Illinois Academic Librarians Presenting at LOEX 2016

Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)

April 12, 2016

Several librarians from Illinois colleges and universities will be giving presentations at this year’s LOEX (Library Orientation Exchange) Conference. The event will take place in Pittsburgh from May 5 to May 7. The theme of this year’s conference, which is the 44th annual gathering, is “Learning from the Past, Building for the Future”. Sessions cover topics ranging from screencasting and data visualization, to cultural diversity and campus-wide initiatives. Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in interactive workshops.

The list of sessions being given by Illinois librarians is below. (If a non-Illinois librarian is one of the presenters, just the one from Illinois is listed)

“Code for Change! Practical Techniques for Making Your Assessment Data Actionable”–Annie Armstrong (Reference & Liaison Librarian and Coordinator of Teaching & Learning Services), Catherine Lantz (Reference & Liaison Librarian Information Literacy Librarian), Annie Pho (Undergraduate Experience Librarian) and Glenda Insua (Reference & Liaison Librarian), University of Illinois at Chicago

  • discusses strategies for improving assessment of student research habits, including using qualitative data to implement changes based on findings

“Growing Your Instruction as the World Becomes Smaller: International Students and the Academic Library”–Susan Avery (Instructional Services Librarian) and Kirsten Feist (Instructional Services Specialist), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • covers instruction techniques for reaching growing population of international students, in addition to meeting their other academic needs

“Restructure, Recycle, and Renew: Moving to an Improved, yet Sustainable, Information Literacy Program”–Nancy Falciani-White (Teaching & Outreach), Wheaton College

  • discusses approaches for adjusting library instruction to fit changes in curriculum, especially in the context of a smaller institution

“What Do Undergraduate Students Know About Scholarly Communication? A Research Study & Conversation About Implications in Light of Current Trends”– Merinda Kaye Hensley (Digital Scholarship Liaison and Instruction Librarian & Assistant Professor), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • covers undergraduate students’ understanding of scholarly resources, particularly as that knowledge applies to scholarly communication and information literacy

For more information on the conference, go to its website. To see the full list of programs, go here.

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