Preconferences

Get a head start on learning; attend a full-day preconference before the full conference opens. Preconferences offer in-depth education and focus on a particular subject of interest to academic and research librarians.

Preconferences will be held on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Taking Charge of Your Narrative begins at 8:00 a.m.)

Add a preconference when you register for the conference, or if you’ve already registered, by calling 800-424-5249.

Registration Deadlines

February 8, 2019
Early-bird deadline

February 22, 2019
Advance deadline

Register

Registration questions?
Call 800-424-5249
acrl@experient-inc.com

Engaged Students are Empowered Students: Instructional Design Matters

Are your learners engaged? Are they empowered? Are you teaching them by design or by habit or even happenstance? Using instructional design practices like Understanding by Design (UbD) and Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to craft intentional, meaningful, and effective lesson plans is crucial for librarians seeking to make the most impact possible, particularly as the learning characteristics of our students grow more diverse. This pre-conference will help you teach transferable learning concepts, foster learner engagement, celebrate learner variability, and reduce barriers for all students. Join us! We’ll help you design (or redesign) your lesson plans to activate learner success!

Learning Outcomes:

  • Participants will explain the three main principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in order to integrate them into planning learner-centered information literacy instruction.
  • Participants will apply the essential elements of Understanding by Design (UbD) in order to design an engaging and effective library instruction activity or session.
  • Participants will employ UDL and UbD techniques to design or redesign a lesson plan in order to improve their daily instructional practice.

Primary tag: Teaching and Learning

Presenters: Claire Holmes, Assistant University Librarian for Research & Instruction, Towson University; Meg Grotti, Assistant Head of Instructional Services, University of Delaware Library; Megan Oakleaf, Associate Professor, Syracuse University

Registration Fees: ACRL Personal Member $150; ALA Member $190; Nonmember $230; Full-time Library School Student $80; Retired ALA Member $80; Nonsalaried/unemployed ALA Member $80

Registration code: PC01

Lead Your Library Towards Accessibility: Knowledge & tools for any librarian to promote a culture of accessibility

Get the tools you need to take your work and your institution to the next level in promoting accessibility. This pre-conference will balance information from experts with facilitated activities designed to help you understand where you on an accessibility learning journey, where your library is on an accessibility maturity model, and how to move both forward when you leave this conference and go back to work. Learn exactly what you can do to promote equitable access for all, and for people with disabilities in particular, in your library.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Articulate why accessibility matters in order to understand what it means for your library
  • Develop concrete strategies in order to make change in your individual work and your home institution to better promote accessibility
  • Learn about current library accessibility initiatives and positions in order to imagine making change from any role within an organization

Primary tag: Teaching and Learning

Presenters: Andy Andrews, Accessibility Coordinator, University of Washington Libraries; Stephanie Rosen, Accessibility Specialist, University of Michigan Ann Arbor; Heidi Schroeder, Accessibility Coordinator, Michigan State University Libraries

Registration Fees: ACRL Personal Member $150; ALA Member $190; Nonmember $230; Full-time Library School Student $80; Retired ALA Member $80; Nonsalaried/unemployed ALA Member $80

Registration code: PC02

 

OER+ScholarlyCommunication

Academic libraries increasingly seek professionals who have a grasp of the skills involved in supporting scholarly communication. The community needs resources to help develop new skills to address scholarly communication issues. The need for a common knowledge base can be addressed through collective sharing of experience through open educational resources. This workshop will empower its participants to develop those resources and will highlight “voices from the field.” Building on IMLS-funded work on collaborative creation of OER for teaching about scholarly communication, this hands-on workshop will engage attendees in the design of open learning objects that share their stories and expertise.

