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Call for Proposals: ILAGO’s IL Summit 2015

ILAGO logoThe 9th annual ILAGO Information Literacy Summit will be held May 16, 2015 at Columbia Gorge Community College’s Hood River Campus. The theme for this year’s IL Summit is Accelerated Learning, but we invite a variety of presentations related to information literacy.

Oregon is implementing accelerated learning programs across the state, which enable high school students to earn college credit for courses that they take in a K-12 setting through partnerships with credit-granting community colleges and 4-year institutions. Examples include the Eastern Promise collaboration between colleges and school districts in rural parts of the state; and the Challenge and Senior Inquiry programs at Portland State University that serve the metro area.

We are particularly interested in proposals for presentations that help us understand the implications of accelerated learning for librarians and for students acquiring information literacy skills, such as:

  • Perspectives of school librarians serving high school students enrolled in college classes
  • Impact of accelerated learning on public librarians
  • Partnerships between college/university libraries and accelerated learning programs
  • Insight on the new landscape of high school
  • Best practices for providing equivalent library resources and services to K-12 students
  • Success stories of students in accelerated programs and beyond
  • Other information literacy topics are welcome as well!

The IL Summit typically has 60-80 attendees who come from many areas of practice (higher ed, public, K-12) and are eager to hear new ideas and ways to approach information literacy. We invite you to submit proposals for panels, presentations, discussions on best practices, and other programs.

Programs should be designed to run for a total of 45 minutes including Q&A.

Program proposals will be accepted until Friday, March 13, 2015.

Please submit your proposals here: ILAGO IL Summit Program Proposal

ILAGO IL Summit Program Proposal 2015
We look forward to hearing from you.


Amy Hofer
Coordinator, Statewide Open Education Library Services
PCC Southeast Library Room 206
2305 SE 82nd Ave
Portland, OR 97216

Information Literacy Advisory Group of Oregon (ILAGO) Seeking Nominations for 2012 Board Elections

The Information Literacy Advisory Group of Oregon is looking for nominations to for the following positions on the board:

Chair – 1 year term as chair / 1 year term as past chair

It is preferable the Chair position alternate from year to year between university/college, two year college, and K-12 representation.

The current Chair – Robert Monge is from a university/college. We encourage nominations for chair to be from a two year college or K-12 institution.

Vice Chair/Chair elect — 1 year term; acts as Chair the following 1 year term; acts as Past Chair for a 1 year term

K-12 representative – 2 year term

College/University Representative – 2 year term
Interested members should E-mail Robert Monge by May 25th.  Voting will take place from May 26th –June 8th.

Position descriptions:

Chair organizes the fall meeting and relevant board meetings throughout the year.  The chair coordinates with the working groups throughout the year. The Chair will work as needed with outside groups in the articulation of information literacy. The chair coordinates financial responsibilities with the board.

Vice-Chair/Chair Elect assumes the office of Chair after one year as Vice Chair. The vice-chair assists the Chair; becomes familiar with the on-going conversation around IL in Oregon; facilitates the Oregon IL conversation and IL articulation among ILAGO members; attends meetings and chairs meetings in the absence of the Chair.

K-12 Representative represents the information literacy interests of the K-12 community.  Representatives will participate in board meetings when possible and provide feedback, commentary, and vote on ongoing issues presented by the board.  K-12 representatives are encouraged but not required to attend the fall meeting, Spring Summit, and participate in workgroups as their schedule allows.

College/University Representative represents the information literacy interests of the college/university and will participate in board meetings when possible and feedback, commentary, and vote on ongoing issues presented by the board. College/University representatives are encouraged but not required to attend the fall meeting, Spring Summit, and participate in workgroups as their schedule allows.

Robert Monge
Instruction Librarian
Western Oregon University

The 2012 Oregon Information Literacy Summit is almost here!

Please join us on Saturday, May 19th at the Chemeketa Community College Yamhill Valley Campus in McMinnville.

Check out the ILAGO site (www.ilago.wordpress.com) for details and a link to the registration form. In addition to the sessions listed on the ILAGO site, we will also be joined by Terri Kuechle, middle-school librarian from the Beaverton School District. Terri has done extensive work building Beaverton’s sophisticated information literacy model and infrastructure and we are thrilled that she will be sharing her work at the Summit.

Please contact me with questions or to discuss the Summit.

Looking forward to a great event and hope to see you there!



