Dec. 11 application deadline for Immersion ’10 Program

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Dec. 11 application deadline for Immersion ’10 Program
Friday, December 11 is the application deadline for the ACRL Immersion ’10 Program.  Complete program details and application materials are online at

The ACRL Immersion ’10 Program provides four-and-a-half days of intensive information literacy training and education for academic librarians.  Applications are being accepted for Immersion ’10 Teacher and Program tracks, to be held at Champlain College in Burlington, Vt., July 25-30, 2010:
TEACHER TRACK. This track focuses on individual development for those who are interested in enhancing, refreshing, or extending their individual instruction skills. Curriculum includes classroom techniques, learning theory, leadership, and assessment framed in the context of information literacy.  Participants selected for the Teacher Track will prepare a description of an instructional situation and a related presentation in advance of the Immersion program. During Immersion, participants will revise the presentation based on feedback from colleagues and faculty.

PROGRAM TRACK. This track focuses on developing, integrating, and managing institutional and programmatic information literacy programs. Participants selected for the Program Track will develop individual case studies in advance of the Immersion program. Change dynamics, systems thinking, institutional outcomes assessment, scalability, and the integration of teaching, learning, and technology will be brought to bear on analyzing the various programmatic challenges presented in the case studies. Immersion participants will be expected to develop the case studies

Acceptance to Immersion ’10 is competitive to ensure an environment that fosters group interaction and active participation. The application deadline is December 11, 2009, and notifications will be issued in February 2010.

Questions concerning the program or application process should be directed to Margot Conahan at (312) 280-2522, or e-mail

9-15 November 2009: Information Literacy Week in Second Life

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Monday 9- Sunday 15th November is Information Literacy Week in Second Life, the
virtual world. Events have been organised by people in the USA, Colombia and
the UK.  Note that Second Life time = PDT

You will be able to participate if you have a SL avatar and have the SL browser
installed on your computer.

The website for the event is at and that is
where updates to the programme will be.

The following events are scheduled
———————–Monday November 9th

***Student exhibition of Information Literacy
4-5am SL time (for times in your country/region see

First year BSc Information Management students at the University of Sheffield
display the models of the “SCONUL 7 Pillars of Information Literacy” which they
have adapted with examples from questions to do with Swine Flu.

***Evento en español: Lecciones aprendidas y buenas prácticas en programas de
Alfabetización Informacional-Spanish Event: Lessons learned and best practices
in INFOLIT programs
7-9 am SLT (for times in your country/region see
Se pretende reunir a diferentes profesionales que estén desarrollando programas
de Alfabetización Informacional con el fin de compartir algunas lecciones
aprendidas y buenas prácticas que dichos programas han dejado, y que sirvan de
guía para otros profesionales y programas.
Organized By: Alejandro Uribe Tirado

***ACRL IL in SL Week event
6pm SLT (and ongoing to 15 November) (for times in your country/region see

MLIS students at the University of Hawaii collaborate with Alexandria Knight of
UCLA on an IL exhibit and event at the ACRL site on ALA Island

———————Tuesday 10th November

*** Health Literacy exhibit: launch!
9-10am SLT and then ongoing (for times in your country/region see

Health Literacy is important to help you understand and manage your health care
decisions and needs.
Our interactive exhibit will test your knowledge about stroke (brain attack),
heart attack and some common medical terminology.
Come learn at our Health Literacy exhibit at Health Info Island!
Exhibit organised by Brielle Coronet, Medical Librarian

Ongoing exhibitions:
= = Student exhibitions of Information literacy

————– Wednesday 11th November

***HIV Testing and Information Literacy
9-10am SLT launch and then ongoing (for times in your country/region see
Karuna Island is the Second Life sim devoted to celebrating the lives of those
dealing with HIV/AIDS and making information, support, and creative services
available to them in the SL community. Robin Mochi, Karuna Island Consumer
Health Librarian, has created an interactive mindmap on HIV Testing using the
SCONUL 7 Pillars of Information Literacy.

Ongoing exhibitions:
= = Student exhibitions of Information literacy
= = Health Literacy

————– Thursday 12th November

*** SL orientation for librarians
6.30-8.00 am SLT (for times in your country/region see

New to Second Life? Learn some SL basics in this virtual workshop. It will be
led by Sheila Yoshikawa (Sheila Webber in Real Life, Department of Information
Studies, Sheffield University) and Kitty Mumfuzz (Keri Gray in Real Life, who
runs Weekes Gray Recruitment (
To book a place, please email with your real life and second
life names and you will given the landmark

Ongoing exhibitions:
= = Student exhibitions of Information literacy
= = Health Literacy
= = HIV Testing and Information Literacy

————– Friday 13th November

***Opening of “What it means to me”: an exhibition on the way people think about
information and information literacy
1am-2am SLT then ongoing
This is the opening of an exhibition drawing on quotations about what
informationand information literacy mean to different people. The aim is that
this will be a growing 3D exhibition that will be flown up to a sky platform at
the end of Information Literacy week.

