Getting Ready for ACRL
On Wednesday I’ll be packing up and heading for Philadelphia with several of my colleagues for ACRL 2011. This will be my first ACRL conference and visit to Philadelphia. I’m very much looking forward to both.
I haven’t decided which presentations I’ll be attending for the most part, but I will be volunteering as a “hashtag monitor” for the presentation “Evolution or Revolution? Strategies for Demonstrating the Library’s Impact in a New World of Assessment” by Megan Oakleaf, Michelle Millett, and Rachel Fleming-May on Friday at 1:30. I’m not 100% sure what this volunteer position entails, but I’m looking forward to trying it out. From what I can tell, ACRL is trying very hard to make the conference accessible to librarians who cannot the physical conference by organizing a virtual conference and encouraging attendees to blog and tweet about what they’ve learned.
I’m planning to blog about the sessions here and have volunteered to post a couple of posts over at the conference blog. I’ll post links to those here as well.