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The website for Lifelong Information Literacy (LILi)

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7th Annual LILi Conference

LILi is honored to provide our first virtual conference for free to all attendees! Stay tuned for Zoom meeting details and registration.

"Full Focus 2020: Engaging Our Library Communities"

Thursday, July 30, 2020

10:00am - 2:00pm​

Location: Zoom

Extended Proposal Deadline: Friday, May 1

​#LILiConf2020

Attention is a finite resource, and an increasingly limiting factor in our complex information landscapes. Amid the COVID-19 crisis, many of us who have never been involved in distance learning are moving our instruction online at short notice. What strategies have you found for grabbing and holding attention? What has worked for you and what hasn’t? How do we bring our teaching and learning to life?

Have you made meaningful changes to your approach to hosting programs or your outreach efforts to boost engagement? During classes or workshops, in-person or online, does your audience stand, move around, raise their hands to answer questions, play games, do exercises alone or in teams, use their devices to respond to polls? These are just a few of the types of active learning methods that librarians are using to improve learning and retention in synchronous (simultaneous, real-time) and asynchronous (any time, any place) instruction. What has worked for you? What have you learned from failures? How have you measured success? Please share -- your colleagues and their users will be so grateful!

Possible topics include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Gamification of all kinds
  • Fun ideas for library orientation or one-shot sessions
  • Quick and effective ways to integrate technology- Kahoot!, pallet, Google surveys, browser plug-ins, and more
  • Digital literacy in online courses
  • Privacy issues associated with moving instruction online
  • Copyright issues and remote learning
  • Teaching and learning with primary sources
  • Tips for stellar public speaking
  • Best practices for synchronous / asynchronous teaching sessions
  • How to increase turnout for library programs, keep families coming back, and help patrons build a culture of literacy at home
  • Interventions for a range of barriers to learners’ engagement:
    • Inclusive instructional design: Ways to make class discussions more inclusive of introverts, more accessible to learners of all kinds
    • Addressing the digital divide- creative ways to support learners with limited technology at home
    • Cultural competencies in LIS, culturally responsive teaching
    • Helping faculty switch to low- or no-cost textbooks (and the effect it has on student learning/success)
    • Trauma-informed teaching, social and emotional learning (SEL) topics
    • Ways to incorporate active learning into instruction sessions
  • Student-created/directed IL learning objects (open pedagogy practices)
    • Students honing their learning and understanding of IL concepts/skills by teaching others
    • Students as knowledge and content creators

LILi invites you to submit proposals for engaging and interactive presentations with practical applications by May 1, 2020. Notification of acceptance by May 31, 2020.

The conference will include a range of sessions including 10-20 minute presentations, brief lightning talks, and virtual posters. Please note your preferred presentation formats when prompted on the registration form.

Hesitant about presenting in a virtual conference setting? No worries- LILi will provide technical support and we encourage presenters to join a practice session. 


Submit proposals here: https://forms.gle/ZypQHfu7Q4sMzZsm6



Questions? Please contact:

Claire LaPolt at clapolt@flintridgeprep.org or Eva Rios-Alvarado at eriosalvarado@mtsac.edu



LILi is committed to providing universal access to all of our events. For disability accommodations (e.g. sign language interpreters, additional formats) please contact the above organizers as soon as possible.

 

LILi = a group of librarians from various types of California libraries, investigating information literacy definitions, standards and instruction in California, in order to craft effective models of lifelong, sequential information literacy instruction.

Why would you want to use this site?

  • To find links to information literacy/competency, information researching, critical thinking sites, lesson plans, and more.
  • To discover how other libraries in California are helping their users learn how to learn.
  • To make use of standards and guidelines relating to information literacy/competency teaching and learning.

LILi is an acronym for a group of librarians from various types of California libraries. Our mission is to investigate information literacy definitions, standards and instruction in California. The group will use the results of the investigation to craft effective models of lifelong, sequential information literacy instruction that consider previous knowledge, abilities, specific tasks and needs, evolving technology, future opportunities, and on-going collaborations among all those committed to information literacy in California.

What is “information literacy”? There are many different definitions, although most would agree that information literacy includes the ability to identify, locate, evaluate and use information effectively and ethically or responsibly (adapted from American Library Association. Presidential Committee on Information Literacy. Final Report, 1989; University of California. Academic Council. University Committee on Library. 2003. “Resolution on Information Literacy"). In many institutions, librarians work hard to come up with a definition of information literacy and a list of competencies that can serve as expected learning outcomes, standards for measuring the success of information literacy instruction programs. Often, librarians then try to find out what their constituencies already know and which information literacy gaps they need to address. Once they know about the gaps, they can design programs and materials to help their learners close those gaps. Finally, librarians can measure their success in this endeavor through various means of assessment, and adjust their programs and materials accordingly.

This is a typical development, implementation, and review cycle for information literacy within an institution, and can be quite effective within a single institution. However, institutions and organizations at many levels, in many locations, and in many types of environments are developing and implementing information literacy programs. In what areas do these programs overlap? Are there gaps, areas not addressed at all, or addressed in only minimal fashion? Should there be overlaps? i.e., are there areas that need repeated instruction? Who should be responsible for helping people learn information literacy competencies, and at what educational and age levels? What emphases should be placed on which competencies, and at which educational and age levels?

