2021 VALE/ACRL-NJ/NJLA-CUS Users’ Conference
Open, Adaptable and Resilient

Date/Time: Wednesday, January 6, 2021 | 9am – 3:30pm
Location: virtual via vConference

This year’s conference will be virtually co-located with EdgeCon, the region’s premier technology gathering.





9am-10am  Poster Sessions & Virtual Exhibit Hall
10am-11am  Welcome and Keynote Speaker
11:10am-12pm  Breakout Sessions I
12pm-12:30pm  Lunch Break/Organizational Updates
12:30pm-1:30pm Breakout Session II
1:40pm-2:30pm  Breakout Sessions III
2:40pm-3:30pm Breakout Sessions IV

KEYNOTE – Tracie D. Hall

Keynote Speaker – 10am-11am

American Library Association Executive Director Tracie D. Hall

Open, Adaptable and Resilient: A Self-Care Playbook for Leading in these Times

Keynote Description: Almost thirty years ago artist/activist/librarian Audre Lorde offered this groundbreaking reflection to others working for systemic change, “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation…” Asserting that the fight for information equity is one of the civil rights issues of our time, ALA’s new executive director highlights some of the key library practice and policy issues of our time and uses Lorde’s words to illuminate the resilience tactics that today’s library leaders need to maintain the reserves needed to navigate fear, stress, fatigue, self-doubt, change and conflict management to create the kind of transformational change and alignment in our institutions that our communities need and deserve.

In February 2020, Tracie D. Hall was appointed the American Library Association’s 10th executive director in its 143-year history. In her new role, Hall oversees the oldest and largest library association in the world, made up of 57,000 members and more than 200 staffers. Hall is the first female African American executive director in ALA’s history.

Upon Hall’s appointment ALA President Wanda K. Brown observed that “Her unique combination of philanthropy and library know-how position her to be the leader ALA needs today. She is optimistic, energizing, and innovative, qualities that will serve the association well as it continues its investments in advocacy, development, and information technology.” Hall is no stranger to libraries, or to ALA. Over the years she has worked at the Seattle Public Library, the New Haven Free Public Library, Hartford Public Library, and Queens Library. In 1998, she was among the first cohort of ALA’s Spectrum Scholars, a grant program to diversify librarianship, and she served as the director of ALA’s Office for Diversity in the early 2000s and has served on advisory councils for the Institute of Museum and Library Services and written for the field’s major publications. She was highlighted as a “Mover and Shaker” in the field by Library Journal  early in her career. Most recently, Hall directed the culture portfolio at the Chicago-based Joyce Foundation, developing new grant programs designed to foster greater equity and diversity in arts administration, catalyze and scale neighborhood-based arts venues, cultural programming and creative entrepreneurship. Prior to that she worked as Deputy Commissioner of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and as community investment strategist in Global Corporate Citizenship at The Boeing Company. A civic leader in Chicago, Hall was appointed to serve on the City of Chicago’s Cultural Advisory Council at the beginning of 2020. Hall has also served in multiple roles in academia, including as assistant dean of Dominican’s Graduate School of Library and Information Science in River Forest, IL and as visiting professor at Wesleyan, Southern Connecticut State, and Catholic Universities among others. In addition to her MLIS from the Information School at the University of Washington, Hall holds an MA in International and Area studies with an emphasis on Sub-Saharan Africa from Yale University and dual bachelor’s degrees in Law and Society and Black Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Hall has also studied at the Universities of Nairobi and Dar es Salaam in East Africa. Hall was born and raised in Los Angeles.


P1. Accolades for Academics
 Adriana Mamay, Middlesex County College

Recognize your peers and honor them with the awards they deserve! This poster highlights four New Jersey Library Association awards that academic librarians are exclusively eligible for and describes how college and university librarians can nominate themselves and their colleagues. The winners of the Distinguished Service Award, Research Award, Technical Services Award, and Technology Innovation Award will be honored at the virtual NJLA Conference in June 2021. New Jersey’s academic librarians are extremely accomplished. Let’s ensure that our accolades are recognized and appreciated by the wider NJ library community.

P2. Faculty Preferences for Remote Info Lit Instruction

Megan Dempsey, Raritan Valley Community College

This poster will present data on the formats RVCC faculty selected for remote information literacy instruction during the Spring 2020 and Fall 2020 semesters. When campus closed in March 2020, information literacy instruction was just getting underway and was moved entirely online. In Fall 2020, faculty were provided several format options for delivering remote information literacy instruction The results of formats chosen by faculty will be shared along with observations and thoughts on moving forward. 

