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Information Literacy Committee: 2024 Unconference

Information and Resources from the Information Literacy Committee of the Academic Libraries of Indiana (ALI)

About ALI Informaton Literacy Commitee

This UnConference is 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:

  • Jim Shimkus, Research and Teaching Services Librarian, Ball State University
  • Jenni Burke, Science Librarian, Butler University
  • Kayla Burt Flegal, Access Services Librarian, Depauw University
  • Rachel Fundator, Information Literacy Instructional Designer, Purdue University
  • Shane White, Librarian: Head of Research Services, University of Southern Indiana

About the Unconference

2024 ALI Information Literacy UnConference: Communities of Practice and Mentorship 

Using the unconference model, attendees will identify the topics to be discussed through the day and work together to share examples and discuss options. The Unconference will begin with a panel discussing Communities of Practice in Indiana libraries.

After lunch, there will be a Mentorship discussion.

Event Details

Date: Thursday, July 18, 2024

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

Location: Butler University, Irwin Library

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


Parking: Please park in the Butler University Parking Garage. Validation will be provided.





8:45 - 9:30

Registration and Breakfast

9:30 - 9:40


9:40 - 10:40

Opening Session: Communities of Practice

10:40 - 11:10

Preparing Unconference Discussion Topics

11:10 - 11:15


11:15 - 12:00

Breakout session 1

12:00 - 1:00


1:00 - 1:45

Mentorship Discussion

1:45 - 1:50


1:50 - 2:35

Breakout Session 3

2:35 - 2:45


2:45 - 3:30

Closing Discussion