Day One

Wednesday April 24

8:00  Registration

8:30  Welcome - Ron Berry, NYU Library Director

8:40  Keynote - ( Introduced by Meggan  Houlihan, NYUAD Library)

         David Wrisley

9:30  Teaching and Assessing for Information Literacy Learning. Reconsidering                      support through the lens of faculty practice.

          Ms. Alanna Ross

10:20  Break & Poster: International Literacy Day 2018.

           Miss Jana BouKarroum, Erwin Ojaldon, Richelle Ong Borja

10:40  ProQuest Vision to Enhance your research experiance.

           Tawhid Alsharif, ProQuest

11:00  Use of URL as a quick guide to Authority.

           Muneer Abu Baker

11:10  Introduction to teaching excellence for Information Literacy.

           Mrs. Samantha Miles

12:00  Lunch.


1:00   ILN History and Mission.

          Dr. Mary Sengati-Zimba

1:10   Information Literacy at Schools in Abu Dhabi.

          Mireille El Najjar

1:30   Paths to Reference.

          Ahmad Inchassi, Oxford University Press

2:00   Assessing Information Literacy through Annotated Corrections.

          Vanessa Lawrence & Maurice Hines

2:10   Break.


2:20   Adapting to changing research environment: The changing role of librarians in              the research and ranking intensive era.

          Saide Sak, Elsevier

2:55   Write here, write now: Library, writing program, and writing center collaborations.

          Meggan Houlihan, Christine Furno, Rhonda Stricklett

3:45   Wrap - UP.


6:00 Sponsored dinner at LARTE restaurant, Abu Dhabi

Day Two

Thursday April 25

8:00   Registration


8:30   Keynote

          Shaikha Al Mehairi        

9:30   Expanding Instruction Opportunities for Data and Digital Literacies in a Gulf                  Library.

          Taylor Hixson, Beth Russell, Lonya Humphrey       

10:20 Break & Poster: Living Libraries

          Melanie Wood      

10:40 Intermediate school librarian information literacy readiness in Kuwait.

          Reham Alhuraiti     

11:10 Using Concept Mapping in Information Literacy (IL) Skills Sessions.

          Ms. Abigail Cruz      

12:00 Lunch 

1:00 Critical self-reflection as an Assessment Tool: Exploring Student Dispositions                Using the ACRL Framework.

        Christine Furno & Rhonda Stricklett     

1:50 Connecting information literacy to islamic traditions.

        Justin Parrott

2:20   Journey to UAE centennial 2071: Role of learning commons as incubators for AI            generation.

          Dr. Maryam Al Ali & Ms. Ranjini Syam

2:30 Break

2:40 Sustainable Libraries in the UAE.

        Melanie Wood and Mohammad Mazin      

3:00 Information Literacy: Why isn't it a Household Name?

        Alan Jacques     

3:50   Wrap - UP.


Please note that the schedule or timing are subject to change