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See "Session-only Schedule" (pdf) for details on specific times for each breakout session.
- A full “Schedule at a Glance” and a detailed program will be in your attendee folder at the conference.

Post conference updateLOEX 2018 Printed Program (pdf)


__Thursday, May 3
__12:30 - 8:00 p.m. Registration & information
__1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Optional: Cacao & Cardamom Chocolatier - Group Visit (additional fee)
__1:30 - 4:30 p.m. Optional: Pre-Conference Workshop (Lemire & Graves - additional fee)
__4:45 - 5:30 p.m. Optional: First-time Attendee Orientation
__5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Hors d'oeuvres Reception (at conference hotel)

__Friday, May 4
__7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Registration & information
__7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast buffet
__8:30 - 10:00 a.m. Welcome & plenary speaker (Prof. Mikki Hebl, Rice University)
__10:15 - 11:05 a.m. Breakout sessions 1   
__11:20 a.m. - 12:10 p.m. Breakout sessions 2
__12:10 - 1:15 p.m. Lunch buffet
__1:00 - 1:30 p.m. Roundtable Discussions (Five topics)
__1:15 - 1:45 p.m. Poster sessions
__1:45 - 2:35 p.m. Breakout sessions 3
__2:50 - 3:40 p.m. Breakout sessions 4
__3:40 - 4:10 p.m. Poster sessions / Snack break
__4:10 - 5:00 p.m. Breakout sessions 5
__Early evening Dine-arounds at area restaurants (optional; access via attendee wiki)

__Saturday, May 5
__7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Registration & information
__7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast Buffet
__8:30 - 8:35 a.m. Announcements (brief)
__8:50 - 9:40 a.m. Breakout sessions 6
__9:55 - 10:45 a.m. Breakout sessions 7
__10:45 - 11:15 a.m. Coffee/tea/water break
__11:15 a.m. - 12:05 p.m Breakout sessions 8
__12:05 - 12:50 p.m. Lunch
__12:50 - 1:35 p.m. Lightning Talks
__1:50 - 2:40 p.m Breakout sessions 9
__2:55 - 3:45 p.m Breakout sessions 10
__3:45 p.m. Conference Concludes

Interactive Workshops

Abort Mission? Not So Fast! Using Classroom Management Strategies to Keep a Class from Going Down in Flames
Amy White (Penn State University)

Beyond Reinventing the Library Scavenger Hunt: Teaching Library Literacy to First-Year Experience Students Using an Escape Room
Jennifer L. Pate and Derek Malone (University of North Alabama)

Choose Your Own Library Adventure: Gamifying Library Instruction and Training
Tricia Boucher, Lorin Flores and Megan Ballengee (Texas State University)

Don’t Panic: The Academic Librarian’s Guide to Building an ACRL Framework Community of Practice
Kim Pittman (University of Minnesota Duluth), Amy Mars (St. Catherine University) and Trent Brager (University of St. Thomas)

First the Abstract, Tomorrow the Moon! Breaking Down Barriers to the Scholarly Conversation through a Close Reading Activity
Annie Armstrong, Glenda Insua and Catherine Lantz (University of Illinois at Chicago)

Launching Gamification to Propel the One-Shot to New Heights
LeAnn Weller (University of New Mexico-Valencia Campus) and Katherine Kelley (Lake Washington Institute of Technology)

Making a Connection to Mothership: Launching a Multimedia Instruction Program with Maximum Funk
Alison Valk and Liz Holdsworth (Georgia Tech)

One Small Step for Your Instruction Program : Embedding Information Literacy Beyond the One-shot
Sarah Brandt and Sarah Morris (University of Texas Austin)

Pointing a Telescope toward the Night Sky: Transparency and Intentionality as Teaching Techniques
Beth Fuchs (University of Kentucky)

Recalibrating our Orbit: Examining Misconceptions in order to Improve Library Instruction
Stephanie Margolin and Sarah Laleman Ward (Hunter College - CUNY)

Reflecting on the Research Process: Assessing Student Learning with Pre- and Post-Concept Maps
Brianne Markowski (University of Northern Colorado)

Search&Destroy: A New Game for Database Instruction and a New Model for Information Literacy Game Design
Mari Kermit-Canfield and Gary Maixner (Ferris State University)

Speaking our Language: Using Disciplinary Frameworks to Identify Shared Outcomes for Student Success in College … AND BEYOND!
Rebecca Lloyd (Temple University) and Kathy Shields (Wake Forest University)

The Library Revolves Around The Campus: Creating Authentic Connections with Student Interests
Justin de la Cruz (Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library) and Elizabeth Galoozis (University of Southern California)

We’re Human, After All! An Introduction to Human-Centered Approaches for Creative Information Literacy Curriculum Design
Rebecca Blunk (College of Southern Nevada)


#HoustonStrong: What a Natural Disaster Taught Us About Our Instruction Program
Ariana E. Santiago and Kerry M. Creelman (University of Houston)

Accessibility, the Final Frontier: These are our voyages into best practices...
Shawn McCann (Oakland University) and Rebeca Peacock (Boise State University)

Aligning the Stars: Mapping Out a Collaboration Constellation
Hailley Fargo and Megan Gilpin (Penn State University)

Beyond the Library One-Shot: Scaffolding a Relevant and Authentic Foundation for First-Year Student Researchers
Donna Harp Ziegenfuss (University of Utah)

Breaking Down Traditional Territory Lines: Building Instructional Relationships between Librarians, Archivists, and Discipline faculty
Alyse Minter, Ashley Todd-Diaz and La Shonda Mims (Towson University)

Camp Infomania: Educating Future Journalists in the Open
Peter Bobkowski, Karna Younger and Carmen Orth-Alfie (University of Kansas)

Charting New Territory Together: Mentoring Peer Research Assistants in Information Literacy
Amber Willenborg, Samantha McClellan and Robert Detmering (University of Louisville)

Charting Their Path: How Students Experience Using Information in their Job Search
Ilana Stonebraker and Clarence Maybee (Purdue University) and Jessica Chapman (Purdue University-Krannert School of Management)

Charting Your Mission for Interplanetary Collaborations: Exploration of Multi-institutional Library Assessment Projects
Jade G. Winn (University of Southern California) and Melissa Bowles-Terry (University of Nevada at Las Vegas)

Close Encounters of the Library Kind: Assessing First Year Students’ Introduction to the Alien World of an Academic Library
Dianna E. Sachs and Megan E. Brown (Western Michigan University)

Collaborate, Teach and Travel: Librarians and Study Abroad
Nancy Cunningham and Susan Ariew (University of South Florida)

Collaborative Development of a Flipped Instructional Model for a First-Year Experience Course
Anthony Stamatoplos (University of South Florida St. Petersburg)

Communicating Science: Helping Students Bring Scientific Information Literacy to the Public
Dan Chibnall (Drake University)

Composition of the Stars: Observing a Constellation of Data from Student Writing Award Submissions to Determine Success Indicators
Meghan Wanucha, Katy Kavanagh Webb and Mark Sanders (East Carolina University)

Embedding Librarians in Undergraduate Research Methods Classrooms for Student Success
Faith Rusk (University of the District of Columbia)

“Fake News” and the Sociological Imagination: Theory Informs Practice
Hailey Mooney (University of Michigan)

Fake News, Lies, and a For-Credit Class: Lessons Learned from Teaching a 7-Week Fake News Undergraduate Library Course
Jo Angela Oehrli (University of Michigan)

Five Space Stations Use the Framework to Launch At-Risk, First-Year Students into Information Literacy Orbit
Jessica M. Barbera (McDaniel College), Marianne L. Sade (Washington College) and Samantha S. Martin (Washington & Jefferson College)

From Inner Space to Outer Space: Connecting Autistic Students to New Information Worlds
Emily Carlin (State University of New York at Erie Community College) and Skyler Whittaker (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

From Launch Pad to Stratosphere: Following the Trajectory of Student Learning
Grace Kaletski-Maisel and Megan O'Neill (Stetson University)

High-Velocity Videos: Exploring Lightboard Technology for Online Instruction
Cara Cadena and Lindy Scripps-Hoekstra (Grand Valley State University)

How Do We Planet? Integrating Information Literacy Into the Creative Process
Laura Dimmit (University of Washington Bothell & Cascadia College), Ian Moore (University of Minnesota Duluth) and Kodi Saylor (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University)

Interinstitutional Student Success: An Asset-oriented Inquiry into Transfer Students
Chelsea Heinbach, Brittany Fiedler and Rosan Mitola (University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

Know News: Librarians and Journalists Collaborating to Combat Misinformation
Laura Saunders (Simmons School of Library and Information Science), Lisa Hinchliffe (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) and Rachel Gans-Boriskin (Simmons Gwen Ifill College of Media Arts and Humanities)

Learning to be Lost in (Research) Space
Angie Cox (University of Northern Iowa)