P3. Easing the Stress of Distance Learning: The Virtual Coffeehouse 
Alexis Vitello, Middlesex County College

The poster will examine how library staff adapted a well-attended in-person event, The Library Coffeehouse, to be presented virtually via Zoom as a way to bring the college community together. It covers the time frame from May 2020 –October 2020 and the results of 4 Coffeehouse sessions, 3 in summer session and 1 in the Fall semester. It will focus on how the event was adapted through trial and error to ultimately create a program that connected faculty, staff and students. It will conclude with a reflection and future goals for a continued successful program.  

P4.  Exploring Meaningful Metrics during the Pandemic to Strengthen Collection Development Practices: An Altmetrics Analysis of (OA) Open Access Faculty Publications at Rutgers Business School
Jonathan M. Torres, Rutgers University

The following poster presentation will examine outcomes using Altmetrics analysis between (OA) open access and (non-OA) non-OA publications from Rutgers Business School 2014-2020. 

As budget constraints and the pandemic continue to impact academic institutions significantly, this Altmetrics assessment will help us determine whether Business Schools faculty are becoming more receptive to making their research more accessible to the public, other scholars, and other higher education institutions that cannot obtain access to specific journals.

This poster presentation will demonstrate the extent of faculty’s publications that OA compared to non-OA and their relative scholarly impact and merits for the period 2014-2020. The findings suggest that professors of are slowly embracing open access articles and Altmetrics data may strengthen strategic initiatives for librarians to assist faculties and university libraries with collective decision-making processes

P5. Taking Multimedia to the Extreme (and then some)
Steven Shapiro, Montclair State University

The role and function of the Multimedia Department has evolved as collections and services have moved online. This poster explores how Montclair State University’s Media Department expanded the scope of its services and utilized technology to enhance group study spaces for students collaborating on media projects. We worked closely with our Technology Coordinator and IT Division in designing these collaborative spaces. Additionally, we will discuss our use of exhibits, workshops and public programming to highlight collections and services as well as the use of Zoom in facilitating community engagement.  New services detailed include lending a digital piano and poster printing. 

P6. Library Usage During COVID-19: A Comparison of Fall 2019 and Fall 2020 Data 
Heather Cook, Caldwell University

Caldwell University’s Jennings Library reopened to students and faculty on August 31, 2020. Most students decided to take classes online and residential capacity was reduced. There was a visible decrease in physical library use, but what about other metrics? This poster will give a summary of changes to library operations for the fall and detail various usage metrics comparing Fall 2019 to Fall 2020. 

P7. Controlled Digital Lending: A Lending Service for Turbulent Times
Sharon Whitfield, Rider University

Controlled Digital Lending (CDL) is an emerging method where libraries lend print books in digital format to digital patrons using an ‘owned to loaned’ ratio. During the COVID-19 pandemic, when libraries had to suddenly shut their buildings for public health reasons, CDL became more vital to meet the information needs of faculty, staff, and students. The goal of this poster is to discuss CDL, including the limitations of CDL, why CDL is legal, and the necessary technical controls for CDL.

P8. Taking the Book Club Online: Converting the Library Book Club into a No-Cost Online Format
Samantha Wittenberg, Ramapo College of New Jersey

The poster session will cover how librarians converted a long-standing book club to an online format at no cost while still drawing in attendees across various groups, including students, staff, faculty, and administrators, as well as maintaining a partnership with the campus international center.

P9. Staying grounded in an open field: how we managed to balance traditional library services with modern building design and new collaborative services
Liz Siecke, Ramapo College of New Jersey

This poster session will address how Ramapo College library faculty and staff navigated a new building design matching traditional library services within modern and forward thinking community needs and shared space. The design plan offers new and reconsidered study and teaching spaces and incorporates the expectations of new neighbors and collaborators. Information will be outlined about how we adapted both shared and conflicting priorities with areas including IT, Digital Humanities, Faculty Maker Space, Architects, donors, and students. Unexpected barriers and opportunities will be addressed and how we found the space and creativity to reach common ground. 

