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Thursday, March 12 • 4:15pm - 5:45pm
Librarian Show-n-Tell, aka Dork Shorts

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Gather ‘round, Dear Adventurers, to witness the heroic deeds of your fellow librarians! Students, like zombies, scroll aimlessly past library resources with their eyes glazed over. Outdated and unengaging content sits on library websites infecting the masses. The librarians must take to the forge to smith their outreach weaponry. Our valiant heroes face off against demogorgons, mindflayers, and the most fearsome enemy of all: social media influencers.
Nothing is more important to a successful campaign than the ability to create materials for your party. Sometimes we make something from nothing, often from an inspirational model, and on rare occasions from a wealth of riches commandeered through feats of bravery, and grants. For this session, we’ll have a group of folks ready to share their tale of fantasy, wonder, and merriment.
Each person will be offered a mere FIVE minutes to set the scene and tell us all about a material that they made or that someone else made and they covet. This could be a video series, a tutorial, a handout, an exercise, perhaps even - dare we even say it… a LIBGUIDE?! It’s our chance to crow from the ballroom stage about our hardwon accomplishments, lead an impassioned speech to enlist future collaborators, and introduce others to the sheer majesty and brilliance of a material that makes us fanperson hard.
Here is our Call for Participation!

...Are you brave enough to join us?

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Ashley Hosbach

Education and Social Science Research Librarian, University of Virginia

Maggie Nunley

Research Librarian for Engineering, University of Virginia
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Christine Slaughter

Social Science Research Librarian, University of Virginia

Designated Notetaker
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Julie Reed

E-Learning Librarian, Central Piedmont Community College
I am the E-Learning Librarian at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, N.C. I love to talk new technology and its applications in the classroom and library. I'm all about OER and if you're implementing a Z-degree at your institution, I want to hear about it! I also love... Read More →

Thursday March 12, 2020 4:15pm - 5:45pm EDT
Grand Pavilion Ballroom - Medallion Room Holiday Inn Downtown, 525 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37902