In the summer of 2020, University of Dayton Librarians were seeking a way to engage with our suddenly remote population in a low-pressure, passive manner where the user could dictate their level of involvement. Following the lead set by Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, on May 26 we began working on the framework for June Madness, devising book lists and mechanics of the event. We created a custom LibGuides CMS guide with embedded LibWizard elements for the week-to-week voting and book list information and a Qualtrics survey for the bracket predictions. The event ran from June 1 through July 13, with Lois Lowry’s THE GIVER as our winner.
June Madness 2020 was created and executed by Heidi Gauder, Zachary Lewis, and Jason Wardell. Special thanks to Ann Zlotnik for the amazing graphics, Maureen Schlangen for blogging expertise, and Katy Kelly for all things marketing!