ACRL 2013 People’s Choice Awards

ACRL 2013 People’s Choice awards were selected by conference attendees onsite using their mobile devices to rate the sessions. Speakers in each of the winning sessions will receive a $50 Amazon Gift card. Congratulations to all of the winners and those who received Honorable Mention!


The Copyright Axis of Evil Redux:  The Academic Library Must Confront Threats to User Rights
Speaker: James Neal, Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian, Columbia University

Honorable Mention:

  • How do you like me now?: An image-rating study of librarian approachability
  • The Second Half of Reference: An Analysis of Point-of-Need Roving Reference Questions
  • This Library Orientation is Fun!: Building a Successful VIrtual Tour Experience for Students
  • Advocating for the Devil:  Transforming Conflict in Libraries
  • Once a Library Ambassador, Always a Library Ambassador!  Using Peer Mentoring to Integrate the Library into the First-Year Academic Experience and Beyond
  • Braving the present: experience and copyright risk assessment for digitizing recent historical collections
  • Beer Cans in the Stacks?  Using a Photo Study to Reveal How Students Use Library Spaces


When Social Media Fails to Inspire: Transforming your library’s social media presence
Speakers: Molly Beestrum, Library Instruction Coordinator, Columbia College Chicago Library; Kerri Willette, Emerging Technologies Librarian, University of Wisconsin – Parkside; Amy Wainwright, Access Services Assistant, Columbia College Chicago

Honorable Mention:

  • Student Collaboration in Mobile Application Design
  • SCVNGR: Everything Old is New Again
  • Help them help themselves: Developing interactive tools to help faculty deal with copyright and fair use


“Love your library”: Building Goodwill from the Inside Out and the Outside In
Speakers: Alice Whiteside, Librarian & Instructional Technology Consultant, Mount Holyoke College; Char Booth, Instruction Services Manager & E-Learning Librarian, Claremont Colleges; Lia Friedman, Director of Learning Services, UC San Diego Library; Adrienne Lai, Emerging Technologies Librarian, North Carolina State University Libraries

Honorable Mention:

  • Imagining the Future of Library Instruction: How Feminist Pedagogy Can Transform the Way You Teach and How Students Learn
  • Experience is Everything: Making the Case for Moving From Usability to Totality
  • From research to action: pairing information literacy and service-learning
  • From the Periphery into the Mainstream: Library DIY culture(s) and the academy


Higher Learning: Effective and Engaging Information Literacy Instruction for Upper-Level Students
Speakers: Jenny Dale, First-Year Instruction Coordinator and Reference Librarian, University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Lynda Kellam, Data Services & Government Information Librarian, UNCG, Jackson Library

Honorable Mention:

  • Riding the RAILS of Rubric Assessment to Keep Information Literacy Learning on Track
  • Disciplinary Literacy in First-Year Writing Courses:  A Collaborative Context For Critical Information Literacy Instruction
  • Get Writing!  Overcome Procrastination, Remove Roadblocks and Create a Map for Success


Honorable Mention:

Battle Decks! – Imagine, Improvise, Inflict: Get Inspired or Die Trying