Spring 2019 Conference


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Developing the Professional, Evolving our Profession

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Mount Saint Mary College, Newburg NY

We are pleased to announce that we will be offering the ACRL Roadshow, Assessment in Action,  with facilitator Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, on Thursday, May 23, following the Conference. You may register for this members-only workshop in addition to the Conference. The deadline dates for BOTH the ENY/ACRL conference & the ACRL Roadshow have changed.

The new deadline is May 6th for both events. 


Registration is now closed!!!

Registration Costs:

  • Conference Only for Members $40
  • Conference Only for Non-Members $55
  • Roadshow Only for Members $40
  • Roadshow Only for Non-Members $60
  • Conference and Roadshow for ENY/ACRL Members $70
  • Conference Only for Students $15

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Conference Schedule

8:30am Registration with continental breakfast

9:00am Welcome

9:15am Keynote Speaker, Emily Drabinski

Librarians and the Labor of the Everyday

The labor of library workers is in some sense timeless: we select, acquire, organize, preserve, circulate, and make accessible the sum of human knowledge. As we perform these tasks, we produce and reproduce information structures that reflect the ideologies of the present. Inevitably, this means we make new each day systems of patriarchy, white supremacy, capitalism, and other social and political forces. We have the opportunity to choose a different way of working with each book we describe and classify, each patron question we help shape against our database interfaces, and each relationship we build with each other in the building each work day. Making new futures asks us to shape our professional practice around visions for a new future.

10:15am Poster Session, Vendors, and Break

P1. Research Data Management: Early Steps to a New Service – Emily Kilcer and Traci Tosh

P2. 404 Reasons to Use Perma.Cc – Angela Hackstadt

P3. Best Practices for Deconstructing Whiteness in an Academic Library: Anti-Racist Librarianship – Samantha Berry

P4. Invitation to Chat: Going From Passive to Proactive Chat Reference at Syracuse University Libraries – Natalie Lorusso

11:00am Breakout Sessions

Making the Shift: Embracing Active Learning Strategies in One-shot Library Instruction by Jennifer Whittaker and Sarah Lane

Hand in Hand: Tips and Insights for an Effective Mentor/Mentee Relationship by Denise A. Garofalo and Tiffany Davis

Text Mining & HathiTrust: An Introduction by Priscilla Seaman and Pradipta Pariyal

Evolving Information Literacy Instruction Using a Case Study Technique by Vivian Milczarski and Amanda Maynard

ACRL National Conference Themes and Highlights A Panel Discussion featuring Tarida Anantachai (Syracuse University), Brendan Aucoin (SUNY Oneonta), Camille Chesley (SUNY Albany) and Facilitated by Jean-Paul Orgeron

12:00pm Lunch

12:45pm Business Meeting

1:00pm Lightning Talks

Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees: Interdepartmental Student Scholarship Initiatives Take Root by Katelyn Angell

Insights into Library Residencies and Fellowships by Twanna Hodge and Tarida Anantachai

Lifelong Learning: Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Accessibility in Eastern New York by Twanna Hodge

Pop-Up Pointers: Tips and Suggestions for Successful Pop-Up Library Events by Jennifer Moore

Many hands make light (yet very important) work! By Ali Larsen

Using Zotero to Support Undergraduate Research by John Raymond

1:45pm Poster Session, Vendors, and Break

Research Data Management: Early Steps to a New Service by Emily Kilcer and Traci Tosh

404 Reasons to Use Perma.cc by Angela Hackstadt

Best Practices for Deconstructing Whiteness in an Academic Library: Anti-Racist Librarianship by Samantha Berry

Invitation to Chat: Going from Passive to Proactive Chat Reference at Syracuse University Libraries by Natalie LoRusso

2:15pm Keynote Speaker, Courtney Young

Professional Development as a Primary Responsibility

Professional development for academic librarians is often seen as a secondary or tertiary responsibility for improving professional practice. Would our view of and support for this activity be different if we viewed it as having a direct and immediate impact on our primary assignment? Is professional development in all its forms simply a garnish for our day-to-day responsibilities, or is it a more central component of our professional practice? Building on the conference theme of “Developing the Professional, Evolving our Profession” provides an opportunity for us to consider how our professional practice is professional development, and professional development is professional practice.

3:15pm Concluding Remarks

3:30pm Library Tour

4:00pm ENYACRL Board Meeting

Thank you to our sponsors!

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