Michele Burke

ILAGO Past Chair, OLA-Library Instruction Round Table Incoming Chair


Reference Librarian

Chemeketa Community College, Salem Campus



forwarded by the ACRL-OR Communications Coordinator

New from ACRL: Transforming Information Literacy Programs


For Immediate Release

February 14, 2012

Contact: David Free

New from ACRL: Transforming Information Literacy Programs

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Transforming Information Literacy Programs: Intersecting Frontiers of Self, Library Culture, and Campus Community,” edited by Carroll Wetzel Wilkinson and Courtney Bruch. “Transforming Information Literacy Programs” is number 64 in the ACRL Publications in Librarianship (PIL) series.

Comprised of four sections, Outlining Current Boundaries, Frontiers of Self, Fortifying Institutional Partnerships and Charting Next Steps, “Transforming Information Literacy Programs” offers fresh perspectives on the present and future of information literacy instruction from diverse points of view. The 12 in-depth chapters include “Ethnographic Study of Information Literacy Librarians’ Work Experience” by Celene Seymour, “Hitching Your Wagon to Institutional Goals” by Anne E. Zald and Michelle Millet, “Crossing the Instructional Divide: Supporting K-20 Information Literacy Initiatives” by Jo Ann Carr and “Settling Uncharted Territory: Documenting & Rewarding Librarians’ Teaching Role in the Academy” by April D. Cunningham and Carrie Donovan. The work brings together information on a broad array of issues and themes that academic instruction librarians must navigate in today’s higher education environment.

Armed with the new understanding of the complex frontiers of self, library culture and community presented in “Transforming Information Literacy Programs,” instruction librarians can engage in deeper campus conversations about the issues they face as well as begin vital and exciting new initiatives to shape the future of their programs. The work is essential reading for all practicing information literacy librarians and program coordinators as well as library school students.

“Transforming Information Literacy Programs” is available for purchase in print, as an e-book and as a print/ e-book bundle through the ALA Online Store; in print and for Kindle through Amazon.com; and by telephone order at (866) 746-7252 in the U.S. or (770) 442-8633 for international customers.

From: http://www.ala.org/news/pr?id=9389

Oregon Information Literacy Summit – SAVE THE DATE!

ILAGO, the Information Literacy Advisory Group of Oregon, together with OWEAC, the Oregon Writing & English Advisory Committee, and ACRL-Oregon’s Library Instruction Round Table are pleased to announce the date for the 6th annual Oregon Information Literacy Summit!

Oregon Information Literacy Summit

Saturday, May 19, 2012, from 9:00-4:00
Chemeketa Community College: Yamhill Valley Campus, McMinnville

The Oregon Information Literacy Summit gathers together academic professionals who teach information literacy to undergraduates, from Dual Credit high school teachers to two- and four-year college instructors, particularly librarians and faculty teaching in writing-intensive disciplines.

With talks, panels, and presentations, the IL Summit offers Oregon educators a unique face-to-face opportunity to participate in an ongoing discussion about the importance of and techniques for embedded information literacy instruction within every discipline.

As the date approaches, registration details and a Call for Proposals will be circulated and posted to the Oregon IL Summit page of the ILAGO blog: http://ilago.wordpress.com/oregon-il-summit/

Election results for the Information Literacy Advisory Group of Oregon (ILAGO) are here!

It is my pleasure to announce our new board members:

Chair – Michele Burke, Chemeketa Community College
Vice Chair/Chair Elect – Robert Monge, Western Oregon University
Technology Officer – Jennifer Klaudinyi, Lane Community College
Board Member-at-Large – Catherine Finney, Central Oregon Community College
Board Member-at-Large – Uta Hussong-Christian, Oregon State University
Board Member-at-Large – Lynda Irons, Pacific University

Congratulations to those who ran in a contended position!

I am also pleased to report that Doyne Mraz (Southern Oregon University and Rogue Community College) has volunteered to oversee the process of securing non-profit status for ILAGO.

Thank you to Doyne and the incoming board; I am looking forward to working together!


If you would like to participate in ILAGO, please visit our website at http://ilago.wordpress.com and subscribe to the ILAGO list.

CLIP tutorials

As your terms are starting out, take a look at the Cooperative Library Instruction Project’s website (http://clip-il.wetpaint.com/).

CLIP is creating information literacy tutorials that are not university specific and can be used by instructors and librarians anywhere. Currently we have tutorials on topics such as “Incorporating Sources into your Research Paper,” “Generating Search Terms,” APA and MLA style aids and more. We are in the initial stages of the project and will continue to produce tutorials, so check back on our website, or join our listserv for new tutorial release updates.

You may simply link to our tutorials, which are unbranded and ready to use, or you may download them, edit them, add institution-specific information and host them yourself. We are also providing text-based scripts and many source files that you may use if you wish to reformat our content. Check out our “Customizing” and “Use Suggestions” pages for more info.

Have questions, comments or suggestions about CLIP? Feel free to contact me: klaudinj@wou.edu

Happy new term!