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Our Recap of ACRL 2013

We were very excited to attend the ACRL Conference held two weeks ago in Indianapolis, Indiana and the conference did not disappoint!

We had the pleasure of talking with many great academic librarians from across the world about the current information literacy instruction at their universities and sharing how Project SAILS could help guide these instruction programs. In fact, the first evening of the conference, we talked with librarians from Australia, Hong Kong, and South Africa.

During the conference we spent most of our time at our booth, (Rick and Carolyn pictured above) but we were able to attend a few sessions and interview a few of the other attendees.

The week of the conference, Credo Reference released the results of a survey they conducted on the information literacy skills of students from more than 400 institutions. We talked with Laura Miller, a representative of Credo, to learn more about the findings from their survey.

We also interviewed Brooke Gilmore, an information literacy librarian at Southern New Hampshire University. Brooke led a session on the “Impact of AAC&U’s LEAP Initiative on Information Literacy Programs.” We sat down to ask her more about what she covered in her session.

Our last interview was with Melanie Sellar, the Education Services Librarian at Marymount College in Los Angeles, on her session about research narratives. Read our Q and A blog post, complete with the Prezi and video used in her presentation at ACRL 2013.

We also shared a special giveaway for ACRL attendees – a drawing for a free test administration. Register before May 1st and you’re entered into the contest.

A special thanks to Laura Miller from Credo, Brooke Gilmore, and Melanie Sellar for allowing us to interview them. And a big thanks to all of the conference attendees who stopped by our booth - it was the highlight of our time at ACRL 2013!