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Saturday, November 8 • 11:45am - 12:15pm
End of Conference Poll-a-palooza

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Answer poll questions on the Against the Grain website!

Do you find yourself brimming with questions, newfound opinions, passionate beliefs, and a renewed spark for librarianship at the close of the Charleston conference? Before you head back to your library to share your experiences with your colleagues and friends, join us for a lively, innovative session on Saturday, November 8th. The presenters will use Poll Everywhere to create immediate data visualizations of audience answers to various key questions that arose during the conference, and will also allow the audience to voice their own questions.

The session will start with warm-up questions pulled from Against the Grain’s “I Wonder Wednesdays” column. Topics will range from data collection to net neutrality, and from innovative acquisitions models to licensing. The presenters will create a fun, open atmosphere by interspersing library-related questions with some wildcards, such as “what is your favorite restaurant in Charleston” or “which author would you most like to meet in the Francis Marion lobby”? The presenters will also spend time during the conference collecting questions that reflect key themes and ideas evidenced from conference sessions, and will poll the attendees to get a sense of their impressions.

The session will then move into the “soapbox” phase, in which attendees can ask spontaneous questions and see audience poll results in real-time. This session will be entertaining, animated, and informative, all in the spirit of conference camaraderie. Attendees will be inspired to interact with one another and to contemplate on their experiences at Charleston. They will gain insight and knowledge into how their views compare with those of their peers, and they will leave feeling energized and more confident in the awareness that they are not alone in their opinions. There is a sense of solidarity that comes from participating in group discourse, and the use of Poll Everywhere will facilitate this effectively.

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Erin Gallagher

Director of Collection Services, Reed College
Erin Gallagher is the Director of Collection Services at Reed College in lovely Portland, Oregon. Before that, she worked as the E-Resources & Serials Librarian at Rollins College in beautiful Orlando, Florida. Erin started her library career on the vendor side as a collection development... Read More →
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Michelle Leonard

Environmental Sciences & Natural Resources Librarian, University of Florida

Saturday November 8, 2014 11:45am - 12:15pm EST
Colonial Ballroom, Francis Marion Hotel 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403