RU Going to Conference?

Tired of waiting at the College Hall Bus Stop?...

Take a break and come to the NJLA Conference at Harrah's Resort!

This year's New Jersey Library Association Annual Conference is just 5 weeks away!  Students who register before Friday (4/15) get the early bird price of $45 per day or $65 for both days (Tues & Wed, May 17th-18th). This is significantly reduced from the regular registration fee.  This year's conference at Harrahs Convention Center in Atlantic City presents a unique opportunity to have fun, network, and support Rutgers MI faculty and students.  Here is a taste of what you can expect from Rutgers at the Conference:

  • Nancy Kranich, who is teaching a "Community Engagement" Course this semester will be presenting on "Conscious Engagement for Every Library: Forming Stronger Bonds with Our Unique Communities" on Tuesday at 9am.  
  • See the research of Rutgers Librarians and students, like Judit Ward (Rutgers Center of Alcohol Studies) who will be sharing updates from her project, "Reading for Recovery," and MLIS student James Howe, who will be sharing his project, "The Boy Who Researched: Harry Potter and Chatman's Theories of Information Poverty" during Poster Sessions on Tuesday from 11:15-12:15pm, 
  • Megan Lotts, of the Rutgers Art Library, will discuss ways that Academic Libraries have successfully engaged with their surrounding communities in the panel "Awesome Outreach by Academic Libraries" on Tuesday at 3:10pm.
  • A panel of MI educators, including Ross Todd, Joyce Valenza, Chirag Shah, and Moderator Lilia Pavlovsky, will discuss "The Changing Face of Education for Information Professionals" on Tuesday at 3:10pm.
  • Jonathan Sauceda, Rutgers Music Librarian, will co-present on "Music Advisory: Connecting Books, Music & Readers" on Tuesday at 4:10pm.
  • Rutgers' Dan O'Connor and GoUn Kim will attempt to answer the question, "Will Librarians be Ready When Professors and Students Move from Print Research Papers to Multimedia Presentations?" on Wednesday at 11:30am.  
  • Other presenters include Gracemary Smulewitz and Jessica Pellien, Director of Communications at the Alexander Library.

   For the full schedule and to see other opportunities for socializing and networking at the Conference, click here.  Don't forget to register by Friday to get the early bird special!

Michael Stirm and the 2016 Conference Committee