Working out Loud: Critical Reflection on the Next Normal

  • October 16, 2020
  • 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM

UPDATE 10-8-20: Due to an overwhelming response, registration on our website is currently closed. BUT we are taking additional registrations here: We apologize for any inconvenience. 

ACRL Delaware Valley Chapter

Fall 2020 Program

Working Out Loud: Critical Reflection on the Next Normal

Please join us on Friday October 16, 2020 Working out Loud: Critical Reflections on the Next Normal”. The day will start with a keynote by Fobazi Ettarh and Eamon Tewell followed by a series of discussions based on pre recorded presentations on how library workers have reflected on, revised, and reimagined, and continue to reimagine, our values, ideologies, procedures, and practices. (Note: presentations will be made available to registrants via YouTube on October 9th.)


10:00 - 11:30 a.m. - Opening and Keynote

Keynote Dialogue with Fobazi Ettarh and Eamon Tewell

1:00 - 1:45 p.m. - Discussion Session 1


  • Rethinking Archival Outreach: Trials & Tribulations of Engagement with Archival Materials, Beaudry Rae Allen
  • Why Won’t They Return My Emails? Undertaking a Needs Assessment Project to Better Serve Subject Students and Faculty, Sarah Jones and Courtney Eger

Student Workers

  • Somehow We Manage: Overcoming Student Employee Challenges, Abigail Cengel
  • Cultivating Student Employees: Developing, implementing, and improving an employment program centered on career growth, Andrew Yager and Franklin Ofsthun

1:45 - 2:30 p.m. Discussion Session 2


  • “Well that Bombed”: How to Quickly Fix a Bad Lesson in 15 minutes, Brendan Johnson 

Tech Services

  • A tale of risk, failure and “success”? Lessons and thoughts on the quest for an open source library management platform at Lehigh Libraries, Sharon Wiles-Young and Chulin Meng
  • Getting Better All the Time - Villanova University’s Affordable Materials Project, John Banionis, Christopher Hallberg, Linda Hauck, and Marianne Watson

Registration is free. Donations are welcome and will go towards organizing future events. We look forward to seeing you there!

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