Library staff members attend the ACRL conference

Keynote addresses from Michael Eric Dyson and John Waters highlighted the Association of College and Research Libraries national conference in Baltimore, MD this past week.

Director Ed Rivenburgh, librarians Tracy Paradis, Paul MacLean and Rich Dreifuss, and instructional support associate Bonnie Swoger recently returned from 3 days of presentations, posters, vendors and exhibits.

Another highlight was dinner with fellow librarians from public liberal arts colleges (COPLAC members). After a beautiful walk through historic Baltimore, we settled in with some micro-brews at the Brewer’s Art Restaurant to discuss library instruction, staff responsibilities, administrative support and Baltimore history with our counterparts from institutions similar to Geneseo.

Highlights of the presentations included gaming in library instruction, the future of reference, applications of social networking and a wide variety of technology applications. Library staff returned to work on Monday filled with future plans and ready to share what they learned.

About Bonnie J. M. Swoger
Science Librarian at SUNY Geneseo, a small, public liberal arts college. I am interested in scientific communication in general and how we teach students about how scientists share information.

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