Poster Presentations

Choose Your Own Library Adventure: Asynchronous Learning with Interactive Fiction

This poster will explore an interactive fiction game created to teach undergraduates about important library resources and services. Topics will include game building and narrative design, use of Twine software, potential user assessment strategies, and discussion of playable digital resources that can serve as engaging asynchronous learning material.

Sharona Ginsberg – Head of Student Engagement Services; University of Maryland, College Park
Gaby Messinger – Graduate Assistant, Research Education; University of Maryland, College Park

Sharona Ginsberg is Head of Student Engagement Services and the Terrapin Learning Commons at the University of Maryland Libraries. Most recently, she published Terrific Makerspace Projects: A Practical Guide for Librarians, co-authored with Juan Denzer of Syracuse University, and presented Let the Games Begin: Escape Room-Style Library Orientation as an ALA GameRT webinar along with Morgan Bond and Kate Jones of SUNY Oswego. She has presented at numerous conferences including ALA Annual and the International Symposium on Academic Makerspaces. She spends time reading a lot of spec fic and comics, playing video games, and hanging out with her dog, Bilbo Waggins.

Gaby Messinger is a recent graduate from the MLIS program at University of Maryland, College Park. She now is the Research Education Coordinator at UMD, where she will be conducting research about Open Educational Resources (OER). Her research interests include information literacy instruction, information access, DEI, critical information literacy, OER, and museum education. Now that she has graduated, she spends her free time reading novels of all genres, playing TTRPGs, and making ceramics.


Creating an Academic Librarian Residency: The Visiting Librarian’s Adventure

Two early career librarians took a chance and applied for a 12-month “Visiting Librarian” position. Once up and running as faculty librarians teaching exploration and evaluation of information sources, these two librarians were told by the Library Director to treat this position as a personally designed librarian residency. WHAT?!?

Karin T. Haynie – Visiting Teaching & Learning Librarian; St. Mary’s College of Maryland
Emily A. Warren – Visiting Teaching & Learning Librarian; St. Mary’s Campus of Maryland

Traci Haynie is a Visiting Teaching & Learning Librarian and the Liaison Librarian for STEM Sciences at St. Mary’s College of Maryland in St. Mary’s City, MD. In this role she provides research and reference help to faculty and students, conducts information literacy instruction sessions, and contributes to collection development. Traci earned a Master of Science in Library Science from Clarion University, Clarion, Pennsylvania and a Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Chamberlain University in Illinois.

Emily Warren is a Visiting Teaching & Learning Librarian and the Liaison Librarian for Social Sciences at St. Mary’s College of Maryland in St. Mary’s City, MD. In this role she provides research and reference help to faculty and students, conducts information literacy instruction sessions, and contributes to collection development. She obtained her Master’s Degree in Library & Information Science from Kent State University in her hometown of Kent, OH.


A New Way to Stream? Revamping Kanopy Expenditure Tracking & Statistical Analysis to Uncover Solutions

Are you looking to revamp the way you collect and analyze streaming media data? This poster details an in-depth analysis of licensing and usage data due to a sudden increase in Kanopy spending at Salisbury University. Research into similar streaming products as well as other potential solutions will be highlighted.

Nicole Kulp – Serials and Electronic Resources Librarian; Salisbury University

Nicole Kulp is the Serials and Electronic Resources Librarian for Salisbury University. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park’s MLIS program, and holds a Bachelor of Art in English from UMGC. When not managing SU’s resources, she enjoys podcasts, gaming, and music.


Reimagine, Recycle, Refresh: Redesigning Library Spaces on a Budget

In this poster presentation, we will illustrate how we refreshed an area of the Library upon reopening after the Pandemic closing to accommodate more students using personal laptops, including transforming a small, vacant space into a highly-used “laptop lounge,” and making much-needed improvements to signage, all on a limited budget.

Gina Calia – Coordinator for Library Reference & Instruction; Harford Community College
Jess Dahl – Electronic Resources Librarian; Harford Community College
Mike Strittmatter – Digital Media Specialist; Harford Community College

Gina Calia is the Coordinator for Library Reference and Instruction at Harford Community College Library in Bel Air, MD, where she has worked for 12 years. She oversees the Library’s research help services, information literacy instruction, support for online learning including online tutorials and the embedded librarian service, and library marketing and outreach. She is passionate about using assessment results to make improvements to student learning and library spaces, and to demonstrate the value of what libraries do. Gina received her Master’s in Library Science from the University of Maryland, College Park. She lives with her three sons in Towson, MD, and enjoys listening to music, dancing, watching classic movies and live theater, and eating good food.