P10. Call For Nominations: 2021 NJLA College & University Section Technology Innovation Award
Maria Deptula,  Berkeley College 
Linda Salvesen, William Paterson University

The NJLA-CUS Technology Innovation Award honors a librarian or group of librarians for innovative use and application of technology in a New Jersey academic library. The award may be given either in recognition of a specific project, or for ongoing delivery of innovative technology applications. This award helps to acknowledge the hard work our colleagues have been doing using technology to adapt to pandemic challenges and remain resilient. The winner(s) will be honored at the NJLA Awards Reception. Details on past award winners will be included.


Breakout Sessions I – 11:10am – 12pm

B01. Closed Doors, Open Library: Adapting an In-Person Library Scavenger Hunt to the Online Environment
With the fall semester beginning and the library doors still closed, the FDU Florham Campus Library changed its extremely popular in-person intro-to-the-library scavenger hunt to a completely online exploration of its resources and services. The flexibility of this new method of instruction allowed for both synchronous and asynchronous learning and could therefore fit any class schedule. Pre- and post-lesson quizzes were administered to gauge the effectiveness of this mode of instruction compared with our in-person library scavenger hunt. Participants in this session will learn a creative way to adapt lessons to the online environment to support resilient instruction.
Presenters: Nicole Potdevin, Fairleigh Dickinson University

B02. Round Table: Open Educational Resources (OER) Initiatives at NJ Colleges & Universities
Under the New Jersey Open Textbook Mandate, higher education institutions were required this year to submit a plan for expanding the use of open educational resources to lessen the financial burden for students. In this round table, we will discuss how our institutions are responding, to what extent the library is involved in OER initiatives, and whether we saw an increased interest in free digital resources as a result of the pandemic.
Saskia Kusnecov, Fairleigh Dickinson University
Rob Wolf, Fairleigh Dickinson University

B03. Meet your Library Link NJ Executive Director
Have you met your new Library Link NJ Executive Director? Do you want to learn more about LLNJ and how they plan to remain open, adaptable and resilient? This breakout session will be an informal Q & A between LLNJ Executive Board President Bonnie Lafazan and new LLNJ Executive Director, Susanne Sacchetti.
Bonnie Lafazan, Berkeley College
Susanne Sacchetti, Library Link NJ

B04. Electronic resources secrets we don’t talk about
As an electronic resources librarian, when I attend a conference, I look for sessions about electronic resources, ER management, negotiating contracts, utilizing and analyzing COUNTER statistics, working with vendors and holding them accountable, and anything else about this branch of librarianship. Unfortunately, these seem to be rare. This interactive breakout session will serve as an introduction to electronic resources librarianship, but is also for librarians working in this specialty. Structured in a Q & A format, bring questions, or your expertise to enhance the answers provided! Let’s share ideas and talk about how we manage the wide world of electronic resources and all that it entails.
Alyssa Valenti, Raritan Valley Community College

B05. Lightning Talks

  • B05.A How Skeletal Outlines Can Help Students With (Online) Library Instruction Note Taking
    As a result of COVID-19, most students are now learning remotely, and this includes library research instruction sessions. Given the potential for video conference fatigue, how can librarians help keep students engaged with the lesson? How can librarians help students with note-taking, especially when the session may include discussion of complicated processes and/or demonstrations of complex indexes/databases? Skeletal outlines may be the answer to both these questions. In this Lightning Talk, the presenter will discuss what exactly skeletal outlines are, share examples of them, and compare the pros against the cons of utilizing them.
    Presenter: Bonnie Fong, Rutgers University
  • B05.B Media Literacy: A Student Perspective
    This presentation will discuss research done by the RVCC chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, with guidance from librarian Janelle Bitter, on the issue of fake news. This includes interviews with professionals in varying fields and a study conducted on the effects media literacy education has on identifying misinformation. We aim to further the conversation about the current state of fake news and introduce our findings on student perceptions of media literacy education presented by their peers. Attendees of our presentation will understand the importance of digital literacy from the modern perspective of a student, and from faculty in varied disciplines.
    Janelle Bitter, Raritan Valley Community College
    Liam Waddleton, Raritan Valley Community College
    Rebecca Geary, Raritan Valley Community College
    Samuel Cartagena-Sergenian, Raritan Valley Community College
    Danielle Marzigliano, Raritan Valley Community College
    Carmen Looi, Raritan Valley Community College
    Eric Sinchi, Raritan Valley Community College

