There might not have been a March Madness basketball tournament this year, but this library still made sure users could participate in an equally thrilling books bracket tourney. As universities across the country moved to digital spaces during the pandemic for education as well as engagement, libraries followed suit. June Madness! is a piece of passive programming offered by this academic library, utilizing the integration between LibWizard and LibGuides. This interactive presentation provides an overview of how to: create a unique guide page using look & feel modifications in LibGuides CMS; pull books from the catalog into a guide and reuse those assets in LibWizard with minimal HTML; and generate weekly surveys in LibWizard to embed in LibGuides based on prior weeks' results. With these reproducible techniques, we offered students the opportunity to interact with their library, voice their opinions, and predict winners on their own time, allowing them to learn about lending services at their own pace. Coordinated marketing of the program to university faculty, staff, alumni, and students showcased the library as a digital space not only for distance learning, but for fun and engagement as well.
Jason Wardell holds the role of Health & Life Sciences Librarian and Assistant Professor at University of Dayton. As the lead for instructional design on the library’s Instruction Team, Jason is responsible for developing and maintaining online learning content as well as training his colleagues on utilizing new instructional technologies both online and in the classroom. His research interests include learner-centered pedagogy; scholarly communications; diversity, equity & inclusion; and asynchronous instruction.
Zachary Lewis holds the role of Student Success Librarian and Assistant Professor at University of Dayton. His work involves supporting underserved and underrepresented students. Zachary is the chair of the university's First-Gen Success Team, and a standing member of the University Libraries Diversity and Inclusion Team, working to coordinate dialogue regarding issues of equity and inclusion. Zachary is also the interim liaison to the School of Engineering. His research interests include the first-gen experience, DE&I, social justice, accessibility, and student engagement.
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