Jessica Dahl is Harford Community College’s Electronic Resource Librarian. Jessica manages the acquisition, access, and review of e-resources and periodicals through the Library. She also oversees the Library’s digital media resources and services, and maintains the Library’s online presence through the Harford Community College website, intranet, and learning management platform. She has been with the College for 15 years and has enjoyed every minute of it. When she is not working, she enjoys practicing yoga and figure skating. Jessica graduated with a Master’s in Library Science and a Master’s in Information Science from Indiana University, Bloomington in 2008.

Mike Strittmatter serves as the Digital Media Specialist at the Harford Community College Library. He offers digital media instruction through workshops, one-on-one meetings, and small group sessions. Mike also maintains equipment in the Library’s digital media collection and manages the One Button Studio & Digital Media Lab. He holds a BA in Film & Media Studies from St. Mary’s College of Maryland and has over fifteen years of experience leading trainings on production equipment, software, and audiovisual storytelling.  Mike is passionate about empowering students, faculty, and staff to utilize multimedia resources to tell stories and present clear information through audiovisual projects and presentations. In his free time, he loves watching movies (especially horror), playing music, cooking, attending live theater, following baseball, and spending time with his family and cat, Lando Catrissian.


Striving Beyond ADA Compliant

Academic libraries strive to provide accessibility to our diverse disabled student populations through ADA compliance. Libraries must go beyond those requirements to ensure usability. Through internal partnerships, university initiatives, and passions UMGC’s Library is striving to enhance accessibility and usability.

Mariette Largess – Reference and Systems Librarian; University of Maryland, Global Campus

Mariette Largess has an MLIS from the Catholic University of America. She has been working in the field since 2008 and has worked for UMGC since 2019. She is a Systems and Reference Librarian preforming reference, working with other departments, and helping with access issues in the library. Most recently, she has begun working on video creation for the library and maintaining the Open Educational Assistive Technology Resources, a guide to no cost open access assistive technology resources.


Teaching Triads: A Self-Reflective Instruction Evaluation Approach

A Library Instruction Team is implementing a form of peer-teacher review called Teaching Triads, a non-evaluative process that encourages personal teaching growth. Rather than critique each other’s teaching, Triad members journal what they learn from the observation experience and apply what is useful to one’s own practices.

James Parrigin – Coordinator of Library Instruction; Salisbury University

Serving as SU Libraries’ Instruction Coordinator since 2014, James Parrigin helps to oversee and participate in the design, implementation, maintenance, and assessment of library instruction that is provided by a team of faculty librarian liaisons.


Tools to detect PDF Accessibility Problems

This poster introduces several tools that can be used to detect PDF accessibility issues. It shows where the tools can be found and what they are used to find. There are links to a PDF accessibility YouTube channel that shows how to fix accessibility issues and a PDF accessibility checklist.

Tammy Stitz – Engineering Librarian; George Mason University

Tammy Stitz became the Engineering Librarian at George Mason University in June 2022. Previously, she was the Applied Sciences Librarian at the University of Akron for 15 years. Tammy has a MLIS from Kent State University, as well as a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Akron.


Using a Jobhunting LibGuide for Real-World Information Literacy Skills

This poster discusses the creation of a Careers and Jobhunting LibGuide and its use in a Career Planning Class. Students used the LibGuide to locate and evaluate sources related to their job hunt, including specific job boards tailored to Salisbury University schools, books on interviewing and resumes, and salary data.

Erin Weber – Research and Instructional Services Librarian; Salisbury University

Erin is a recent transplant to the Eastern Shore from Tennessee. She received her MSLS from the University of Kentucky and a BA in History from Belmont University. An accidental science librarian, Erin loves working with all the different STEM majors on their research projects, especially any research projects involving animal ecology. Erin’s research interests include lifelong information literacy and research as a community of practice. She loves spending time with her cat and dressing up as her various DnD characters.

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