18th Annual Information Literacy Summit Registration Open

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

Cost
$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

http://informationliteracysummit.org/

Tish Hayes

Information Literacy Librarian

Moraine Valley Community College Library

Pronouns: she/her

hayesL45@morainevalley.edu

(708) 974-5734

Data Analytics Webinar March 6 at 10am

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
309/694-5508

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.

2019 Information Literacy Summit Call for Proposals

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

 Keynote Address

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

 Call for Proposals  

We are seeking presenters to lead engaging and interactive discussions about information literacy and library instruction. We are especially interested in breakout sessions and panels which focus on this year’s theme: News, Media and Disinformation: Making Sense in Today’s Information Landscape. We hope to foster conversations across all types of libraries, schools, and other organizations and encourage a diversity of perspectives in this proposal call.

 The Summit is a regional conference which will be held at the Moraine Valley Community College campus. If you wish to propose more than one breakout session, please fill out a form for each topic. Breakout sessions and panels will be 50 minutes long and should include audience interaction or discussion. Panel discussions should have a three person maximum. Hands-on lessons and demonstrations (and/or practical takeaways) are encouraged. Sessions typically have 20-40 participants.

 The submission should include a 200-300 word description of your session. Please include learning outcomes and a brief explanation of why people should attend your session and what they will take away. A shorter abstract (around 100 words) for publication in the Summit programming will be required as well.

 Please fill out this Google form to propose a breakout session

 Deadline to submit proposals is Friday, January 11, 2019

 Some possible topics for sessions include:

  ·         News and Media Literacy

·         Social Justice and Information Literacy

·         Critical Information Literacy

·         Critical Pedagogies

·         Service Learning

·         Student Curiosity and Creativity

·         Student Centered Teaching and Learning

·         Students as creators

·         Reflective Practice

·         Communities of Practice

·         Applications of the Framework for Information Literacy

·         Programmatic assessments

·         Instructional design

 More info about the Summit can be found at http://informationliteracysummit.org/

 

Professional Development Committee Reinstated

NILRC Members,

We heard you! Based on the wonderful, robust feedback we received both at the NILRC Allerton Conference and at this month’s virtual Town Hall, we saw a great need to provide training and development opportunities to all of our members throughout the year.

As a result, the NILRC Board has reinstated and revised the Professional Development Committee to meet the needs of today’s library and LRC employees:

The Professional Development Committee coordinates and creates training and development resources for all levels of library employees. Delivery methods include asynchronous education models, such as recorded webinars and moderated listserv discussions, in addition to synchronous methods. The Professional Development Committee is expected to communicate with other NILRC committees to avoid duplicative efforts and maximize the diversity of topics covered across the modes of delivery.

Micheal Kott of Morton College has agreed to serve as inaugural committee chair.

We are currently seeking committee members! Committee membership should reflect the diversity of functions, employee groups, and departments that comprise our libraries and LRCs across the state. If you work in a library or LRC, you are eligible.

We are aware that this listserv does not reach everyone—please pass along this message to talented people you know and invite them to join the committee.

Reach out to Micheal or myself to indicate interest or ask questions.

This is an exciting time at NILRC, and we’d love for you to be a part of it.

Please inform us of your interest by Tuesday, December 11.

Thank you.

Regards,

Hilary
NILRC Chair

Information Literacy Summit: News, Media and Disinformation: Making Sense in Today's Information Landscape

Friday, April 5, 2019, 8:30a.m.-3:30p.m.
Presented by DePaul University Library and Moraine Valley Community College Library
Located at Moraine Valley Community College campus

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

Call for Proposals
We are seeking presenters to lead engaging and interactive discussions about information literacy and library instruction. We are especially interested in breakout sessions and panels which focus on this year’s theme: News, Media and Disinformation: Making Sense in Today’s Information Landscape. We hope to foster conversations across all types of libraries, schools, and other organizations and encourage a diversity of perspectives in the proposal call.

The summit is a regional conference which will be held at the Moraine Valley Community College campus. If you wish to propose more that one breakout session, please fill out a form for each topic. Breakout sessions and panels will be 50 minutes long and should include audience interaction or discussion. Panel discussions should have a three person maximum. Hands-on lessons and demonstrations (and/or practical takeaways) are encouraged. Sessions typically have 20-40 participants.

