Registration is open!

Join us for the 15th Annual Oregon Information Literacy Summit, a virtual series free lightning talk-style sessions on topics of interest to our IL community.

Registration is open to any person, so register soon! Please register for each session separately. The sessions will be recorded. If you register, we will email you a link to the recording after the session. Questions about the sessions can be directed to ilago.chair@gmail.com

Tuesday May 18th (1-2 pm)

Registration form: https://forms.gle/vugChgiJZ3aXBdGM8

Functional and Subject Specialists Collaborating in the Remote Classroom with Andrew Wang and Kate Thornhill

This presentation will describe a collaborative instruction session facilitated by Kate Thornhill (Digital Scholarship Librarian) and Andrew Wang (Art and Architecture Librarian) for an upper-level undergraduate/graduate course in the Historic Preservation program at the Portland campus of the University of Oregon. As the instructor of the course was still in the midst of finalizing the parameters of his assignment, Kate and Andrew were challenged to build a multi-part session that included both an asynchronous module and a synchronous remote session. The session incorporated multiple interactive and scaffolded components that ultimately helped shape the assignment itself. Moreover, this session has provided their institution with a model for: (1) innovative library instruction in the remote classroom; (2) an effective collaboration between a functional and subject specialist; and (3) incorporating several forms of assessment that meet a variety of learning outcomes.

Talking Stories: An Open Pedagogy Collaboration and Partnership with Kate Thornhill

At the University of Oregon between July and December 2020, Dr. Michelle Scalise Sugiyama and four UO librarians under the leadership of Kate Thornhill, Digital Scholarship Librarian, collaborated to develop an open educational resource that incorporated WordPress and open pedagogy approaches aimed at showing how Indigenous peoples around the world use storytelling to transmit their traditional ecological knowledge. This collaboration supported first-year undergraduate students participating in Dr. Scalise Sugiyama’s Origins of Storytelling course, an online first-year seminar dedicated to developing content for the resource. Entitled Talking Stories: An Encyclopedia of Traditional Ecological Knowledge, this resource aggregates traditional narratives, explications of the ecological knowledge they encode, descriptions of their culture and habitat of origin, and links to related scholarly research. It is intended for use by educators around the world seeking to integrate traditional Indigenous literature and natural history into their courses, and by students and researchers investigating this body of knowledge. For this presentation, Kate Thornhill will discuss how Dr. Scalise Sugiyama and she approached their collaborative partnership to center students with an introduction to academic research, professional writing, and digital literacy within the Origins of Storytelling course.

Transparent Library Instruction with Garrett Trott

This session will provide a brief definition of transparency in addition to some examples of how transparency can be implemented in either face-to-face or online instruction. It will briefly discuss what makes transparency valuable for instruction as well.

Friday May 21 (11-12pm)

Registration form: https://forms.gle/2cFbVc8WWuAUJEeG6

On “Developing Information Literate Abilities”: Uncovering Whiteness at the Center of the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy with Anders Tobiason

What does it mean to be information literate? Who is the model information literate individual? Taking its cue from Critical Discourse Analysis and Antiracist Black Language Pedagogy, this presentation questions the foundational image of the information literate individual lying at the heart of the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy. Using critical race theory and an understanding of how whiteness functions as a presumed neutral background in our society, we begin to understand the whiteness of this individual. In this presentation, I briefly outline how whiteness functions and then move on to show how whiteness functions within the Framework more specifically. One of the main features of the Framework is an emphasis on “developing information literate abilities.” But for BIPOC individuals this fundamentally involves code-switching. As many scholars have recently argued code-switching causes harm beyond a change in individual language. When one’s understanding of what knowledge is and how information is constructed clashes with the aspirational model, one begins to question the validity of one’s own identity. As we begin to understand how whiteness underlies the Framework, we can begin to problematize its concept of information literacy and eventually find ways to allow a variety of information literacies to flourish.

Transparent Teaching in Action:  Developing a First-Year Seminar Lesson Plan with Lynda Irons

Attendees will learn how the presenter applied the transparent teaching principles to develop a transparent-friendly, step-by-step lesson plan to teach a one-shot instruction session on scholarly articles to freshmen students. The presenter used the Searching is Strategic Exploration ACRL Framework as the foundation for developing the lesson plan. By the end of the presentation, attendees will:

Learn the transparent teaching principles and why they matter;

Learn to differentiate between purposes and tasks;

Leave with a strategy to apply transparent teaching principles to their own First-Year Seminar/Experience instruction.

