12th Annual CARLI Instruction Showcase

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Tuesday, June 18, 2024 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

The CARLI Instruction Committee's 12th annual Instruction Showcase, to be held virtually via Zoom on Tuesday, June 18th.

Keynote Speaker:

María Evelia Emerson, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

    The typical college student is often thought of as an 18-year-old entering college directly after high school. They live on campus and their main “job” is school. While they are learning independence, they can still turn to their parents for support when needed. However, data shows that this is not the student with whom we typically interact in our libraries and classrooms. Our students make up a wealth of experiences, identities, and strengths, but when librarians and higher education continue to design services and instruction with the “traditional” student in mind, we erase the existence of those that fall outside of this population and miss opportunities to approach our users in new ways. In this keynote, María will discuss the importance of students' sense of belonging and seeing themselves in the library.

Bio: María is the Student Success Librarian at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She earned her BA in Spanish and International Studies at Hope College, and her MLIS at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Her research grows out of her work at small colleges across Illinois and now at UIUC on how academic libraries can support a sense of belonging in students.

Detailed Schedule PDF


  • Opening remarks by chair (5 minutes)
  • Keynote: María Emerson (45 minutes)
  • Inviting Students into the Process
  • Cultivating New Collaborations, Hultman and Shah (20 min)
  • Peer Review and the Student-Led Journal, Hensley (20 min)
  • Navigating New Approaches
  • Streamlining Archival Instruction, Bloodworth (20 min presentation)
  • Navigating Government Information, Sung (20 min)
  • The Possibilities and Pitfalls of Generative AI, Stewart (15 presentation) not recording
  • Collaborating Across Campus
  • Elevating Student Voices Through Research, Brady, Taylor, and Malhi (20 min)
  • From a “One-Shot” to a Semester Long Course, Hernandez (20 min)
  • Workshop (40 mins) Researching the Library Itself: Library Collaboration with Interior Design, Alaks and Mocchi

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