ACRL 2013


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A recap of Kathy and Rose's ACRL 2013 experience in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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ACRL 2013

  1. 1. 1Online Proceedings
  2. 2. 2Five Takeaways• The conference was extremely well-organized.• At least one Evans Library person should attend everyconference.• Evans Library is on track with others’ levels oftechnology, professionalism, and practice.• Librarians make a difference.• Henry Rollins may know more about governmentdocuments than we do.
  3. 3. 3Mutant superheroes, contained chaos, andsmelly pets: library innovation through imaginaryanarchy• Proposes innovation by encouraging creativity in jobdescriptions and then daring libraries to offer these model jobsto enthusiastic employees.• Watch this one!• - the slides• - the paper
  4. 4. 4Project Information Literacy: What can belearned about the information-seeking behaviorof today’s college students?• Students say research is more difficult than ever before.• Students use a small compass to navigate a big world.• Students use a strategy of predictability, efficiency, andfamiliarity.• Students value the library as a refuge.• Recent graduates say they bring to the workplace theexperience of working with published materials.• - the slides
  5. 5. 5Coming to an Understanding: A Cross-institutional Examination of Assessments of DataCuration Needs• In survey, ask for important question first, then ask fordemographics.• - the slides
  6. 6. 6Designing the “Unquiet” Academic Library:Meeting Institutional Needs Through InnovativeLearning Space• Active verbs for signage: Ask, Learn, Reflect…• - the slides
  7. 7. 7How do you like me now? An image-rating studyof librarian approachability• Most approachable image is a puppy in a sweater.• Nametag, informal/formal clothing, smiling, looking down, andcolor of clothing – 1000 people rated each.• Smiling was single most positive factor for approachability,nametag was second, formal clothing was positive for facultyand negative for grad students, blue most approachable colorof red, white, blue.• Looking down at book least approachable, at computer slightlybetter.• - the paper
  8. 8. 8Keep it Streamlined for Students: DesigningLibrary Instruction for the Online Learner• A week-long library instruction “conference” in online coursesasked students to find, evaluate, cite, integrate, and reflect.• Active learning exercises were inviting, doable, and notoverwhelming: one exercise at a time; inserted links ratherthan navigational instruction.• Tailored for each class, includes multimedia, with text inexplanatory material only.• Keep engaging by posing questions or problems to solve.• Provide feedback, respond to posts.• - the paper
  9. 9. 9Go Local! Using Digital Archives as AlternativeTextbooks in First Year Writing• Integrated IL instruction in freshman English.• Librarian offered two hours/week Research Rescue.• Librarian and instructor worked closely to design curriculumand assignments based on digital archives.• Students used digital archives to complete semester-longresearch project that incorporates every step of theinformation cycle.• - the blog• - the poster
  10. 10. 10Making Social Media Meaningful: ConnectingMissions and Policies• Link social media policies to library’s mission.• Translate users’ in-person experiences to social mediaenvironment.• - the slides
  11. 11. 11Henry Rollins Keynote: Henry visited the Libraryof Congress and it changed his life.• Can you recite the Bill of Rights from memory? Hank can.• When people do bad things, it’s because they “did not havethe right information.”• - his writings• - the column
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