This year the American Library Association Annual Conference will be hosted in Washington D.C., from June 20-25. The event will be attended by over 25,000 librarians, authors, publishers, business professionals, educators, and students (basically anyone who is eager to learn and shape the future of the industry or passionate about books and libraries). If you’re there, consider stopping by to see U of I librarians presenting their research at one of the sessions listed below or attend one of the other ALA-related events.
We have also included presentations by U of I librarians that will take place at the Rare Book and Manuscripts Section (RBMS) Annual Conference, which will take place in Baltimore, Maryland, from June 18-21.
Names in bold indicate U of I library employees. Links from titles lead to ALA schedule information for details on the session, unless otherwise indicated.
Friday, June 21
- Adam Doskey. “A Wider View of the Arctic: Indigenous-Language Materials on the Shelf and in the Classroom.” 8:30am-10:00am. Chesapeake Room, Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards.
Saturday, June 22
- Courtney Becks. “Hated Bodies: Home Economics Collections, Fashion, and Anxiety in the Library.” Poster. 11:30am-1:00pm. Exhibit Hall Poster Area.
- Dan Tracy and Kristen Totleben. “Increasing Capacity through the ARL Digital Scholarship Institute and Local Implementation.” 1:00pm-2:00pm. Washington Hilton, Columbia 01 & 02.
- Brian Clark. “MarcEdit and OpenRefine for Batch Metadata Transformation.” 2:30pm-3:30pm. WCC Room 147a.
- Yoo-Seong Song. “Understanding the state of research libraries in North Korea: a case study of Pyongyang University of Science & Technology.” 2:30pm-3:30pm. Washington Hilton, Van Ness.
- Courtney Becks. “Hated Bodies: Home Economics Collections, Fashion, and Anxiety in the Library.” Poster. 4:00pm-5:00pm. WCC 204A.
Sunday, June 23
- Kelli Trei, Jen-chien Yu, and Jamie Carlstone. “What STEM and International Undergraduate Students Value In Higher Education and Library Services.” Postser. 8:30am-10:00am. Washington Hilton, Crystal Ballroom.
- Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe and Victoria Caplan. “Praxis, Baby, Praxis: Building Capacity in Information Literacy Teaching & Assessment: A Territory-Wide Strategy of the Academic Libraries in Hong Kong (Poster).” 9:30am-11:00am. Exhibit Hall – Poster Area.
Monday, June 24
- Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe and Laura Saunders. “Cause for Collaboration: Integrating Journalism and other Allied Professions into Library Instruction to Fight Fake News.” 1:00pm-2:00pm. Room: WCC 151A.