ACRL at 2019 ALA Annual Conference

Logo for 2019 ALA Annual Conference, June 20-25, Washington, DC Join ACRL in Washington, DC, for the 2019 ALA Annual Conference! With 22 high-quality programs and several discussion forums, you'll have plenty of opportunities to learn from and engage with colleagues and experts in the field. Register today!

Attending for the first time? Stay tuned for our ACRL 101 webcast, which will provide helpful information about how to plan ahead. More information coming soon.

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To see all of ACRL's offerings during the ALA Annual Conference, including discussion forums, business meetings, and more, please search the ALA Annual Conference Scheduler.


ACRL Project Outcome for Academic Libraries: Data for Impact and Improvement
Friday, June 21, 2:30–5:30 PM
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In this workshop attendees will learn about using the new Project Outcome for Academic Libraries surveys and resources. Project Outcome is a free toolkit that helps libraries measure four key learning outcomes – knowledge, confidence, application, and awareness – across seven library program and service areas. It provides academic libraries of any size the means to easily measure the learning outcomes of their programs and services and to use that data as the basis for improvements and advocacy.

Programs and Special Events

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Saturday, June 22    
  9:00–10:00 AM ACRL 101
  9:00–10:00 AM Climbing the Ladder: African American Deans and Directors Speak on Leadership
  9:00–10:00 AM Pitfalls of neutrality: What does inclusivity mean in libraries
  10:30–11:30 AM President's Program: Equity, Diversity, Inclusion… and Leadership: Where Do We Go From Here?
  1:00–2:00 PM Grassroots Advocacy and Librarians: Using Research Power to Make Change
  2:30–3:30 PM Bolster Academic Libraries as Integral Safe Spaces for Mental Health
  2:30–3:30 PM Will They Stay or Will They Go? ‘Sense of Belonging’ as a Foundation for Creating Inclusive Library Services for International Students
  4:00–5:00 PM Knowledge is Global:  Expanding the Awareness and Impact of Research from the Global South
  4:00–5:00 PM Accessibility and Creation of Online Library Materials: Applying Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
Sunday, June 23    
  9:00–10:00 AM Unlike others: Developing an online face for a lesbian pulp fiction collection through the lens of social justice
  10:30–11:30 AM Minding the Gaps: Conducting and Using Scoping Reviews in the Library Context
  1:00–2:00 PM Citizen Science and Libraries - Strange Bedfellows or Dream Dates?
  1:00–2:00 PM Librarians as Researchers: Designing & Implementing Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Projects
  2:30–3:30 PM Minority-Serving Institution Academic Libraries: Responsive Leadership, Transformative Services and Radical Inclusion
  2:30–3:30 PM Mental Health and Tenure: Examining the Intersection Between Institutional Supports and Work-Related Stress
  2:30–3:30 PM Show Me the Money! Or not? Making sense of the 4th factor of Fair Use?
  4:00–5:00 PM Beyond CRAAP: An Updated Approach to Source Evaluation
  4:00–5:00 PM Bystander or Change Agent? An Examination of Big Ten Academic Alliance Social Media Content for Radical Democracy
  4:00–5:00 PM Stay on Target!: Stellar practices for strategic outreach through collaborations, marketing, and peer leaders
Monday, June 24    
  9:00–10:00 AM Difficult Discussions: Diversity in Digital Collections and Archives
  9:00–10:00 AM The Sense of the Self: How Identity Informs Academic Librarianship
  10:30–11:30 AM Federal Regulations and Libraries: Commenting and Advocating from an Academic Library Perspective
  10:30–11:30 AM

Providing Equivalent Experiences: Flipping the Library Orientation for Online Students

Other Sessions of Interest

Leadership Council and Membership Meeting
Friday, June 21, 2019, 1:304:00 p.m.
Join fellow ACRL leaders and members during the annual Leadership Council and Membership Meeting. This year you will have the opportunity to give your feedback on ALA’s proposed plans for reorganization. We will also continue our work on equity, diversity and inclusion. The meeting will be preceded by the Leadership Council Community Social, which takes place from 12:30–1:30 p.m. A light lunch will be served.

Update on ACRL Research Agenda for Scholarly Communications
Saturday, June 22, 2019, 9:00am10:00am
Learn about ACRL’s new research agenda for scholarly communications and the research environment. Developed over the course of a year with a high degree of community involvement -- particularly historically underrepresented groups -- this powerful new action-oriented agenda encourages the community to make the scholarly communications system more open, inclusive, and equitable by addressing issues concerning people, content, and systems. It outlines trends, encourages practical actions, and clearly identifies the most strategic research questions to pursue. Learn how to apply for an ACRL research grant to investigate timely and substantial research questions, developing solutions that will move the community forward.

Student Learning and Information Literacy Committee Discussion Forum
Saturday, June 22, 2019, 10:30am11:30am

ACRL/SPARC Forum: Collective Reinvestment in Open Infrastructure
Saturday, June 22, 2019, 2:30pm–3:30pm
Libraries are increasingly considering scaling back their subscriptions or cancelling big deals altogether. Yet, the question of how and where to reinvest the resources that become available is both far from settled and increasingly pressing. As we start to move away from the subscription model, we should be intentional about crafting the vision for open research communication we strive to build and how we intend to build it.

This forum, "If I Had A Million Dollars: Collective Reinvestment in Open Infrastructure," will invite active participation throughout the session in a facilitated discussion with experts representing both libraries and research funders.  The highly popular forum series is co-sponsored by the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC).

ACRL Framework for Information Literacy Update (SLILC Discussion Forum)
Sunday, June 23, 2019, 10:30am11:30am
Student Learning and Information Literacy Committee Discussion Forum of ACRL Framework for Information Literacy Update

Update on ACRL's Value of Academic Libraries Initiative: Communicating Assessment Results to Stakeholders
Sunday, June 23, 2019, 1:00pm2:00pm
Assessment mandates are a reality for librarians. One of the most difficult tasks in the assessment process involves reporting assessment results to non-librarian stakeholders in a manner that addresses their unique concerns. In this interactive forum, participants will complete a guided exercise where they will identify which common stakeholder concerns are most appropriate for the audiences at their institution. Next, they will brainstorm the types of assessment data they have or need to collect that will address those concerns. The participants then will consider strategies for communicating the results yielded by these data to their specific stakeholder audiences.

Update on the ACRL Academic Library Trends and Statistics Survey
Sunday, June 23, 2019, 2:30pm–3:30pm
This meeting will bring attendees up to date concerning the elimination of the NCES Academic: Library Survey and the migration of some components into IPEDS (Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System). Implications for the annual ACRL Academic Library Trends and Statistics will be discussed.