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Academic and Research Library Division (ARLD) Day 2018
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When: 8:30 AM
Where: University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
3675 Arboretum Drive
Chaska, Minnesota  55318
United States
Contact: Tammy Schoenberg
(612) 294-6549

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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
and beverages throughout the day.


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  Recommended Readings/Resources

History Now: Minnesota Reflections’ Primary Source Sets
Visualizing Contacts and Connections Using NodeXL 
Twitter Info
Graph Extension

Teaching Garden
Breakout Session 2 1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.  

What's Happening Here? Mapping as an Observational Tool

Library Website: The Conversation
Teaching Garden
Where Are We Now? Gender, Technology, and Libraries   Auditorium
Breakout Session 3 2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.  
vHMML Reading Room: Building a Bibliographic Database for Digital Archives, Manuscripts, and Books 
Teaching Garden
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?”     Teaching Garden

Lightning Rounds




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

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