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Library Instruction West 2016: Conference Home



Contact the Planning Committee:


Contact Dale Larsen, Conference Chair:
(801) 581-8323




Library Instruction West
June 8-10, 2016

Salt Lake City, Utah

Welcome conference presenters and attendees! We will provide a schedule-at-a-glance and University of Utah campus map when you arrive at the conference, but in order to keep the conference environmentally friendly we will not be providing a complete printed program. Please keep the program link handy:

This year’s conference theme is "Learning Elevated." Utah is widely known for its beautiful mountain ranges and for being home to five national parks. In keeping with that landscape, we want to focus on ways that librarians are elevating and increasing student learning.

A pre-conference and opening reception will be held at Westminster College, followed by conference sessions at the University of Utah. Library Instruction West is the new name for the popular LOEX of the West conference.

Please note that in order to provide accurate numbers to conference service vendors, the registration for the conference and pre-conference has now closed.

Keynote and Pre-Conference Speaker, Dr. Donna Lanclos

Dr. Donna Lanclos is an anthropologist working with ethnographic methods and analysis to inform and change policy in higher education, in particular in and around libraries, learning spaces, and teaching and learning practices. She is Associate Professor for Anthropological Research at the J. Murrey Atkins Library at UNC Charlotte. Donna has conducted anthropological research in libraries at University College London as well as at UNC Charlotte, and regularly presents workshops and talks in the US and the UK. She has worked with various institutions, including Carnegie Mellon, Parsons the New School, the Wellcome Trust, Imperial College (London), Kingston University (London), and the University of South Carolina (Upstate), on issues of digital practices and institutional change. She blogs about these and other projects at, and you can also find her on Twitter @DonnaLanclos. **

**Our fantastic 2016 keynote speaker, Dr. Donna Lanclos, wrote about her keynote on her blog. Thank you again, Donna! Storify linked within: **

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