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OLA 2018: Dare to Do Less
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Dare to Do Less

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
2:45 PM – 3:45 PM
Promenade B

After spending an exhausting year hosting an event per week, academic librarians at the Schusterman Library at the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa dared to imagine the unspeakable – doing less. Informed by assessment metrics on everything ranging from number of attendees to snacks consumed, we reached the decision to work smarter, not harder – hosting fewer events and (hopefully) earning more ROI. Join us to learn why we became event hosting fiends, what data convinced us to slow down, and what effect the change in event planning strategy had on our Library.

Presented by: Alyssa Peterson and Katie Prentice
Sponsored by: University and College Division
Areas of interest: Programming, Assessment

Alyssa PetersonAlyssa Peterson is a medical librarian at the Schusterman Library at the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa. She loves helping students take their research to the next level, planning epic events like pancake dinners and mobile book cart extravaganzas, and cheering on her awesome colleagues. In addition to her work at the Schusterman Library, Alyssa contributes to the broader information community by serving as the President of the Oklahoma Health Sciences Library Association (OHSLA), President-Elect of the Health Libraries of Eastern Oklahoma (HeLEO), and co-founder of the Society of Metro Tulsa Librarians.

Katie PrenticeKatie Prentice, MSIS, AHIP is currently Associate Director for User Experience and Assessment at the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa Schusterman Library in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Previously she was Head of Education and Information Services at the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio Briscoe Library. Before obtaining her Master Science in Information Studies at the University of Texas, Katie served as a US Peace Corps Volunteer in the Republic of Latvia where she taught English as a second language in the Republic of Latvia.

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