2016 Poster Session & Mixer

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Digital mixer resources are included below!

Wendy Doucette

Title: The Beginner’s Guide to Making Infographics

Description: Infographics are a meaningful, visual way for students to express their research in a way that reaches the widest possible audience. I will show the leading infographics software, all of which is easy to learn and free!

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Walt Gurley

Title: Sharing Data Science with Jupyter Notebooks

Description: Jupyter notebooks are an open source web application for sharing code snippets, explanatory text, and visualizations from several popular computer programming languages used in data science. From data cleaning and text analysis to statistical modeling and interactive data visualization, Jupyter notebooks are an effective tool for the in-depth exploration of analytical programming methods.

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Buenaventura Basco and Patti McCall

Title: Outreach to the Unreachable: Making Connections with Elusive Scientists and Engineers

Description: As with most libraries, especially large academic libraries, there are many standard outreach methods employed to promote new and existing services and collections to faculty. Engineering, Computer Science, and Physical Science faculty members are much harder to reach; this poster will show some unusual strategies to get their attention.

Jean Bossart and Sara Russell Gonzalez

Title: 3D Printing of Fossils at the Library for PaleoTEACH

Description: The Marston Science Library at the University of Florida (UF) provides a makerspace equipped with a 3D printing lab which produces high quality replicas of fossils that are used as instructional tools in in research, exhibits, and classrooms, including PaleoTEACH – a K12 teaching initiative of the Florida Museum of Natural History and Duke University. Rare fossils are scanned and the 3D printers closely replicate the details of fossils including prehistoric horse teeth, Titanoboa vertebrae, and shark teeth, providing the students the ability to handle, measure, and visualize evolution, climate change, and extinction.

Karen Ciccone

Title: Coffee & Viz: Showcasing Library Spaces and Fostering Interdisciplinary Conversations through Visualization

Description: The Coffee & Viz seminar series is a platform for researchers to showcase their visualization work and promote dialogue on visualization best practices. Stemming from the systematic collaboration between librarians deploying a variety of skills, this successful series has inspired creative new uses of high-tech library spaces while facilitating interdepartmental faculty collaborations and building relationships between librarians and researchers.

Debbie Currie

Title: Citizen Science in Higher Education: Embracing the Possibilities

Description: Intra- and inter-institutional collaborations around citizen science are helping the NCSU Libraries to advance its educational, research and engagement missions. Collaborations with university researchers and the NC Museum of Natural Sciences on public-facing visualizations and programming, including a university-wide citizen science challenge being developed for Fall 2016, serve to multiply the impact of citizen science within and outside the academic community.

Sarah Jeong

Title: Flipping a Science Literacy Course with VoiceThread and Audacity

Description: LIB 220 “Science Research Sources and Strategies” is for science majors as well as Pre-Med & Pre-Allied Health students at Wake Forest University. This poster will highlight the redesign process through a Provost’s Summer Technology Exploration Grant and how I created pre-class online learning modules with VoiceThread and Audacity software to replace lectures in class.

Helen Josephine

Title: Overleaf: Enabling Collaborative Projects

Description: Overleaf is a new collaborative editing tool for scientific and technical writing using LaTeX. The trial at Stanford revealed innovative use cases that could be replicated at other campuses.

Eka Grguric and Bret Davidson

Title: Exploring Open Science: Where Can Libraries Help?

Description: The Open Science movement is creating an opportunity for libraries to engage researchers as partners in the collection, preservation, and dissemination of raw scientific activity throughout the research lifecycle. This poster will explore potential areas for libraries to engage science researchers using open science practices, share current open science project work at our institution, and solicit feedback on open science as a model for supporting broader research activities.

Elizabeth Soergel

Title: Make it at the Library: Including Maker Tech in the Academic Library

Description: The University of Maryland Libraries have various maker technologies at multiple libraries on campus. My poster will show how the UMD Libraries developed and implemented makerspace services and technology, which are available to students, staff, and faculty in any discipline as well as members of the general public.

Heidi Tebbe

Title: Collaborative Tools for Open Science

Description: The Open Science movement, with a goal of making scientific research accessible to all levels of society, is a driving force behind scientific research becoming more transparent in its methodology, collaboration, presentation of data, and communication of findings. This poster will focus on collaborative tools used for Open Science that exemplify library values such as information access and community-based knowledge creation, including version control systems, collaborative editors, and open notebooks.