Poster Description: Informal engagement with students provides valuable support to formal instruction and assessment practices. Learn how librarians implemented Zoom sessions during lunch to creatively engage online students. Informal synchronous meetings allow students to ask for help in a non-threatening setting, while also learning about services and resources to help them succeed.
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Presenter Names: Melissa Atkinson, Abilene Christian University and Avery Weems, Abilene Christian University
Presenter Bios: Dr. Melissa Atkinson is the Director of Distance & Online Library Services at Abilene Christian University. Dr. Atkinson earned an MSLS from UNT (2000) and a PhD from Regent University (2019). Dr. Atkinson focuses on online course development, metaliteracy, and research assistance for online graduate students. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Avery Weems is the Distance & Online Services Librarian at Abilene Christian University since 2020. Avery has worked at the library in various roles since 2013, completing her MLIS from UNT in 2017. Avery’s focuses include virtual research assistance, serving online undergraduate students, and Zotero instruction. Email: email@example.com