Sessions are cross-listed with the ARLIS/NA+VRA Joint Conference and hosted at the Westin Seattle

Friday, March 11, 2016

8:00-9:30am – Session | Building New Models: Library as Learning Lab

Location: Puget Sound Room

Moderator:  Jessica Aberle, Graduate Research Assistant, Architecture & Planning Library, University of Texas at Austin

Changes in academia are providing an opportunity to rethink the role of the librarian and the library. Each of these speakers present an instance in which they re-imagined how the library or the librarians can best engage with their community – through re-envisioning the library model, expanding the notion of architectural collections, and partnering in the design process.


Using Building South Bend in the Classroom: Collaboration with Local Civic Entities to Build a Course Centered on Documenting the Built Environment of Our City, Viveca Robichaud, University of Notre Dame, Hesburgh Libraries

Design-Model-Build: Interdisciplinary Partnership with Real-World Impact, Luke Leither, Assistant Head Katherine W. Dumke Fine Arts & Architecture Library, University of Utah, Erin Carraher, Assistant Professor of Architecture, University of Utah, Greg Hatch, Head of Creativity and Innovation Services, J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah

Conversion of the Architecture Library to a Professional Model: What Works and What Doesn’t, Cindy Frank, Architecture Librarian, University of Maryland

Not Just a Room of Stuff: Architectural Material Collections 101, Karen Munro, Head of Portland Library & Learning Commons, University of Oregon

11:00am-12:30pm – Session | Engaging the School: Making Scholarship Visible

Location: Puget Sound Room

Moderator:  Beth Dodd, Curator, Alexander Architecture Archives, Architecture & Planning Library, University of Texas at Austin

Raising awareness of the work undertaken in design-related disciplines and their associated libraries is important for gauging impact throughout the research continuum. The speakers in this session present efforts to increase the visibility of work – in the library, in the classroom, through scholarship – and in the connections between all of these communities through evidence, meaning, and measures.


Daylighting to Sunsetting: The Lifecycle of a Re-imagined Bibliography, Sarah Dickinson, Research Support Services Librarian, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Johanna Kasubowski, Design Resources Librarian, Harvard University Graduate School of Design

Balancing the Irregularities of Citation Metrics in Tenure and Promotion of Faculty in Art, Architecture and Design-Related Disciplines, Maya Gervitz, Director of the Littman Library, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Rose Orcutt, Architecture and Planning Librarian, University of Buffalo

The ‘Kepler System’: 10 Years of Digital Outcome Assessment in Architecture, Art and Design Schools, Burcak Ozludil-Altin, Assistant to the Dean in the College of Architecture and Design, New Jersey Institute of Technology, John Cays, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, NJIT/ASCA

Design/Build: Embedded Librarians Create Connections from 1st Year to Master’s Reports in the APDesign Curriculum, Thomas M. Bell, Faculty/Graduate Services Librarian, Kansas State University, Ellen Urton, Undergraduate & Community Services Librarian, Kansas State University

3:30-4:30pm – Lightning Round | Co-constructing and documenting place

Location: Puget Sound Room

Moderator:  Mar González Palacios, Head, Collection Access, Canadian Centre for Architecture

Partnerships enable engagement within and beyond the academic community. In these lightning talks speakers will discuss connections to places, transforming spaces, and collaboratively building exhibits, models, and digital communities.


Exchange/Interchange: A City, a College, a Library, Dan McClure, Director of Library Services, Pacific Northwest College of Art

No Budget? No problem: Transforming a library through new partnerships and existing materials, Stacy Brinkman, Art & Architecture Librarian, Miami University

Collection Connection: A Library and Gallery Collaborate to Find a New Home for Art, Yuki Hibben, Assistant Head of Special Collections and Archives, Curator of Books and Art, Virginia Commonwealth University

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Convention and the Georgia Tech Regional Archive, Cathy Carpenter, Head of the Architecture Library, Georgia Institute of Technology

Supporting a Traveling Studio in Sault Ste. Marie, ON, Cindy Derrenbacker, Architecture Librarian, Laurentian University

Still Looking for You: Collaboration Between Faculty, Libraries, and Students, Jessica Aberle, Graduate Research Assistant, Architecture and Planning Library, University of Texas at Austin; Master’s Candidate, School of Information, University of Texas at Austin

Saturday, March 12, 2016

8:00-9:00am – Lightning Round | Evolving architectural collections and connections

Location: Elliot Bay Room

Moderator:  Katie Pierce Meyer, Humanities Librarian for Architecture & Planning, University of Texas at Austin

Transformative outreach, information seekers, and digital repositories, oh my! As architectural collections evolve over time, these speakers present new ways of connecting, collecting, representing, and understanding architecture.


Capitalizing on Connections: Intersecting Creators, Content, and Collections, Elizabeth Schaub, Director, School of Architecture Visual Resources Collection, The University of Texas at Austin

Islandora Hopping: A comprehensive study of Islandora for the Architecture and Planning Library and Alexander Architectural Archives, Stephanie Tiedeken, Librarian, Alexander Architectural Archives, Architecture & Planning Library, University of Texas at Austin

Expecting the Unexpected: Managing the Transition to a New Digital Repository, Margarita Mirabal, Digital Collections Librarian, Florida International University

A Year of Collaborative Outreach, Beyond the Stacks and on the Move, Robert Adams, Manager of Collection Development and Outreach at The Boston Architectural College Library

Does the Creative Nature Matter? Understanding Information Seeking Behavior of Architects, Sarah Zhang, MLIS Candidate, iSchool@UBC/School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, University of British Columbia