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Information Literacy

Past Augustana Information Literacy Workshops

The Annual Augustana Information Literacy Workshop was developed as a mechanism to learn from high profile librarians who have demonstrated deep engagement in various aspects of Information Literacy. For fifteen years, the workshop attracted 50-100 attendees each fall to Augustana from across North America. The workshop themes and presenters were:


Considering Implementation Options for ACRL's Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education: Initiating Conversations, Collaborations, and Change

  • ​​Sharon Mader, ACRL's Visiting Program Officer for Information Literacy.
  • Featuring F-Talks: brief presentations outlining efforts to implement the Framework


Building Capacity for Information Literacy Through Wisdom, Courage, and Humor 

  • Mary MacDonald, Head of Instructional Services at the University Libraries, University of Rhode Island in Kingston, Rhode Island.


Implementing Learning-Centered Teaching

  • Beth S. Woodard, Reference librarian at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


Creativity and Student Engagement in Information Literacy

  • Randy Hensley, Professor and Head of Information Services at Newman Library, Baruch College, City University of New York.


Building the Information Literate University: From Concept to Strategic Change

  • Sheila Webber, Senior Lecturer, Information School, Sheffield University, UK and Director of the iSchool's Centre for Information Literacy Research
  • Bill Johnston, Honorary Research Fellow, Centre for Academic Practice and Learning Enhancement, University of Strathclyde, Scotland.


Integrative Programmatic Assessment for Information Literacy

  • Debra Gilchrist, Dean of Libraries and Institutional Effectiveness, Pierce College
  • Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, President, Association of College and Research Libraries, Coordinator for Information Literacy Services and Instruction, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Megan Oakleaf, Assistant Professor iSchool, Syracuse University.


New Foundations: Building an Inquiry-based Information Literacy Agenda 

  • Ross Todd, Associate Professor, Rutgers University School of Communication, Information & Library Studies.


Considering Assessment: Evaluating Student Learning and Informing Evidence-Based Decisions Using Rubrics and Performance Measures 

  • Megan Oakleaf, Assistant Professor, School of Information Studies, Syracuse University, New York.


Student Engagement: Connecting with Learners through Interest,  Understanding, and Support 

  • Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, Head, Undergraduate Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


Supporting Undergraduate Research Experiences 

  • Elizabeth Dupuis, Associate University Librarian for Educational Initiatives and Director of the Doe/Moffitt Libraries, University of California, Berkeley.


Intentional Information Literacy Strategies 

  • Judy Peacock, Information Literacy Coordinator, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia

Day 1: Embedding Information Literacy into the Curriculum: Proven Method or Potential Madness?
Day 2: Intentional Professional Development in Information Literacy: Librarian as Leader and Learner


Knowing Ourselves as Teachers 

  • Elizabeth Hutchins, Librarian (retired), St. Olaf College, Northfield Minnesota.



  • Deb Gilchrist, Dean of Library and Media Services, Pierce College, Washington.


Working with Faculty 

  • Ruth Dickstein, Social Sciences Librarian, University of Arizona, Tucson.


An Introduction to Information Literacy 

  • Tom Kirk, Library Director and Coordinator of Information Services, Earlham College, Richmond Indiana.