LOEX 2016

LOEX 2016: Call for Breakout Session Proposals
Learning from the Past, Building for the Future.

44th Annual LOEX Conference
May 5-7, 2016
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

You are invited to Pittsburgh for LOEX 2016 to showcase your innovations in
library instruction. We are excited to see how librarians across the country
are shaping the future of information literacy.

This year’s LOEX tracks are:

● ReImagine: Rethinking Teaching & Learning

● ReFrame: Exploring Multiple Perspectives on Pedagogy

● ReCycle: Using Technology & Keeping Teaching Fresh

● ReConnect: Meeting Your Neighbors – Outreach & Collaboration

● ReInvigorate: Leading to Create Change

● ReAssess: Learning from Success & Failure

Proposals for 50-minute long presentations and interactive workshops can be
submitted only through the online submission form and must be received by
Friday, November 20, 2015. The primary contact for the proposal will receive a
message indicating receipt of the proposal when it is submitted and will be
notified if the proposal has been accepted for presentation by Monday, January
11, 2016.

For more details, please visit

Assessment in Action

WNY/O ACRL Fall Conference, 2015

Friday, October 30, 2015 – 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
RIT Inn & Conference Center
5257 W. Henrietta Rd
Henrietta, NY 14467
Phone: 585-359-1800

Our speakers for the day:

Gabriela Castro Gessner, Research and Assessment Analyst, Cornell University Library
Zsuzsa Koltay, Special Projects Librarian, Cornell University
Bonnie J.M. Swoger, Science Librarian, Head of Reference and Access Services, Milne Library at SUNY Geneseo
Corey Ha, Head of ITS, Milne Library at SUNY Geneseo

The conference program will follow shortly. More information can be found here: http://wnyoacrl.org/wnyo-acrl-fall-conference-2015-2/.

Registration is open until October 16. Register online at https://wsadmzxukh.formstack.com/forms/wnyoacrl_fall_conference_2015.

Any questions or comments can be directed to:
Jonathan Coe
Programs Chair, WNY/O ACRL
Niagara University Library,
Niagara University, NY 14109
(716) 286-8005

2015 Connecticut Info Lit Conference Registration is open!

Space is very limited for this popular event, the only one-day conference
dedicated to information literacy in the state. Engaging keynotes and breakout
sessions; breakfast and lunch included in the affordable registration fee of
$50 CLA members, $60 nonmembers. Visit the Connecticut Library Association
meeting page
and scroll down to “program info” to
review session descriptions before “registering”.

3rd European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL 2015)

We cordially invite you to attend our 3rd European Conference on Information Literacy (ECIL 2015), to be held from 19-22 October 2015, in Tallinn, Estonia.

In the Conference, additional to all aspects of Information Literacy – please visit the Conference website for a detailed list of topics – http://ecil2015.ilconf.org/– the contribution of information literacy to the smart lifestyle and green society issues will be focused and explored. ECIL aims to bring together researchers, information professionals, media specialists, educators, environmentalists, sustainability experts, policy makers, employers and all other related parties from around the world to exchange knowledge and experience and discuss recent developments and current challenges in both theory and practice.
The conference will be composed of several types of contributions, such as full papers, posters, PechaKucha (short presentations), best practices, workshops, panels, invited talks, doctoral forum; each has different requirements and restrictions regarding the length, time allocation and content. Contributions should be prepared using the templates available through the Conference website and submitted electronically via the conference management system by March 16, 2015.

Say-it-in-Six Lightning Rounds: Case Studies on Using Data to Improve Library Services

Say-it-in-Six Lightning Rounds: Case Studies on Using Data to Improve Library Services

How do other libraries use data to assess, promote, or improve their services? LLAMA MAES invites you to “Say-it-in-Six Lightning Rounds: Case Studies on Using Data to Improve Library Services” at the 2014 ALA Conference. The format for the six minutes of presentation is adapted from Ron Hoff’s book Say It in Six: How to Say Exactly What You Mean in Six Minutes or Less.

