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Welcome from Past LILi Chairs

Welcome (back) to all new and returning board members of LILi!

I want to extend a very heartfelt thank you to last year’s board members for a terrific year of collaboration, true collegiality, and congeniality. A special thanks to Lisa Burgert for her exceptional leadership, hard work, and organizational skills, to Annie Knight for her diligent record-keeping and willingness to help, to Angela Boyd for her steady and thoughtful advice, and her dedication as webmaster for the newly-launched LILi libguide. Of course, none of this would be possible without LILi Founder, and Board Emerita, Esther Grassian, who has been the guiding voice and go-to person for all things LILi.

As former Vice-Chair, I enjoyed working with everyone from organizing the business meetings to planning the annual conference and contributing to the website. I look forward to working with everyone again this year. We welcome all levels of involvement for new and returning members as we embark on another productive and collaborative year.

LILi will be having its first quarterly business meeting on Friday, October 28, from 11 am -1 pm at Glendale Community College. Details are forthcoming. My hope is that these informal gatherings will allow librarians from all contexts to discuss, brainstorm, and strategize on what I have called the "gospel of information literacy" by sharing and collaborating. Remember, LILi is a no-dues and no-fees organization. 


Susie Chin
2016-2017 LILi Chair
Instruction Librarian
Glendale Community College Library
1500 N Verdugo Road
Glendale, CA 91208
p: 818.240.1000 ext. 5759

2015/16 Welcome from LILi Chair, Lisa Bugert

Welcome to our new board members Susie Chin (Glendale College), Vice-Chair/Chair Elect and Annie Knight (Santa Ana College), Secretary. I look forward to another year working with a dedcated group of librarians. Thank you Angela Boyd for all her work as Chair and her willingness to continue to work with LILi as the Webmaster. A special thank you to Elisa Slater Acosta and the tremendous amount of work she did to host the 2nd annual LILi Conference at Loyola Marymount University and her work as Secretary. 

LILi will be having a quarterly meeting in October. Expect more information soon. As usual, we will have a short presentation and teh business meeting, followed by lunch at a local restaurant. Please consider joining us for our meetings. this is an excellent time to get together with colleagues and discuss your challenged and your successes. I value the opportunity to come together and learn from other librarians with an interest in information literacy. Remember, LILi is an informal group with no dues or fees. 

This year, I look forward to networking, building relationships, and learning from all of you. My goals as chair include planning the 3rd Annual Conference, helping the website transition to a new platform, and continuing LILi's presence on Facebook with tips and resources. Please fee free to contact me with any questions!


Lisa Burgert
2015-2016 LILi Chair

Assistant Professor, Reference Librarian
Copley Library
University of San Diego
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110
Phone: 619.260.4695

2014/15 Welcome from LILi Chair, Angela Boyd

Welcome to a new year with Lifelong Information Literacy! School has begun, the weather is still a little nuts, and LILi is now back in business again!

It’s a great time to be a member of LILi. We hosted an amazing program, “Transition: High School to College”, last year in August at the beautiful JSerra Catholic High School in the equally beautiful town of San Juan Capistrano. The energy of the presenters and attendees was unparalleled to anything I’d experienced before locally. It’s not that surprising really, considering we’re part of a profession that we’re all so passionate about. We have some equally exciting things planned for this upcoming year, so I hope you’ll join us!

I want to thank all of the members of the LILi board who made last year such a dynamic year. There was Angela Murrell, who chaired LILi, and kept us on track. Lisa Burgert was not only the secretary but also wrote a paper highlighting LILi and presented it at an IFLA conference. Esther Grassian, Cynthia Orozco, Jeane Swedo, Carol Womack, Elisa Acosta and Michael Oppenheim all worked especially hard behind the scenes.

I want to welcome the new Vice-Chair/Chair Elect, Lisa Burgert, from University of San Diego. Elisa Acosta, of Loyola Marymount University, will be our new Secretary. Both have a lot of energy and enthusiasm and I think you’ll find that this will be the best year yet because of them! LILi prides itself on being active and providing value to you.

Looking ahead, we have our November meeting in the works, new members to network with, and endless possible projects to work on. I look forward to meeting with each one of you and working on a number of projects or committees throughout the year. Please take a look around our website and learn more about us and our accomplishments over the years.

Best regards, Angela Boyd 2014-2015 LILi Chair Davidson Library UC Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9010 Phone: 805.893.5086