Learning outcomes:

  • Develop methods for articulating and addressing a problem in the field
  • Creation of a resource that reflects unique expertise of participants
  • Understanding of options for distributing and sharing OER

Primary Tag: Scholarly Communication

Presenters: Josh Bolick, Scholarly Communication Librarian, University of Kansas; Maria Bonn, Senior Lecturer, University of Illinois – Urbana – Champaign; Will Cross, Director of Copyright & Digital Scholarship, North Carolina State University Libraries

Registration Fees: ACRL Personal Member $150; ALA Member $190; Nonmember $230; Full-time Library School Student $80; Retired ALA Member $80; Nonsalaried/unemployed ALA Member $80

Registration code: PC03

Planning, Assessing, and Communicating Library Impact: Putting the Standards for Libraries in Higher Education Into Action

Libraries in higher education are increasingly required to demonstrate their value and document their contributions to overall institutional effectiveness. The recently revised Standards for Libraries in Higher Education is a framework for library planning and assessment that can be used for a variety of circumstances, including annual planning, program review, and accreditation self-study. Through presentation, discussion, and group activities, learn how to use the Standards to communicate your library’s impact and value.

Learning outcomes:

  • Utilize the ACRL Standards for Libraries in Higher Education and other foundational documents as a framework in order to develop benchmarks, evaluate quality and performance, and demonstrate value to the institutional mission.
  • Evaluate various metrics and assessment tools in order to select the best approach for a given situation.
  • Examine the role of leadership in building a culture of assessment to engage all librarians and staff members in effective decision-making.

Primary tag: Assessment

Presenters: Sharon Mader, Dean Emeritus and Professor, University of New Orleans, Earl K. Long Library; Lisa Stillwell, Associate Librarian for Research Services, Franklin & Marshall College

Registration Fees: ACRL Personal Member $150; ALA Member $190; Nonmember $230; Full-time Library School Student $80; Retired ALA Member $80; Nonsalaried/unemployed ALA Member $80

Registration code: PC04

Systems Leadership Lab: A Deep Dive into Functional & Dysfunctional Organizational Patterns

Join us to co-create a deeply engaged interactive learning experience. We will peel back the layers of organizational life as we experience it day-today—the personalities, the politics, the problems—and uncover deeper systems and structures that can either drive growth & change or keep us stuck in dysfunctional routines. Discover the power you and others have to make hidden processes visible, to lead from any position, and to create intentional organizational realities.

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand how both functional and dysfunctional systems operate, in order to intentionally choose functional strategies for personal and organizational action
  • Identify the different types of power people have at every level of the organization and create a plan for leveraging your power
  • Increase capacity to see assumptions, patterns, and systemic structures operating below the surface, in order to focus on root causes rather than symptoms or quick fixes

Primary Tag: Administration, Management, and Leadership

Presenters: Kathryn Deiss, Consultant, Kathryn Deiss Consulting, LLC; Melanie Hawks, Human Resources Manager, University of Utah, Marriott Library

Registration Fees: ACRL Personal Member $150; ALA Member $190; Nonmember $230; Full-time Library School Student $80; Retired ALA Member $80; Nonsalaried/unemployed ALA Member $80

Registration code: PC05

Taking Charge of Your Narrative

This interactive preconference will actively engage resident academic librarians by providing a format to focus on their career plans. As resident librarians, most individuals are in temporary appointments. By participating in this preconference, participants will hear from nationally recognized speakers on developing a leadership narrative. In addition, participants will work through a career planning tool to develop a road map. By participating in the preconference, resident librarians will be better prepared to pursue their next career move.

Learning outcomes:

  • Gain exposure and engage in conversations focusing on leadership trends and development ideas
  • Receive a roadmap to direct future career planning
  • Become part of a cohort of resident librarians and expand your professional network

Primary tag: Professional/staff development

Presenters: Jon Cawthorne, Dean, Wayne State University Library System; Trevor Dawes, Vice Provost for Libraries and Museums, May Morris University Librarian, University of Delaware; Mary Ellen Davis, Executive Director, ACRL; Jody Gray, Director, Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services, American Library Association; Gerald Holmes, Associate Professor, University of North Carolina Greensboro; Alexia Hudson-Ward, Azariah Smith Root Director of Libraries, Oberlin College; Toni Olivas, Education and Sociology Librarian, California State University San Marcos; Elaine Westbrooks, Vice Provost of University Libraries & University Librarian, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Registration Fees: ACRL Personal Member $225; ALA Member $275; Nonmember $315; Full-time Library School Student $80; Retired ALA Member $80; Nonsalaried/unemployed ALA Member $80

Includes lunch and a copy of Choosing to Lead: The Motivational Factors of Underrepresented Minority Librarians in Higher Education

Registration code: PC06