R U Communicating?
Speaking the Language of Millennials

A Program at ALA's Annual Conference 2008 in Anaheim, CA


View the PowerPoint files from the presentations here.



Who: The University Libraries Section of ACRL 

What: A program at the 2008 Annual Conference of the American Library Association in Anaheim, California. 

When: 1:30-3:30pm, Saturday, June 28th

Where: Disneyland North BR, Disneyland Hotel

Why: The question of how to effectively communicate with our students is always important, but has become even more crucial in a digitized world.


Want to know more about the program? Visit the programs page on the conference website or email the planning committee.


Technology  and  electronic  social  networking  are  pervasive  among  today’s  college students. Cell phones, iPods, IM, MySpace, and  FaceBook  are  just  some  of  the  tools these students use daily. Communicating  in a meaningful way and finding teachable moments with these multitasking Millennials can truly be a challenge.  In  this session, we will learn to navigate the world of digital communication with  the help of a panel of  leading researchers—and  the  true experts, a group of Millennial students.


Brad Boeke, Associate Director, Academic Computing,  Southern Methodist University. 

Dr. Marie Radford, Associate Professor & Library Consultant, School of Communication, Information, & Library Studies, Rutgers University. 

Dr. Maria Dixon, Assistant Professor, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs, Southern Methodist University.

And... a panel of two undergraduate students from the University of California, Irvine, who offered their perspectives.


The ULS Social and Poster Session followed the program at 3:30-4:30pm. View the flier invitation.

Many thanks to our sponsor, Thomson Reuters.