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Information Literacy Committee: 2022 Unconference

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2022 ALI Information Literacy UnConference

IvyTech Plainfield

Ivy Tech Plainfield campus

About ALI Informaton Literacy Commitee

This UnConference was hosted by the Academic Libraries of Indiana (ALI) Information Literacy Committee (ILC). The Information Literacy Committee of ALI serves 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.

UnConference Planning Committee members were:

  • Eric Bradley, Librarian: Head of Research and Instruction, Goshen College
  • Kelli Herm, Instruction Librarian, IUPUI
  • Erica Mcfarland, Lead Instructional Design Librarian, Ivy Tech
  • Andrew Misler, Information Services Librarian, Ball State University

About the Unconference

2022 ALI Information Literacy UnConference: Technology Trends in Information Literacy: Augmented Reality and Artificial Intelligence


Via the unconference model, attendees identified the topics to be discussed through the day and worked together to share examples and discuss options.


Event Details

Date: Friday, July 22, 2022

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

Location: Ivy Tech Community College Plainfield (MADE @ Plainfield building), 1610 Reeves Rd, Plainfield, IN 46168

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

Registration has closed

Parking: Free parking directly in front of the building

Covid-19 Guidelines: We will be following all current CDC and Ivy Tech recommendations.




8:45 - 9:30

Registration and Breakfast

9:30 - 9:40


9:40 - 10:40

Opening Session: Panel on topic

10:40 - 11:10

Preparing Unconference Discussion Topics

11:10 - 11:15


11:15 - 12:00

Breakout 1: Instruction Synchronous


Breakout 2: Collection Development

12:00 - 1:00


1:00 - 1:45

Breakout 1: Instruction Asynchronous


Breakout 2: Reference - Chat bot service

1:45 - 1:50


1:50 - 2:35

Breakout 1: Faculty and stakeholder engagement


Breakout 2: Outreach / library tours

2:35 - 2:45


2:45 - 3:30

Closing Session


Augmented Reality and Artificial Intelligence Beginner Tools

Sketchfab, a browser based 3D model/animation viewer and repository with VR/AR functionality

Adobe Aero, Adobe's AR creation tool

Recommended Readings

Avila, S. (2017). Implementing augmented reality in academic libraries. Public Services Quarterly, 13(3), 190–199.
Cox, A. M., Pinfield, S., & Rutter, S. (2018). The intelligent library: Thought leaders’ views on the likely impact of artificial intelligence on academic libraries. Library Hi Tech, 37(3), 418–435.
Lund, B. D., & Agbaji, D. A. (2018). Augmented reality for browsing physical collections in academic libraries. Public Services Quarterly, 14(3), 275–282.
Oyelude, A. A. (2018). Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) in libraries and museums. Library Hi Tech News, 35(5), 1–4.
Varnum, K. J. (2019). Beyond reality: Augmented, virtual, and mixed reality in the library (Vol. 1–1 online resource (x, 134 pages) : illustrations). ALA Editions.