Friday, June 9, 2006
10am - 3:15pm
Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI

The ACRL/New England Library Instruction Group (NELIG) and Roger Williams University Library present a one day program which will explore the broad concept of what information literacy skills our students will need after graduation, going into higher level academia, the workplace, or every day life.

9:15am Registration and Refreshments
10:00am Introduction and Opening Remarks
Sandra Rothenberg, NELIG Chair
Kendall Hobbs and Susan Herzog, NELIG Co-Chairs Elect
Barbara Kenney, Local Host, RWU
Peter Deekle, Dean of University Library Services, RWU
10:15am Panel Discussion
Information Skills for the Real World
Arlene Violet, Host of The Arlene Violet Show on radio station WHJJ in Providence, RI, and former Attorney General for the State of Rhode Island
Janet Kolodzy, Assistant Professor, Department of Journalism, Emerson College
Alex Caracuzzo, Associate Head Librarian at MIT’s Dewey Library for Management and Social Sciences
Panel moderator: Matt Sylvain, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
11:45am Lunch
1:15pm Breakout Sessions:
  • Information Literacy in the Disciplines Chemistry Instruction for Advanced Undergraduates: Forming lifelong research skills
    Jennifer Hart, Brandeis University
  • Implementing Information Literacy Competencies in Undergraduate Science Curriculum
    Deng Pan, Keene State College
  • Information Literacy in Pre-Professional Programs Get ‘Em Coming and Going: An Interactive Information Literacy Workshop for Pre-Service Teachers
    Genevieve Innes, Western Connecticut State University
  • Creating and Implementing a Nursing Information Literacy Program at TRCC
    Mona Florea and Lili Rafeldt, Three Rivers Community College
2:05pm Break
2:15pm Presentation:
All Learning is Local: Giving Students a Stake in Research
Carolyn White, University of New Hampshire at Manchester
3:00pm Conference Wrap-up

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