ERIAL Presentation at ACRL 2011

NEIU’s David Green and Mary Thill will be presenting ““Ethnography and the Hispanic Student: Using Real Data to Connect with Students” at ACRL 2011 in Philadelphia. The program will be based on experience gained while conducting the ERIAL project at NEIU specifically.

Date & Time: Thursday, March 31, from 1-2pm
Location: Room 201 B/C
(complete ACRL schedule)

Full Program Description:

Librarians who want to support the mission of their university must turn their attention to America’s fastest growing student population: Hispanics. Yet how much do you really know about these students? After participating in a two-year ethnographic study involving 600 participants, two presenters will demonstrate how to create an action plan that supports the academic success of Latino students. Learn how you can use qualitative and quantitative data to connect with Hispanics at your institution

College Libraries and Student Culture: Now Available for Pre-Order

College Libraries and Student Culture, the book describing the results and methods of the ERIAL project, is now available for pre-order through ALA Editions.

ERIAL Preconference at ACRL 2011

The ERIAL project will be giving a preconference entitled, “Using Anthropology to Unite with Users: How Hands-on Experiences Can Connect You With Faculty and Students,” at the 2011 ACRL conference in Philadelphia, PA.

The preconference will take place on March 30, and will address how to plan and execute an ethnographic study at your library.

Full details and registration information is available here: