Spring 2017 Itinerary

2017 ENY/ACRL Spring Conference Itinerary

8:30am: Registration w/continental breakfast

9:10am: Welcome, ENY/ACRL President, Ali Larsen

9:15-10:00am: Speaker: Annie Seidl, MLIS, “Visible Meaning: Notes from a Documentary Film Production”

Annie Seidl (MLIS, University of Denver, 1999) loves librarians so much that a) she became one and b) she made a movie about them. Begun while Seidl was still in library school, The Hollywood Librarian took 8 1/2 years from conception to premiere. It has been screened in the U.S., Canada, England, Germany, Australia and a half dozen other countries.

Seidl went to high school in Wyoming, attended Vassar College, lived and worked in Australia for a time, and currently makes her home in Syracuse, New York.

*Copies of The Hollywood Librarian will be available for purchase.
**Join us the night before for a viewing of The Hollywood Librarian, details on registration link.  If you can’t make it, you can still see the film!  A link will be included in your registration confirmation email.  The film link will be live on May 15.​

10:00-10:15am: Break

10:15-11:00am: Speaker: Roxanne Shirazi, “Unseen and Unremarked Upon: The Reproductive Labor of Librarians in the Academy”

Roxanne Shirazi is Dissertation Research Librarian and Assistant Professor at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. She is a founding co-editor of dh+lib (“where the digital humanities and librarianship meet”), an online publication and collaborative project sponsored by the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL). She studies the nexus of digital humanities and academic librarianship, with an emphasis on scholarly communication, copyright, graduate student research, and digital dissertations. Her current research includes work on digital scholarly editions and digital archives, librarianship as a feminized profession, and the history of the Dissertation Secretary in graduate studies.

11:00-11:30am: Vendors & Poster Session

11:30-12:15pm: Table Conversations

12:15-1:15pm: Lunch—Assorted wraps/sandwiches (including a vegetarian option), salad, chips, dessert, beverages. If you have any dietary preferences, please email Gloria Douyon at gdouyon@siena.edu.

1:15-2:00pm: Lightning rounds

2:00-2:30pm: Vendors & Poster Session

2:30-3:15pm: Speaker: Bernard Van Maarseveen, “Why don’t you just TELL me … : Divining what public library patrons really want and helping them get it”

Bernard van Maarseveen (MLS, Queens College) grew up going to the Scotia Branch of the Schenectady County Public Library, Albany’s old Pine Hills branch, and SUNY Albany’s University Library. He hopes soon to reconcile his overdue fines. Since 1998 he has worked at the New York Public Library, and since 2001 has been a reference librarian in AskNYPL (the Library’s telephone and virtual reference service). He lives in Long Island City with his wife and son.




3:15-3:30pm: Closing remarks/conference evaluation

3:35pm: Tour of Standish Library, Access Services Librarian, John Raymond