2018 Program


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Click here for the list of approved sessions & presentations.

Pre-Conference Workshop

Thursday, February 15, 2018, 1 – 5 pm

Workshop Title: Getting Published as a New Librarian
Presenter: Nina Exner
Location: Room 127, John C. Hodges Library, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Cost: $20, includes afternoon refreshments


8:00 – 9:00

Registration, Breakfast, and Coffee

9:00 – 10:00

Keynote: Carol Tenopir

10:00 – 10:50

Concurrent Sessions 1

  • Librarians Initiating Systematic Assessment of an Organization’s Health Literacy Attributes
  • Using Student Research Assistants to Support Research
  • Learning to Conduct a Usability Study: from Personas to Data Visualization

11:00 – 11:50

Concurrent Sessions 2

  • Test Fest and the Tale of Too Many Post-its
  • Show Them the Money: Providing Financial Support for Research Data Distribution
  • Citation analysis: How we did it, and what we’d do differently

12:00 – 13:00


13:00 – 13:55

Lightning Talks

Track 1 talks, room 403

  • Research Is Not A “Dirty Word”
  • Keeping Up With Perpetual Motion: Research Lifecycle Support Services in Academic Libraries
  • Standing Out In the Field; How To Find and Support Researchers Not Based On the Home Campus
  • Human Trafficking Research and the Role(s) of A Scholar-Practitioner Librarian
  • Library Support for the first doctoral program at Lindsey Wilson College
Track 2 talks, room 400A

  • Learn, Do, Teach: Using research design to learn new skills and support user needs
  • Staffed Desk or On-Call Reference Data: An accidental experiment
  • Using personality tests in library research
  • When does patron-involved quality improvement become human subjects research?
  • Utilizing service design to implement a university library laptop program

14:00 – 14:50

Concurrent Sessions 3

  • Take a Walk on the Wilde Side: Applying Hybrid Analytical Techniques to Evaluation of Library Instruction
  • Prima di Tutto: Foundational Relationships and Primary Source Instruction
  • Assessing the expectations of academic study spaces: Multi-method approaches to student use and perceptions of campus study spaces

14:50 – 15:10

Afternoon Snack Break

15:10 – 16:00

Concurrent Sessions 4

  • Embracing Uncertainty: Defining a Structural Model of Public Library Use and Services Using Large-Scale Public Use Data
  • When specialization becomes a liability: the art of putting faculty needs first
  • Gauging the user: Testing the UX in an institutional repository after an academic library and a publisher collaborate

16:10 – 17:00

Concurrent Sessions 5

  • Surveying Hospital Nurses to Discover Educational Needs and Preferences
  • How to Give Them What They Want: Usability Testing of Library Website Resources for Graduate Students