WNYO ACRL Spring Conference 2013

We are planning our Spring 2013 conference!

The conference take place May 3rd, 2013 at the RIT Conference Center in West Henrietta and feature keynote speaker  Michael Ridley, the Chief Information Officer at the University of Guelph.

Come out to enjoy the posters, panel sessions and networking with other academic librarians over some great food!

We will soon post additional information and a registration form for this exciting event.

Please contact Thomas Orrange at tmo39@medaille.edu if you would like to contribute to this conference as a panelist or with a poster.













Interactive Session: Finding Your Voice and Defining Your Message

Bhupesh Shah and Kimeiko Hotta-Dover, Seneca College

Academic libraries are facing many issues – budget cuts, staff challenges, and stakeholders who are less than supportive. Why? It’s partially because many people don’t know about the important and valuable work we do.

The session will help us examine our purpose and passions. Who are our supporters? Who are our opponents? We will learn how to speak up and out in support of our academic libraries!

Pecha Kucha: Five Librarians Walk into a Bar…

Lise Doucette, Marni Harrington, Courtney Waugh, University of Western Ontario

Often, the most important discussions are not the ones you have in scheduled meetings.  In this session we will talk about informal ways to keep librarianship vital, especially in a large multi-library university setting.  Take an active approach to shaping the future of our profession, by debating the issues facing librarianship, having uninhibited discussions, and being willing to disagree with colleagues.