Conference Presentations

The ERIAL Project: Findings, Ideas, and Tools to Advance Your Library
by Dave Green.
Invited Paper, Association of College and Research Libraries National Conference.
April 11, 2013. Indianapolis, IN

Presentation (.pdf)

Investigating User Needs and Applying it to Your Planning
By Dave Green.
Presentation, Academic Library Planning and Revitalization Institute
March 25, 2013. Seattle, WA

Presentation (.pdf)

Search Magic: Discovering How Undergraduates Locate Information.
By Andrew Asher.
Paper Presentation, American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting.
Montreal, Canada.

Paper (.pdf)

Ethnography and the Hispanic Student: Using Real Data to Connect with Students
By Dave Green and Mary Thill.
Paper Presentation, Association of College and Research Libraries National Conference.
March 31, 2011. Philadelphia, PA

Using Anthropology to Unite with Users: How Hands-on Experiences can Connect You with Faculty and

By Sue Stroyan, Lynda Duke, Annie Armstrong, Dave Green, Susan Miller and Jane Treadwell.
Preconference Workshop, Association of College and Research Libraries National Conference.
March 30, 2011.  Philadelphia, PA.

Introduction Presentation (.pdf)
Methods Presentation (.pdf)
ERIAL Results Presentation (.pdf)
Breakout Sessions (.pdf)

Feeling Like a Third Wheel? Leveraging Faculty-Student-Librarian Relationships for Student Success
by Maura Smale, Mariana Regalado, Andrew Asher, and Susan Miller.
Poster presentation, Association of College and Research Libraries National Conference.
March 31, 2011. Philadelphia, PA

Poster (.pdf)

Contextualizing the Library: Using Ethnography to Discover and Address User Needs.
by Andrew Asher
Northeast Regional Computing Program (NERCOMP) Workshop: Qualitative Research and You.
Jan. 20, 2011. Southbridge, MA

presentation (.pdf)

Ethnography as an Assessment Tool: The ERIAL Project
by Lynda Duke and Andrew Asher
ARL Library Assessment Conference: Building Effective, Sustainable, Practical Assessment
Oct. 26, 2010  Baltimore, MD

Paper (.pdf)

The Changing Role of Libraries in Discovery
by Andrew Asher
ITHAKA Sustainable Scholarship Conference
Sept 28. 2010, New York, NY

.ppt, audio & video available here:

The Ethnographic Research in Illinois Academic Libraries (ERIAL) Project: Reference Service Implications for Illinois Wesleyan University
by Andrew Asher,  Lynda Duke, Monica Moore, Sue Stroyan, & Sue Wilson

RUSA Annual Reference Research ForumALA Annual 2010
June 27, 2010, Washington, D.C.

Presentation (.pdf)
Presentation (.ppt)

Connecting Libraries and Users: Anthropologists Helping Librarians Meet 21st Century Challenges
May 14, 2010 at DePaul University, Chicago, IL
May 21, 2010 at Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL

Project Overview:
ERIAL (pdf) – Asher, Miller, & Green

Doing Your Own Ethnographic Study:
Methods from the Ethnographic Research in Illinois Academic Libraries– Asher & Miller
Library Study Preliminary Planning Worksheet – Asher & Miller

Implications for First Year Students and Information Literacy:
IWU Presentation – Duke

Implications for Librarians Working with Teaching Faculty:
DePaul & IWU Presntation – Dempsey & Stroyan

Implications for Marketing Library Services and Resources:
DePaul Presentation – Armstrong, Jagman, Taylor, & Wallis
IWU Presentation (coming soon) – Armstrong, Jagman, & Taylor
Questions for Discussion and Environmental Scanning

Redesigning Library Spaces to Meet Students’ Needs:
DePaul Presentation (coming soon) – Addlesperger, Owen & Wilson
IWU Presentation – Addlesperger, Tagge, Treadwell, & Wilson

Understanding How Students Search for Information…:
The Erial Project at UIC – Brantley & Pickard
The Erial Project at DePaul – Roser & Ruane
The Erial Project at IWU –  Moore

The Erial Project: Ethnographic Research in Illinois Academic Libraries
by Andrew Asher, Lynda Duke and Dave Green

National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education Summit 2010
March 26,  2010, New Orleans, LA

Presentation (.pdf)
Presentation (.ppt)

Information Literacy and First Year Students: Evaluating Knowledge, Needs and Instruction
by Andrew Asher and Lynda Duke
Paper presented  at the National Resource Center Annual Conference on the First-Year Experience.
Feb. 16, 2010, Denver, CO.

Conference Paper
IWU Information Literacy Quantitative Analysis
IWU Information Literacy Test
IWU Information Literacy Test Map to ACRL Standards

Questions for Discussion and Environmental Scanning