Lunch Break / Organizational Updates – 12pm – 12:30pm


Breakout Sessions II – 12:40pm – 1:30pm

B06. Academic Special Collections & Archives: Still Open for Business
With in-person classes and on-site researchers curtailed due to the pandemic, innovation and adaptability have been key for Special Collections and Archives to survive (and thrive). This session will feature some recent innovations and adaptations by New Jersey academic archivists and Special Collections librarians, as well as a discussion about the future of these in a post-pandemic time. The format of this session will feature ultra-lightning talks from 7 different institutions and then attendees and panelists will be invited to share their resiliency and examples of innovation in a short roundtable-style discussion on keeping archives open for business.
Heather Perez, Stockton University
Erin Alghandoor, Kean University
George Germek, Monmouth University
Kim Lynch, Caldwell University
Sarah Ponichtera, Seton Hall University
Stephanie Sussmeier, Westminster Choir College of Rider University
David Williams, William Paterson University

B07. The resilient journey to planning the VALE Conference
Have you ever filled out a conference survey and wonder who reads it? Do you ever wonder how our conference theme gets selected each year? Attend this session to learn those answers and so much more. The VALE Conference Planning Committee invites you to our panel session where previous and current conference planning committee co-chairs will share their experiences with planning the VALE Conference. In the spirit of being open and adaptable, the committee want to share the in’s and out of planning this conference and will share their process, challenges and answer any burning questions you might have.
Amanda Piekart, Berkeley College
Cara Berg, William Paterson University
Heather Dalal, Rider University
Alyssa Valenti, Raritan Valley Community College

B08. The Framework since 2016: A Survey
The ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education has replaced the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education since 2016. The change from ACRL standards to the Framework created a situation that showed librarians are open to change and resilient, and the survey demonstrates this capability. The new Framework received criticism for being too theoretical to be applied in teaching. After working with the ACRL Standards for many years, it is not easy to adapt to the change. The teaching of the theoretical threshold concepts of the ACRL IL Framework is a serious challenge, especially in the single or assignment oriented one-shot IL sessions. This presentation will discuss a survey conducted to determine the progress made by academic libraries in adapting to the change and accepting the Framework into library instruction since its release. The survey results showed that most academic librarians have been open to new ideas and have adapted their instruction to incorporate the elements of the IL Framework. Most librarians have also shown dedication and resilience in overcoming challenges. Specifically, the survey revealed how college and university librarians throughout the US adapt to and apply the Framework in their Information Literacy (IL) instruction, what barriers they encounter in applying the Framework, the lessons they have learned, and if they assess students’ learning outcomes with the Framework. The findings indicated that other than course assignments, the Framework is librarians’ most used document for their instruction. Despite the time constraint of one-shot IL sessions, most surveyed librarians have adopted some Framework concepts in their instruction and have also managed to conduct assessment of student learning outcomes. Challenges still exist and librarians can benefit from more training to better communicate the Framework concepts to their constituents and to integrate the Framework in their instruction. The findings have proved that academic librarians have made great progress in adopting the Framework because they are open, adaptable, and resilient when faced with the challenges to switch from a skill-based guideline to a more theoretical approach in library instruction.
Sharon Q. Yang, Rider University
Ma Lei Hsieh, Rider University
Patricia H. Dawson, retired

B09. All Hands on Deck: A Multipronged Approach to Connecting the Kean University Community with Open Educational Resources

Over the last several years, Kean University has been striving to recruit faculty to implement OER content in their courses, as a way of supporting the campus community. The period of remote education prompted by the COVID-19 stay-at-home period provided an unexpected opportunity by amplifying the need for students to access textbooks and other learning-support materials in digital format. Based on an initiative spearheaded by Kean  University/Learning Commons administration, an OER Task Force including student interns was formed in Summer 2020 as a means of implementing Open Access outreach via multiple avenues. Since its formation, the OER Task force has been developing a university repository to allow members of the university to upload their work to an online digital commons available to the university community. In addition, the OER Task Force has been increasing outreach to the Kean faculty to encourage them to work closely with the task force in replacing much of their course content with OER materials.
Craig Anderson, Kean University
Muhammad Hassan, Kean University
Chrisler Pitts,Kean University
Linda Cifelli, Kean University

B10. Flip it and Reverse it: Moving In-Person Programming Online
Shifting in-person programming online with openness and adaptability has been a challenging but rewarding endeavor for librarians during the COVID-19 pandemic. Four academic librarians from four NJ universities will share the ways in which they transformed their formerly in-person programming into online/virtual events and outreach. Some examples include interactive bulletin boards, book clubs, collaborations with other departments, and more. Participants will learn creative ways to make their own marketing and outreach more resilient.
Nicole Potdevin, Fairleigh Dickinson University
Theresa Agostinelli, Middlesex County College
Hilary Westgate, Ramapo College
Lisa Bogart, Hudson County Community College

