Technology with a Face: High Tech Meets High Touch

Technology with a Face: High Tech Meets High Touch is the theme for the 2007 LACUNY Institute to be held on May 18, 2007 at Baruch College, the City University of New York.

As librarians, we have historically prided ourselves on our face-to-face relations with patrons. As we adapt to new and diverse students: net gens, adult learners, international students, etc., our emerging challenge has been to maintain this personal touch in the increasingly technocentric academic library environment. How can we creatively apply new technologies to better connect with user research needs and foster information literacy?

We invite proposals for 40-minute presentations (30 minute discussion and 10 minutes Q&A) on innovative methods of personalizing library services in the current academic environment. Below are suggested topic areas but all ideas will be considered. ALL PROPOSALS MUST BE E-MAILED. Click here for a sample proposal (PDF).

If you are interested in presenting a session, please submit a one-page proposal to Professor Valeda Dent ( or Ms. Ingrid Bonadie-Joseph ( by February 26, 2007. The proposal should include an abstract to be included in conference announcements. Please provide contact information, including your full name, affiliation, address, phone, and email address and any technical or equipment requirements.

Click here for a sample proposal (PDF).