Gaming, visual literacy, engaging with faculty and students, communicating value- these are a few of the concepts presented by speakers at this year’s conference at Syracuse University. A crowd of 215 attended the day and a half event, providing opportunities for networking, idea sharing, and provocative discussion.
Dr. David Lankes kicked off the conference with his talk,The Bad, The Good and The Great, an entertaining, informative, and inspiring presentation focused on building communities.
The Once and Future Academic Library was the theme of Roy Tennant’s Wednesday morning keynote. Panel discussions on a range of topics from building relationships, 21st Century literacies, and gaming in the academic library setting led to lively and thoughtful conversations regarding the direction of academic libraries.
To get a better idea of what transpired, check out the Academic Librarians 2012 Twitter Feed (@AlConf2012) and all of the #alconf2012 tweets from attendees. There are many links and interesting/insightful/useful comments to explore. Photos from the conference are being posted on the NY3 Rs Flickr photostream.
See more about the 2012 Academic Librarians conference here.
See more about the 2010 Academic Librarians conference here.
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This document provides a chronology of the role that the Reference and Research Library Resources Councils have played in both advocating for and providing direct services to academic libraries in New York State. Staff from the 3R Councils write and visit legislators several times a year to explain what academic and special libraries do for our communities and the state. Our intention is to have legislators understand the importance of all types of libraries and how they work together for the overall benefit of the regional and statewide community.