2015 Annual Users' Conference

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The 16th annual VALE / NJ ACRL / NJLA CUS Users' Conference, "On the Road to Excellence: Library Pathways to Student and Faculty Success", will be held on Friday, January 9, 2015, at Rutgers University, Busch Campus Center in Piscataway, NJ. Please join us for this opportunity to learn and share new innovative library resources and services and most importantly to network with your colleagues.

Conference Location

Busch Campus Center
Rutgers University 
604 Bartholomew Road 
Piscataway NJ 08854-8002
Phone: 732-878-0280

Schedule of Events*

8:30 am - 10:00 am Registration / Breakfast - International Lounge
9:00 am - 10:00 am Poster Sessions - International Lounge
10:00 am - 11:00 am Welcome and Keynote Speaker - Multipurpose Room
Melissa Bowles-Terry, Head of Educational Initiatives, University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries
11:10 am - 12:00 pm Breakout Sessions I
12:10 am - 1:00 pm Breakout Sessions II
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch - Multipurpose Room
1:30 pm - 2:20 pm

Announcements and Organizational Updates - Multipurpose Room


  • Richard Kearney, VALE Users' Conference Committee
  • Nancy Weiner, NJLA College and University Section/ACRL NJ Chapter

Organizational Updates:

  • Mary Chute, State Librarian, New Jersey State Library
  • Nancy Weiner, President, NJLA College and University Section/ACRL NJ Chapter
  • Taras Pavlovsky, Chair, VALE Executive Committee
1:45 pm - 2:30 pm Lightning Talks - The Cove
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Poster Sessions - International Lounge
2:30 pm - 3:20 pm Breakout Sessions III
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Post-Conference Networking / Dessert Reception / Committee Recruitment - Multipurpose Room

View program for final schedule.

Poster Sessions

Poster sessions will be displayed throughout the day. Poster sessions provide an opportunity for individual librarians and/or libraries to share graphic representations of current research, programs or creative solutions to library problems. Poster Sessions Presenters are available during the scheduled time (at registration and available during lunch starting at 12:40 pm) to present posters, answer questions, and give away handouts relating to the sessions. Poster sessions presentations will be posted online as soon as they become available.

We look forward to seeing you at the conference on January 9, 2015.

Richard Kearney and Nancy Weiner, Co-Chairs
Users' Conference Planning Committee