The 2017 LACUNY Institute Planning Committee invites you to mark your calendar for 2017 LACUNY Institute on May 19, 2017 at LaGuardia Community College.


Detailed Program:

Time Title Room
8:30 am  Registration and breakfast, and networking Little Theatre Atrium
9:15 am Welcome and Introduction Little Theatre Atrium
9:25 am Keynote Talk: Barbara Rockenbach Little Theatre Atrium
10:25 am Special Guest Speaker Little Theatre Atrium
11:00 am Facilitated Dialogues (4) Little Theatre Atrium
12:00 pm Lunch E Building Atrium
1:05 pm Panel Sessions Various, see below.
2:05 pm Poster Session & Break Skylight Lounge
2:40 pm Facilitated Dialogues (4) Various, see below.
3:45 pm Guided Tour Various, see below.

11:00 am – MORNING Sessions (Facilitated Dialogues with Q&A):

Session Presenter(s) Room
The Path Forward: Applying Principles of Organization Development to Foster an Inclusive Environment Nikhat Ghouse and Jaena Alabi M-104
Time for the M.L.D.: Design and the Future of LIS Education Steven J. Bell and Rachel Ivy Clarke M-137
Engaging Wikipedia in a Post-Truth World: Theories and Strategies for Information Professions Rebecca Synder and Robin O’Hanlon M-135
Libraries in the Machine: Libraries in Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), and Mixed Reality Ken Fujiuchi M-107

1:05 pm – AFTERNOON Panels:

Session Presenter(s) Room
Egalitarian Teams in Action: Grassroots Organizing for Library Initiatives Linda Miles, Catherine Lyons, and Miriam Laskin M-104
LACUNY: Preparing our Patrons to Navigate a Fake-news-strewn Landscape Barbara Gray, Stacy Katz, Martha Lerski, Christine McKenna, and Sean O’Heir M-135
What Academic Libraries Can Learn from the Future of Public Media,

Complementary Therapies in Libraries: A Future Perspective

Walk the Future like a Landscape: Theorizing an Interdisciplinary Approach

Chris Kretz

Kellie Sparks

Jeremy McGinnis

Digital Literacy at the K-12 Level,

Frameworks for Determining Factual Information: A Survey of Approaches and Tools from Various Disciplines

Leanne Ellis

Ryan Phillips


2:05 pm – POSTER Sessions/Break – Skylight Lounge

Poster Session Presenter(s)
The Fast-Forward Fixation: A Critical Examination of Academic Librarians’ Focus on the Future Danielle Apfelbaum and Derek Stadler
Software Engineering and Computing Literacy for Librarians David Cirella
Enhancing Information Literacy with Infographics and Visualizations Laura Costello, and Claudia McGivney
Where Are Academic Librarians Headed: Lessons from the ACRL 2017 Conference Michael Kahn
Together We Can! Academic Libraries and First-Generation Student Success Michelle Maloney
Reimagining Workflows to Address and Prevent “Information Drift” Sandra G. Urban and James Cho
What You Can Do In Your Community: Civic Engagement in Academic Librarianship Presenters Diana Moronta and Alyssa Brissett

2:40 pm – AFTERNOON Sessions (Facilitated Dialogues with Q&A):

Session Presenter(s) Room
Everything is online! Who needs the reference librarians? Aditi Bandyopadhyay, Mary Kate Boyd-Byrnes, and Amrita Madray M-104
Building the Post-Collection Library, Nathaniel King and Tiffany LeMaistre M-135
Preparing Graduate Students for Careers in Academic Librarianship Johnathan Thayer and Jill Cirasella M-137
The Library as Publisher: Open Educational Resources Ian McDermott and Megan Wacha M-107

2017 Preliminary Program with Abstracts