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2012 AACRL Annual Meeting Information

2012 ALLA Convention - April 24-27, 2012
Location: Wynfrey Hotel, Hoover, AL

2012 AACRL Meeting - April 25, 2012

About the Speaker | About the Program | About the Dinner | Menu | Reservation Form & Directions

AACRL will hold its annual meeting on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 in conjunction with the Alabama Library Association Convention in Hoover (Birmingham).Dinner will be served followed by an informative program and a short business meeting.Steven J. Bell, ACRL President-Elect, will be the keynote speaker.

About the Speaker

Steven J. Bell is the current ACRL Vice-President/President-Elect. He is also the Associate University Librarian for Research and Instructional Services at Temple University. He writes and speaks about academic librarianship, learning technologies, library management, design thinking, and user experience. His website and blog, "Steven Bell's Keeping Up Web Site" and "The Kept-Up Academic Librarian" promote current awareness skills and resources. Steven is a co-founder of the Blended Librarian's Online Learning Community on the Learning Times Network and has participated in numerous virtual presentations. He blogs for ACRLog, ACRL's official Weblog, and Designing Better Libraries, a blog about design thinking and library user experiences. He writes a weekly column for Library Journal Academic Newswire titled "From the Bell Tower". He is co-author of the book "Academic Librarianship by Design". For additional information about Steven J. Bell or links to his projects, point your browser to http://stevenbell.info.

About the Program

Disrupted Higher Education: Leading From the Library

To successfully integrate academic libraries into the future of higher education, academic librarians must grasp the challenges facing their parent institutions and the industry at large. A new wave of entrepreneurially-minded higher education ventures seek to disrupt higher education, with significant implications for traditional colleges and universities.In this presentation, Steven J. Bell, ACRL President-Elect and Associate University Librarian at Temple University, will explore these disruptive trends and their potential impact on our libraries.Academic librarians can help shape the future of their institutions by leading from within.As grassroots leaders who challenge the status quo, academic librarians will better position themselves to integrate their libraries into the local teaching and learning process, while strengthening their institutions' ability to disrupt rather than be disrupted.

About the Dinner

The AACRL annual meeting will be held in the Silver Room of the Pelham Civic Complex located at 500 Amphitheater Road in Pelham, Alabama on Wednesday, April 25, 2012.Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m.


Attendees will be able to select their own dinners from an Italian style buffet.Below are the items that will be available.

French Bread and Rolls
Tossed Salad

Beef Lasagna
Chicken Parmesan

Penne Pasta Bake (vegetarian)
Vegetable Medley

Amaretto Cheese Cake

Non-Alcoholic Beverages (soft drinks, coffee, tea, and water)

Reservation Form & Directions

One does not have to be a member of AACRL to attend.

To register for the annual meeting, please complete the form below and return with a $30 check (payable to AACRL) to DEBBIE WEST, AACRL TREASURER, ROSA PARKS LIBRARY, TROY UNIVERSITY - MONTGOMERY, 252 MONTGOMERY STREET, MONTGOMERY, AL 36104.Registration forms and checks need to be received no later than April 16, 2012.

Reservation Form (pdf)

For directions to the Pelham Civic Complex, visit http://www.pelhamciviccomplex.com.

Please contact Jennifer Long at (205) 934-6364 or jmlong@uab.edu if you have any questions or need more information.

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