2010 LAUNC-CH Research Forum

April 14, 2010

LAUNC-CH logoThe Librarians' Association at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (LAUNC-Chapel Hill) will host the 2010 LAUNC-CH Research Forum on Wednesday, May 5, 2010 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the Hitchcock Room of the Sonja Haynes Stone Center on the UNC Chapel Hill campus. The forum will include poster sessions, paper presentations and a reception. The event is free and open to the public.

The first poster session will begin at 1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Opening remarks will are scheduled at 1:45 p.m. with paper presentations immediately following. A second poster session will be held from 3:15 - 4:00 p.m.


The titles of the papers and their presenters include:

  • "Laying the Foundation: Benchmarking Reference Data for Current and Future Assessment"
    Don Welsh, College of William and Mary
  • "Preserving a County's Past: Cross-Institutional Collaboration to Archive a Community's History"
    Susan S. Smith and H. David “Giz” Womack, Wake Forest University
  • "Taking Summon for a Usability Test Drive at NCSU Libraries"
    Abe Crystal, More Better Labs, Inc. and Josh Boyer, North Carolina State University Libraries

"Surveying the Global Health Efforts of Health Sciences Libraries"

"Open-source Science: the Library's Role"

"Implementing and Assessing Library Instruction in GIS: GIS Boot Camp for Planners"

"Using Genealogical Resources and Methods to Research Late 19th & Early 20th Century Personal Names for NACO Authority Records"

"From Appalachia to Shanghai: Learning through International Librarian Exchange"

"One of me, 500 of Them: Using Streaming Video for Curriculum and Assignment Based Bibliographic Instruction"

"Asking Students What They Think: a Usability Study of LibGuides at Duke University"

"Understanding the Users of a Large Research University's Library's Information Commons"

"Service Fluency: Managing Staff Skill Development for a User-Centered Experience"

"Collaboration and Technology in the CVCC CenTER InnovationSpace"

"From Science to Librarianship: Career Motivation of the Scientist-Turned-Librarian"

All are welcome! Refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by the Librarians' Association at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill