ACRL New England Chapter Annual Conference

ACRL New England Chapter Annual Conference
Media and Popular Culture: Effects on Academic Libraries
University of Connecticut, Bishop Center, Storrs, CT
Friday, April 18, 2008

Registration is now open for the ACRL New England Chapter Annual Conference. This year’s conference will explore how libraries are adapting to the interactions of popular culture, new media technologies, and scholarly pursuits in higher education. Please join us to examine the library’s role in a landscape of Web 2.0 and open access publishing and to consider how we can develop relevant service models in this environment.

Visit the conference web site to register:

“The Library in the Academy: Where Are We Going? and How Will We Get There? and Who Cares?”
James G. Neal, Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian, Columbia University

“Think Like a Media Mogul: Experiential Marketing for Academic Libraries”
Brian Mathews, User Experience Librarian, Georgia Institute of Technology

“Cyberculture, Academia, and the New Web”
Bryan Alexander, Director of Research, NITLE (National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education)

“Do You Need a Videographer in Your Library?”
Nick Baker, Reference and Web Services Librarian, Williams College

“Collaborative Development of Visual Literacy Tools”
Ian McDermott, Visual Literacy Instruction Fellow
Barbara Rockenbach, Director of Undergraduate and Library Research Education
Danuta A. Nitecki, Associate University Librarian for Public Services and Library Teaching and Learning; Yale University Library

Panel on digital media facilities and collections:

  • Julie DeCesare, Digital Media Librarian, Boston

“Media: Maintaining the Balance”

  • Debra H. Mandel, Head, Digital Media Design Studio, Northeastern University Libraries

“Planning and Creating the Digital Media Design Studio at Northeastern University Libraries”

  • Steven Park, Manager, Learning Resource Center, Homer Babbidge Library, University of Connecticut

“Opening Up Comprehensive Media to a Wider Student Population”

Tours of select University of Connecticut Libraries’ facilities will be available. Visit Connecticut’s flagship institution of higher learning and home of the Huskies.

The ACRL New England Chapter would like to thank our sponsors for making this conference possible.

Gold: Thompson

Silver: Wolters Kluwer OVID, SpringerLink, Standard & Poors

Bronze: Ebsco Publishing, Gale Cengage Learning, OCLC, ProQuest Company, Sage, Waldo, H. W. Wilson

Please take time to visit these sponsors at the conference!