Char Booth will be our keynote speaker for the event. Her talk will be:
User-Focused Design as Heuristic: Cultivating a Reflective Personal Practice
Abstract: From classrooms to collections and beyond, libraries are increasingly challenged to create adaptable, user-focused programs and environments. This talk will explore a series of personal learning and design frameworks - heuristics - that academic librarians and other information professionals can use to develop adaptable, reflective, and engaging on-the-ground projects and learning experiences.
About the speaker: Early riser, devoted oceanite, and advocate of critical and reflective practice, Char Booth explores the integration of pedagogy, research, technology, and design in libraries.
Char is Associate Dean of the Library at California State University San Marcos, the youngest campus in the CSU system with a strong focus on social justice and educating traditionally underrepresented learners. Char was previously the Director of Research, Teaching, and Learning Services at the Claremont Colleges Library, has held positions at the University of California at Berkeley and Ohio University.
Char is a faculty member of the ACRL Information Literacy Immersion Institute, blogs periodically at info-mational, tweets infrequently @charbooth, and her publications include the Ilene F. Rockman Instruction Publication of the Year-winningReflective Teaching, Effective Learning: Instructional Literacy for Library Educators (ALA Editions, 2011) and Informing Innovation: Tracking Student Interest in Emerging Library Technologies (ACRL, 2009).