We Want Your Input!

(Updated 1/9/2019: Zoom meeting information added at the end)

An ILAGO workgroup has revised and updated the existing Information Literacy Outcomes and Criteria for the AAOT General Education curriculum (found in Appendix E) to better align with the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy. After an extensive drafting and open comment period, we are ready to share the final draft: Outcomes and Criteria for Transferable General Education Courses in Oregon: Information Literacy.

Currently, most examples of Information Literacy are from the Writing course sequence, we need to demonstrate IL teaching and learning in other areas of the Gen Ed curriculum (from Cultural Literacy, Mathematics, Sciences, Social Sciences, and more). Do you have examples of Information Literacy in a discipline area that you’d like to include? Add them to this working draft of Information Literacy Criteria for AAOT Discipline Areas. We also welcome suggestions for language revisions for clarity or context.

Next steps:

  • Continue to seek endorsement from each of the four-year transfer institutions
  • Plan to submit these to the Higher Education Coordinating Commission in early 2019
  • Host an open forum for feedback and questions on January 15, 2019 from 11am to 1pm (link to online meeting room forthcoming).

This effort is an example of Information Literacy advocacy for Oregon students, and we hope you’ll join in!

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— Sara Robertson and Sarah Ralston

Fall Board Meeting

What: Board and Membership meeting
When: Saturday, October 6, 2018, 10:00-3:00
Where: University of Oregon, Science Library or online via GoToMeeting — see draft agenda for details

Scholarships for Information Literacy Summit – Deadline Extended

The Information Literacy Advisory Group of Oregon (ILAGO) is pleased to announce that we are offering two scholarships of up to $100 for a library school student and an early career librarian to attend the annual Information Literacy Summit on May 12, 2018. Application is open to any Oregon resident who fits one of these categories:

  • Library school student: must currently be enrolled in library school
  • Early career librarian: librarian (from any type of library) with less than 4 years professional experience

Application deadline has been extended to April 30, 2018. For details and to apply please visit our webform.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Tracy Scharn: scharnt@wou.edu

OLA Preconference: Metacognition and Reading Strategies

Teaching librarians! See this great opportunity:

ACRL-Oregon and the OLA Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) are co-sponsoring a preconference session at this year’s Oregon Library Association Conference in Eugene, OR that will be of interest to teaching librarians across the state!  You can sign up for an OLA preconference even if you’re not planning to attend the full OLA Conference (and only pay the $55 for the preconference)!

Wednesday, April 18th 1pm-5pm

Portland Community College librarian (and ILAGO board member) Pam Kessinger will lead a panel along with faculty from PCC’s Developmental Education program to explore Metacognition and Reading Strategies to Bridge Students Toward Inquiry. Librarians will learn how to use the Reading Apprenticeship framework as well as our own ACRL Framework for Information Literacy to develop meaningful information literacy instruction and student reflection. This session is co-sponsored with the Library Instruction Round Table.

After the preconference session, join your ACRL colleagues from 5:00-7:00pm for the ACRL-Oregon Reception at the First National Taphouse. We hope to see you there!

Call for Proposals

If you’re excited to engage in thoughtful conversations about information literacy with your colleagues, start planning your proposals for the 12th annual ILAGO Information Literacy Summit on May 12, 2018 at the Yamhill Valley Campus of Chemeketa Community College in McMinnville, Oregon.

We invite a diverse range of presentations across library environments (e.g. academic, public, school), curriculum, and/or examples of successful collaboration between librarians and external stakeholders.

The IL Summit typically has 60-80 attendees who are eager to hear new ideas and ways to approach information literacy. We invite you to submit proposals for panels, presentations, discussions, and other program formats to run for a total of 45 minutes including Q&A. Longer programs/workshops will be considered on a case-by-case basis; if submitting a longer proposal, please include that in the Comments field.

Program proposals will be accepted until April 6, 2018.

Please submit your proposals here: ILAGO IL Summit Program Proposal

ILAGO Social this Friday

Time to get social, everyone! We hope you can join colleagues attending the Oregon IL Summit 2017 for some pre-Summit mingling:

Friday, May 12th from 5-8pm
McMenamins Kennedy School
5736 NE 33rd Ave, Portland, OR 97211
Some parking provided
Happy hour ends at 6pm

ALL are welcome! Please RSVP if you know you will be joining us. For those who are still working on schedules, we will have a group there and you can come by any time.

Ask for the ILAGO crew to find us inside the Courtyard Restaurant.
Hope to see you there!

Sara Robertson <sara.robertson@pcc.edu>
Lisa M Tegethoff <lisateg@uw.edu>

IL Summit Survey & Call for Proposals


Request for Input:
If you are considering attending the 2017 IL Summit, what types of workshops would you like to see? We are putting together a program that we hope will appeal to all library types, and your input will help us do that! Please complete the linked survey by clicking here.

Call for Proposals:

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. While we will be highlighting assessment, all topics related to information literacy are welcome.

You can find the proposals submission form with more details here: http://tinyurl.com/zxvmuwz

Program proposals will be accepted until March 3rd, 2017

Sarah Ralston 
Instruction Librarian
Pierce Library
Eastern Oregon University
(541) 962-3474