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When: Friday, April 26, 2019
Where: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
3675 Arboretum Drive
Chaska, Minnesota  553185
United States
Contact: Philip Dudas

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ARLD Day 2019

Friday, April 26, 2019


ARLD Day is a great opportunity to share ideas, connect with colleagues and explore new possibilities for your library. We hope you will be able to join us on Friday, April 26, at the beautiful University of Minnesota Arboretum in Chanhassen.


Special Thanks to our Sponsors

EBSCO for their sponsorship of the breakfast

Altmetric for their sponsorship of the breaks & beverages throughout the day


Quick Guide


Registration, Breakfast & Networking 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. 


9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.


-- Video Recording
-- Presentation Transcript

9:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Innovator Award Presentation

10:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.

Breakout Session 1

11:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.


12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Breakout Session 2

-- Beyond Citation Counts: Policy & News Media Impact

-- Managing Demands while Teaching More

1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.

Breakout Session 3

2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.

Breakout Session 4

-- The Current Playlist Project: Web Scraping & Digital Humanities Research

-- Comprehensive, Transparent and Reproducible Search Methods (+ Handout)

3:10 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Social Time at Enki Brewing 4:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

New this year – tours of Andersen Horticultural Library!


Breakout Sessions

View the detailed schedule of breakout sessions.



Matthew Reidsma

Matthew Reidsma is the Web Services Librarian at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan. He was a co-founder and former Editor-in-Chief of Weave: Journal of Library User Experience, a peer-reviewed, open access journal for Library User Experience professionals. He is the author of Responsive Web Design for Libraries published by ALA TechSource, Customizing Vendor Systems for Better User Experiences from Libraries Unlimited, and the forthcoming Masked by Trust: Bias in library discovery from Library Juice Press. He speaks about design ethics, user experience, and usability around the world. Library Journal named him a “Mover and Shaker” in 2013, which led to many unfortunate dance-related jokes in the Reidsma household.

In this keynote presentation, Ethical UX, Matthew Reidsma confronts the ethical dimensions of user experience work in libraries.  When the social critic Paul Goodman wrote that "technology is a branch of moral philosophy, not of science,” he meant that shaping the world through technology involved moral choices, concerned with how we ought to live. Our library UX work is no different. Our user research methods are moral choices that affect our users; The data we collect not only helps us, it is likely being stockpiled by vendors and advertisers to better understand our users. Our design decisions have ethical implications, too; By working to change our users' behavior, we prioritize our own version of what is 'right.' But by examining our work through an ethical lens, we can create even better experiences for our users, even if they don’t see the direct impact of our decisions.

In this talk, Matthew will explore the ethics of UX design and offer guidelines and techniques (rather than pro- or prescriptions) for making the right--not just the easy or flashy--choices for your users and your library. He will also be leading the afternoon workshop “Inward UX: Improve your library’s work culture with UX.”



  • $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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ARLD Day Pre-Conference

Systematic Reviews and Evidence Synthesis Beyond the Health Sciences: An Institute for Librarians

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Enhance your database searching skills and learn about the possibilities for collaborating with researchers in conducting systematic reviews.

Systematic reviews, meta-analyses, and other forms of evidence synthesis that have long been common in the health sciences are growing in other disciplines (e.g., Agriculture, Nutrition, Education, Psychology).

In this 2-day institute, librarians will learn about the entire systematic review process with special emphasis on creating transparent, reproducible search strategies. Other topics covered will include creating and registering protocols, following guidelines for methodology, using tools to manage the process, and gaining awareness of networking organizations.

When: Wednesday, April 24, 10am - 4pm, and Thursday, April 25, 9am - 4pm

Where: Magrath Library - 1984 Buford Ave, St. Paul, MN

Lunch and snacks will be provided both days. Please contact us if you need assistance making lodging arrangements.

This workshop is free, but space is limited.

Institute Leaders: Megan Kocher, Amy Riegelman, and Julie Kelly, from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Questions? Contact Megan Kocher

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

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