Academic Libraries, Forward Thinking, Active Learning for Student Success
Keynote Speaker: Dr. James Mullins, recently retired Dean of Purdue University Libraries
James L. (Jim) Mullins has over 38 years of library experience. He has been at Purdue since 2004, prior to that he was with MIT Libraries as associate director for administration. Earlier, he held administrative/faculty positions at Indiana University and Villanova University.
Dean Mullins received BA and MALS degrees from the University of Iowa and the PhD from Indiana University.
Through publications and presentations, Dean Mullins has influenced and helped revise the practices and standards for university research libraries through national and international professional associations.
Purdue University President Mitch Daniels named the WALC Reading Room the Mullins Reading Room in the new Thomas S. and Harvey D. Wilmeth Active Learning Center 2017
Ratified as the Esther Ellis Norton Professor of Library Science 2017
Awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award in Information and Library Science in 2017 by the School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University
Awarded the prestigious Hugh A. Atkinson Award from the American Library Association in 2016 in recognition of outstanding leadership and his many contributions to research libraries
Served in leadership roles within the American Library Association, Association of Research Libraries and the International Federation of Library Associations
Vickie Killion Nanette Andersson Amanda Gill
2018 ALI ANNUAL MEETING
Marie White and Susan Clark Planning Committee co-chairs
May 4, 2018
Stewart Center at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN
Academic libraries and active learning for student success
Academic Libraries, forward thinking, active learning for student success
9:00 to 10:00 Registration, Morning Refreshments
10:00 to 10:15 Greetings/Opening
10:15 to 11:30 Keynote Speaker - (Dr. Jim Mullins)
11:30 to 11:45 Tours
12:00 to 1:00 Lunch
1:15 to 1:45 Committee Presentations
Information Literacy Committee
Resource Sharing Committee
Resource Advisory Committee
Scholarly Communications Committee
Shared Print Project
Self Administration Task Force
1:45--WALC Tour for attending Librarians
1:45-2:30/3:00 ALI Annual Business meeting for Library Deans/ Directors
2:30/3:00 to 3:30 ALI Future Discussion
At Large Candidates
Anita Gray biography
Anita Gray has served at Huntington University for 7 years with previous experience at Grace College & Seminary and Taylor University Fort Wayne. Professional interests (besides directing the HU RichLyn Library) include a passion for helping students think through the best search strategies to use and which resources best inform their research. I am also very interested in teaching students how to ask questions, pursuant to Project Information Literacy’s Lifelong Learning Study in which college graduates admitted that knowing what questions to ask is one skill they feel they lack. Assessment has also become a compulsion. I am the chair of the ROI Assessment Committee of PALNI; after much groundwork researching, studying, and surveying stakeholders, the committee is at the threshold of creating a survey instrument to assess stakeholders’ perception of their library’s Educational Role and Institutional Effectiveness (based on the ACRL Standards for Libraries in Higher Education).
Robb Waltner biography
Robb M. Waltner has been a librarian since 1993. He currently serves as the University Librarian for the University of Evansville. He has also worked in Colorado and Florida. During the last six years, his career has been focused on e-resources, discovery systems, collection development, and library administration. Robb is a frustrated creative writer/author. By his own admission, he wrote one of the worst non-published manuscripts in history when he tried to write a novel....with "no plot." He recommends that no amateur author should attempt to repeat this accomplishment.