When: Monday, June 30th, from 8:30am-10am.
Where: Las Vegas Hotel, Pavilion 11

This fast-paced program will feature five presenters from a variety of settings. Sit back and watch each presenter give a brief presentation at your table, followed by time for Q&A. Presenters include:

* Josh Boyer, North Carolina State University, reporting on several small-scale usability tests modeled after user experience designer Steve Krug
* Greg Careaga, University of California, Santa Cruz, presenting on a student survey assessing support for maintaining library operating hours
* Linda Garvin, Edmonton Public Library, discussing the “Activity per Hour per FTE” table that helps with staffing allocations
* Helene Lafrance & Joanne Britton, Santa Clara University, discussing a mixed methods approach to assessing the information commons
* Heather Greer Klein, NC LIVE, presenting on using library characteristics and vendor usage data to create peer groupings and usage benchmarks for North Carolina libraries

*Attendance will be limited to 120 participants to allow for the small group discussion format. We hope to see you there!

Conferences Coming Soon…

***2013 LOEX Conference*** will be held  in Nashville, TN on May 2-4, 2013. Creating an Information Literacy Playlist.   –  Announced last month is the Call for Proposals for breakout sessions – submit yours by November 16th! – Also announced is the Call for Poster Proposals for students and fellows/residents – contact any students you know and encourage them to submit a proposal by January 25, 2013.

Augustana Information Literacy in Academic Libraries Workshop will be held November 14-15, 2012 at the University of Alberta in Camrose, Alberta, Canada. Creativity and Student Engagement  in Information Literacy. Registration is now open.

ACRL/NY Annual Symposium will be held December 7, 2012  at Baruch College. Cultivating Entrepreneurship in Academic Libraries. Registration is now open.

LILAC 2013 will be held March 25-27, 2013 at The University of Manchester. The closing date for abstract submissions is  November 16, 2012, 5:00 p.m. (GMT).

ACRL 2013 will be held April 10-13, 2013 in Indianapolis, IN. The application deadline for Cyber Zed Shed presentation, poster session, roundtable discussion and Virtual Conference webcast proposal is November 9.

ACRL/NEC Annual Conference will be held May 10, 2013 at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. Communities in the Cloud, the Commons, and the College. The deadline for proposal submission is midnight on November 30, 2012.

WILU 2013 will be held May 8-10, 2013 at The University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick. Synchronicity: The Time is Now. Submit your proposal by December 3, 2012.

International Evidence Based Library and Information Practice Conference will be held  July 15 – 18, 2013 at  the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada. The Possibilities are Endless…. Submit your proposal by November 30, 2012

2012 Global Education Conference

The 2012 Global Education Conference is November 12 – 17 this year, and if you   haven’t been a part of this amazing, online, 5-day, 24-hour-a-day event, we   sure hope you will join us this year! There’s lots of amazing news about the conference   below (really), so skim down below and find that which is important to you:1. The conference is free to attend. If you join the   conference network, you’ll be kept informed of the details and new   announcements.

2. You can still submit to present! The deadline   to submit proposals for both the Global Education Conference and the   affiliated iEARN Annual Conference and Youth Summit are October   29th. This is a highly inclusive event with a focus on participation–we’ll   have hundreds of sessions from educators around the world, and even if you’ve never presented before, we hope you will consider sharing your experiences   and expertise in connecting educators, classrooms, and students globally.   You’ll be hard-pressed to find a conference more dedicated to peer professional development, so jump right in!

This also means that we have extended the deadline for film exhibition submissions. If you’ve got a  digital film to share on a global topic, check out this post for more details.

3. Even though we are still accepting proposals to present, the   current schedule of accepted sessions has been posted! You’ll find the hourly listing of sessions in any one of 36 times zones here. (We’re quite proud of how easy it is for anyone in the world to attend and participate in the conference in their own time   zone!) More sessions are being added daily.

