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FACRL 2022 Conference Program
Information Ethics & Access

Friday, October 21, 2022
VIRTUAL


The Florida Library Association of College and Research Libraries (FACRL) is the Florida state chapter of the American Library Association's (ALA) division of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). Learn more about ACRL membership at https://www.ala.org/acrl/ membership or consider joining FACRL at https://facrl.wildapricot.org/. 

NOTE: All sessions will be recorded and made available to conference attendees following the conference. Please do not share the Zoom links, they are for registered attendees only. 

Concurrent Tracks

Live presentations sessions are organized into the following tracks:

Track A: Reference & Instruction 

Track B: Collection Management & Access

Track C: Outreach & Beyond



Conference Schedule

Morning Coffee/Networking

9:00 - 9:30 AM


Welcome and Scholarship Winners

9:30 - 9:45 AM


Opening Keynote 

9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

Finding Moral Courage:
Embodying Your Values Without Burning Out

Dr. John Burgess
University of Alabama School of Information

Opening Keynote Burgess ad

We are pleased to announce that the opening speaker for the FACRL 2022 Annual Conference (virtual) will be Dr. John Burgess, from the University of Alabama School of Information!

Dr. Burgess’ research focuses on moral reasoning and sustainability ethics for library and information science professionals. He teaches courses in areas of information ethics, academic librarianship and information literacy and is active in several information ethics and policy related special interest groups. His keynote address will
focus on moral reasoning skills in the prevention of
vocational awe and burnout in academic libraries.



Coffee Break
10:30 - 10:45 AM

Live Presentation Session 1
10:45 - 11:30 AM

Track Session Title/Presenters

Reference & Instruction



Beyond the Traditional Classroom: "One-Shot" OERs in Library Instruction Settings

Presenters: Michael Kirby, Assistant Professor/Reader Services, CUNY Kingsborough Community College 

The bulk of scholarship on OERs deals with their use in either collegiate or K-12 classrooms. These settings are ideal because they allow for multiple sessions in which to explore and implement OERs. In comparison, scholarship on the use of OERs in library instruction (typically allotted a single session) is nonexistent. This study explores the “one-shot” OER workshop approach.

Collection Management & Access

Censorship of Graphic Novels: There's No Escape From...Seduction of the Innocent Part 2! 

Presenters: Daniel "Woody" Weber, Lead Humanities Faculty, Lake-Sumter State College

Graphic novels have faced book bans because of an unfortunate stigma attached to the medium. Following a history of such censorship, this presentation will focus on recent book challenges targeting texts such as Persepolis, Maus, etc. What role should library staff play in allowing ethical access to these graphic novels?

Outreach & Beyond

Supporting the Design of Accessible and Inclusive Content for Library Marketing and Outreach

Presenters: Lisa Campbell, Instruction and Outreach Librarian, University of Florida; Brittany Kester, Education Librarian, University of Florida; Kaela Ramhit, Evening Programming and Instruction Assistant, University of Florida

This presentation will discuss the strategies for designing accessible and inclusive content for library marketing and outreach, and how we created an accessible and user-centered tutorial to support our colleagues in their efforts. The iterative process included a collaborative effort in drafting the tutorial, gathering user feedback through a feedback capture grid, and ensuring accessibility of the tutorial itself.














Live Presentation Session 2
11:30 - 12:15 AM

Track Session Title/Presenters

Reference & Instruction



Going Beyond the Text: Learning How to Incorporate Multicultural History Instruction and Resources

Presenters: Amy Dye-Reeves, Texas Tech University

The following session will provide interactive information on the accessibility of historical resources. The growing diversity of user populations necessitates the establishment of culturally responsive teaching within differentiated library instruction. The session will provide examples of open education historical resources that will help illustrate the importance of multicultural representation in the discipline of history

Collection Management & Access

“Coming Out” of the Archives: Collecting, Restoring, and Maintaining Queer Archival Materials 

Presenters: Mimi Coto, Archival Assistant. Emma Frank, Archival Assistant -- University of South Florida

For years, LGBTQIA+ experiences have been broadly challenged in the educational and public spheres. With access to and desire for queer research collections having grown in recent years, this panel will address issues including erasure, materials classification, research access, and reparative metadata efforts based off the panelists experiences as employees for the USF Libraries’ Special Collections department. 

Outreach & Beyond

Lights, Camera, Access: Expanding inclusivity through accessibility best practices in media production

Presenters: Merran Carr-Wiggin, Learning and Engagement Librarian, UCalgary; Julia Guy, Digital Projects Librarian, UCalgary;  Bojan Kumovic, Information Specialist, UCalgary

Video creation is an effective communication tool for academic libraries. The newly-created Media Production Team at the University of Calgary endeavors to create promotional and educational videos that are simultaneously informative, engaging, inclusive and accessible. Here we discuss our approaches and challenges.














Lunch & Learn
Sponsored by EBSCO and Baker & Taylor

12:15 - 1:15 PM


Chair yoga with Kelsa Bartley

1:15 - 1:30 PM


Interactive Poster Session

1:30 - 2:00 PM

All poster presenters will share the same Zoom room. Each presenter will provide a brief overview and introduction to their poster, followed by time for questions and answers.


Session Title/Presenters

Overcoming the Digital Divide within Children's Literature: Examining the Progression of Open Educational Resources within the Continuation of the COVID 19 Pandemic

Presenters: Amy Dye-Reeves

In 2020, an academic education librarian examined the growing need for student teachers to access open electronic children's literature resources due to the global shutdown. The poster will discuss how paywalled versus available educational resources differed during the following periods: pre-covid 19, 2020 ( shutdown), and the continuation after lock-down restrictions.

