My #ACRL2013 Schedule

I do not plan what I’m doing while I’m at a conference. I usually just register for the conf, show up, figure out what I want to do on the fly, and then head home. My interest in a particular conference is usually thematic base OR I know people I respect/admire are presenting, so where I go is kind of all over the place.
ACRL piqued my interest because one of my future husbands, Henry Rollins, is keynoting. (INORITE!) So while I attempt to contain my fangirl squeeing, I started seeing people on various social networks post their schedule for ACRL. I couldn’t figure out why people were doing this until I sorted that it probably has more to do with how terrible the My Planner site is (it’s “mobile friendly” but there is no desktop version – it’s just amplified in a browser. There is also no app) then anything else.
My website does responsive mobile rendering of my blog and unlike My Planner, it’s super easy to read. So for my edification, here is my schedule for ACRL. Yes, there are some conflicts. Yes, it will more than likely change.
And you’re attending ACRL this year, you should definitely come by and say “Hi!”


Drive from Grand Rapids to Indy
04:00 – 05:45PM
Opening Keynote, Geoffrey Canada (JW Grand Ballroom 1-6)
05:45PM -07:30PM
Exhibits Opening Reception (ICC – Exhibit Hall)
07:00PM – 08:00PM
First-time Orientation/ACRL 101 (ICC – 104-106)
08:00PM – 10:00PM
Battle Decks! – Imagine, Improvise, Inflict: Get Inspired or Die Trying (ICC 109-110)
09:00PM – 12:00AM
ACRL Think Tank Tweetup & Social! (The Slippery Noodle)


10:30AM – 11:30AM
Game on! Creating Video Game Collections at Academic Libraries (ICC 109-110)
“‘You Have Stephen King? Really?’, Or, The Role of Popular Reading Materials in Academic Libraries” (ICC Exhibit Hall)
01:00PM – 02:00PM
Visual Literacy in Action (ICC 109-110)
Planning Programs for Bridging Cultures: Muslim Journeys Bookshelf (ICC Exhibit Hall)
Hacking the Learner Experience: techniques and strategies for connecting with your instructional ecosystem (ICC Wabash 2-3)
11:30AM – 01:00PM
Innovative Customers Lunch – Indianapolis Marriott Downtown (Marriott Room 8-10)
03:00PM – 04:00PM
What’s in a Name?: Information Literacy, Metaliteracy, or Transliteracy (ICC 125-126)
04:20PM – 06:00PM
Keynote, Henry Rollins (JW Grand Ballroom 1-6)
06:00PM – 07:00PM
Henry Rollins Book Signing (JW Grand Ballroom Lobby)
08:00PM – ?
LibTechWomen meet-up at ACRL 2013 (Scotty’s Brewhouse)


08:30AM – 09:30AM
THATCamp ACRL 2013 (1) (ICC Wabash 1)
11:00AM – 12:00PM
THATCamp ACRL 2013 (1) (ICC Wabash 1)
11:00AM – 12:00PM
“The Mother of all LibGuides”: Applying Principles of Communication and Network Theory in LibGuide Design (ICC 125-126)
12:00PM – 1:00PM
EBSCO’s Academic Luncheon (Indianapolis Marriott, Marriott Rooms 5 – 10, 2nd Floor)
01:30PM – 02:30PM
Mapping the Motor City’s Cinema: A Collaborative Digital Humanities Project (ICC 107-108)
01:30PM – 02:30PM
THATCamp ACRL 2013 (1) (ICC Wabash 1)
04:00PM – 05:00PM
THATCamp ACRL 2013 (1) (ICC Wabash 1)
04:00PM – 05:00PM
Quest for Engagement: Innovative Library Instruction with Games-Based Learning (ICC 123-124)
04:00PM – 05:00PM
Using Data Visualization web widgets to Improve the Institutional Repository User Experience (ICC 120-122)
04:00PM – 05:00PM
When Social Media Fails to Inspire: Transforming your library’s social media presence (ICC 120-122)
08:00PM – 10:30PM
All-Conference Reception – Indiana State Museum


08:30AM – 09:30 AM
Queering the Library: What are YOU doing to serve your LGBTQ community? (ICC 107-108)
09:45 – 10:45
Waking the [Digital] Dead: A Continuum Approach to Digital Initiatives (ICC 101-103)