ILA Conference Preview

Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)

October 1, 2018

Emily Gilbert, Rasmussen College

Registration is still open for the ILA Annual Conference! This year the conference will run from October 9-11, with the preconference on October 8, and it will be held at the Peoria Civic Center in Peoria, Illinois. The keynote speaker on Tuesday will be Gene Luen Yang, the 2016-17 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature and a former MacArthur Fellow, who promises to draw on his robust experience as a comic book writer and illustrator in his address.

The official IACRL Unconference will kick off at 8:00 am on Wednesday, and will include a variety of collaborative programming. Academic librarians of all experience levels are invited to join in. IACRL will also host a luncheon on Wednesday which will include an address from ILA Executive Director Diane Foote. Preregistration is required for this event, so make sure you’re signed up!

Aside from official IACRL events, the program is well-populated with sessions from our academic library colleagues:

Tuesday 10/9

10:45 AM

Enhancing Staff Development and Promoting Inclusion through Service Teams and Transformational Thinking

Tania Rivero,
Ashley Heard,
Reina Williams
Rush University Medical Center

Tuesday 10/9

1:30 PM

Embedded Librarianship as a Means of Promoting Student Retention

Cari Didion
Governors State University

Thane Montaner
Prairie State College

Tuesday 10/9

2:45 PM

Library Connections: The Heart of Building Community

Grace Allbaugh,
Marisa Brooks, Sue Franzen, Sue Rovens
Illinois State University

Wednesday 10/10

9:00 AM

TABLE TALK: Black Studies Collections Matter

Courtney Becks
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Wednesday 10/10

12:00 PM

Poster Session: Veteran Voices: Library Impact on Veterans

JJ Pionke

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Wednesday 10/10

1:45 PM

Censorship: Looking in the Mirror Part 2

Dennis Krieb
Lewis & Clark Community College


Emily Knox
University of Illinois

Wednesday 10/10

1:45 PM

Make it All Make Sense! Story-Based Training for High-Turnover Positions

Elena Carrillo, Mozhdeh Khodarahmi
University of Illinois at Chicago

Thursday 10/11

9:00 AM

Assessment in Academic Libraries: Case Studies

Nestor L. Osorio
Northern Illinois University

Ashley McMullin
DePaul University Library

Julie Murphy
Illinois State University

Thursday 10/11

9:00 AM

Assisting People with Disabilities

JJ Pionke

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Thursday 10/11

11:00 AM

Building Inclusive and Engaged Communities with International Students: Results from Two Academic Libraries

Marlee Graser

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Melissa Burel

Alabama A&M University

Julie Murphy, Alexis Wolstein

Danielle Futoran, Stephanie Campbell

Illinois State University

Thursday 10/11

12:00 PM

Poster Session: Arrupe College: Intrusive Librarianship

Annette Alvarado

Loyola University Chicago

Thursday 10/11

12:00 PM

Poster Session: Creating a Consortium Task Force to Assess E-Resource Accessibility

JJ Pionke

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Thursday 10/11

12:00 PM

Poster Session: Developing Future Scholars through Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Workshops

Sue Franzen, Jennifer Sharkey, Sarah Dick


Illinois State University

Thursday 10/11

12:00 PM

Poster Session: Improve ILL Workflows with this OA Search Tool

Kirstin Duffin

Eastern Illinois University

Thursday 10/11

12:00 PM

Poster Session: Introduction to the Illinois Digital Heritage Hub

Joshua Lynch

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Thursday 10/11

12:00 PM

Poster Session: Sitting Down with a Librarian: The Research Process with Our Students

Jennifer Schlau

Elgin Community College

Thursday 10/11

12:00 PM

Poster Session: Ways in Which ILL Usage Influences Collection Development Policies and Practices in CARLI Libraries

Sarah McHone-Chase

Northern Illinois University

Thursday 10/11

1:45 PM

The Disability Accommodation Process in the Library Workplace for Employees

JJ Pionke

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


For more information, be sure to check out the conference program at https://www.ila.org/events/annual-conference.