Virginia Chapter of ACRL Spring Program

Many of you may be interested in attend the Spring Program for the Virginia Chapter of ACRL (VLACRL).  Information about this program is below:

What:  The Virginia Chapter of ACRL (VLACRL) invites you to our annual Spring Program “Starting at the end: Rethink your instruction based on student bibliographies.”

When: Monday, April 9th, 2012

Where: Sweet Briar College, Florence Easton Inn & Conference Center

Registration: Register online (on the confirmation page you will be directed to PayPal):

$45 for VLACRL members (qualification: membership in ACRL or in VLA);

$55 for non-VLACRL members

Program Details

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. – Registration and coffee

10 a.m. – 11 a.m. – Keynote Speaker Sandra Jamieson, Director of Composition, English Department, Drew University, “Struggling with Sources: Rethinking the Research Paper.”

Dr. Jamieson will discuss the findings of the Citation Project, a multi-institutional study of student source use in 174 papers from 16 US colleges and universities ( Data findings reinforce some of the findings from single-institution studies, but also offer broader insights into the ways students select and use source material in researched papers.

11.15 a.m. – 12.15 p.m. – Reverse Engineering Workshop “How would we teach differently to get different results in student bibliographies?” facilitated by Candice Benjes-Small, Coordinator, Information Literacy and Outreach, Radford University and Luke Vilelle, Public Services & Social Sciences Liaison Librarian, Hollins University.

12.30 p.m.-1.30 p.m. – Lunch (included in registration fee)

1.45 p.m. – 2.45 p.m. – Shaunna Hunter, Public Services Librarian, and Liz Rand, Head of Rhetoric and Writing, Hampden-Sydney College, “Empowering Students as Researchers: Faculty/Librarian Collaboration.”

2.45 p.m. – 3.00 p.m. – Wrap-up.

For further registration questions, please contact Meridith Wolnick at

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