ACRL 2023 Conference Proceedings

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ACRL 2023 Proceedings

Below are the available papers from the ACRL 2023 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 2023 Front matter

Forging the Future



Academic Librarian Turnover and Leadership Amidst the Great Reshuffle
Amy F. Fyn, Amanda Foster Kaufman, and Christina Heady


Beyond Self-Care: Forging Sustainable Practices in Academic Librarianship
Candice Benjes Small

Building a Bridge: A Library Outreach Program for Students in Transition
Xan Arch and Heidi Senior

Building an Equitable, Diverse, and Inclusive Future: An Examination of U.S. Academic Library Leadership Job Advertisements
Ngoc-Yen Tran and Emily K. Chan


Can We Chat Privately?: How Information Seeking Anxiety Increases Privacy Concerns With Live Chat
Jon B. Moore, Bridgette T. Sanders, and Kimberly A. Looby

Changing Our Culture, Crafting Our Future: Developing and Implementing Anti-racism Training for Library Employees
Naomi Binnie, Jackson Huang, Shannon Moreno, and Maura Seale

Crafting the Future of Chat Reference: Assessing for Quality in Cooperative Chat
Elise Ferer and Jen Lege Matsuura

Creating A More Equitable Future Through Critical Approaches To Learning Analytics
Marcia Rapchak


Data Services in a Post Pandemic Environment: What do Graduate Students and Postdocs Need? 
Jennifer Hart, Debra A. Werner, and Aditi Goyal

Developing A Framework for Analyzing Academic Library Vision Statements
Leo S. Lo and Melissa N. Mallon

Developing A Graphic Scholarship Collection: Using Comics to Forge Connections
Bethie Seay, Toni Hoberecht, Zane Ratcliffe, and Stewart Brower

Do They Have a Future in LIS? Investigating the Difference Between BIPOC and White Academic Librarians’ Likelihood to Leave the Field
Kawanna M. Bright, Ayiana Crabtree, Mónica Colón-Aguirre, and Amy VanScoy


“Ebooks Are a Life Saver” vs. “I’m Not a Fan of Ebooks”: Discerning Student Attitudes towards Academic Ebooks as a Result of the COVID-19 Pandemic
Mallory Jallas, Grace Ansani, KatieRose McEneely, and Jennifer Schwartz

Emergent Privacy Literacy Work Among Teaching Librarians: A Qualitative Study
Alexandria Chisholm and Sarah Hartman-Caverly

Exploring Academic Librarian Candidates’ Experiences on the Job Market
Kathryn Houk and Jordan Nielsen


F is for Feminism: Mainstreaming Feminist Leadership in Academic Libraries
Shana Higgins

Factors Affecting Asian Pacific Americans’ Academic Library Leadership Career Choice
Binh P. Le

Fatness and the Future of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Librarianship
Meg Galasso

Forging Collaborative Relationships Between School and Academic Librarians to Prepare All Students for the Future
Chris Younkin, Caitlin Gerrity, Anne R. Diekema, and Julie Anzelmo

Fostering Interdisciplinary Collaboration via Lesson Study
Alexander Deeke, Kirsten Feist, John Kotnarowski, and Jin Pennell


How Should Cultural Capital Theory Inform Library Practice? 
Brendan Johnson and Emily Reed

How We Support Teachers: Mitigating Anxiety and Building Community
Kacy Lundstrom and Britt Fagerheim


Improving Inclusivity with Speech Act Theory: #BookfaceFriday as a Case Study in the Rhetorical Influence of Librarians
Janice Grover and Jason Thompson

In It To Win It: Navigating Unforeseen Challenges with Academic Integrity Research and Support
Sarah Clark and Vickie Albrecht

Inclusion, Engagement, and Academic Success: Challenging Assumptions About the Black Undergraduate Experience
Jung Mi Scoulas, Elena Carrillo, and Linda Naru

Inclusive or Harmful? A Critical Content Analysis of Tutorial Offerings from R1 Academic Libraries
Carrieann Cahall, Rosan Mitola, Chelsea Heinbach, and Amber Sewell

Increasing Critical Consciousness in an Undergraduate Community of Research Practice
Tatiana Pashkova-Balkenhol and Melissa Gold

