Registration is open for the OKACRL 2023 Annual Conference on Friday, November 10, at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, OK. Register by October 31 to receive a free parking passand to be entered into a drawing to win a copy of our keynote speaker’s book, On Censorship: A Public Librarian Examines Cancel Culture in the US.
You don’t want to miss this year’s conference, with presentations on topics ranging from what librarians need to know about AI tools, teaching information literacy across generations, teaching mindmapping & pathfinding techniques, marketing makerspaces, understanding challenges makerspaces faced during the pandemic, analyzing parents’ perspectives on children’s digital media use, promoting community and trust in media literacy instruction, teaching privacy literacy to undergraduates, understanding inclusive metadata, sharing perspectives on parallels and divergences between data librarians and researchers they serve, recruiting non-MLS librarians, partnering with institutional research offices, exploring and assessing the ACRL Framework, and much more! The full program will be released next week.
The in-person conference will feature a keynote from James LaRue on Defending the Freedom to Read. Author of On Censorship: A Public Librarian Examines Cancel Culture in the US (Fulcrum, 2023), LaRue has dealt with over 1,200 challenges in his career as a public library director and former Executive Director of ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom. This talk will focus on the four reasons library resources are challenged, what tactics are used to impose censorship today, and why public engagement is essential to challenge resolution.
Don’t miss out on our free virtual preconference sessions during the week of the conference: an Academic Librarian Careers Panel on Monday, November 6 will include eight academic librarians from across the state engaging in a conversation about career pathways, specializations, challenges, advice, mentorship, and more; and on Wednesday, November 8 there will be a Virtual Lightning Talks session. Register for these talks using the same form linked above.