Thursday, March 31, 2011


ARLD Day 2011

The Everywhere Library

presented by the Academic and Research Libraries Division in partnership with the Public Libraries Division of the Minnesota Library Association

Last year, Academic and Research Libraries (ARLD) Day was all about getting users into the library building. This year, we’ll look at serving our patrons where they are. We know they work from their computers at home and in their offices, but they’re also increasingly accessing our services and information via mobile devices. What do libraries need to be thinking about? What services are successful? What technologies and metadata are required to make access easy and understandable? Join us on April 29 at ARLD Day 2011: The Everywhere Library to find out.

Who should attend:

· Academic librarians

· Public librarians

· School librarians

· Special librarians

· Anyone interested in mobile technologies

What to expect:

· Keynote speaker Jason Griffey from the University of Tennessee

· Special ARLD feature: Innovators Award presentation

· Lunch with your colleagues

· Afternoon breakout sessions: what’s happening in the upper Midwest

New ARLD Day Features:

· Innovators Award Presentation

· Technology Petting Zoo (ipads, Kindles, Nooks, and more!)

· Lightning Rounds

· More prizes than ever: eBook reader, MLA Conference 2011 Registration (in Duluth), Duluth Bookstore gift certificate

· Virtual attendance option
Out state? Unable to get to ARLD Day? You can still participate in part of ARLD Day through our virtual option for the keynote, Q&A, and Innovators Award!

Keynote speaker

Jason GriffeyJason Griffey
Associate Professor and Head of Library Information Technology at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

The Everywhere Patron
Throughout the world, the majority of people who have access to the Internet are not using a computer. They are relying on their cell phone as their primary interface for listening to music, watching television, reading books, communicating with friends, and finding answers. As phones become more and more capable, fewer and fewer people find that they need their computer on a day to day basis to stay in touch with their infosphere. Libraries need to be at the forefront of these changes, as well as looking forward and preparing for the future of information interaction.

We will examine the upcoming rise of the superphone, the next-generation of mobile phone services, and how the next 3-5 years will reshape everything about information interactions.

Keynote speaker links to check out:

· Jason Griffey’s Personal Blog:

· Pattern Recognition:

· American Libraries’ Perpetual Beta:

· ALA TechSource Blog:

Schedule and session descriptions


Registration, breakfast, and networking




Jason Griffey keynote – NEW: Virtual attendance option!


Morning break


Q&A with Jason Griffey


Innovators Award presentation – NEW!


Lunch and Technology Petting Zoo (iPads, Kindles, Nooks, and more) – NEW!


Breakout Session 1


Breakout Session 2


Afternoon break


Lightning Rounds – NEW!

Download the breakout and lightning-round session descriptions »

Event Details

· Friday, April 29, 2011

· 8:30AM–4:00PM
(registration, breakfast, and networking: 8:30–9:15AM)

· Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
3675 Arboretum Dr
Chaska, MN 55318

· $65 MLA members
$80 nonmembers
$30 students
$20 webcast – NEW!
(9:30AM-12:00PM only)

· NOTE: Prices increase by $10 after April 16

· Register online ( and pay by card OR download a hardcopy registration form by April 12

Kate Peterson
Information Literacy Librarian
Liaison to Writing Studies and University Honors
239 Walter Library | Phone: 612-626-3746 | E-mail: