Friday Night Reception and Poster Sessions

The reception was very well attended with excellent appetizers and a wide selection of beers and wine. However, the highlight of this reception was the poster sessions. I work at University of San Diego Copley Library and we have been considering a therapy dogs program as a stress reducer during finals. It was great to hear how Ann Hubble, Digital Services Librarian at UC Santa Cruz, was able to pilot a similar program: “Gone to the Dogs.” I also really enjoyed the poster by Nicole Lawson and Megan Kinney from Sonoma State University, “Reference in Perpetual Beta,” talking about how the reference model has changed and will they will continue to evolve to create a more flexible program. Their innovative use of student workers wearing “Got Questions?” vests within a tiered system of public services really caught my attention.