The Power of Partnerships: Building Institutional and Community Alliances to Transform Research & Learning

  • April 27, 2018
  • 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Muhlenberg College
  • 10


  • An ACRL/DVC membership through June 30, 2018 is included in the non-member registration fee.
  • Registration for invited presenters. Code required.

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ACRL Delaware Valley Chapter

Spring 2018 Conference

April 20, 2018

Hoffman House at Muhlenberg College

10:00-10:30 Registration

10:30-11:30 Keynote Presentation, Cheryl A. Middleton, 2017-18 ACRL President

11:30-12:00 Learning Alliances for Students’ Academic Success

12:00-12:30 Building Partnerships around Student Needs

12:30-1:30 Lunch

1:30-2:10 Bridging Learning Communities with Scratch and Makey Makey

2:10-2:50 Collaborations with Faculty: Reaching Outside of the Classroom

2:50-3:30 Round-table Discussion & Wrap-Up


Partners, Partners, and More Partners
Cheryl A. Middleton, 2017-18 ACRL President
Associate University Librarian for Research and Scholarly Communication
Oregon State University

Academic libraries seek out, create, nurture and foster partnerships at many levels, ranging from individual and institutional to national and global.  What do these partnerships look like and what are some of the high-level outcomes of engaging in these partnerships?  ACRL President Cheryl Middleton will present a variety of examples of partnerships and engage the audience in a discussion about the types of partnerships the ACRL Delaware academic librarians engage in, the work it takes to build them, and their benefits.

Learning Alliances for Students’ Academic Success
Elise Ferer, Drexel University
Presentation on the goals and outcomes of Drexel’s Learning Alliance, a formalized group, joined by the library, with members from departments and centers on campus that support academic success.

Building Partnerships around Student Needs
Deborah Gaspar, Rowan University
Presentation on Campbell Library’s collaboration with offices across campus to address student affordability issues; projects include a textbook alternative program, financial literacy fair, and a campus food bank.

Bridging Learning Communities with Scratch and Makey Makey
Chava Spivak-Birndorf, Katherine Ahnberg, and Meagan Moody Stalnaker
University of Pennsylvania
Interactive sessions of classroom activities used at Penn Libraries, exploring the possibilities and challenges of using basic programming and computing projects to integrate undergraduate digital literacy instruction with community outreach.

Collaborations with Faculty: Reaching Outside of the Classroom
Rachel Hamelers, Susan Falciani Maldonado, and Kelly Cannon
Muhlenberg College
Panel presentation and discussion on faculty partnerships outside of the classroom. The panel will discuss three successful initiatives: WWII alumni archive, public health programming, and open access publishing.

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