2017 VALE Users' Conference

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Handouts & Presentations from 2017 Annual Users' Conference


Thank you for participating in this years conference. Click on the link below for access to submitted handouts and presentations from this years presenters.



Poster Sessions Handouts:http://tinyurl.com/z7x4l5w

Breakout Session Handouts: http://tinyurl.com/hk69cl2 


2017 Annual Users' Conference: Directions, Transportation, Parking & Weather Cancellation Information

Driving Directions to Busch Campus Center

Busch Campus Center
604 Bartholomew Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8002
Building Number : 3834

Busch Campus Parking

Parking passes will not be required on conference day. Attendees may park in lots 51, 59, 60B & 67 with no permit.

Arriving by Train, Campus Bus / Shuttle Service

Rutgers shuttle buses will be running on a weekend schedule during semester break. For more information view Rutgers DOT Bus Schedules or contact the Bus Dispatch Information Office at 848-932-7817.

Adverse Weather Cancellation for New Brunswick

Busch Campus closing cancels the conference. Rutgers puts an announcement about ANY campus closing on its web site. The web site with all this information is New Brunswick Campus Operating Status. Please make sure you have the information from this web site available to you at home if you think cancellation due to weather is likely.

Additionally, information will be available on RU-tv Channel 3 and via RU-info at 732-445-4636 (including 24-hour voice mail). Please refrain from calling the Rutgers University Police Department with weather status questions.


Contact Judy Avrin
VALE Administrator


Registration Open

We are pleased to announce the opening of registration for the 2017 VALE / ACRL-NJ / NJLA-CUS Users' Conference, to be held on Friday, January 6, 2017, at the Rutgers University Busch Campus Center in Piscataway, NJ.

Our theme is "Libraries as Agents of Change". Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, Professor/Coordinator for Information Literacy Services and Instruction from the University Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will be our keynote speaker.

Please note that the registration deadline is December 13, 2016.

Rolling admissions will be supported for community college colleagues. The Community College Caucus thanks VALE for recognizing their staffing and budgetary challenges.

This year we are using a new platform for registration. While the registration process is mostly the same please note the following differences:

  • You no longer need to log into the VALE website to register.
  • To modify or print your registration selections or the general schedule you can use the registration confirmation number you receive once you complete your registration.

The link for registration is: http://www.cvent.com/d/mvq3x5