18th Annual VALE/ACRL-NJ/NJLA-CUS Users' Conference

We are pleased to announce that our Keynote Speaker will be Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe. Lisa is Professor/Coordinator for Information Literacy Services and Instruction in the University Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She is also an affiliate faculty member in the University’s Graduate School of Library and Information Science. Lisa served as the 2010-2011 President of the Association of College and Research Libraries, which launched the Value of Academic Libraries Initiative during her presidency. Along with Debra Gilchrist, Lisa is the lead designer for ACRL’s training program for the Standards for Libraries in Higher Education and the IMLS-funded Assessment in Action project.  Lisa has presented and published widely on information literacy, teaching and learning, the value of libraries, library assessment, program evaluation, and organizational innovation. Lisa was the recipient of the 2015 ACRL Instruction Section Miriam Dudley Instruction Librarian Award and was awarded the University of Illinois GSLIS Library School Alumni Association LeadershipAward in 2003.

For more information about Lisa and her work, please see https://lisahinchliffe.com/. Lisa earned her Master of Education in Educational Psychology and Master of Library and Information Science degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is currently a PhD student in Global Studies in Education in the Department of Educational Policy, Organization, and Leadership. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy from the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota.

We are honored to welcome Lisa as our 2017 Keynote Speaker.

* This year's conference will feature 14 poster sessions, 23 breakout sessions, and 8 Lightning Talks.

Registration will close on December 13th, with rolling admissions for community college professionals.


Amanda Piekart and Heather Dalal, Co-Chairs

Users' Conference Committee