22nd ANNUAL ILLINOIS INFORMATION LITERACY SUMMIT
Library Department Chair, Moraine Valley Community College
Author, Knowledge as a Feeling: How Neuroscience and Psychology Impact Human Information Behavior (Rowman & Littlefield, 2023)
At this year’s Summit, we’re interested in exploring our “bandwidth” for information literacy and considering the topic from a wide range of perspectives.
Individual & Organizational Bandwidth
How do the material realities of budget cuts and staffing shortages shape our institutions’ information literacy programs? How do we assess and build capacity for new programs? How might we approach fine-tuning and rethinking our careers to be more fulfilled as individuals or make the most impact within our profession?
Cognitive & Emotional Bandwidth
How can interdisciplinary work on cognition and perception inform our understanding of information literacy? How do our students’ circumstances outside of the library classroom shape their capacity for building information literacy skills?
Tools for Increasing Our Bandwidth
To what extent can tools like generative AI create capacity in the library or the broader information ecosystem? How do we engage with new technologies strategically? Can we build capacity through collaboration? What does that collaboration look like in practice and how do we sustain it over time?