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The 2016 LAUNC-CH Research Forum was held on Friday, May 6, 2016, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm, in the Pleasants Family Assembly Room (Wilson Library) at UNC-Chapel Hill. The event was sponsored by the Librarians’ Association at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The following sessions were presented:

1-1:30 Poster Presentations & Refreshments · Wilson Library Main Lobby

  • “The Tweets Heard Round the World: Ferguson Municipal Public Library’s Twitter Use During the 2014 Civil Unrest and its Role in Supporting Community Disaster Resilience,” Maria Chiochios · UNC-Chapel Hill
  • “Readers’ Advisory in North Carolina Public Libraries: Does Database Access Matter?,” Deborah Hirsch · UNC-Chapel Hill
  • “Straight from the User’s Mouth: Usability Testing UNC’s LibGuides,” Stephanie Hsieh and Sarah Arnold · UNC-Chapel Hill
  • “Collection maintenance via bulk catalog searches using PHPYaz,” David Tenenholtz · UNC-Chapel Hill
  • “Hispanic and Latino College Students: Their Library Experiences and Attitudes,” Rachel Sanders · UNC-Chapel Hill

1:30-2:20 Session I (15-minute presentations and Lightning talks) · Pleasants Family Assembly Room

1:30-2:05 (15-minute presentations)
  • “Where Angels Fear to Tread: Informing Users of Data Collection Restrictions,” Michele Hayslett · UNC-Chapel Hill
  • “Determined to Start Somewhere: Implementing Diversity Efforts at the UNC-Chapel Hill Libraries Over Time,” Doug Diesenhaus, Chaitra Powell, and Michele Hayslett · UNC-Chapel Hill
2:05-2:20 (Lightning Talks)
  • “Research to Support Research: Gathering Information for a Health Science Libguide on Qualitative Methods,” Chana Kraus-Friedberg and Barbara Rochen Renner · UNC-Chapel Hill

2:20-2:30 Break

2:30-3:00 Thunder Round (Lightning talks) · Pleasants Family Assembly Room

  • “Four Fun Fridays: A New Model for Archival Arrangement and Description Internships,” Laura Hart · UNC-Chapel Hill
  • “Increasing Engagement in History of Medicine Collections,” Amelia Holmes · Duke University
  • “Vintage Viands: reliving the past through food,” Callie Coward and Erica Rau · UNC-Greensboro
  • “Investigating Open Science Practice at NC State,” Ekatarina Grguric · NCSU

3:00-3:10 Break or 3:00-4:30 Workshop (see below)

3:10-4:00 Session II (15-minute presentations and Lightning talks) · Pleasants Family Assembly Room

3:10-3:50 (15-minute presentations)
  • “Ar-Razzaq Oral History Project,” Maurice Hines, Youssef Carter, and Chaitra Powell · North Carolina Central University; University of California, Los Angles; UNC-Chapel Hill
  • “Does Requiring Students to Ask for Help Work? Assessing the Effect of Requiring Term Paper Consultations,” Stephanie Brown · UNC-Chapel Hill
3:50-4:00 (Lightning Talk)
  • “Packaging Bibliometric Services at the EPA RTP Library,” Taylor Abernethy · US EPA RTP Library

3:00-4:30 workshop

Wilson Library 504 (across from Pleasants Family Assembly Room)
“Building Your First Social Media Collection”
At this hands-on workshop, participants will use freely available tools on their own laptops to develop a collection of Twitter content. The presenters will also demonstrate the use of the open-source Social Media Combine to collect Twitter and Instagram materials.
Sign up to participate; space may be limited: