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Academic Libraries of Indiana (ALI): Information Literacy Committee


Indiana State University's Cunningham Memorial Library
hosted the summer 2016
ALI ILC UnConference

Thank you, ISU Library!

Details about the conference's theme, the day's agenda, and notes from the day's sessions, can be accessed here:


Information Literacy Committee (ILC)


Serve as a focal point for exploring information literacy issues, discussing new opportunities that would further facilitate collaboration and adoption of best practices among ALI members, and recommend courses of action to the Board. Develop and implement Board and member-approved opportunities. 


Lisa Jarrell, Chair,
[Ball State University]

Linda Lambert
[Taylor University]

Nora Belzowski
[Valparaiso University]

Gail MacKay

Kate Blinn
[Earlham College]

Leslie Morgan
[University of Notre Dame]

Brian Bunnett
[Indiana State University]

Clarence Maybee
[Purdue University]

Rachel Crowley
[Rose Hulman University]

Sally Neal, Past-Chair
[Butler University]

Michael Flier
[Purdue University]

Bill Orme

Yan He

Jennifer Sebai
[Ball State University]

Shannon Johnson

Lan Shen
[Purdue University Calumet]


Marie White
[Ivy Tech]


ALI Annual Meeting 2016 - Information Literacy Presentations

ALI Annual Meeting 2016 - Prindle Institute for Ethics - DePauw University


Presentations from the ALI Annual Meeting 2016:


Brainstorming teaching the New Framework for IL
(Bill Orme's discussion session)

Brainstorming about teaching the New Framework for IL

(Brainstorming artwork by Rhonda Huisman!)

December's Webinar

Click this link: to view the recent Academic Libraries of Indiana (ALI) Information Literacy Committee webinar on: Information Literacy & First Year Students:  Programmatic Instructional Approaches & Assessment held Wednesday, Dec. 9 from 10:00am – 11:15am.  For program details about the webinar, read below.


York College of Pennsylvania

How librarians engage with first year seminar and learning community courses is as varied as the institutions that that we have represented in this webinar.  Learn how both larger and smaller institutions are addressing information literacy in these courses and assessing IL learning.  Speakers for the webinar include: 

Sara Lowe,  Educational Development Librarian at IUPUI University Library, & Sean Stone, Librarian with the Indiana University School of Dentistry – Sara and Sean will share their FYS programmatic assessment work at their former institution, Claremont Colleges.
Catherine Pellegrino, Reference & Instruction Librarian at Saint Mary’s College, will discuss starting a new FYS program with an information literacy learning outcome.
Bill Orme, Associate Dean for Educational Services, IUPUI University Library, will discuss moving the information literacy component of a first year learning community (IUPUI’s University College, U110) to five, online learning modules.
Sally Neal, Associate Dean for Instruction & User Services, Butler University, will review co-assessing student FYS research papers with FYS faculty.

-Sally Neal
Chair, ALI Information Literacy Committee


Contact information for Lisa Jarrell, Head of Educational Technology and Resources Collection, Ball State University Libraries

Lisa Jarrell
Ball State University
(765) 285-5333

March 5, 2015 Webinar

Research & Writing Word Cloud

The ALI Information Literacy Committee hosted a webinar Thursday, March 5, 2:00pm-3:00pm on the convergence of the writing and research process.  Professor Susan Ariew, Academic Services Librarian for Education at the University of South Florida, shared her experience and insights concerning this topic via a webinar format.  Professor Ariew:

  • identified the parallels between the writing and research process
  • discussed teaching strategies that marry the research process with the writing process

To learn more about Professor Ariew’s credentials, visit:  SelectedWorks of Susan A. Ariew

-Sally Neal
ALI ILC 2014-2016 Chair

Hoosiers & Information Literacy (HAIL)


HAIL homepage, mission, and committees

HAIL Professional Development Resources