ACRL Preconferences @ 2014 ALA Annual Conference

ACRL is offering two preconferences prior to the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas:

iPad, YouPad: Circulating iPad Collections in Academic Libraries
Friday, June 27, 2014, 1:00 — 4:00 p.m.
Learn how your academic library might employ a lending collection of iPads to empower faculty in the classroom to accomplish discipline-specific learning outcomes and prepare students for the workplace. Join a team of academic librarian presenters to learn how they planned, implemented, and assessed the use of a collection of iPads in their library. Be inspired by their example to seek funding, imagine opportunities to collaborate with campus and community partners, and pursue a circulating collection of your own.

Maximize Your Professional Time: Strategies to Cultivate a Habit of Scholarship
Friday, June 27, 2014, 1:00 — 4:00 p.m.
Many academic librarians hold appointments for which they are expected to conduct research and report their findings through presentation and/or publication. Unfortunately, some of us are challenged by a lack of time management skills and poor writing habits. During this interactive preconference, learn how a series of interrelated strategies and practices can help improve productivity and cultivate a habit of scholarship. Topics include setting goals, determining  priorities, generating plans, mapping plans to a calendar, establishing a habit of daily writing, monitoring progress, creating and using effective daily to-do lists, making work social, saying no, and letting go.

Complete details including learning outcomes and registration materials, are online.  Contact Margot Conahan at or call 312-280-2522 with questions.