2021 Annual Conference

Please join us for the virtual 2021 ASEE/ELD conference on July 26-29. Registration is now open!

Upcoming Conference: 2021 ASEE Conference July 26 – 29, 2021


Call for Lightning Talks

Do you or your library/organization have an exciting new project, program, partnership, or tool that you would like to share with your fellow ELD members? If so, please consider proposing a Lightning Talk for the 2021 ASEE Virtual Conference in July. The Lightning Talk session will be on Monday, July 26th, 1:15-4:30pm (PDT)

What is a Lightning Talk? A Lightning Talk is a very short presentation on a timely topic of interest to the audience. This year, we are hoping for a variety of talks on any number of subjects, including, but not limited to:
• Digital initiatives
• New partnerships
• Innovative programs and services
• Or anything you think might be of interest to your peers

There are two types of Lightning Talks: Member Lightning Talks and Sponsor Lightning Talks. Member Talks are 2-3 minutes and Sponsor Lightning Talks are 1 minute, 1 slide. The main goals of this session are to learn about what our colleagues and sponsors are doing, and to generate discussions during the session and over the course of the conference. A separate call will go out to ELD’s sponsors over the next day or two to make sure that all ELD sponsors are aware of this opportunity.

All proposals are due by Friday, May 21st.

If you have questions, please contact:
• Member Lightning Talks: Sylvia Jones (sylviagw@smu.edu)
• Sponsor Lightning Talks: Mel DeSart (desart@uw.edu)

Once your proposal has been accepted, you will be asked to submit a short recorded video presentation of your talk. All of the presentations for each category of lightning talk will be edited together prior to the conference presentation. This will help with possible technical issues of having to manage many presentations within a short time. The submission deadline for recorded talks will be roughly a week prior to the date of the session, so there will plenty of time for you to work on your talk after you find out whether it is accepted.

All presenters are required to be registered for the ASEE conference and to be present at the session to answer questions during the Q&A. Remember that the time you have to present your talk is shorter than most TV commercial breaks!
Submit your proposal at: https://forms.gle/HEqaW5fqR6XfyCML6


ASEE 2021 Call for Papers: Deadline Extended to Oct 16

The Engineering Libraries Division (ELD) of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) is seeking abstracts for consideration for presentation at the 2021 Annual Conference & Exposition in Long Beach, California, June 27th to June 30th.

ELD accepts abstracts for full-length presentations and posters and welcomes abstracts from or joint presentations with members of other divisions. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Assessment
  • Collaboration
  • Collection Development
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • eTextbooks & OERs
  • Instruction (online or in person)
  • Scholarly Communication
  • Technology in Engineering Librarianship
  • Marketing and Outreach Activities

Papers on diversity are also always welcome; to qualify for the Society’s Best Diversity Paper, diversity and inclusion must be the focus of the paper.

Suggestions/proposals for “Special Sessions,” e.g., panel discussions, workshops, and cross-divisional sessions are welcome. A proposal for a special session should include:

  • description of the intended audience
  • summary of the ideas to be explored and discussed
  • outline of the session format, including strategies to engage those attending
  • vision for the type of individuals who would present
  • expected outcomes for the session

All paper submissions are publish-to-present. Papers submitted to technical sessions are peer reviewed through the Engineering Libraries Division review process, and those accepted will appear in ASEE Proceedings.


2021 ELD Program (Pacific Time)*

Program in PDF (Pacific Time)*

*This program is currently in draft form and subject to changes.

Monday, July 26 Tuesday, July 27 Wednesday, July 28 Thursday, July 29
FREE TIME 8:00 am – 1pm (Pacific Time) Plenary – 8:00 am to 9:30 am Annual Business Meeting – 8:00 am to 9:30 am Technical Session – 8:00 am to 9:30 am
Getting Started with LaTeX and Overleaf Panel – 9:45 am – 11:15 am Sponsor & Exhibitor Tech Sessions & ASEE Division Poster Sessions – 9:45 am – 11:15 am Sponsor & Exhibitor Tech Sessions & NSF Grantees Poster Session – 9:45 am to 11:15 am
Greet the Stars! – New Members and First Time Attendees – Noon to 1:00 pm Technical Session – 11:30 am to 1:00 pm Plenary – 11:30 am – 1:00 pm Round Table Discussion – 11:30 am to 1:00 pm ASEE Awards Ceremony 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
FREE TIME 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm FREE TIME – 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm FREE TIME 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm
Lightning Talks – 1:15 pm to 2:45 pm Technical Session – 1:45 pm to 3:15 pm Technical Session & Business Meeting – 1:45 pm to 3:15  pm Distinguished Lecture Series 1:45 pm to 3:15 pm Extended Executive Council – 1:45 pm to 3:15pm
Lightning Talks – 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Operationalizing Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice (EDISJ) in Engineering Librarianship Panel- 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm Interdivisional Town Hall – 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Preprints, Postprints, ePrints:  The Case for Engineering Information Panel – 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm Free time 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Division Social Events (0ptional) Division Social Events (Optional) Division Social Events (Optional) ASEE President’s Farewell Reception & International Forum Poster Presentations – 5:15 pm to 6:15 pm