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Learn about innovative projects, services, and research conducted by your fellow Maryland and Delaware libraries, all in one spot. Come by anytime on Thursday to explore the posters yourself or drop in between 10:00-10:30 am or 2:30-3:00 pm to interact with the posters’ authors.  

What's New Sailor Research Databases 2022

Presented by: Sarah Kuperman, Enoch Pratt Free Library

What's New With Sailor Databases - After a year of surveys meetings trials and more The Sailor Team has announced the new refreshed collection of resources for YOUR library. 

Meet the DLA Social Justice Committee

Presented by: Kayla Abner, University of Delaware

Interested in bringing equity, diversity, inclusion, and justice values to your home library? Are you wondering what social justice looks like in practice? Come meet DLA's Social Justice Committee to see how we're taking action for justice in all types of libraries in Delaware.

The Year We Were Wizards: Bringing Harry Potter and Hogwarts to Life for Deaf/Hard of Hearing 3rd, 4th, and 5th Graders at Delaware School for the Deaf

Presented by: Karen Martin, Delaware School for the Deaf

Once every three years, the library at the Delaware School for the Deaf undergoes a magical transformation. Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry manifests, and our young Deaf Wizards are enrolled as First Years who study the life and times of one of the most famous Wizards of

all-time - Harry Potter!

The Media Literacy, Civic Engagement, and Democracy Project: Building and Maintaining a Collaborative Partnership on Campus

Presented by: Christopher Heckman, Hilda C. Landers Library, St. Mary's College of Maryland

In the Fall of 2020, the Center for the Study of Democracy at St. Mary’s College of Maryland (SMCM) approached the SMCM Library about collaborating on a project related to media literacy, civic engagement, and democracy. This poster will summarize the project to date and outline our accomplishments, challenges, and lessons learned. Audience members will learn strategies for building collaborative projects at their institutions.

Making a splash with data skills: How one library is diving into services that were lost during the pandemic

Presented by: Joyce Garczynski and Carrie Price, Towson University

In 2020, Albert S. Cook Library cut the ribbon on a donor-funded Data Studio. This space was meant to be a watershed for campus and library resources and spaces. That all came to a stop just three weeks later when faculty, staff, and students had limited access to the library during the COVID-19 pandemic. This poster will describe the strategies used to create and promote the workshop and community of practice as well as lessons learned so other libraries can breathe new life into services, spaces, and resources that were dormant during the pandemic.

Calling All Library, Tech, Social Media, Literature, Project, and Adventure Geeks - Come As You ARE!  Come As You Are To Stay!  Come As You Are...Repeat…

Presented by: Donna Carter and Harry Brake,
Greenwood Library and Woodbridge High School Library

What happens when public and school libraries blend together and the difference is difficult to see?  Amazing things begin to happen!  See how school and public libraries come together to promote, nurture, support, and enhance individual passions, interests, and allow students to have that "third space" in a time many feel isolated, even when surrounded by others

Collaborating across departments to communicate electronic resource changes

Presented by: Kate Strain and Alex Dodd,

Loyola Notre Dame Library and University of Maryland College Park

In 2020-2021, the acquisitions unit at LNDL, with the help of the reference and instruction unit, created communication plans for three major electronic resource changes.

Remaining Finitely Flexible: Revising My Open Door Policy

Presented by: Alex Baker, Washington College

The prolonged pandemic has required everyone to stretch beyond their usual capacities. Two years later, we continue to do a lot with a little thanks to short staffing, the Great Resignation, restructuring, and unposted vacancies. I explore these issues from my perspective, transitioning into a new role where I’ve been forced to revisit an “open door policy” I sustained in my former capacity as Research & Instruction Librarian in STEM. The choices to become and remain finitely flexible led to greater productivity and rest and restored my love for Librarianship and Leadership, both positions of service.



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