Library hosting 2 conferences in July: ICHLL & ALI-ILC

yes, it’s all about the acronyms in library land!

First, an international conference will spend part of its time at the ISU Library:

July 14: The 8th International Conference on Historical Lexicography and Lexicology (ICHLL), held at IU-Bloomington July 12 – 15, 2016 will include a trip to the ISU Library! Arriving by bus, attendees will have a chance to visit Special Collections, highlighting the Warren N. and Suzanne B. Cordell Collection of Dictionaries. Conference sessions, lunch and an end-of-the-day reception will be offered. ICHLL is held every two years and was previously in Gargnano del Gardo, Italy; Leiden, The Netherlands; Edmonton, Canada; Oxford, UK; Jena, Germany; and Gran Canaria, Spain. ISU’s Office of the President and The Warren N. & Suzanne B. Cordell Collection are helping sponsor the conference.

For more on this conference, visit


Wednesday, July 20: Academic Libraries of Indiana’s INFORMATION LITERACY UNCONFERENCE

Sally Neal, Associate Dean for Instruction & User Services at Butler University Libraries is Chair of ALI’s Information Literacy Committee informs us that, as of this posting, registration is still open for this FREE conference (includes breakfast, hot lunch, snacks).

Time: 8:45am – 3:30pm (Opening Session begins at 9:30)

from the Conference website:

How does your institution partner with other campus departments, units, and disciplines in teaching information literacy?  In addition to the traditional partnering we do with faculty and discipline departments and programs, we want to know how you are partnering with writing centers, learning resource centers, career services, student affairs, greek life, health & wellness, programs, diversity programs & services, campus publishing initiatives (undergraduate journals and manuscript publications), and teaching and learning centers. Partnering with curricular development committees and administrative units can also be discussed concerning developing programmatic information literacy.  The goal is to highlight how “two or three can be better than one” when it comes to teaching the concepts of information literacy.

Via the unconference model, attendees will identify the topics to be discussed through the day and work together to share examples and discuss options.

UnConference Planning Commitee members are:

  • Sally Neal, Instruction & User Services Associate Dean, Butler Universitty
  • Brian Bunnett, Chair of Public Services, Indiana State University
  • Lisa Jarrell, Head of Educational Technology and Resources Collection, Ball State University
  • Michael Flierl, Assistant Professor of Library Science and Learning Design Specialist, Purdue University
  • Dara Middleton, Events, Marketing, and Mail Services Coordinator, Indiana State University


Two Reports from ASIST by Steve Hardin

Reference/Instruction librarian Steve Hardin continues his lengthy record of scholarship with these recent reports from Association for Information Science & Technology events.

[1] Hardin, Steve (2016a).  Using technology to transform education: Aaron Doering Addresses annual meeting.  Bulletin of the Association for Information Science & Technology 42(3), 15-17.

Available at  A report on a presentation by University of Minnesota Learning Technologies Professor Aaron Doering about his expeditions and how he shared the information gleaned via the internet.

[2] Hardin, Steve (2016b).  Creating impact: issues, challenges and solutions: Sarah Morton

Addresses plenary.  Bulletin of the Association for Information Science & Technology 42(3), 18-20.

Available at   A report on a presentation by the University of Edinburgh’s Sarah Morton on research impact and how to create it.

Librarian Article on Graduate Student Open Houses to Appear in Codex

Reference/Instruction Librarian Karen Evans’ article “Show Them What They Need to Know (It’s For Their Own Good): Our Adventure in Creating a Library Open House for Graduate Students” has been accepted, via a blind peer review process, by Codex, Journal of the Louisiana Chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries.  It will be published later this year.

Reference/Instruction Librarian Karen Evans Selected for Design 4 Learning Program

Karen Evans has been selected as one of 90 individuals nationally to participate in the D4L or Design 4 Learning program.  The year-long online program is designed to prepare instructors to transfer face-to-face teaching and learning skills to an online environment, gain experience with various platforms and tools for online teaching, create online instructional materials, and to practice online teaching.

Karen has also had an article proposal on CSI and forensic sources accepted by Children and Libraries.