From Stale to Stellar: Practical innovations for teaching information literacy

Are you a librarian in the greater New York City area? Are you looking to discuss practical ways to reinvigorate your instruction? Does your library want to try out a new instructional approach but could use some advice? Do you have experience related to gaming, flipped instruction, or other innovative practices to share? If so, please join us for an event organized by the City University of New York’s Information Literacy Advisory Council (LILAC):

“From Stale to Stellar: Practical innovations for teaching information literacy.”

Friday, April 25, 2014, 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Brooklyn College Library, Fourth Floor (Room 411)

2900 Bedford Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11210

Light refreshments will be served

Event is FREE! RSVP at

Topic leaders (listed below) will first offer short introductions to a variety of innovative instructional practices. Attendees will then break into small, facilitated group discussions focused on the opportunities, practicalities, and challenges of developing new learning opportunities in the following areas:

* Integrating information literacy in distance learning contexts

Robin Davis, John Jay College

* Teaching & assessing information literacy for graduate students

Shawnta Smith, Graduate Center

* Gaming

Maura Smale, New York City College of Technology

* Flipped Information Literacy Classroom

Madeline Cohen, Jennifer Poggiali, and Alison Lehner-Quam, Lehman College

* Critical Information Literacy

Ian Beilin, New York City College of Technology

Again, the workshop is free. Please RSVP at:

Hoping to see you there!

Robert Farrell (Lehman College)

Amy Stempler (College of Staten Island)

LILAC Co-conveners, 2013-2014