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Academic Libraries of Indiana (ALI): 2018 Annual Meeting

ALI Annual Members Meeting

Thomas S. and Harvey D. Wilmeth Active Learning Center 

Thomas S. and Harvey D. Wilmeth Active Learning Center 

Thomas S. and Harvey D. Wilmeth Active Learning Center 

Thomas S. and Harvey D. Wilmeth Active Learning Center 

Thomas S. and Harvey D. Wilmeth Active Learning Center 

Save the Date


Save the Date

May 4, 2018 ALI Annual Meeting

Academic Libraries, forward thinking, active learning for student success

To be held at the Stewart Center at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN


Keynote Speaker, Directions & Accommodations

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

                                                                            WALC Panelists


                                             Vickie Killion       Nanette Andersson     Amanda Gill


Marie White and Susan Clark Planning Committee co-chairs

John Lamborn assisting






May 4, 2018

Stewart Center (STEW 278), at Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN

Academic libraries and active learning for student success

Academic Libraries, forward thinking, active learning for student success

Tentative Schedule: 

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)

                                 With WALC Panelists

11:30 to 11:45          Tours

12:00 to 1:00            Lunch (STEW 279)

                                   Table discussions of ALI future developments

1:15 to 1:45              Committee Presentations

                                     Assessment Committee                       

                                     Information Literacy Committee 

                                     Resource Sharing Committee                     

                                     Resource Advisory Committee 

                                     Scholarly Communications Committee

                                     Shared Print Project                              

1:45--WALC Tour for attending Librarians         

1:45 – 3:00                    ALI Future Discussion

3:00 – 3:30                    Business Meeting

                                      Nominating Committee and Vote

                                      Secretary’s Report

                                      Treasurer’s Report

3:30                                Adjourn


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.     




Direction to Campus -
From the north 

Take I-65 south to State Road 43 South (Exit 178)
Follow State Road 43 South to State Road 26 West (State Street)
Take west State Road 26 (State Street) To Campus

From the south
Take I -65 to State Road 26 West (Exit 172)
Take State Road 26 west through Lafayette to campus

Once you are near campus -
Take State Street (State Road 26) to Memorial Mall. Turn right to go to the main entrance of Loeb Playhouse. Click here for the Purdue parking guide.

Purdue Union Club Hotel

Double Deluxe rooms are $127/night and the Queen is $101/night.
Parking for all attendees 
Grant St. Parking Garage,
120 N. Grant St., West Lafayette, IN 47906
Parking passes will be available at the ALI Welcome Table‚Äč
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