2017 LACUNY Institute Program*

The Future of Librarianship: Exploring what’s next for the Academic Librarian

Keynote Speaker: Barbara Rockenbach


Barbara Rockenbach is the interim Associate University Librarian for Collections & Services in the Columbia University Libraries. Previous to this interim role, she was the Director of the Humanities & History Libraries at Columbia where she lead a team of librarians to support the scholarly pursuits of students and faculty by building innovative services around deep research collections in all areas of the humanities. She also led the development of the Digital Humanities Center, which provides services to humanities researchers working with computational tools and methods in the humanities and beyond. Prior to this, Barbara held several positions at Yale University, including Director of Undergraduate and Library Research Education, Instructional Services Librarian in the Arts Library, and writing instructor in the English Department. She has also worked at both JSTOR and ARTstor. She has B.A. in English Literature from the University of Illinois, an MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh, and an MA in Art History from Hunter 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 Speaker, Barbara Rockenbach -See presentation: BR 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. See Slides: EgalitarianTeamsSlides 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 See slides: KretzLACUNY (1)

Complementary Therapies in Libraries: A Future Perspective

Walk the Future like a Landscape: Theorizing an Interdisciplinary Approach. See slides: McGinniss_LACUNY

Chris Kretz

Kellie Sparks

Jeremy McGinnis

Digital Literacy at the K-12 Level. See slides: LACUNY Presentation_Leanne Ellis,

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

Leanne Ellis

Ryan Phillips


2:05 pm – POSTER Sessions – 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? See slides: LACUNY 2017 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

*This is a preliminary program and subject to change