37th ASDAL Conference Welcome and Invitation

Millennials, Generation X, Y or Z – How well do we know our customers?
26 – 29 June 2017
Newbold College of Higher Education
St Marks Road, Binfield,
Bracknell, RG42 4AN

Register today!

  • Register for the Conference and pay the Conference Fee at ASDAL.org – Conferences
  • See pages 14 and 15 of ASDAL Action, Winter 2017 for accommodation options on and off the Newbold campus
  • Email library@newbold.ac.uk and you will receive a booking form for accommodation and meals
  • Email library@newbold.ac.uk with all flight arrival details if you need transport from the airport
  • Email library@newbold.ac.uk if you plan to go on the Friday and/or Sabbath trip(s)
  • You do not need to pay for accommodation, meals and the Friday and Sabbath tours in advance. Newbold College accepts VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Apple Pay.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to the beautiful campus of Newbold College of Higher Education. You can look forward to a varied and exciting conference.


Conference Program

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Sunday 25 June

Newbold staff will be on hand to welcome you when you arrive on campus. They will make sure you know where to go.

  • Registration
  • Meet & Greet
  • Poster Session
  • Light Supper


Monday 26 June

The program will include:


  • Devotional – Abigail Wright
  • Keynote – Tom de Bruin – God Must Feel that Way All the Time
  • Carolyn Gaskell – Digital Natives in a Strange Land – What Library Assessment Tells Us (paper co-authored with Richard Scott)
  • ASDAL Business Session
  • Jason St Clair – Adulting in the Library: Experiences of Millennials as Library Staff
  • Rose-lee Power – The Yuk Wow Employee

Afternoon – Archives and Records Management Section (ARMS)

  • David Trim – Archives and Records Center Accreditation
  • Necy Tabelisma – Records Management in the Southern Asia-Pacific Division
  • Ashlee Chism & Katharine Van Arsdale – Selling yourself: Outreach and Promotion in two Adventist Archives
  • ARMS Business Session
  • Kenrie Hylton – Processing and Making Available Photographic Records
  • Katharine Van Arsdale, Adorée Hatton & Lori Curtis – What Is This Stuff and What Do I Do With It? – Advice for the Non-Archivist Faced With Processing Archival Collections
  • Ashlee Chism – Scanning and Sleuthing: Archives and Adventist Daily Life in the 1880s


  • Seventh-day Adventist Periodical Index (SDAPI) Advisory Committee


Tuesday 27 June

The program will include:


  • Devotional – Audrey Andersson
  • Merlin Burt – Adventist Digital Library

Morning – Adventist Resources Section (ARS)

  • Benjamin Baker – A Librarians’ Encyclopedia
  • Rowena J Moore – A moment in Time: A History of the SDA Yearbook
  • Per Lisle – Aspects of Adventist Publishing in Scandinavia: the First 50 Years
  • ARS Business Session


  • Robin Anthony – The Boy that Driveth the Plough and the Geneva Bible
  • Silas M Oliveira – Aligning Academic Library Space with Millennials’ Learning Styles
  • Breakout Sessions
  • Per Lisle – Campus Tour
  • Patrick Hilt – Citavi: the Reference Manager that Accompanies the Whole Workflow of Academic Writing
  • ASDAL Business Session


  • Adventist Library Information Cooperative (ALICE) Council


Wednesday 28 June – Day Tour to Windsor and Runnymede

Windsor Castle

Part of the trip includes a private guided tour, only available for actual ASDAL members, so it cannot include spouses, or guests of members. 

If spouses or guests of ASDAL members would like to come to Windsor in the bus with you, they will find plenty of options in the town while you are on the guided tour. They may choose, for instance, to visit Windsor Castle, St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, walk down to the River Thames, take a boat ride along the Thames, wander over the bridge from Windsor into Eton, or simply enjoy some retail therapy. There are many places to have lunch or afternoon tea too.

Lunch will be at a place of your choice in Windsor (you pay . . .).  After sightseeing and lunch, we will visit the Magna Carta and the J F Kennedy memorials at Runnymede before returning to the College campus for supper.

The private guided tour comes under UK security law. If you are a librarian or archivist and member of ASDAL and contemplate taking part in the private tour, please email Lynda Baildam (lbaildam@newbold.ac.uk) as soon as possible and no later than Monday 15 May.


Thursday 29 June

The program will include:


  • Devotional – Kärt Lazić
  • Information
  • Victor Hulbert – Conscientious Objectors in World War I
  • Norah Osebe Mauti – Transforming and Nurturing Better Customer Service for Millennials at the Adventist University of Africa Library in Kenya
  • Lawrence Onsager & Terry Robertson – The Wurker-Gibson Bible Collection: an Adventist Connection to the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation
  • Sheila Clark & Darel Bennedbaek – Perception: Seeing Further


  • Rosemary Maturure – How Libraries in Zimbabwe are Serving the Millennium Generation (paper co-authored with Josiline Chigwada)
  • Lynda Baildam & Per Lisle – A Few of Our Favourite Things: Items from the Roy Graham Library
  • Lauren Matacio & Lawrence Onsager – Is SDA History Relevant to Millennials? Minnie Day Sype, Licensed Minister 1902-1956?
  • Networking & Refreshments
  • Bruce McClay – Librarian Life Rules in Seven Words or Less
  • ASDAL Business Session


  • Banquet

The banquet will be held in the wood panelled Oak Lounge of Moor Close, a Grade II listed building built in a mock Tudor style. The Oak Lounge boasts a large monogrammed fire place, beamed ceiling and an oak staircase. Leading off the Oak Lounge are the Green Lounge and Blue Room. The Blue Room is a light and spacious former dining room with mirrored doors and blue scagliola columns. The Green Lounge is an elegant room evocative of the Rococo period with a marble fireplace. Window seats allow beautiful views of the ornamental gardens.

  • After dinner speech – John Baildam, Principal of Newbold College of Higher Education: An Orderly Queue of One


Friday 30 June – Day Tour to London

For those who plan to stay on after the conference, there will be a trip to London on Friday. Return coach travel will be provided.

We will leave Newbold after breakfast. The coach will return to Newbold at 4.30 pm and be back before supper, but you may want to stay on in London and find your own way home. Sunset: 8.22 pm.

Cost: $35 for transport from Newbold to London and back.

Drop off will be at Waterloo.

From Waterloo people can take a hop on hop off tour bus. We will point out the main bus stop.  Several companies go from the same stop. The most affordable tours start around $27. The tours cover multiple tourist sites and include either a tour guide or a free headset.

London Tower Bridge

Alternatively, you may prefer to walk along the Thames from Waterloo to the Tower taking in some of the sites – Houses of Parliament, Tate Modern, St Paul’s Cathedral, London Eye, Globe Theatre, Millennium Bridge, Tower of London etc. (a good hour one way)

For more bespoke options we can suggest or point you in the right direction. Tours of the British Library are good and you can do a building tour or a tour of some of the “treasures”.


Sabbath 1 July – Afternoon Tour of Stanborough Park, Watford

Stanborough Park has housed the headquarters of the Seventh-day Adventists in the British Isles since 1907. The property has also at various times been the home of Newbold College (Stanborough Missionary College), Stanborough Secondary School, The Stanborough Press, Granose (health food factory) and The Stanboroughs (health institution).

In 2016 a Peace Garden was created as a tribute to all those who have stood for peace in wars past and present.

The trip includes a walking tour including the Peace Garden, a tour of Stanborough Park Church and refreshments in the Stanborough Centre.

We will leave Newbold after lunch and return in time for supper.

Cost:  $30 for round trip.


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