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 Export to Your Calendar 4/27/2018
When: 8:30 AM
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University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
3675 Arboretum Drive
Chaska, Minnesota  55318
United States
Contact: Tammy Schoenberg
(612) 294-6549

Online registration is available until: 4/19/2018
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Register now for ARLD Day 2018!

ARLD Day is a great opportunity to share ideas, connect with colleagues, and explore new ideas for your library. We hope you will be able to join us on April 27, 2018, at the beautiful University of Minnesota Arboretum in Chanhassen. 


Altmetric for their sponsorship of the breaks.

 EBSCO for their sponsorship of the breakfast.



Welcome 9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.  Auditorium
Keynote: Strange Libraries: Learning through Anthropological Methods 9:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Auditorium
Innovator Award Presentation 10:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. Auditorium
Breakout Session 1 11:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.  
Inclusivity Through Documentation: Using Gestalt Principles and Plain Language to Create Effective Documents  
History Now: Minnesota Reflections’ Primary Source Sets
Visualizing Contacts and Connections Using NodeXL  
Breakout Session 2 1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.  

What's Happening Here? Mapping as an Observational Tool

Library Website: The Conversation
Where Are We Now? Gender, Technology, and Libraries   TBD
Breakout Session 3 2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.  
vHMML Reading Room: Building a Bibliographic Database for Digital Archives, Manuscripts, and Books 
It’s All About the Outreach: Podcasting Our Way to the Hearts and Minds of the Community 
Reclaiming scholarship: why you should become a publisher for your community
Breakout Session 4 3:10 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The Words We Choose, the Words We Use: Catalogers’ Insights on Critical Information Literacy Strategies 
“Why don’t other students love the library as much as I do?”      TBD

Lightning Rounds

  • Leveraging our current tools and skills to assist researchers in locating grant funding opportunities
  • Creating Spaces for Reflection
  • Information Literacy for Marketing Students: A Project Based Learning Approach
  • Exploring library research with the Institute for Research Design in Librarianship
  • Forging New Alliances: IT, Media and Library Working Together



Andrew Asher, Assessment Librarian
Herman B. Wells Library, Indiana University

In this keynote presentation, anthropologist and assessment librarian Andrew Asher will make a case for utilizing anthropological research techniques to understand and contextualize libraries and information practices.  Drawing on example studies from a range of institutional settings, this presentation will illustrate how an anthropological approach can provide critical insights into communicating the value and impact of library spaces, services and resources.

Andrew Asher is the Assessment Librarian at Indiana University Bloomington, where he leads the libraries’ qualitative and quantitative assessment programs and conducts research on the anthropology of information.  Asher’s most recent work examines search and discovery workflows of students and faculty, information fluency development, and the ethical dimensions of research data.  Asher holds a PhD in sociocultural anthropology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and has written and presented widely on using ethnography in academic libraries, including the co-edited volume, College Libraries and Student Culture.

  • $75 MLA or ACRL Member*
  • $115 Non-Member*
  • $40 Student*

*Please note that a $10 fee will be added to all prices for walk-in registrants on event day

Contact Jodi Carlson Grebinoski at


Disclaimer: The University of Minnesota is not endorsing or sponsoring the activities conducted by Minnesota Library Association on the University of Minnesota campus. The relationship between the University of Minnesota and Minnesota Library Association is solely that of licensor and licensee.

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