The Librarians’ Guide to the Information Literacy Galaxy: Leading Campus Conversations
Sarah Richardson, Heather Beirne, Ashley Cole and Trenia Napier (Eastern Kentucky University)

Librarians to Battle Stations: Cognitive Dissonance and Information Literacy in the Fake News Era
Maoria J. Kirker (George Mason University) and Ilana Stonebraker (Purdue University)

The MakerSpace Challenge: The Reinventing of the Hackathon to Further Student Engagement and Promote Library Services
Jessica Hanley and Bill Chau (University of Toronto)

Making First Contact with Primary Sources: How Collaborating with Faculty and Library Special Collections Increases Student Engagement in Teaching IL
Paul C. Campbell and Miriam Intrator (Ohio University)

The Negotiated Classroom: Conversations about Power and Pedagogy
Veronica Arellano Douglas (St. Mary’s College of Maryland), Siân Evans (Maryland Institute College of Art) and Joanna Gadsby (University of Maryland, Baltimore County)

On Your Mark, Get Set, Game!
Lauren Stern (SUNY Cortland)

One Small Step: An Evaluation of a Library Big Data Project and the Wicked Questions that Remain
Kate Peterson (University of Minnesota-Twin Cities)

One Small Step for Librarians, One Giant Leap for Student Learning: Improving Course-Embedded Research Guides through User Research
Marg Sloan (Western Libraries, The University of Western Ontario)

Persistence and Teamwork for New Horizons: Exploring a Distributed Teaching Model in Support of Information Literacy Competencies
Liz Holdsworth, Marlee Givens and Karen Viars (Georgia Tech)

Playing with Information in the Starfleet Academy: Gamifying the For-Credit Class
Stephanie Crowe (University of North Carolina Wilmington)

The Problem with Grit: Dismantling Deficit Models in Information Literacy Instruction
Eamon Tewell (Long Island University Brooklyn)

Reaching for the Stars: Building Effective Subject Specific Digital Learning Objects
Marc Bess (University of North Carolina at Charlotte)

Scaffolding in Information Literacy and Writing: A Collaborative Approach to Assignment Design
Sarah Clark (University of Manitoba)

Small Steps to Giant Leaps: Strategies for Creating Effective Graduate Information Literacy Programming
Kathy Christie Anders, Anna Dabrowski and Cecilia Smith (Texas A&M University)

Space Invaders: Programmatic and Individual IL Efforts Within a Core Curriculum
Sally Neal and Amanda Starkel (Butler University)

Successful Landings: The Impact of Information Literacy Instruction on Transfer Student Success
Nancy Fawley (University of Vermont), Ann Marshall (Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne) and Mark Robison (Valparaiso University)

Take Your Protein Pills and Put Your Helmet On: Campus Unites for Information Literacy
Amanda Melcher and Kathleen Lowe (University of Montevallo)

Taking a Giant Leap – Using the Taxonomy of Significant Learning to Inform Instructional Design
Ashlynn Kogut (Texas A&M University)

TED My One-shot
Katy Lenn (University of Oregon)

Turning Failure to Launch into a Launchpad for Innovation
Toni Carter (Auburn University)

Unlocking Student Engagement: Success and Failure in Redesigning a First-Year Library Orientation
Katie Strand, Pamela Martin and Teagan Eastman (Utah State University)

Using the Force: Teacher Librarians Personal Epistemology and Teaching Practices
Maoria J. Kirker and Janna Mattson (George Mason University), Mary K. Oberlies (University of Oregon) and Jason Byrd (Adelphi University)

Using Wikipedia as a Lens to Explore Critical Information Literacy in Library Credit Courses
Amanda Foster-Kaufman (Wake Forest University)

The Virtual Librarian: Creating Innovative Technology for Your User Community
Shane Hand and Ben VanHorn (Mississippi College)

When Stars Align: Redesigning an instruction and assessment program to align with the ACRL Framework For Information Literacy
Lindsay Inge Carpenter, Rachel Gammons and Jordan Sly (University of Maryland)

When the Stars Align: Successful Examples of Interprofessional Collaboration for eLearning and Instruction from a Health Sciences Library
Emily B. Kean (University of Cincinnati Health Sciences Library)

Wild GooseChase: Launching Library Tours with a Mobile App
Jorge A. Leon and Robert Lindsey (Pittsburg State University)

The Write Stuff: Cultivating and Assessing Student Grit in Framework-based Teaching
Celita Avila, Karen Briere and Ernie Tsacalis (San Antonio College)