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Friday, November 4 • 11:31am - 11:41am
Lightning Round: Creating Without Crunching: Library Interactive Map

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In the past few decades, library print resources and human face-to-face services have declined. This is evident as most interaction with the library occurs online, thanks to chat reference, eBooks, online articles/discovery services, decline in the budget for print materials, etc. It is also evident from most of our libraries that books take up more than fifty percent of the library space. A common way of raising awareness about these books has been by the displaying books at strategic places within the walls of the library. As the footprint in library websites and online services increases, creating an interactive map of the library floor map, showing the location books with respect to their subject areas seems to be a good idea. An interactive map may contain some of the following: text, images, links, videos, categories, etc. This sounds great but its development and creation may not be an easy task to undertake. The presenter used an affordable low-cost software to painlessly create an interactive map for the Harriett K. Hutchens Library at the Southwest Baptist Universities Libraries. The presentation showcases the interactive map, its development, benefits, and usability studies.

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Carolyn Johnson

Research and Outreach Librarian, Northwest Missouri State University
Systems for student success, information literacy, collection development, library outreach activities, teaching, best practices.

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Doyin Adenuga

Electronic Resources Librarian, Houghton College

Friday November 4, 2016 11:31am - 11:41am CDT
J.W. Jones Student Union, Boardroom

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