ACRL-New England: Annual Conference 2008

Media & Popular Culture: Effects on Academic Libraries

This is a summary report of the Association of College & Research Libraries-New England Chapter annual conference attended by: Richard Jenkins, Judy Watts, Joy Pile, Joe Antonioli, Jean Simmons, and Steve Bertolini. It was held at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, on April 18, 2008.

Morning Session

  • Cyberculture, Academia, & the New Web: Bryan Alexander, NITLE Director of Research
  • The Library in the Academy: Where Are We Going, and How Will We Get There, and Who Cares?: James G. Neal, V.P. for Information Services & University Librarian, Columbia University
  • Think Like a Media Mogul: Experiential marketing for Academic Libraries: Brian Mathews, User Experience Librarian, Georgia Tech
  • Panel of Keynote Speakers: moderated by Linda Plunket, Head, Pickering Educational Resources Library School of Education, Boston University
  • ACRL-NE annual business meeting
  • Poster Sessions

Afternoon Sessions

Three concurrent breakout sessions were available.

  • Panel Discussion on Digital Media Facilities & Collections: Julie DeCesare, Debra H. Mandel, Steeven Park
  • Collaborative Development of Visual Literacy Tools: Ian McDermott, Barbara Rockenbach, Danuta A. Nitecki
  • Do You Need a Videographer in Your Library?: Nick Baker

Overall Impressions of Attendees