ACRL 2013 Conference: Notes from a 1st Time Attendee

I was very fortunate to receive a scholarship this year to attend the ACRL 2013 conference in Indianapolis. I am amazed at how well organized this conference was and how many great presentations there were. My notebook quickly filled with new ideas and insights and I thought I might share some of them on this blog for anyone unable to attend. All conferences listed are organized into broad categories. Feel free to poke around some and leave a comment if you'd like.


Info Lit & Assessment:

Creating a Culture of Assessment: Determinants of Success
Meredith Farkas, Head of Instructional Services, Portland State University, Portland, OR
Lisa Hinchliffe, Coordinator of Instruction and Information Literacy Services, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL
Amy Harris Houk, Information Literacy Program Coordinator and Reference Librarian, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC


Hacking the Learner Experience: Techniques & Strategies for Connecting with Your Instructional Ecosystem
Brian Mathews, Associate Dean, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
Andy Burkhardt, Emerging Technologies Librarian, Champlain College, Burlington, VT
Lauren Pressley, Associate Director of Learning and Outreach, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA


Innovation in Libraries:

Think Like a Startup: Creating a Culture of Innovation, Inspiration, and Entrepreneurialism
Brian Mathews, Associate Dean, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
Carly Strasse, DCXL Project Manager, California Digital Library, Oakland, CA
Susan Payne, Virtual Services Librarian, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Steve Morris, Head, Digital Library Initiatives and Digital Projects, NCSU Libraries, Raleigh, NC


What Will Libraries Be When They Grow Up?:  Responding to the Innovations of Technology and Imagining the Future
Samantha Hines, Head Librarian, Missoula College of The University of Montana, Missoula, MT


Learning Commons:

Beer Cans in the Stacks? Using a Photo Study to Reveal How Students Use Library Spaces
Maura  Seale, Research & Instruction Librarian, Georgetown University


Designing the “Unquiet” Academic Library: Meeting Institutional Needs Through Innovative Learning Space
Dr. Debra Gilchrist, Vice President, Learning and Student Success, Pierce College, Lakewood, WA
Christie Flynn, Faculty Librarian, Pierce College, Lakewood, WA
Michael Slater, Principal Architect, McGranahan Architects, Tacoma, WA


The Location-less Library: Examining the Value of the Library Building
Melissa Gold, Science Librarian, Millersville University, Millersville, PA Krista Higham, Access Services Librarian, Millersville University, Millersville, PA


Seating Sweeps: An Innovative Research Method to Learn About How Our Patrons Use the Library
Mott Linn, Head of Collection Management, Clark University


Transformation Begins When the Renovation is Done: Reconfiguring Staff and Services to Meet 21st Century Research Needs
Marta Brunner, Head of Collections, Research, and Instructional Services, UCLA Library, Los Angeles, CA
Zoe Borovsky, Librarian for Digital Research and Scholarship, UCLA Library, Los Angeles, CA
Allison Benedetti, Librarian for Advanced Research and Engagement, UCLA Library, Los Angeles, CA
Ms. Jennifer Osorio, Team Leader, Humanities and Social Sciences, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA



Hidden Patterns of LibGuides Usage: Another Facet of Usability
Dr. Gabriela Castro Gessner, Research and Assessment Analyst, Cornell University Library, Ithaca, NY
Wendy Wilcox, Access Services Librarian, Cornell University Library, Ithaca, NY
Adam Chandler, Electronic Resources User Experience Librarian, Cornell University Library, Ithaca, NY


Mother of all LibGuides: Applying Principles of Communication and Network Theory in LibGuide Design
Carol Leibiger, Associate Professor, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD
Alan Aldrich, Associate Professor, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD


Professional Development:

Finding Inspiration from Within: Harnessing Your Library’s Knowledge for Professional Development Programming
Carissa Tomlinson, First Year Experience Librarian, Towson University- Albert S. Cook Library, Towson, MD


Statistics & Data:

Information in a Dash: Painless & Penniless Statistical Reports
Joyce Neujahr, Director of Patron Services, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, NE
Emily McIllece, Reference Associate, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, NE


Know Thy Project: What Creation and Analysis of an Online Data Stream Can Teach You About Output and Efficiency
R. Niccole Westbrook, Coordinator of Digital Operations, University of Houston Libraries, Houston, TX


The Suma Project: Integrating Observational Data Assessment Into Space and Service Design
Jason Casden, Lead Librarian, Digital Services Development, NCSU Libraries, Raleigh, NC
Bret Davidson, Digital Technologies Development Librarian, NCSU Libraries, Raleigh, NC

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