4. We’re starting our drive for volunteer moderators,   which also means that we have our first training sessions for presenters and moderators starting next week. We love our volunteer moderators, and you don’t have to be an expert to help us with this crucial part of the   conference program. To learn more or to sign up as a volunteer moderator,  go here. To see the training sessions that are scheduled, go   to the session schedule for your time zone.

5. Lucy Gray has done it again this year with another INCREDIBLE set of keynote speakers for the conference. Seriously, you are going to be blown away.  Check them out here. Tell your friends. Email everyone you know. Really, the lineup is THAT SERIOUSLY AMAZING. I don’t want to diminish your   excitement at seeing the whole list, but (I’m whispering): Dale Dogherty,   Karen Cator, Larry Johnson, Dan Russell, and Tony Wagner just to start. Really. Go look…

6. We have a gaming strand this year!   We’re  thrilled to be working with BrainPOP to   highlight game play within a global education context.

7. We’re also working with Cisco’s GETideas.org and EdSurge on a   specialized conference strand that will focus on innovative and collaboration technologies with the potential to transform learning experiences for students around the globe. This strand will focus on   companies offering tools and resources that support the mission of the conference and showcase global collaborations between groups.

8. We’re still accepting conference sponsors and non-profit partners. Organizations interested in financially supporting the conference, please   email me at steve@hargadon.com. Potential non-profit partners can sign up here.

9. We depend on the community to help get the word out about the conference,   since this is a free event and built by the community. So please do spread the word! Forward this email, blog or tweet about the   conference (#globaled12), or send the conference website link (http://www.globaleducationconference.com)   to your own mailing list. Global education has never been more important, and   there’s really nothing quite like our free and highly-participative online conference to help make a difference in the lives of students, educators,   administrators, parents, families, and communities.

See you online!


Steve Hargadon
Co-Founder and Co-Chair, 2012 Global Education Conference

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Assessment Beyond Statistics mini-conference

Hello everyone,

Registration is now open for The North Carolina Library Association (NCLA) College & University Section and Community & Junior College Libraries Section mini conference “Assessment Beyond Statistics”.  The mini conference will take place on Friday, November 2, 2012 at the Davidson County Community College – Conference Center, Thomasville, NC. Click here http://www.nclaonline.org/college-university for more information and registration.

Lisa Williams
Coordinator of Research Assistance & Learning Commons Services
W.M. Randall Library
University of North Carolina Wilmington
Wilmington, NC 28403

FACRL Conference Oct. 18-19


    Nova Southeastern University
    Alvin Sherman Library
    3100 Ray Ferrero Jr. Blvd
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33314


    Thursday, October 18:
  • FACRL Board Meeting, 4-5PM at the Alvin Sherman Library
  • FACRL Reception from 5-7pm at the Alvin Sherman Library, Room 205S – All are Welcome!
    Friday, October 19:
  • Fall 2012 Program from 8:00AM – 3:15PM. (breakfast & coffee from 8:00am-8:30am)


      FACRL is offering an online registration & payment option for the first time! PayPal will be used for secure payment processing; with PayPal you can use a credit card or PayPal account. If you prefer not to pay online, a mail-in registration form is also available.

Registration is limited to a maximum of 100 people

    Registration must be received by October 12, 2012 (electronically or mail-in). Lunch and reception are included in the registration fee.
    You have 2 options:
      To register & pay online, click here for

Online Registration & Payment

      To register & pay by check, click here to download the

Mail-in Registration Form

  • ACRL or FLA Member: $50.00
  • Non-ACRL or Non-FLA Member: $60.00
  • Student:$30.00
  • Retired Librarian or Job-Seeking Librarian: $30.00
  • On-Site registration: $60.00 (space permitting)

Cancellations must be received by October 12, 2012.



Ft. Lauderdale Campus

    on the web site:



      Free parking; parking passes and directions to the library will be e-mailed to you after registration is received. Refer to the following page for more information on the location of NOVA Southeastern University:

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