8:30 am – 9:00 am

Registration, Breakfast, Poster Sessions

9:00 am – 9:30 am

President’s Address

9:30 am – 10:20 am

First speaker – Lane Wilkinson

Transliteracy and the demands of library instruction in the 21st Century

While the information ecosystem has gone global, many library instructors are staying home. As social and mobile technologies become more ubiquitous, and information resources become more networked, many librarians defensively look inward and focus on distinguishing the library and explaining what makes library research different. Too often, librarians base their instructional design in traditional dichotomies of popular versus scholarly, Google versus the library, or Wikipedia versus peer-review, none of which adequately describe the diffuse nature of information use across platforms, tools, and media. Information may have gone global, but it isn’t clear that information literacy has kept up. In this presentation, Lane Wilkinson will offer the concept of transliteracy as a framing device for approaching the library instructor’s place in an increasingly networked world of interacting information sources. Defined as the ability to communicate meaning across multiple media, transliteracy offers librarians a means of teaching information literacy concepts designed to transfer across traditional boundaries, because navigating the global environment requires not just information literacy skills, but skills that transfer across media, tools, and platforms. In sum, transliteracy encourages librarians to embrace concepts and strategies that will apply regardless of distance, regardless of technology, and regardless of location.

10:20 am – 10:40 am

Break, Coffee, Poster Sessions

10:40 am – 11:30 am

Second speaker – Angela Whitehurst

Distance Education Librarians: Removing Boundaries and Barriers to Information

Distance Education as a medium for learning continues to grow in the United States and around the world. Librarians charged with planning, implementing, and facilitating services to distance learners must possess a distinctive combination of skills and foresight to ensure students do not encounter barriers when seeking information from libraries.  Often, all of the required skills are not taught in library school and are only learned in the workplace as challenges occur.  This presentation will outline the types of skills distance education librarians need to be successful and the prescience required to alleviate boundaries for learning.

11:30 am – 12:45 pm


12:45 pm – 1:35 pm

Third Speaker Kenneth Crews

Copyright, Libraries, and the Pressure of International Law

Multiple developments this year have underscored the growing
relationship between libraries and the international copyright context.
Recent court rulings could constrain the ability of libraries to receive
and hold materials obtained from any non-US country. Legal threats are
seeking to bar any ILL activity with foreign libraries. The World
Intellectual Property Organization is considering new treaties on
copyright exceptions, including terms that address preservation,
scholarly research, and other core functions of libraries worldwide.
The copyright issues for libraries are increasingly entangled in
international developments and the application of foreign law. This
session will offer an overview of new developments and provide a bit of
guidance for libraries coping with the rapid changes in copyright law.

1:35 pm – 1:45 pm

Break, Poster Sessions

1:45 pm – 2:35 pm

Fourth Speaker – Amy Bryant  

Traveling Librarians: Building Campus, Community, and International Relationships through Support and Leadership of Off-Campus Programs

Leading off-campus programs can be an exciting opportunity for librarians that builds unique relationships with students and faculty. Off-campus experiences help librarians develop as life-long learners and extend their knowledge in beneficial new directions. Earlham College, an ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award winning institution, routinely supports librarians leaving campus to lead international programs. Join Earlham librarian Amy Bryant as she shares lessons learned, pitfalls to avoid, and the benefits to be gained from the programmatic support of off-campus leadership by librarians.

2:35 pm – 3:30 pm

Raffle, Door Prizes, Small Group Discussions with Speakers


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