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Thursday, September 26 • 1:00pm - 2:10pm
Poster Sessions

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1. Monica Hyde:  Mysteries at the Museum: preserving special collection items  - Have you ever wondered how to properly preserve unique items in a museum or library collection? This poster will cover how to properly handle and store special collection items such as scrapbooks, clay tablets, coins, and metal photo plates.
2. Barbara Handy-Marchello: Traces: Early Peoples of North Dakota - This new illustrated book covers the archaeology of ND from 11,500 BC to 1880. Written for general public. Co-author Fern Swenson.
3. Kristen Borysewicz: Surveying faculty about student struggle with research - The presenter developed a survey tool asking faculty to identify what areas of research present the most struggle: initiating, conducting, applying or managing research. A good response rate at a busy time showed that faculty are eager to discuss student research. Since the survey was not performed under IRB, the results will not be discussed. Rather, this is an opportunity to see the survey questions and the Research Skill Development Framework that helped form them.
4. Merete Christianson: Collection Development and CAM: Prioritizing Intellectual Freedom or Quality Information? - This poster explores the collection development opinions of librarians when considering controversial health information resources, particularly those regarding complementary and alternative medicine that may not be evidence-based. The current research on the ethics of intellectual freedom is particularly focused on moral or subjective issues. This research focuses on something more objective: how librarians, as information professionals, can or should approach misinformation.
5. Sara Engler; Lauren Nephew: Daycare Book Delivery  - The Daycare Book Buddies service promotes early literacy by delivering library books directly to a daycare or pre-school. Our presentation will cover the development and implementation of the program and how it is currently running. We will also provide the struggles and future considerations of the program.
6. Emily Dafoe: Training Teacher Education Faculty on the Use and Implementation of Open Educational Resources - In the Fall 2018, semester library staff at Valley City State University provided faculty with a series of training sessions on understanding, finding, and using Open Educational Resources in their courses, as they move towards OER implementation. There were four 90 minute sessions conducted throughout September and October 2018. This poster will provide details on how these sessions were conducted, faculty response to the sessions, conflicts encountered, and outcomes.
7. Laurie McHenry: Self-Help Legal Collection - ND citizens can now access useful, reliable, and free legal information from the comfort of their local libraries. With the help of a Library Vision 2020 grant from the ND State Library, the Thormodsgard Law Library has created a collection of self-help legal books that can be checked out via ILL. The books cover a variety of topics: divorce, child custody, bankruptcy, credit repair, & more. A committee of four UND law librarians, three of whom are lawyers themselves, selected the titles.
8. Carmen Redding: Credentialed Librarians for Schools - Schools should be seeking credentialed librarians, not looking to replace the librarian or eliminate the position. Research shows that we are facing the same issues that we faced ten years ago. We need to do more to educate the stakeholders, become leaders in our profession, and advocate for our positions wherever and whenever we can. 


Kristen Borysewicz

Information Literacy Coordinator, Reference Librarian, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota
Kristen Borysewicz moved to Grand Forks in 1994 from Pittsburgh, PA where she had received her MLS. She has worked in a variety of libraries – corporate, military, public and higher education.  Her most gratifying work has been at the Chester Fritz Library because of her interaction... Read More →
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Carmen Redding

School and Youth Services Specialist, ND State Library
Carmen Redding is the School and Youth Services Specialist at the North Dakota State Library. Her background consists of teaching in the music and English classroom and being a high school librarian. She has her undergraduate degrees in music and English, a masters in music, a ND... Read More →
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Monica Hyde

Interlibrary Loan Assistant/Circulation Librarian, West Fargo Public Library/Fargo Public Library
Monica is currently a librarian at two different libraries in Fargo, ND, but still has a strong passion for special collections and museums. She has a master's degree in museum studies from Syracuse University, where she concentrated in digitizing and archiving museum and special... Read More →

Barbara Handy-Marchello

Historian/Author, State Historical Society of North Dakota
Dr. Handy-Marchello is retired from UND History Department. She has worked for the SHSND since 2010 writing curriculum for ND Studies.  

Merete Christianson

Health Sciences Librarian, NDSU
Merete Christianson has been the Health Sciences Librarian at NDSU for over 5 years.  

Sara Engler

Access Services Librarian, West Fargo Public Library
Sara, originally from Valley City, ND started at West Fargo Public Library in Fall of 2017 as the Access Services Librarian. She has a background in youth services and was the Teen/Social Media Librarian at Valley City Barnes County Public Library until she accepted her position at... Read More →

Lauren Nephew

Children's Services Librarian, West Fargo Public Library
Lauren, originally from Moorhead, MN started at West Fargo Public Library in 2014 as a Lead Library Assistant and moved into the Children's Services position at the end of 2014.

Emily Dafoe

User Services Librarian, Valley City State University
Emily Dafoe is the User Services Librarian at Valley City State University. She received her masters of Library and Information Science from the University of Western Ontario in 2016. In her role, Emily spends most of her time providing research and instructional services. Her professional... Read More →

Laurie McHenry

Head of Technical Services, Thormodsgard Law Library
Laurie McHenry is Head of Technical Services at the Thormodsgard Law Library at the UND School of Law. She received her B.A. from Oregon State University and her Master’s in Library Science from Southern Connecticut State University. She is a former teacher and school librarian... Read More →

Thursday September 26, 2019 1:00pm - 2:10pm CDT
Convention Entry 805 E. Beaton Dr., West Fargo, ND 58078