Cheng Librarians Participate in Annual VALE Users' Conference

Several librarians conduct presentations and display poster sessions at the Annual VALE Users' Conference.
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Richard Kearney, Electronic Resources Librarian and Co-Chair of the 2013 VALE Users’ Conference Committee, welcomes attendees to the conference.

The Annual VALE Users’ Conference took place on January 4, 2013 at the Busch Campus Center of Rutgers University.  “Demonstrating Value for Every User” was the theme of this year’s conference, and approximately 300 librarians from most academic libraries in New Jersey attended. 

VALE is the acronym of the Virtual Academic Library Environment, a consortium of New Jersey academic libraries founded in 1998 and dedicated to collaboration and innovation. This conference was the fourteenth annual VALE conference, and the event has become a valued tradition among academic librarians in New Jersey.  The conference provides an opportunity for librarians to exchange information among colleagues and to share ideas about innovative library services. 

Richard Kearney, Electronic Resources Librarian, served as co-chair of this year’s conference.  Richard was also responsible for coordinating the review of submissions for presentations and poster sessions and the selection of the keynote speaker.

Among the many activities at the conference, several Cheng librarians presented poster sessions and others were involved with three break-out sessions:

Poster sessions:

“iPad Usage at VALE Member Libraries” by Kurt Wagner (WPUNJ) and Lisa DeLuca (NJIT)

“Meaningful Membership: The Value of Professional Organizations” by Nancy Weiner (WPUNJ) and Lisa DeLuca (NJIT)

“VALE Digital Media Committee” by Jane Hutchison (WPUNJ) and Albert Municino (Hudson CCC)

“Above & Beyond: Keeping Staff in the Loop with the Spotlight Blog” by Tony Joachim (WPUNJ) and Victoria Wagner (WPUNJ)

“Moving Beyond the Circ Desk: Expanding Service to Other Areas of the Library” by Victoria Wagner (WPUNJ) and Denise O’Shea (Montclair State)

“Cheng Library Mobile App for Users on the Go” by Kurt Wagner (WPUNJ)

Breakout sessions:

"VALID Project Update” with Anne Ciliberti (WPUNJ) & Kurt Wagner (WPUNJ)

“VALID Reference and Resource Sharing Update” with Judy Matthew (WPUNJ)

“VALID Project Update: Cooperative Collection Development and Bibliographic Control and Metadata” with Pamela Theus (WPUNJ)

March 04, 2013