Conference Spotlight: Workshop Presentations

We hope you can join us June 6-8 at Cedarville University in Ohio. If you are unable to attend in person, we hope you’ll join us at the virtual conference on June 26-27.

As the Presentation Coordinator, I am excited about the schedule of workshops. The line-up is wide-ranging and strong. We are pleased to offer 21 in-person workshops and 9 workshops online with Live Q&A sessions.

The conference planning team has chosen presentations covering a variety of library topics, including:

  • Faith Integration
  • Information Literacy & Teaching
  • Leadership & Management
  • Outreach
  • Public or Technical Services

In-Person Workshops (June 6-8)

Workshop #1 Tuesday 10:45-11:45 AMWitnessing While Being In The Heart Of Service to the Public – Lowell Walters & Ben BrickFocus on Faculty: Learning Objectives for Instruction – Jeanette ParkerUsage Data: Methods and Madness – Kelly BilzAn Index: The Heart of Research – Sarah Wessel, Laura Ladwig, Lori Thornton, & Jamey Wilkes
Workshop #2 Tuesday 2:30-3:30 PMStepping Out of the Library: How to Meet Students Where They Are – Christina LabudaReading, (W)riting, and Research as a Process – Do They Belong Together? – John Shaffett & Grace AndrewsCollaboration and Confidence: Demystifying Annual Statistics – Mary Logue & Denise NelsonService Through Collection Development: Diversity Statements in Collection Development Policies in Libraries at CCCU Institutions – Robin Lang
Workshop #3 Wednesday 10:45-11:45 AMWhat would Augustine do? How to be a Virtuous Librarian in a Virtual World – Ezra Choe & Garrett TrottInfo Lit in Service of Student Success – Julie SweeneyExcellent Service through Libguides… – Jennifer WalzIt Turns Out Libraries Need Catalogers After All! – Christa Welty-SalgadoOCLC News you Can Use – Suzanne Butte
Workshop #4 Wednesday 1:15-2:15 PMThe I in the DEI: Creating Inclusive Environments in the Workplace …- Peggy Nzomo, Garrett Trott, Deborah McConkey, Denise Nelson, Leslie StarastaOnline Tutorials: Fad or Future? – Robert BurgessItem Type RDA Catalog Conversion – Lauren DennyThe Heart of Service: Leadership through Communication – Rodney Birch & April VanPutten
Workshop #5 Thursday 10:45-11:45 AMServing from Afar: Panel Discussion on Serving as a Remote Librarian – Carol Reid, Deborah McConkey, etcFaculty or Staff?: Librarian Identity in Christian Higher Education – David PurdyOnce Upon a Time: An Academic Library Serving the Community through Story – Jacquelyn MatthewsWho is My Neighbor? Discerning Professional Ethics in a Season of Political Conflict – Rachel Maxon

Virtual Workshops (June 26-27)

Workshop #V1
11:30 AM-12:30 PM
#socialmediaplan: Serving Patrons via Social Media
Robert Oliverio
Collabs with People and Robots
Krissy Nichols, Tina Craft, Shannon Buckler, Deborah McConkey
Workshop #V2
2-3 PM
How I F.E.L.L. (Faith, Epilepsy, Librarian, and Leadership): Romans 8:28 Applied
Garrett Trott
Outsourcing Info Lit to OER: in Service to Ourselves and Others
Erin McCoy
Open for Service: Migration to an Open-Source Library Services Platform
Rusty Tryon
Workshop #V3
11:30 am-12:30 PM
Library Space as Service: How Do Our Spaces Serve Patrons, and How Do We Know When We’ve Hit the Mark?
Rachelle Waldon
The Heart of Student Success: The ACRL Framework, Writing Frameworks, and First-Year Research Writing
Amy Rice & Ruth McGuire
Workshop #V4
1:15-2:15 PM
Let’s Have a Difficult Conversation!
Jeremy Labosier
Serving Beyond: The Library as Student Heartbeat Monitor for the Rest of the Institution
Karina Dunn

Check out the Speakers page on the conference webpage to meet this year’s workshop presenters and read workshop descriptions.

I hope you are as excited as I am about the 2023 ACL Conference and these great presentations. Be sure to register soon (early bird registration ends March 15th). I look forward to seeing you in June, either at Cedarville University or Online. Together, I hope we’ll reconnect, grow professionally, and be inspired.

Kind regards,

Ruth McGuire
ACL Presentation Coordinator