**Information Literacy Panel: “Web 2.0 Approaches to IL”
Noon SLT (for times in your country/region see

Information Literacy Panel produced by MLIS students at the University of
Hawaii. Moderator: (Alexandria Knight) Esther Grassian, UCLA
Panelists: (Sheila Yoshikawa) Sheila Webber, U. Sheffield, Marsha Schnirring
(Buk Binder)

Ongoing exhibitions:
= = Student exhibitions of Information literacy
= = Health Literacy
= = HIV Testing and Information Literacy

————– Saturday 14th November

Ongoing exhibitions:
= = Student exhibitions of Information literacy
= = Health Literacy
= = HIV Testing and Information Literacy
= = What it means to me”: an exhibition on the way people think about
information and information literacy

————– Sunday 15th November

***Information Literacy week: Closing party!
1pm SLT (for times in your country/region see

Come to a party to celebrate the close of the first annual Information Literacy
Week in SL, hosted by Sheila Yoshikawa (Info Lit Island) and Adra Letov, at the
beautiful Jazz Cat.

Information Literacy Across the Curriculum

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Information Literacy Across the Curriculum
co-sponsored by ACRL

Wednesdays, November 4, 11, 18, 2009
1:00 – 2:00 pm Eastern

Jill Gremmels, Director, Davidson College Library
Leslie Warren, IL Librarian/Public Services, Moraine Valley CC
Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, Head Undergrad Librarian and Coordinator for IL Services and Instruction, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Michelle Millet, IL Librarian, Trinity University, TX

Click here to register

As part of implementing an information literacy program, many librarians and faculty face the daunting task of integrating IL skills across an entire curriculum. Undertaking this task is time consuming and demands the patience and support of a number of campus constituents. But when complete, it offers more vision and greater curricular integration than most realize. The process can be made easier because the Information Literacy Standards for Higher Education provide a highly flexible blueprint for strategic planning.

This workshop offers first hand accounts about how to integrate IL competencies systematically throughout a general education or major curriculum. Programs highlighted will include a large state university, a liberal arts college and a community college.

Each week synchronous Webcasts featuring a different set of practitioners will present and discuss the methods needed to grow a holistic information literacy program. The “how-to” focus offers participants, regardless of the stage of their IL program the tools, resources and action plans needed to expand the IL concept, tie it to curriculum and demonstrate its educational significance.

All of the TLT Group’s online offerings include
use of “low threshold” tools,
examination of controversial issues,
options for participants with a range of experience, and
suggestions for assessment as you integrate what you’ve learned into your repertoire.

Participants for this workshop should sign-in 15 minutes early for tech instructions and to meet others in the group; they also have the option of remaining online for a half-hour follow-up discussion immediately after the workshop.

LILAC 2010

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The Librarians Information Literacy Annual Conference (LILAC) will take place in Limerick, Ireland on 29th – 31st March 2010.

The themes of the conference will be:

• Measuring Impact
• Developing the IL practitioner
• IL and research
• Making connections
• Innovative practice

The call for papers will be in September 2009.

MLA Releases Web-based Health Information Literacy Tutorial

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Now available: the health information literacy tutorial “Prescription for Information: Addressing Health Information Literacy!” Developed by Gail Kouame, Consumer Health Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine Pacific Northwest Region, for MLA’s Health Information Literacy (HIL) Research Project, the tutorial is for health care providers and emphasizes the importance of health literacy and the challenges patients face in understanding medical terminology. It also helps participants recognize the impact that low health literacy has on patient care and learn about health information resources and strategies available to them and their patients. The tutorial also describes health literacy services provided by medical librarians. Based upon the health information literacy curriculum, “Putting Information into Health Literacy,” developed by Sabrina Kurtz-Rossi for the MLA HIL project, the tutorial is free, but requires registration.

Michigan Information Literacy Initiative (MILI) June Workshop

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The Michigan Information Literacy Initiative (MILI) a program from the Michigan Library Association, will be held on Friday, June 19, 2009 at Oakland Community College – Orchard Ridge Campus, in Farmington Hills, Michigan.

This one-day workshop features a panel discussion on Faculty/Librarian Collaboration and breakout sessions on Information Literacy Assessment and the First-Year Experience; Promoting Information Literacy in 15 minutes or less; and Insight into Successful Librarian-Faculty Collaborations. Our speakers include faculty and librarians from state of Michigan colleges and universities, and K-12 public and private institutions. For more information, see the flyer.

Registration is $85 for members and $170 for non-members. You can register today at

Link directly to registration at:

Big6 Training in Rochester, NY- Register Now to Attend

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“Putting It All Together: Information Literacy, Collaboration,
Instruction, Technology”
July 26-27, 2009, Lodge at Woodcliff, Fairport, NY

Big6 is the most widely-known and widely-used approach to teaching information and technology skills in the world.

Mike Eisenberg and Bob Berkowitz, Big6 Co-creators, present information literacy strategies together in Upstate region NY. Learn then confidently apply the Big6 approach in your classrooms. Ask questions. Bring your team. Begin or perfect your Big6 program now!

Group rate $675 for 4 or more
Early-bird by June 1st: $716
Regular Individual: $795
Limited number of chairs, so please reserve early, you may pay on arrival.

For further details, and comments from previous attendees, visit our Big6 Academy webpage:

Registration information:
Phone Gina Luke, Big6 Seminar Coordinator: 585-249-4804
Email Gina Luke:

Susann L. Wurster
Executive Manager
Big6 Associates, LLC.