LILi hopes that its investigation will lead to answers to these questions and others, as well as fruitful and effective collaborations among all of those interested in information literacy in California.

Bylaws (adopted December 12, 2008; revised June 10, 2013)

LILi members are particularly interested in sequential information literacy in all types of libraries, as well as information-literacy-related events in California.

Use the LILi Facebook site and Google Group (listserv) to share news and events on information-literacy-related topics, activities, projects and events, and more, for all types of libraries.

Please send information to LILi Advisory Board members to post new links or other materials on this guide.

Become a LILi Member! Join the LILi Google Group for meeting agendas & announcements!

Officers


Claire LaPolt (Chair 2019/2020)
Librarian

Flintridge Preparatory School

4543 Crown Ave., La Cañada Flintridge CA 91011

(818) 790-1178

clapolt@flintridgeprep.org

 

Eva Rios-Alvarado (Vice-Chair/Chair Elect 2019/2020)

Student Equity & Outreach Librarian

Mt. San Antonio College

1100 N. Grand Ave., Walnut, CA 91789

(909) 274-5694

eriosalvarado@mtsac.edu

 

Mary McMillan (Past Chair 2019/2020)

Professor / Digital Resources Librarian

El Camino College

16007 Crenshaw Blvd., Torrance, CA 90506

(310) 660-3593 ext. 6482

mmcmillan@elcamino.edu

 

Jennifer Silverman (Secretary 2019/2020)
Assistant Librarian
West Coast University
1477 S. Manchester Ave., Anaheim, CA 92802
(714) 876-6082 Ext. 44082
jsilverman425@gmail.com

 

Yi Ding (*Webmaster 2019/2020)
Online Instructional Design Librarian
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge, CA 91330
(818) 677-3916
yi.ding@csun.edu

 

Esther Grassian (*Listserv Manager)

Adjunct Lecturer, UCLA Information Studies Dept.

Adjunct Librarian (Pierce College)

Information Literacy Consultant & Lecturer

Distinguished Librarian (UCLA), Emerita

esthergrassian@gmail.com

 

Advisory Board

 

Marcia Henry (Term expires 31 Aug 2020)

Librarian

California State University, Northridge

Northridge, CA 91330

(818) 677-3012

mhenry@csun.edu

 

Caroline Coward (Term expires 31 Aug 2021)

Library Group Supervisor

NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory

4800 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena CA 91109

(818) 354-9263

caroline.m.coward@jpl.nasa.gov

 

Michael Habata (Term expires 31 Aug 2021)

Librarian

Pierce College

6201 Winnetka Avenue, Woodland Hills CA 91371

(818) 719-6409

habatamh@piercecollege.edu

 

Liz Cheney (Term expires 31 Aug 2021)
Research & Instruction Librarian
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff St., Northridge, CA 91330
(818) 677-4729
elizabeth.cheney@csun.edu

 

Ashley Kagan (Term expires 31 Aug 2021)
Children’s Librarian
Los Angeles Public Library, Kaufman-Brentwood Branch
11820 San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049
(310) 377-5491
ashleykkagan@gmail.com

 

Diego Coaguila (*Term expires 31 Aug 2020)
MLIS Student, San Jose State University
(480) 648-1779‬
diego.coaguila@sjsu.edu

 

* indicates an appointed position. 

 

 

Web Committee

Yi Ding (Chair), California State University Northridge
Angela Boyd, Cypress College
Ryan Gan, El Camino College
Jonathan Lee, Los Angeles City College
Tim Ream, Fullerton College

  • The LILi web site serves to support and enhance the LILi mission.
  • LILi web page links are selected based on the following criteria:
    • has relevance to information literacy
    • is useful to a particular type of library
    • is useful to many types of libraries
    • provides practical information-literacy-related help or examples
    • encourages continuing education related to information literacy
  • Anyone may submit suggestions for links to LILi members.
  • LILi Advisory Board members who are actively employed in a particular type of library in California are responsible for selecting and checking links, and for succinct link descriptions for the LILi web page for that type of library.
  • The LILi Advisory Board Chair serves as overall site Editor.

Lifelong Information Literacy (LILi) strives to support an open exchange of ideas within a safe and respectful environment. We value your attendance at our conferences, business meetings, and events. We are dedicated to providing a positive experience for our participants. We want our events to be welcoming, supportive, and comfortable for participants regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, citizenship or other group identity.

Please give respectful consideration to the perspectives and opinions of all present, and use discretion with photographs, recordings, and sharing. If a participant engages in harassing behavior, LILi may take any action it deems necessary, including warning the offender or removing the offender from the event. Event organizers will assist attendees in contacting building/venue security or local law enforcement or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment so they feel safe for the duration of the event. If you are being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a LIL Mini-conference organizer immediately.

To report an incident or problem to the LILi Mini-conference Organizers during the mini-conference: Go to the Registration Desk or talk to a LILi Mini-conference volunteer.

Questions?  Please contact Susie Chin, schin@glendale.edu.

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