2:00 PM14:00

Archive Management Training and Discussion

Are you trying to start an archive at your college, or do you have one started, but not sure what you’re doing? In this moderated discussion, presented by NILRC’s Professional Development Committee, we will be going over the basics of archival practice, providing you with resources, and answering questions you have about archives.

Please join us on Monday, June 24 at 2 pm. The session will be recorded for those interested but unable to attend.

No reservation necessary—please join us via Zoom. Contact Lisa for the link.

Your trainer and host, Katie Cheever, currently works at two NILRC member institutions.

She is a Certified Archivist who works as an Archives Librarian at Moraine Valley Community College leading the archival program, and as a Librarian at Triton College working in the archive.

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2:00 PM14:00

Information Literacy Outcomes, the Path to College: Community College and High School Librarians Collaborating

On April 30th at 2pm, join us for the next NILRC Information Literacy Committee webinar: https://zoom.us/j/721862146.

Title: Information Literacy Outcomes, the Path to College: Community College and High School Librarians Collaborating

Presented by Jason Ertz, College of DuPage; Amy Glass, Illinois Central College; and Lisa Pritchard, Jefferson College

This webinar approaches collaboration between high school and community college librarians in two different ways. First, the presenters will discuss the different types of early college (dual credit) opportunities available in Illinois and Missouri. Secondly, they will discuss the collaboration process for high school students who may not be enrolled in early college but still need vital information literacy instruction. Both scenarios will talk about the introduction of the ACRL Framework to high school students, along with providing examples, best practices, and resources.

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8:30 AM08:30

Information Literacy Summit

News, Media and Disinformation: Making Sense in Today’s Information Landscape

Keynote Address
Dr. Nicole A. Cooke, Associate Professor and MS/LIS Program Director, School of Information Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Located at Moraine Valley Community College campus

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9:30 AM09:30

NILRC Board Election May 9

We will have an election as part of the May 9 Council of Delegates meeting at Lincoln Land Community College. It is your opportunity to select the people who will guide the organization.

Anyone from a full member institution is eligible to run for a Board position. The positions that need to be filled are:

Chair Elect (three year commitment as Chair Elect, Chair and Past Chair)
Recorder (three year term)
two At Large Members (two year term)

The Board meets remotely every month and is asked to attend the May Council of Delegates meeting to vote on the NILRC Operating Budget for the next year. There is also a one day face to face planning meeting for the Board in July.

Self nominations are encouraged, since people are reluctant to give someone else more work. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NILRCfy20BoardNominations

If you have any questions about being on the Board, please let me, or any Board member know. Hilary Meyer, Chair, hilarymeyer@triton.edu Frances Whaley, Chair-Elect, frances_whaley@ivcc.edu Karen Becker, Recorder, kbecker@kcc.edu Scott Drone-Silvers, Treasurer, sdronesi@lakelandcollege.edu Terra Jacobson, Past Chair, jacobsont6@morainevalley.edu Spencer Brayton, At Large, sbrayton@waubonsee.edu Bryan Clark, At Large, bryan.clark@icc.edu Ashtin Trimble, At Large, trimblea@bhc.edu Amanda Wiesenhofer, At Large, amanda.wiesenhofer@llcc.edu

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10:00 AM10:00

Data Analytics Webinar

I’m excited to announce the next NILRC Information Literacy webinar will be on March 6th at 10am.  We will discuss Data Analytics and how we find, use, and share data to make decisions that better our libraries and our students.  Bryan Clark, Illinois Central College, Claire Ehrlich, Carl Sandburg College, and Lauren Kosrow, Triton College, will lead the webinar.  We look forward to discussing this topic with you in March.

Bryan Clark
Technical Services Librarian
Illinois Central College
East Peoria- L313

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2:30 PM14:30

Information Literacy Summit Registration is Open

18th Annual Information Literacy Summit

News, Media and Disinformation: Making Sense in Today’s Information Landscape
Friday, April 5, 2019, 8:30am-3:30pm
Presented by DePaul University Library and Moraine Valley Community College Library
Located at the Moraine Valley Community College campus (Palos Hills, IL)

Registration is Open

Keynote Address:
Dr. Nicole A. Cooke, Associate Professor and MS/LIS Program Director, School of Information Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

$45 for attendees or $25 for presenters (includes breakfast, lunch and materials)
You may either pay by credit card or send a check payable to Moraine Valley CC Library to the following address:
Moraine Valley CC Library
Information Literacy Summit
9000 W. College Pkwy.
Palos Hills, IL 60465

Who should attend?
• Librarians who are involved with teaching and learning in almost any aspect.
• Academic, school, public and special librarians
• Teachers and other educators who want to discuss information literacy, student research and student use of information.
• Professional Development Credits available



Tish Hayes

Information Literacy Librarian

Moraine Valley Community College Library

Pronouns: she/her


(708) 974-5734

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2019 Allerton Conference - Call for Presentations

Do you have ideas and experience to share? The Allerton Conference Planning Committee needs your help to make the upcoming 2019 conference a success!

Held at the Allerton Park & Retreat Center in Monticello IL, this year’s conference will take place October 3-4, 2019. With a theme of Progress through Persuasion & Perseverance, presentations will focus on:

-       Recognizing key stakeholders and understanding what appeals to them

-       Recovering and re-envisioning your project after an unsuccessful proposal

-       Assessing progress and success

-       Presenting unpopular topics in an impactful way

-       Conquering criticism

-       Overcoming obstacles big or small to achieve success

 Due to the popularity of last year’s conference format, presenters will be asked to prepare 10-15 minute lightning talks followed by a guided discussion or interactive activity related to the topic of the presentation.

If you have a success story to share at the Allerton Conference, please send a proposal including the names of all presenters and an abstract of your presentation to Stephanie King at stephanie_king@ivcc.edu by Friday March 29th.

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9:00 AM09:00

Illinois Community College OER Summit

Date: Friday, November 30, 2018

Time: Registration/Breakfast 8:30-9:00 a.m.

Program: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Location: College of DuPage

Cost: $40 ($35 if registered before 10/19/18)

This event is for Illinois Community College faculty, administrators, librarians, and instructional designers to discuss Open Educational Resources (OER). We expect representation from all Illinois Community Colleges. We’ll learn together and share ways to integrate OER at your college and across the state. Please share as appropriate.

More information about speakers, topics, and registration at: https://www.codlrc.org/OERSummit

Registration will open on September 19, 2018.

Registration will close when sold out or on November 16, 2018.

Space is limited!

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