The submission should include a 200-300 word description of your session. Please include learning outcomes and a brief explanation of why people should attend your session and what they will take away. A shorter abstract (around 100 words) for publication in the Summit programming will be required as well.

Please fill out this Google form to propose a breakout session.

Deadline to submit proposals is Friday, January 11, 2019

Some possible topics include:

  • News and Media Literacy

  • Social Justice and Information Literacy

  • Critical Pedagogies

  • Service Learning

  • Student Curiosity and Creativity

  • Student Centered Teaching and Learning

  • Students as creators

  • Reflective Practice

  • Communities of Practice

  • Applications for the Framework for Information Literacy

  • Programmatic assessments

  • Instructional Design

More info about the Summit can be found at http://informationliteracysummit.org

NILRC Town Hall, Nov. 8 at 11 am

Dear NILRC Members,

 We are hosting a virtual Town Hall for all interested employees at NILRC institutions on Thursday, November 8, from 11 am-12 pm.   

Please join us at that time by using this link: https://zoom.us/j/6085234094

 We will be discussing our Strategic Plan as well as what we should start, change, or continue as an organization. We are especially interested in hearing from all employee groups.

 Mark your calendars for additional upcoming events and programming:

·         November 29: Info Lit Seminar on free and reusable multimedia (10 am, https://zoom.us/j/6085234094)

·         November 30: OER Summit (College of DuPage)

·         April 26: Learning Innovations Conference (Richland)

·         May 9: NILRC Council of Delegates Meeting (Lincoln Land)

·         October 3-4: NILRC Allerton Conference 2019

 Thank you.

 Regards,

Hilary Meyer

NILRC Chair

 

NILRC News: An Exciting Academic Year

August 21, 2018

Dear NILRC Members,

Hello from the NILRC Board, and here’s to the start of another exciting academic year.
As Chair, I’m thrilled to share some of the exciting initiatives our board, committees, and working groups are tackling this year.

In the second year of our Strategic Plan, we’ll be continuing our work on professional development as well as benchmarks, best practices, and metrics, with a special focus on networking and collaboration.

To that end, we’ll be hosting a virtual Town Hall for all members on Thursday, November 8 at 11 am. We’ll share a full agenda soon, but I’m most looking forward to a discussion on staff programming and engagement.

Until then, please encourage all employees at your institution to engage with NILRC in whatever ways they can, whether it’s joining the NILRC listserv or NILRC Facebook Group, attending a webinar or in-person workshop, or volunteering on committees or working groups (send a note to Lisa Sikora if interested).

We are developing webinar topics applicable to staff at all levels. Please share your topic ideas on this listserv or on our Facebook Group.

Another great opportunity for staff to get involved in a leadership capacity is to serve as the Delegate for their institution. NILRC Delegates do not have to be the head of their library or learning resource center. Any employee from a member institution can (and does) serve. If you are interested, or know someone who would embrace this opportunity, contact Lisa for more information.

Finally, as we all continue to work with ever-tightening collection budgets, please reach out to Lisa if you are interested in subscribing to a new eresource or want to see if NILRC can negotiate a better deal on your behalf. There is no minimum institution involvement—Lisa will reach out to vendors on behalf of a single institution.

I hope to see many of you at NILRC’s Allerton Conference on Thursday, September 27 and Friday, September 28. Look for the registration link soon.

You’ll be hearing from me periodically throughout the year as we have news to report and share, but NILRC is only as good as its members—so let’s keep the conversation going. What are you struggling with? What are you proud of? We can’t wait to hear from you.

Thank you on behalf of the entire NILRC Board.

Regards,

Hilary Meyer
NILRC Chair

Libraries Aren't Neutral: Teaching Information Literacy through a Critical Librarianship Lens

What does it mean to apply critical librarianship to teaching information literacy? How can we, as community college librarians, help our students develop skills to solve real-world problems and fight injustice? In this session, we'll discuss practices of critical librarianship in information literacy.