Jeffrey Coghill and Jennifer Walker of East Carolina University’s Laupus Library presented “Capitalizing on the New Technology: the iPad 2 Project” at the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Medical Library Association meeting Oct. 12 in Richmond, Va. The project surveyed library users about their use of the Laupus Library iPads available for check out. The aim of the project was to determine how and why the devices are being used by patrons of the academic health sciences library.
Coghill and Jason Cottle of the Laupus Library presented “Creating effective Posters for Presentation: Posters 101” at the same event. This presentation outlined the do’s and don’ts for effective poster presentation. The paper explained appropriate format, style, presentation, color, use of white space and other graphic design elements necessary for a good presentation. The discussion also included examples of good posters versus poor poster design.