ACRL 2021 Conference Proceedings

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ACRL 2021 Proceedings

Below are the available papers from the ACRL 2021 virtual conference in PDF format only. If a paper you are seeking is not listed below, one was not submitted. Each article includes a BY-NC-SA Creative Commons License. © Copyright of each article belongs to the individual authors.  © Copyright of proceedings as a whole belongs to the American Library Association. To view these files, Adobe Acrobat must be installed on your system. Acrobat is available for free from Adobe. If you encounter problems or are unable to access these files, please contact Dawn Mueller at If you wish to purchase the entire collection as a print-on-demand publication, please contact Erin Nevius at

ACRL 2021 Front matter

Recasting the Narrative



A Little Birdie Told Me: Text Analysis of ACRL Conference Tweets & Programs
Margot Hanson, Cody Hennesy, and Annis Lee Adams

A Multidisciplinary Approach to Systematic Reviews
Samantha Godbey, Ruby Nugent, and Aidy Weeks

Active or Passive, it Depends: Evaluating the Comparative Effect on Student Performance of Online Tutorials
Ilana Stonebraker

Advancing Inclusive Digital Collections and Student Scholarship through Participatory Learning Approaches
Paizha Stoothoff and Azalea Camacho

An Emergent Pedagogy of Presence and Care: Addressing Affect in Information Literacy Instruction
Liz Chenevey

An Hour of Your Time for Years of Success? A Longitudinal Analysis of How Library Curriculum–Integrated Instruction May Mitigate Disparities in Undergraduate Academic Performance
Felichism Kabo, Doreen Bradley, and Laurie Alexander

Applying Inclusive Pedagogy to a 3-credit-bearing Library Research Course: Enhancing Student Learning Through Reflection, Critical Engagement and Community Consensus
Justin C. Davis, Lizah Ismail, and Janet S. Ward
Ascending Forward from a Foundation of Positive Dialogue: Inclusive Decision Making with Appreciative Inquiry
Mollie Peuler

Ascending to New Heights: A Jumpstart Program to Prepare Students for Careers in Library Technology
Tori Culler, Kevin Beswick, and Robin Davis


Being Black at Duke: Partnering with Black Students to Learn about their Campus Experiences
Joyce Chapman and Emily Daly

Bringing Visual Anthropology to the Academic Library: An Analysis of Student-Generated Social Media Photographs
April Hines, Hélène Huet, and Hannah Toombs

Building The STEM Librarian Skill Set: An Exploratory Study to Identify Skills Needed by STEM Librarians
Lisa Dunn, Brianna Buljung, Emily Bongiovanni, and Joseph R. Kraus


Centering Analysis Strategies and Open Tools for Qualitative Data Analysis
Jessica Hagman

Conference Critique: An Analysis of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Programming
Brittany Paloma Fiedler and Brittani Sterling

COVID19: Lessons on How to Conduct Outreach and Engagement Online
Jennifer Joe


Development and Evaluation of an Active Learning Tool for Data Decision Making
Clara Llebot Lorente, Hui Zhang, and Michael Boock

Does It All Add Up?: Libraries Supporting Entrepreneurship through Financial Literacy Programming
Emily Mross and Sara Hess

Don’t CTRL+F for Diversity: Articulating EDI Qualifications in Faculty Recruitment
Ashley R. Brewer, Kelsey Cheshire, and Agnes K. Bradshaw


Educating About the Past in Hopes of a More Equitable Future: Identifying, Building, and Using Collections as Data for Social Justice
Amanda Henley, Lorin Bruckner, Sarah Carrier, James Dick, Hannah Jacobs, and Matt Jansen

Escape the Show and Tell: Engaging Primary Source Literacy through Immersive Game-based Instruction
Autumn M. Johnson and Dawn “Nikki” Cannon-Rech


Gone, but not Forgotten: An Assessment Framework for Collection Reviews
Kristin Calvert and Whitney Jordan


HIP Check: Equity, Learner-Centered Pedagogies, and Student Employment
Liz Vine

HyFlexing Library Instructional Materials: Getting at the Heart of Designing Flexible Instruction
Lorelei Rutledge, Tallie Casucci, Alfred Mowdood, and Donna Ziegenfuss


If… Then… Else: Algorithmic Systems and Epistemic Crises
Ian O’Hara

Is the IR Storage or Showcase?
Gail McMillan

It’s HIP to be Square: Instruction, High-Impact Practices, & the Framework
Sarah Burns Gilchrist


Let’s All Be Open Here: How Communication Transformed One Library’s Budget
Rebecca Walton

Liberatory v. Decolonized Digital Library Collections
Brian W. Keith and Laurie N. Taylor


Making Collections Visible: A Case Study in Revitalizing an Unused Collection
Selena Bryant and Deborah Cooper

(Mis)Information Creation as a Process: A Method for Teaching Critical Media Literacy Designed to Work with Students of All Political Persuasions
Winn W. Wasson


On Location: A Study of Information Literacy in Short-Term Study Away Courses
Jennifer S. Beach

One of Us: Social Performance in Academic Library Hiring
Xan Arch and Isaac Gilman

Online Learning Librarianship in a Fully Online World: Findings (and Advice) from a National Study During the Covid-19 Pandemic
Amber Willenborg and Tessa Withorn

Opening Doors for Library Engagement with Student Peer Research Consultants
Caitlin Plovnick, Chris Granatino, and Billie Boyd

Opening the Way: Using Evidence-Based Practice to Address Student Information Needs
Katie Blocksidge and Hanna Primeau


Past Perceptions, Present Usage: Latinx Students and Academic Libraries
Niki S. Fullmer and Brittany Paloma Fiedler

Patent and Trademark Outreach and Indigenous Intellectual Property
David Irvin, Tallie Casucci, and Alfred Mowdood


Race, Information, and Power in Perinatal Care and Childbirth
Sarah Thorngate

Rising Up: How Social Work Librarians Connect Social Justice To Information Literacy
Stephen Maher, Carin Graves, and Sarah C. Johnson


Student Achievement Unlocked! The Effectiveness of Badging in Community College Library Instruction
Amanda Nida, Ryan Randall, and Kim Reed


The Caustic Power of Excessive Positivity: How Vocation and Resiliency Narratives Challenge Librarianship
Virginia Moran and Talia Nadir

The Criticalness of LIS:  Incorporating Critical Theory, Pedagogy, and Action in LIS Research, Teaching, and Practice
Jamillah R. Gabriel

The Library Never Closes: Assessing Resources and Services After a Crisis
Matthew J. Jabaily, Tabatha Farney, Caitlin Harrington, and Rachel E. Scott

Tutoring Outside the Box: Creating Inclusive, Student-Centric Services
Sharon Thompson and Christina Mune


What’s in a Name? What Named Spaces Tell Us About Academic Libraries
Eamon Tewell, Cynthia Tobar, Harvey Long, James Castrillo, and Fobazi Ettarh

Where In The World Is This Research? Improving Discovery of Literature through Geographic Inference
Livia Olsen, Jeremy Kenyon, and Jason W. Karl