The 9th Access Services Conference was held at the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center and the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center on November 15-17, 2017 in Atlanta, GA.

Recent Submissions

  • Finding the Sonic Sweet Spot: Implementing a Noise Management Program in a Library Learning Commons 

    Baca, Olivia; Pierard, Cindy (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-11-16)
    Managing noise levels in collaborative learning spaces is difficult. Do noise meters help strike that delicate balance? Learn how Access Services staff at one university implemented a program with noise meters and staff ...
  • We Buy Textbooks So Students Don’t Have To 

    Clark, Stephanie (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-11-16)
    John C. Pace Library offers a Textbook Course Reserves program - all required textbooks for every 1000-4000 level course are on reserve for students to use.
  • Do Fines Change Patron Behavior? 

    Boehme, Andrea; Mihaly, Katie (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-11-16)
    This poster presentation will describe the preliminary findings of our study to determine the impact of daily fines on patron borrowing habits.
  • Visualizing Space Usage Patterns in a Health Sciences Library 

    Barkley, Stephen R. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-11-16)
    How do patrons actually use library space? After a recent renovation, we collected patron location data to see which furniture and locations our patrons prefer. This poster details our methods of data collection, visualizing ...
  • When You are in Charge: Reflections on Managing Staff in the Library 

    Riley-Reid, Trevar (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-11-17)
    There are times when we might find ourselves in charge, often through no fault or motive of our own! Sometimes there might be an organizational shift, someone might retire or divisions merge and then YOU are in charge. ...
  • Get What You Need & Get On Your Way: Empowering Users with Staff Paging & Self-Service Holds 

    Goodson, Kymberly (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-11-16)
    Learn how self-service hold shelves were implemented at the UC San Diego Library, how the service enhancement has benefited staff and users, and what challenges were faced in adopting this service approach.
  • Using Blackboard as a Springboard for Student Training and Communication 

    Lee, Shaundra L. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-11-17)
    This poster will detail how the Research and Learning Services department uses Blackboard to streamline student worker communication and scheduling.
  • Level Up! Online Strategies for Managing Student Workers 

    Colbert, Lynné (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-11-16)
    Marian University has a small but mighty staff that thrives on the power of our student workers. In order to successfully manage them, we created an online space in our LMS and started to incorporate project management ...
  • A Postive Police Presence: Partnering with Campus Police to Secure Your Library 

    Ritzert, Lindsey (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-11-17)
    Learn how University of Central Florida Libraries partnered with Campus Police to provide a more secure library environment. Community Service Officers were assigned to the library to help ensure the safety and well-being ...
  • Fighting Stress with Hand Turkeys: Arts & Crafts Programs on a Graduate Campus 

    Quinn, Tom (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-11-17)
    This poster will showcase the events that the Hirsh Health Sciences Library holds for the students, and the marketing strategies that have helped make them successful. It will also show the correlation event participation ...
  • Interlibrary Loan Dissertation Requests: Best Practices and the Need for OA 

    Dettinger, John (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-11-17)
    This poster presentation will highlight the best practices Gettysburg College has adopted for processing dissertation requests through interlibrary loan. It will also illustrate the need for greater participation in OA ...
  • General Collection Selfie: Surveying Stacks for Major Projects or General Inquiry 

    Hackler, Andrew (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-11-17)
    Ever wonder how much space is actually available on your shelves, but found the prospect of measuring each shelf too costly in time or budget? With access to basic technology and a little know-how the answers are at your ...
  • It Takes a Village: Resource Sharing and the Historian 

    Ferrance, Christal; Oberle, George D. III; Ramos, Laura (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-11-17)
    This poster takes a look at how George Mason University addresses the research needs and ongoing support of patrons with visual impairments.
  • Inspire to Aim Higher 

    Butler, Margaret; Panella, Jessica (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-11-17)
    How do you make improvement when things are going well? The poster identifies strategies including statistical analysis, opportunistic change, and team development and shows how they can be helpful for moving services and ...
  • Bibliotheca + 3M® Digital Library Assistant : Friend or Foe? 

    Curtis, Diane; Brown, Rebecca (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-11-16)
    Discussion of the Bibliotheca + 3M Digital Library Assistant and its nine uses in an academic library. Real life experiences, both pros and cons, for those libraries considering RFID technology.
  • Student Cross-Training within the User Services Department of Musselman Library, Gettysburg College 

    Hinton, Natalie (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-11-17)
    Supervisors within the User Services Department at Musselman library have collaborated to assess student worker tasks. Determining like tasks across units has informed the development and ongoing refinement of cross-training ...
  • Using Accudemia for Service Assessment and Security 

    Roudenbush, Teresa (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-11-16)
    The University Library is implementing the Accudemia student tracking software system in our brand-new 24/5 space to determine not only the number of visitors during operational hours, but also the nature of their use of ...
  • Creative and Helpful! Developing Student Peer Staff Skills 

    Turkewitz, Deborah (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-11-17)
    The creative skills of an academic library's student peer staff are examined in their museum, makerspace, and library display projects.
  • Accessing Virtual Reality: Challenges Met and Lessons Learned 

    Schreiner, Pete (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-11-16)
    Virtual reality (VR) is an emerging technology with the potential to enhance many fields but it comes with challenges related to providing access and support in a library setting. This session will share what NCSU Libraries ...
  • Badges of Service: Engaging, Customer-Oriented Student Employee Training 

    Hilterbrand, Lori; Feyerherm, Bryan (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-11-16)
    Ever wonder how to efficiently train your circulation student employees in a fun and supportive way? Are you ready to engage your staff at every level of your student employee training? At OSU Valley Library we've developed ...

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