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Thursday, May 23 • 13:00 - 14:00
Lightning Talks

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Student-Led Library Programs as Engagement Strategy
Sajni Lacey- University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus

What happens when student employees design library programming for their fellow students? Find out how UBCO's peer technology assistants developed and executed programming in collaboration with other library staff to engage, interact, and foster an inclusive sense of community in the library, delivering more than 30 programs since September 2017.

Developing Cultural and Environmental Awareness through Active Learning and Collaboration in the Library
Kimberly R. Stelter - Humboldt State University

Humboldt State Place Based Learning Communities focus on the first year experience for science majors. Through collaborative design of an inquiry based library research day, students learned about the impact of genocide and climate change on the indigenous people of Humboldt County and the landscape.

Critical Library Instruction in a Community-Based Project
Emily Hector - Mohawk College

In 2017, UBC's Making Research Accessible initiative piloted a digitization project in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside (DTES), hiring DTES community members with mixed digital fluencies and personal backgrounds. In training "community digitizers," we attempted to center the experiences and expertise of non-traditional, frequently marginalized learners.

All the Experts in One Place: An Open House for Point-of-Need Services to Graduate Students
William Poluha - University of Manitoba
Marie Speare - University of Manitoba

This presentation describes graduate student academic "need states" and designing an open house to address those needs. Students met with experts face-to-face to have their specific questions answered and experts had an opportunity to learn about student needs (1:1 marketing) in relation to the services and expertise they offer.

Relieving Library Anxiety through Social Media Influence
Laura Hamonic - University of Alberta

Many students find academic libraries intimidating. Staff can help alleviate this through their personal interactions, however this is challenging in online spaces. We endeavored to create a personal presence online via an employee Instagram takeover. This lightning talk will provide our rationale, set-up, and outcomes.

You Can Carry it With You: Tips on Introducing an AR App to Enhance Library Instruction
Alex Kuskowski - University of British Columbia
Wendy Traas

Get an inside scoop on introducing new AR technology into library instruction, and learn how you can give students the ability to access library instruction on from their phone! Attendees will learn how AR can be used to layer digital information over physical objects for the purpose of enhancing library literacy, learn about pitfalls and successes for implementing new technology in the library context, and hear about student perspectives on the value of this new educational technology. Information about commercially available apps (free and paid options), and open source apps will be presented.

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Sajni Lacey

Learning and Curriculum Support Librarian, University of British Columbia
Sajni Lacey is the Learning and Curriculum Support Librarian at UBC Library’s Okanagan campus, in addition to serving as the subject librarian for English, History, Education and a smattering of languages. Sajni’s focus in on integrating information and digital literacy into course... Read More →
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Kimberly Stelter

First Year Experience & Student Success Librarian, Cal Poly Humboldt University

Emily Hector

OISE Library, University of Toronto

Marie Speare

University of Manitoba

William Poluha

University of Manitoba

Laura Hamonic

University of Alberta

Alex Kuskowski

University of British Columbia

Thursday May 23, 2019 13:00 - 14:00 CDT
Eckhardt Gramatté Hall