2016 Annual Users' Conference

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The 17th annual VALE / NJ ACRL / NJLA CUS Users' Conference, "Library as Locus: Energizing your Campus Community", will be held on Friday, January 15, 2016, 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.

Registration will open in December 2016.

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
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 - 2:00 pm

Announcements and Organizational Updates - Multipurpose Room

  • Mary Chute, State Librarian
  • Elizabeth Leonard, NJLA College and University Section/ ACRL NJ Chapter
  • Joe Toth, VALE Executive Committee
2:10 pm - 2:55 pm Breakout Sessions III
3:05 pm - 3:55 pm Lightning Talks/Posters - The Cove
3:45 pm - 4:30 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 15, 2016.

Elizabeth Leonard and Amanda Piekart, Co-Chairs
Users' Conference Planning Committee