Breakout Sessions III – 1:40pm – 2:30pm

B11. Round Table Discussion: Reference Services at Hudson County Community College Library in The Time of Covid-19  
With the onset of the Covid-19 Pandemic Hudson County Community College Library re-invented its reference services to reach students remotely.  New services included chat reference, one-on-one remote reference interviews, library tutorial videos, remote library instruction, a new website, e-reserves and phone banks.  All library staff were involved in this effort – librarians, associates and associates of technology.  This round table will present some of the changes we’ve implemented and continue to rely on.
James Cox, Hudson County Community College
Alexandra Plante, Hudson County Community College

B12. Cheng Library and Paterson School District – Virtual Library Outreach to Support the Virtual Teaching and Learning Experiences of Faculty and Students
Prior to the pandemic, the David and Lorraine Cheng Library provided in-person instruction to support specific AP classes and NHD project-based learning activities to the three high schools within the Paterson Public Schools. In addition, an in-person professional development session on lesson planning and project-based learning activities was held for secondary social studies and science teachers. As a direct result of the pandemic, no in-person sessions could be held during the fall, so we adapted the sessions to the virtual learning environment. Helping to coordinate the efforts of providing library instruction, project-based learning support, and professional development training to multiple schools and multiple teachers was a challenge but was achieved through the coordination efforts of a school administrator. Throughout this session, participants will learn the best practices for coordinating virtual instruction, planning professional development sessions and the strategies for successfully working with teachers and K-12 students virtually in the 4th largest school system in NJ under unique circumstances.
Neil Grimes, William Paterson University
Rita Routé, Paterson School District, Deputy Director of Accelerated & Innovative Programs

B13. ACRL-NJ, NJLA-CUS Committee Panel: Our Committees are “Open” for Membership!

Have you thought about getting more involved in the ACRL-NJ/NJLA-CUS? Are you unsure of where you fit in or what you can offer? Attend this panel where you will have the opportunity to learn more about the committees that make up the ACRL-NJ/NJLA-CUS. Hear about archives, assessment, bibliographic control & metadata, marketing & outreach, newsletter, nominations, reference & user education, research, and technology. All of our committees are accepting new members. This session is for librarians who may be interested in joining a committee, or are even just thinking about it.
Presenter: Alyssa Valenti, Raritan Valley Community College
Hilary Westgate, Ramapo College
Joe Louderback, Devry University

B14. LOV (Linked Open Vocabularies) for open, adaptable, and resilient subject data
Linked data vocabularies support open, adaptable, and resilient data use within the information field. This presentation will cover why linked data supports open, reliable, and resilient data, as well as covering three steps for how you can incorporate more linked subject data into your library, including example semantic and data visualization use cases to try out, one of which is the new EBSCO Concept Map.
Heather Dalal, Rider University
Melissa Hofmann, Rider University
Ashleigh N. Faith, EBSCO

B15. Online, Hybrid, HyFlex, Oh My! An Information Literacy Course’s Rapid Transformation
What happens when you have a mandatory, online information literacy course for freshman students that students often forget about? A high failure rate that soon captures the attention of the Vice President of Academic Affairs. At Felician University, the Research & Instructional Services Librarian had to quickly adapt the online course to a hybrid one…to then adapt again with the implementation of HyFlex learning in Fall 2020. This lightning talk will cover the steps taken to create this hybrid class in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well present preliminary comparisons between the online and hybrid course.
Presenter: Kaitlyn Clohosey, Felician University

B16. Voyant Tools: Workshop and Discussion
This workshop will allow attendees to explore the open source web application Voyant Tools to perform text mining, a digital scholarship technique that can be incorporated into research and pedagogy. With much teaching, learning, and scholarship happening remotely, this an excellent option for a student or researcher with limited access to print resources who is looking to modernize their approach to scholarship or try something new. As librarians, we are stewards of digital scholarship, equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to teach various constituencies on our campuses about these techniques. Many of the outcomes associated with digital scholarship fit in with AACU’s High Impact Educational Practices and can be incorporated into Universal Design for Learning approaches to pedagogy. In addition to hands-on use of this tool, attendees will also discuss how this platform could be used in courses at their institution. 
Presenters: Janelle Bitter, Raritan Valley Community College

Breakout Sessions IV – 2:40pm – 3:30pm

B17. Roundtable Discussion: Beyond the Job: New Skills, Hobbies, and Reads in the COVID-era
Since the pandemic began in 2020, have you made more time for reading and learning, developing new hobbies, and/or trying new approaches to self-care and family care? Get together with librarians in an informal session to discuss the things that made you happier and healthier this past year, from books, shows, and podcasts to new skills, hobbies, and activities. Come prepared to tell us what made this unprecedented year a little more manageable and enjoyable for you. Join us for some academic escapism from the comfort of your home office!
Adriana Mamay, Middlesex County College
Hilary Westgate, Ramapo College

B18. Streamline & Simplify for Student Success
The librarians of Camden County College will discuss how they handled virtual reference sessions; modified and developed more comprehensive and yet simplified libguides (including short video refreshers of the information literacy sessions); overcame challenges in transferring all information literacy sessions to a virtual environment; streamlined our web presence, including reducing the number of clicks for students to get to needed information; and developed a workflow to process new library card requests and renewals while working remotely. In adapting to a virtual environment, we implemented changes that would be sustainable post-pandemic.
Isabel Gray, Camden County College
Lori Lenox, Camden County College
Lorraine Smith, Camden County College
Andy Woodworth, Camden County College

B19.Technology Speed Dating
The ACRL-NJ/NJLA CUS Technology Committee invites all to join us at the VALE Annual Conference for “speedy” demonstrations and discussions on using current technologies to adapt to virtual and hybrid learning environments. Participants will be able to see these technologies in action, discuss their pros & cons, and share tricks & tips to learn more about new technologies that will help you become resilient in finding the right tool to fit your libraries’ needs. Some of the technologies that will be presented are: discovery tools, LMS, video conferencing, and digitizing software.
Maria Deptula, Berkeley College
Linda Salvesen, William Paterson University
Matthew Brown, New Jersey Institute of Technology

B20. Record, Edit, Upload, Repeat: Adapting First-Year Library Instruction to a HyFlex Learning Environment 
By overhauling instruction offerings to include an asynchronous Online Orientation for incoming freshmen, the Taylor Memorial Library Information Literacy Program quickly adapted to support online learning environments. Creating the Orientation required the Instruction Librarian to learn new software and technologies within a short amount of time, develop strategies for openly sharing video content online, and advance cross-departmental faculty & staff collaborations. The Orientation consists of five informational videos, a bonus welcome video, and a survey to be used within nine sections of a newly designed freshmen Wellness course. This presentation reveals how these pre-recorded library orientation videos were created, disseminated, and perceived by participating first-year students.
Presenter: Sara Lauren Purifoy, Centenary University

B21. Lightning Talks

  • B21.A LibWizard for Student Online Self-Assessment
    To adapt to a pivot to remote learning, our Information Literacy course guides were given a makeover and an online self-assessment to accompany each guide was created using LibWizard. Student results can be emailed to the instructor to verify completion. This session will present the development of this replacement for face-to-face instruction.
    Presenter: Megan Dempsey, Raritan Valley Community College
  • B21.B Adapting an Information Literacy Scavenger Hunt for Virtual Learning
    A virtual Information Literacy session can become interactive and engaging with the use of a live, online scavenger hunt using video conferencing breakout rooms. During an IL session, a professor spontaneously asked me to lead a scavenger hunt that we had previously done with in-person classes. I quickly adapted our previous questions to make them online-friendly, and students worked as teams to complete the tasks using Webex breakout rooms. I will share lessons learned and ideas to inspire others to conduct similar learning activities that involve students.
    Presenter:Katie Cohen, Ramapo College
  • B21.C Double Crisis: Moving a Library During the Pandemic
    As if preparing a choir college library for remote services during a pandemic wasn’t challenging enough, how about adding a complete pack-up and move of all library collections to a new campus right at the same time? This Lightning Talk will discuss the early thoughts/concerns from the beginning of March to current times, including steps taken, procedures created, and overall successes on getting access to items safely to students, faculty, and staff despite the upheaval of Talbott Music Library’s roots to another campus.
    Stephanie Sussmeier, Westminster Choir College of Rider University
    Joshua Henry, Westminster Choir College of Rider University
    Sarah Mason, Westminster Choir College of Rider University