Track Descriptions

Public Services

Explore how libraries can strengthen their roles by assisting users in finding information, facilitating access to information and teaching concepts and skills necessary for current research and lifelong learning.

Topics might include

  • Reference Services
  • Library Instruction
  • Government Documents
  • Access Services
  • User Experience
  • Marketing
  • Outreach
  • Accessibility
  • Assessment

Technical Services

Learn new strategies to keep collections vital and assure responsive and timely access to rich and varied collections of print and digital collections.

Topics might include

  • Acquisitions
  • Digital Initiatives
  • Metadata
  • Cataloging
  • Collection Management
  • Collection Development
  • Eresources
  • Ebooks
  • RDA
  • Preservation
  • Licensing
  • Discovery Services
  • Assessment

Emerging Technologies

Join the conversation about the latest technological advances and their impact on library user services.

Topics might include

  • Games and Gamification
  • Makerspaces
  • Preservation/Conservation Technologies
  • Cloud Computing
  • Learning Analytics
  • MOOCs
  • Social Media Technologies
  • Visualization Technologies
  • Quantified Self
  • Mobile Devices
  • Improving the Library Website
  • Assessment

Leadership & Mangement

Discuss ways to become better leaders prepared to develop and implement solutions that will benefit all stakeholders. Transform the library experience by leading at any level.  

Topics might include

  • Coaching/Mentoring
  • Collaboration
  • Organizational Strategies
  • Managing student workers
  • Leadership
  • Visioning
  • Succession Planning
  • Strategic Planning
  • Inter-departmental cooperation
  • Communication
  • Assessment