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Saturday, November 9 • 11:15am - 11:45am
Shotgun Sessions

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These short “pecha kucha-like” sessions will feature 3 PowerPoint presentations of 6 minutes and 40 seconds each. We will have approximately 10 minutes at the end of the session intended for Q&A for all 5 sessions. Come for a lively, rapid-fire group of talks.

1) Focus Group Frenzy: Giving Students a Budget
Sara Duff, Gulf Coast State College

How can you get students at a small community college to really become invested in the library?  Give them responsibility!  We set up a small student focus group, gave them a budget, and let them decide what to buy.  The goal was to try to get a grasp on what students are really interested in, to instill a sense of ownership of the library in the students, and to create word-of-mouth buzz. 

In this session, we will discuss how to get funding, set up a group, and recruit students.  We'll also talk about concerns and issues that may arise when implementing such a group.

2) Re-purposing Metadata to Promote and Develop the Collection
Viral Amin, Maymount University

This session showcases a project in which I repurposed via a computer program a monthly new titles report into lists targeted for individual liaison areas.  The lists promoted the richness of the library’s collection, engaged the faculty in selecting and classification, and brought attention to the work of Collection and Technical Services at Marymount.  I will demonstrate the enduring value of bibliographic metadata, LC Classification, and the catalog in the current E-Resources landscape, with the intention of stimulating discussion of other ways of re-using bibliographic metadata to promote the collection and the library.

3) Connecting with Students in the Library
Elaine Robbins, The Citadel

Elaine Robbins (slides)

This session will introduce methods of engaging students in their library in order to market library services, to spread awareness of library resources, and to create a rapport between librarians and students. Formal surveys and informal observations of students have revealed that many, especially freshmen, are unaware of the services and resources offered by the library. Through special events, appreciation days, and casual seminars and workshops, the Daniel Library is not only increasing awareness of what the library offers, but also is striving to reach those students that may otherwise be uncomfortable seeking assistance. Specific examples of events and their impact will be discussed as well as simple ideas for engaging all types of students.

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Sara Duff

Collections Librarian, Gulf Coast State College
Sara Duff is the Collections Librarian for Gulf Coast State College.  In addition to managing the collection, she works as the liaison librarian for the Business & Technology and Visual & Performing Arts departments, occasionally hosts the library’s television show “Check It... Read More →

Mr. Viral M Amin, MA, MS

Metadata / Electronic Resources Librarian, Marymount University
Marymount University
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Elaine Robbins

Reference and Instruction Librarian, Daniel Library, The Citadel
My interests as a librarian are the methods of engaging and involving college students in the library--how our face-to-face contact and reaching them through non-traditional methods can affect their comfort level in the library and, ultimately, their academic success.

Saturday November 9, 2013 11:15am - 11:45am EST
Pinckney Room, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403

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