General Information

Join us Thursday, March 8, 2018, at Wayne State University for Academic Libraries 2018. This one-day event shares best practices, emerging trends, career advancement, mentorship and future goals for academic libraries.

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This year, Academic Libraries focuses on research, publishing and presenting. You'll learn how research can influence collection development and the implications of diversity, inclusion and equity issues for education research and research libraries. Plus, gain practical tips on publishing and presenting within the library community, explore writing resources and more.


March 8, 2018 
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
Room Hilberry EF - 204 
5221 Gullen Mall 
Detroit, MI 48202 
(313) 577-4585


Thursday, March 8, 2018

9:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Panel Discussion

Helen Look, Marna Clowney-Robinson, Alexandra Peterson Rivera

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Research and Collection Development
Karen Downing, Education Liaison Librarian at University of Michigan, will discuss how research can help you reach different communities. The focus will include diversity, inclusion and equity issues and their implications for collection development, education research and research libraries.
Karen Downing, University of Michigan

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 
Q&A Session

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Participating, Presenting, and Publishing
This session will give attendees practical tips and concrete strategies on how to participate, present, and publish within the library profession. Presenters will discuss poster sessions, planning presentations, finding ways to publish, networking, and joining committees.
Martha Stuit, Delta College; Joanna Thielen, Oakland University; Molly Ledermann, Washtenaw Community College

3:00 – 3:15 p.m.

3:15 – 4:00 p.m.
Writing Resources

After Hours
Join your colleagues and “Try the QLine
Attendees will walk to the Q-line stop and take the Q-line loop through Detroit’s Midtown, Downtown and New Center areas. Only $1.50 for a 3 hour ticket per person, credit cards and cash accepted at the stop.

Registration Rates

Early Bird Ends: February 14, 2018
Regular Registration Ends: February 26, 2018





Early Bird 

By 2/14/18        




By 2/26/18 



10 Days Out/Onsite* 




*subject to space limitations 

Continental breakfast and lunch included with registration.


Parking is $8.50 to $12 max for guests, depending on structure.  It requires a credit card or debit card to park. Parking information can be found at:

General parking map:

Structure 1 is recommended


Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be received in writing by email no later than ten (10) business days prior to the program in order to qualify for a refund. A $25.00 processing fee will be applied to all cancelled registrations. Within ten (10) business days of the event, no refund will be issued. No-shows will be invoiced.

Questions can be directed to or 517-394-2774.