An adaptive/ open information literacy model for the sciences with Dawn Lowe-Wincentsen and Alla Powers

Transparent course and assignment design gives students a framework with which to understand why the information is important and how it fits into the greater scheme of education and career. Open educational resources (OER) and open pedagogies use alternative copyright to make materials accessible and adaptable. This case study describes using these two principles to create an adaptable course module on information literacy. This case study will also talk about the request and need for more accessible materials during the covid period and beyond. As an open resource in an electronic format this case study will also discuss the possible uses outside of the local university environment.

IL Summit 2021

We are excited to be accepting proposals for the 15th Annual Oregon Information Literacy Summit, a virtual series of events over the last two weeks of May. MLS/MLIS graduate student presentations welcome!

Each separately scheduled 60-minute session will have one or more 15-minute presentations on a topic, followed by group discussion with attendees.

Possible presentation topics include:

–Critical assessment

–Dual credit and IL teaching

–Information literacy and data literacy or digital scholarship

–Misinformation / disinformation

–Open pedagogy

–Racial justice and information literacy

–Social media / algorithmic bias

–Transparent design for IL instruction

Please indicate whether you’re interested in presenting at the following Google Form: https://forms.gle/bFTzkk4WwcUxz2Sq7

Thank you!

Amy Stanforth, Sara Robertson, & Bronwen Maxson

ILAGO Board Members

ILAGO Summit 2019 Call for Proposals

Albany Carousel

The 13th annual ILAGO Information Literacy Summit

When: Saturday May 11, 2019

Where: Linn-Benton Community College Library (Willamette Hall building) in Albany, Oregon.

Theme

Whether you have a long history working in an IL program or are engaging with learning goals for the first time, we want to hear from you!
  • What is your experience of being a new or seasoned professional and an expert within the IL discipline?
  • How do you scaffold students towards understanding?
  • Challenge student learning and push them to engage in inquiry?
  • Do assessment?
We need everyone’s expertise as practitioners. Our theme, “Frames in Action: Information Literacy Across the Curriculum” is to focus attention on the myriad ways in which Librarians are supporting student practices to achieve the threshold concepts, at various levels (K-16), of the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.

The IL Summit typically has 50+ attendees who are eager to hear new ideas and ways to approach information literacy.

Share Your Ideas!

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.

Programs can be of various formats including, for example: interactive workshops, guided discussions, panels, or poster presentations.

Presentations are 45 minutes each, 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 March 31, 2019

Please submit your proposals here: https://goo.gl/forms/K9BhoOFLdvgafThC2

We look forward to hearing from you!

Pam Kessinger
ILAGO Chair, 2018-2019

 

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
https://goo.gl/maps/GzYzxwH8pDu
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 
ILAGO Chair
Instruction Librarian
Pierce Library
Eastern Oregon University
sralston@eou.edu
(541) 962-3474

2017 IL Summit Call for Proposals

The 11th annual ILAGO Information Literacy Summit will be held Saturday, May 13, 2017 at Washington State University in Vancouver, WA.

Form to submit proposal: http://tinyurl.com/zxvmuwz

Assessment, the process by which we learn about the needs of our patrons in order to analyze how effective and useful library services are, provides us with the data to evaluate how well we are meeting that goal. It also provides us with the feedback we need to make purposeful adjustments to programs and services, and can even provide evidence of need to administration when proposing new programs and services. It encompasses a plethora of concepts such as: collaborative assessments, data management and visualization, metrics and indicators, methods and tools, organizational issues, teaching and learning, usability, user experience and more!

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; longer programs/workshops will be considered on a case-by-case basis (if a longer program/workshop is desired, please include that in the Comments field).

Program proposals will be accepted until March 3rd, 2017

Form to submit proposal: http://tinyurl.com/zxvmuwz

Submit Proposals for OR IL Summit, Bend May 21st

The 10th annual ILAGO Information Literacy Summit will be held May 21, 2016 at the Central Oregon Community College campus in Bend, Oregon.
The theme for this year’s IL Summit is “Collaboration,” but we invite a variety of presentations related to information literacy. The theme of “Collaboration” could take many forms, including collaboration among different types of libraries/librarians (e.g. academic, public, school), across the curriculum, and/or examples of successful outreach and collaboration between librarians and external stakeholders. Though public, school, and academic libraries serve different populations, we still all have one goal in common: to provide support to our users in order to help them be successful. One way we can do this is through the collaborative relationships we build within our communities. When librarians are able to collaborate with teachers or instructors, and certainly with each other, students reap the benefits.
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; longer programs/workshops will be considered on a case-by-case basis (if a longer program/workshop is desired, please include that in the Comments field).
Program proposals will be accepted until March 4, 2016.
Please submit your proposals here: ILAGO IL Summit Program Proposal
We look forward to hearing from you.
Lisa Tegethoff
ILAGO Chair 2015-2016