Navigating Reproductive Care in Post-Roe Florida

Presenters: Angie Neely-Sardon, Reference Librarian/Assistant Professor, Indian River State College

Florida’s college students and library users will need help accessing information about reproductive care in the state's ever-changing and politically charged post-Roe landscape. Learn how you can help by connecting library patrons with trusted resources and assisting them in keeping their searches for information private and confidential.

Artificial Intelligence, Ethics and Fairness: A Collection Development Perspective

Presenters: Stacey Ewing (Chair) and Colleen Seale (Associate Chair); University of Florida, George A. Smathers Libraries, Library West Humanities & Social Sciences

University of Florida recently founded an artificial intelligence (AI) program which aims to provide every student with a basic competency in AI regardless of their field of study. Librarians are meeting this challenge by expanding collections and including materials addressing crucial AI issues and topics in the humanities and social sciences. This poster shares their collection development toolkit.

Teaching Information Access through Creative Commons Learning Experiences

Presenters: Lisa Campbell, Instruction and Outreach Librarian, University of Florida

By designing Creative Commons learning experiences, students will be empowered to consider their position as contributors and participate in the open sharing of information. This poster will share how students identified and shared Creative Commons licensed media on Padlet, a free online tool that promotes student engagement.

Introducing New Graduate Students to the Libraries Before and During COVID

Presenters: Megan M. Daly, Classics, Philosophy, and Religion Librarian, University of Florida; Cindy Craig, Psychology, Sociology, and Criminology Librarian, University of Florida

This poster will illustrate how librarians at the George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida conducted outreach for new graduate students at their orientations pre-pandemic and how outreach efforts changed when COVID-19 arrived. Advantages and disadvantages will be examined and discussion will be encouraged.

Undercover Librarian - Firsthand Course Experience

Presenters: Emilie Buckley, Librarian - Valencia College Lake Nona Campus

In this poster presentation, Valencia College librarian Emilie Buckley will describe her experience going undercover as a community college student in General Biology I. She'll share her perception of online learning, publisher developed study aids, and the overall experience as both faculty librarian and student.

Live Presentation Session 3

2:00 - 2:45 PM

Track Session Title/Presenters

Reference & Instruction

Not Just a Matter of Ethics: Teaching Students How to Avoid Plagiarism 

Presenters: Susan Ariew, Education Librarian, University of South Florida

The presenter will describe an asynchronous, digital badging tutorial for undergraduates on how to avoid plagiarism and make good choices as writers. The module helps students define and describe types of plagiarism, identify common knowledge and how students can distinguish it from sources they should cite.

Collection Management & Access

Conscious Cleanup: Updating Classification and Terminology to Enhance User Experience 

Presenters: Liza Campbell, Head of Technical Services, University of West Florida; Blythe Webster, Serials and Gov Docs Cataloger, University of West Florida; Andii Johnson, Senior Cataloger, University of West Florida

Over time, classification and cataloging practices should be re-evaluated for relevancy and usage. We’ll discuss how we approached a reparative metadata project, including evaluation and documentation. We’ll discuss the plan to increase the quality of the bibliographic records and include additional terminology as necessary to meet current aspirations for ethical terminology.

Outreach & Beyond

Demystifying Gender Neutral Language for Student Success

Presenters: Russell Reece (She/They), Tim Kircher (He/Him), Reference and Instruction Librarians, State College of Florida

Have you ever met someone who is transgender or gender fluid and felt unsure how to address them? This workshop introduces the concept of gender-neutral language, discusses current APA and MLA citation practices and how a culture of inclusion creates successful institutional outcomes.















Coffee Break

2:45 - 3:00 PM

Live Presentation Session 4
3:00 - 3:45 PM

TrackSession Title/Presenters

Reference & Instruction

Vet your own Story: Using public records on the internet to verify

Presenters: Caryn Baird, Researcher. PolitiFact and The Poynter Institute of Media Studies

Wish to understand the bias of a publication? Need to verify the rank of a dead veteran? Have to locate a 1935 obituary? Wondering about access to criminal records? This session will teach how to search public information, based on 23 years of research at Florida's largest newspaper.

Collection Management & Access

Combination Session

Facilitating Access to Voting Information and Promoting Civic Engagement on Campus

Presenters: Lisa Campbell, Instruction and Outreach Librarian, and Hélène Huet, European Studies Librarian, both at the University of Florida/ Regina Seguin, Valencia College

In this presentation we will share our experience creating a voting guide to facilitate access to voting information and promote civic engagement. First, the guide empowered students with the information they needed to register to vote, create a voting plan, and explore the ballot. Second, it promoted information literacy, civic literacy, and civic engagement on campus and beyond.

Collection Diversity Audits: A Brief Literature Review

Presenter: Regina Seguin, Valencia College

This presentation briefly summarizes the existing literature on collection diversity auditing in academic libraries. Librarians at Valencia College are preparing to develop processes and tools for future diversity audits. Findings of their initial literature review and next steps will be shared.

Outreach & Beyond

Library Fundraising 101: How to Raise Funds to Support Your Library (Booksale NOT Required!)

Presenters: Dwain Posey Teague, Director of Development, North Carolina Central University - School of Library and Information Sciences

Libraries are reliant upon philanthropic support now more than ever. Libraries of all kinds (public, academic, special, archives, etc.) can benefit from philanthropic support if effective development techniques are utilized. Topics will include: how to identify and engage potential donors; how to best utilize boards/volunteers; and how to leverage Planned Giving.















Closing Remarks

3:45 - 4:00 PM


Happy Hour/Trivia
4:00 - 5:00 PM



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