Illinois Librarians Presenting at Information Literacy Summit

Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)

April 29, 2016

A number of Illinois academic librarians will be presenting at this year’s Information Literacy Conference. The event will take place on Friday, April 29, on the Moraine Valley Community College campus in Palos Hills, IL. This is the 15th time the annual summit has been held; it is being co-sponsored by the Moraine Valley Community College Library and the DePaul University Library this year. The conference is intended for any educators, including teachers and librarians, who are interested in discussing ideas for improving information literacy in the Midwest. The theme of this year’s event is “Shifting Perspectives: Developing Critical Approaches in Information Literacy”.

The sessions being given by Illinois academic librarians are listed below. For instances in which at least one of the presenters is not from Illinois, just the Illinois participants are listed.

10:50 – 11:40 AM

“Crossing the Threshold, Feeling Like a Freshman”–Paula Dempsey, Assistant Professor & Research Services & Resources Librarian, University of Illinois at Chicago; and Heather Jagman, Coordinator of Reference, Instruction, and Academic Engagement, DePaul University

“Critical Library Instruction and Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy”–Kellee E. Warren, Librarian, Prairie State College

“Reflecting and Reframing: Teaching Evidence Based Practice Using the Framework”–Marielle McNeal, Assistant Professor of Information Literacy, Head of Teaching and Learning Services, North Park University

“The Case for Alliance: Critical Media and Information Literacy”–Spencer Brayton, Director, Lumpkin Learning Commons, Blackburn College; and Dr. Natasha Casey, Professor of Communications, Blackburn College

12:40 – 1:30 PM

“Can a Constellation Be Critical? The Position(s) of the ACRL Framework and ACRL Standards for Information Literacy”–Lisa Hinchliffe, Professor/Coordinator for Information Literacy Services and Instruction, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

“Playing the Long Game: Longitudinal Assessment of Information Literacy”–Rachel Fundato, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

“Critical Instruction Made Digital: How Teaching Tools Mean Teaching Critical Thinking”–Kaitlin Springmier, Resident Librarian for Online Learning, University of Chicago

1:40 – 2:30 PM

“Big Data for the Arts Industry: Creating a Data Literacy Curriculum”–April Purcell Levy, Reference & Instruction Librarian, Columbia College Chicago; and Jason Stephens, Lecturer, Business & Entrepreneurship Department, Columbia College Chicago

2:40 – 3:30 PM

“When Assignment Timing Doesn’t Line Up: Creating Instruction Activities for First-Year Students”– Alexander Deeke, Research and Information Services, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign;   Jennifer Saulnier, Graduate Assistant at the Undergraduate Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; and Teagan Eastman, Graduate Assistant at the Undergraduate Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

“When Will I See You Again?”–Patricia Hurley, Assistant Professor of Information Literacy/Head of Reference and Research Services, North Park University

“Phase One: Adopting an Embedded Librarian Program in a Community College Library”–Carolyn Ciesla, Instructional Services Librarian, Prairie State College; Thane Montaner, Collection Management Librarian, Prairie State College; and Matthew Steele, Reference Librarian and Outreach Coordinator, Prairie State College

To see more information about the summit, including a full list of presentations and descriptions, go here.

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