Would you like to expand your skills, knowledge, and understanding of information literacy? The Purdue University Libraries, in coordination with Dr. Sharon Weiner, the W. Wayne Booker Endowed Chair in Information Literacy at Purdue and Vice President of the National Forum on Information Literacy (NFIL), is hosting programs in May for library professionals, instructors, and students.

To download a flyer (PDF) with more information about these programs, visit www.lib.purdue.edu/info/InfoLitWorkshops.pdf.

Visit www.conf.purdue.edu/infolit to register for one or both programs.

May 13, 2010

“New Foundations:  Building an Inquiry-based Information Literacy Agenda”

Presented by Dr. Ross Todd, associate professor at the Rutgers University School of Communication, Information, & Library Studies and Director of the Center for International Scholarship in School Libraries

Workshop designed for librarians in higher education who want to expand their skills and understanding of pedagogy

Registration: $50 early bird rate (by March 31), $30 student early bird rate (by March 31), $65 regular rate, $50 regular student rate.

Visit www.conf.purdue.edu/infolit to register.

May 13-14, 2010

National Forum on Information Literacy (NFIL) spring meeting

Open to all who are interested in information literacy

A networking dinner and tour of the LearnLab™ at the Management and Economics Library at Purdue will be held May 13.

Presentations on May 14 will include:

·         The Role of Information Literacy in Agriculture by Elizabeth Berman, University of Vermont Libraries

·         Report on the Health Literacy Journalism Fellowship at the National Library of Medicine by Shari Rudafsky, Health Reporter, Indianapolis Star and NLM Health Journalism Fellow

·         What is Lifelong Learning? by Michael Fosmire, Purdue University Libraries

·         Health Literacy by Bart Collins, Jacob Jensen, Purdue Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering

·         Visit https://www.cec.purdue.edu/regforms/Infolit%20agenda.pdf for a full agenda.


Early bird registration (by March 31) is $35, and regular registration is $40. The Networking Dinner on May 13 is an additional charge of $26. Visit www.conf.purdue.edu/infolit to register.


For additional information contact: 

Dr. Sharon Weiner

Professor and W. Wayne Booker Chair in Information Literacy              

Purdue University Libraries

504 West State St.

West Lafayette, IN 47907


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Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

The Graduate School

University of South Carolina

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Columbia, SC 29208

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