes in Demonstrating Scholarly Impact
Dan DeSanto and Aaron Nichols

Standardizing and Managing Online Tutorials for Improved Learning
Christal Ferrance and Patricia J. West

Steering Change in Liaisonship: A Reverse Engineering Approach
Eric Resnis and Jennifer Natale

Stuck to the Static Word: Trust and the Phantom Limb in Scholarly Communication
Nathan Hall and Leila Sterman

Supplementing Traditional Ways Of Measuring Scholarly Impact: The Altmetrics Way
Rajiv Nariani

Supporting Learning on the Inside: Academic Library Services for Students in Prison    
Stephanie DeLano Davis


Teaching Digital Humanities Tools at a Distance: A Librarian-Instructor Partnership Integrating Scalar into a Graduate Distance Course
Daniel G. Tracy and Elizabeth Massa Hoiem

A Trans Body of Books: (Trans)Forming Library Collections for Advocacy
Matthew W. Johnson


Using the Framework to Frame: Cataloging Policy and Practice as Seen through the Lens of The Framework For Information Literacy For Higher Education
Erin Leach

Using Variability to Diversify Library Assessment and Maximize Value of Assessment Data
Jackie Bronicki


Walking the Plank: How Scholarly Piracy Affects Publishers, Libraries and Their Users
Laurie Morrison, Carol Stephenson, and Elizabeth Yates

Warning! This Program Contains Graphic Content: Facilitating Understanding of Library Terms through Visual Rhetoric
Gayle Schaub and Vinicius Lima

Web Archiving for Librarians: A Three-University Collaboration to Preserve Non-Official Voices in China’s Anti-Corruption Campaign
Ding Ye, Daniel Kerchner, Yan He, Cathy Zeljak, and Yunshan Ye

What Counts as Knowledge? Concrete Examples of an Abstract Concept from the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy
Nancy E. Adams, Maureen A. Gaffney, and Valerie A. Lynn