2010 ILA/ACRL Spring Conference

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The Library is Open: Open Minds, Open Doors, Open Access

Friday, April 23, 2010
Kirkwood Center for Continuing Education,
Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, IA 

7725 Kirkwood Blvd. SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404


The text and slides from Barbara's presentation are now available.

We are pleased to welcome Barbara Fister from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN. Barbara's presentation is titled "Read/Write Culture: What Open Means for Learning, Research, and Creativity". Visit Barbara's home page or her blog to read more about her work.



Session A:

Scholarly Communication and Librarian Liaisons: Getting the Conversation Started
Karen Fischer, Collections Analysis & Planning Librarian, University of Iowa Libraries

From Information to Learning Commons: Partnering for Student Learning in Academic Libraries
Rebecca Sullivan, Assistant Professor & Academic Technology Librarian, Luther College

Light on ETDs : Out From the Shadows
Wendy Robertson, Digital Resources Librarian, University of Iowa Libraries
Rebecca Routh, Catalog Librarian, University of Iowa Libraries

Building Partnerships, Building Opportunities: Outreach, Collaboration and Service Learning Opportunities for Greener Libraries
Sarah Passonneau, Assistant Professor, Iowa State University

Session B:

The Value of the Open: Defining and Selling Openness for the Campus Community
Bruce Gilbert, Professor of Librarianship, Librarian (Director of Technology and Instruction), Drake University

Collocation and Collaboration: Preus Library Main Floor Makeover
Germano G. Streese, Reference and Instruction Librarian, Luther College
Ryan Gjerde, Digital Initiatives Lead, Luther College

Let’s Get Together : Taking Advantage of the Learning Center Model
Laura Farmer, Writing Studio Director, Cornell College
Jessica Johanningmeier, Quantitative Reasoning Consultant, Cornell College

Opening Acquisitions: Letting Our Users Do the Buying
Michael Wright, Head, Acquisitions and Rapid Cataloging, University of Iowa Libraries

Session C:

Instant Openness: IM and access to information
Nicholas Wyant, Reference & Instruction Librarian, The University of Iowa

Incorporating E-Readers into the Classroom: An Experiment
Kevin Engel, Science Librarian, Grinnell College Libraries
Amy Roberson, Reference & Instruction Librarian, Grinnell College Libraries

Pushing Library Resources
Genny Yarne, Head of Reference, Kirkwood Community College
Sarah S. Uthoff, Reference Librarian, Kirkwood Community College

Library as Journal Publisher
Wendy Robertson, Digital Resources Librarian, The University of Iowa Libraries

Session D:

How Quality Collaboration Changes Everything: Exploring Partnerships between Librarians and Faculty to Embed Information Literacy in an Introductory Oral Communication Course
Kari D. Weaver, Information Literacy Librarian, Wartburg College
Dr. Penni M. Pier, Associate Professor of Communication Arts, Wartburg College

Informing the Future: Easing the Transition to College
Dan Chibnall, User Services & Instruction Design Librarian, Grand View University
Pam Rees, Director of the Library, Grand View University
Megan Tedell, Access & Instruction Librarian, Grand View University

Opening the Door: How Library Instruction Can Improve Student Work
Becky Canovan, Reference and Instruction Librarian, University of Dubuque
Cal Coquillette, Assistant Professor of History, University of Dubuque



Directions to the Kirkwood Center for Continuing Education


New! Register online 
Payment credit card only please

Paying by check? Please use the Mail-in registration form

Conference attendees, please note that Continental breakfast during the morning registration period will not be served.

Pre-Conference Social: The Colony Inn, 741 47th Ave. in Amana, IA
Thursday, April 22, 2010 at 6:00pm

Please join us for a casual dinner the evening before the conference at the historic Colony Inn Restaurant.
A banquet -style meal featuring the Colony Inn's famous fried chicken, pork chops, side dishes, and dessert will be served for the cost of $21.50 per person, to be paid individually.

Please RSVP to Sara Scheib at scheib.sara@gmail.com by Monday, April 19, 2010. More information and directions are provided below:




Conference hotel: Country Inn & Suites, Cedar Rapids Airport
9100 Atlantic Drive Southwest, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
Reservations: 1-800-596-2375

A limited number of rooms are available at the promotional rate of $79. Give the group code ILA/ACRL and make your reservation before April 1st to receive this rate.


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