Keynote Speakers

Wendy Holliday

Morning Keynote Speaker

Wendy Holliday is Dean of the Library at Weber State University in Ogden, UT. Prior to joining her colleagues at Weber State University, she served as Head of Teaching, Learning, and Research Services at Cline Library, Northern Arizona University (2013-2017) and Coordinator of Library Instruction at Utah State University (2004-2013). Her current practice and scholarship focuses on discourse analysis and conceptions of information literacy, metaphor as a tool for reflection and analysis, and critical reflective practice, both at the individual and organizational levels. Prior to becoming a librarian, she was the Hopi Tribal Archivist and a historian. She has more than 25 years of experience teaching both history and information literacy at the college level. She holds an MLS from the University of Illinois and a PhD in history from New York University.

Holt Zaugg

Afternoon Keynote Speaker

Holt Zaugg is the Assessment Librarian at the Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University. He holds bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Education, Masters’ degrees in design and library science and a doctorate degree in Educational Inquiry, Measurement, and Evaluation. He has over 20 years experience working in the K-12 school system, including 11 years as an instructor for teacher professional development. His current focus is on assessment of academic library services and spaces. Some examples of this assessment program includes development of library personas, communication network analysis, and interactions between library security employees and library patrons or library employees. He seeks to further understand trends and patterns in academic libraries to provide safe and caring spaces for students to study, collaborate, and learn.