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2016 ALI Information Literacy UnConference: About

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ISU's Cunningham Memorial Library

Indiana State University Cunningham Memorial Library

About ALI Informaton Literacy Commitee

This UnConference is hosted by the Academic Libraries of Indiana (ALI) Information Literacy Committee (ILC). The committee's charge is to:

  • explore information literacy issues,
  • discuss opportunities,
  • facilitate collaboration and
  • be aware of and promote best practices.

UnConference Planning Commitee members are:

  • Sally Neal, Instruction & User Services Associate Dean, Butler Universitty
  • Brian Bunnett, Chair of Public Services, Indiana State University
  • Lisa Jarrell, Head of Educational Technology and Resources Collection, Ball State University
  • Michael Flierl, Assistant Professor of Library Science and Learning Design Specialist, Purdue University
  • Dara Middleton, Events, Marketing, and Mail Services Coordinator, Indiana State University

Breakout Session Schedule (Approximate flow of events)

Example of how the day will unfold:

Session Events Room area Room 028 Room - Events Room
8:45 - 9:30 Registration    
9:30 - 10:15 Opening Session    
10:15 - 10:30 Break    
10:30 - 11:15  

Developing Partnerships w/fac;
ac Resistance to Librarian Help;
Fac Perceptions; Relationship Building

Collaboration in Assignment Design
11:15 - 12:00   Partnering at Curriculum/Dept.level - Programmatic IL  Standards - Framework - How to Communicate
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch    
1:00 - 1:45   IL and Student Retention & success Writing Programs and IL
1:45 - 2:30   Partnering outside the Library (Community) IL and Career Readiness
2:30 - 2:45 Break    
2:45 - 3:30 Closing Session    

About the UnConference

2016 ALI Information Literacy UnConference: Partnering for Success

At this year’s ALI (Academic Libraries of Indiana) Information Literacy Committee Unconference (Wednesday, July 20) Indiana academic librarians will explore ways to "partner for success," working with others on campus to teach/promote information literacy.  

How does your institution partner with other campus departments, units, and disciplines in teaching information literacy?  In addition to the traditional partnering we do with faculty and discipline departments and programs, we want to know how you are partnering with writing centers, learning resource centers, career services, student affairs, greek life, health & wellness, programs, diversity programs & services, campus publishing initiatives (undergraduate journals and manuscript publications), and teaching and learning centers. Partnering with curricular development committees and administrative units can also be discussed concerning developing programmatic information literacy.  The goal is to highlight how “two or three can be better than one” when it comes to teaching the concepts of information literacy.

Via the unconference model, attendees will identify the topics to be discussed through the day and work together to share examples and discuss options.

Registration is now open2016 ALI ILC UnConference Registration

Event Details

Date: Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Time: 8:45 am Registration – 3:30pm (Opening Session begins at 9:30am)

Location: Cunningham Memorial Library, Indiana State University, 510 N 6 1/2 Street, Terre Haute, IN 47809
(812) 237-2580.   Interested in staying overnight?  ISU has a $119/night rate with breakfast agreement with Hilton Garden Inn (it’s downtown, practically on campus).  Indicate that you are with ISU for this reduced rate, 812-234-8900.

Cost: Free 
(Registration paid by Academic Libraries of Indiana. Breakfasf, hot lunch, snacks provided.)

Registration, go to:  2016 ALI ILC UnConference Registration

Parking:  Free parking in Lots A and Lot 13.  The lots are just north of Cunningham Memorial Library, off of Tippecanoe, which is off of 7th Street.  Here is a link to ISU's interactive, campus map:

Recommended reading:

Want to view some articles that explore collaboration related to information literacy?  Check out the "2016 Conference Readings" tab for selected articles that may pique your curiosity concerning the breadth and depth of this topic.