Integrating Anti-Bias Strategies in Library Faculty Hiring and Evaluation
Xan Arch and Isaac Gilman


Lessons from the Experiences of Academic Librarians of Color
Martin L. Garnar

Library Led Interdisciplinary Collaboration: Tips and Lessons from a Grant Project to Develop Robotics, Mechatronics and Advanced Manufacturing OER Materials
Yang Wu


More than a Checkbox: A Rubric to Assess Academic Librarian Job Applicant Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Statements
Elizabeth Dill, Aisha Johnson, and Jason Alston

Moving Access to Equity: Digital Literacy in Lower-Access Communities
Erika Mann


Need Not Apply: Identifying Barriers to Application in Academic Librarian Job Postings
Carolina Hernandez

Negotiating for Your Future: Using Salary Data to Advocate for Fairer Compensation
Molly Keener, Melissa Levine, and Sarah Wipperman

#NotAllLibraries: Toxicity in Academic Libraries and Retention of Librarians
Sojourna Cunningham, Samantha Guss, and Jennifer Stout


On the Same Team: Technical Services and Student Success Tackle Textbook Affordability
Mallory Jallas, Julie Murphy, Rachel Park, Rachel E. Scott, and Anne Shelley


Preparing For A More Equitable Future: An Examination Of EDI-Focused Courses In LIS Curricula
Emily Dill, Lidiya Grote, and Jennifer Hardin

Primary Source Pivoting: How Faculty Adapted Primary Source Instruction During the Pandemic and What is Here to Stay
Paula Kiser, Anne Peale, Christina Larson, and Kevin O’Sullivan

Problems and Possibilities for Integrating Recorded Conference Content into Scholarly Publications 
Dylan Ruediger

Publication Practices during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Supporting Academic Research through Liaison Librarianship
Yulia V. Sevryugina

“Pushing Back,” “Tapping in,” and “Opening Doors”: Examining Workplace Information Practices to Inform Information Literacy Instruction in Professional Programs
Sara Sharun


Real Questions, Real People, Real Answers: Identifying and Sustaining Organizational Health through a Self-Assessment of Alternative Work Arrangements
Susanna Cowan and Lauren Slingluff

Redesigning Reference Services for Academic Success
Michael Flierl and Kristin Henkaline


Shaping The Future of Library Support for Graduate Student Authors: Addressing Gaps in Publishing Advice with Library Interventions
Martha Stuit and Christy Caldwell

Sharing Pride Through Curriculum Materials Collections: The Evolution of LGBTQIA+ Representation in Picture Books
Alicia G. Vaandering, Amanda Melilli, and James W. Rosenzweig

Superficially Accessible: Moving from a Compliant Library to an Inclusive Library
Ira King, Emily Daly, and Angela Zoss


The Business of Publishing:  A Library Information Literacy Workshop for Masters Students
Caro Bratnober, Kae Bara Kratcha, and Michelle E. Wilson

The Future is Family-Friendly: Supporting Community College Student Parents in Library Spaces
Jennifer Arnold

The Questionable Efficacy of One-Shot Instruction for First-Year Students: A Scoping Review
Joshua Vossler, Jennifer Horton, and Christina Heady

The Role of Library Leadership within University Leadership and Governance
Jessica J. Boyer

Trauma-Informed Pedagogy for Revolutionary Inquiry: Using Reflection to Repair and Re-Engage Students
Ava Brillat and Shatha Baydoun

ttyl: Designing Text-Message Based Instruction for Primary Source Literacy
Yvonne Mery, Niamh Wallace, Lisa Duncan, and Mary Feeney


We Will Meet You Where You Are: The Development and Evaluation of Tailored Training for the Management of Research Data
Alisa B. Rod, Sandy Hervieux, and NuRee Lee

Welcome to the Machine: Ir/Responsible Use of Machine Learning in Research Recommendation Tools
Ali Krzton

Where Do Downloads Go? Designing Library Instruction Activities to Serve Multiple Learning Objectives
Cori Biddle and Bonnie Imler


“You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” Copyright Myths, Misnomers, and Misconceptions
Carla Myers