LIRT Conference Program -- 1997

Contains information about the LIRT 1997 Conference Program

Focus on the Student:

Emphasizing Learning Styles

Plan now to attend and participate in the

Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) Program

on Sunday, June 29, 1997, at 9:30 a.m.

in the Westin St. Francis, Grand Ballroom

during the ALA Annual Meeting, San Francisco

This informative panel presentation will feature Gail Junion-Metz, President, Information Age, a distinguished Internet trainer and author of numerous training and Internet instructional materials; Lynn Sutton, Director, Undergraduate Library, Wayne State University, has overseen the development and implementation of this new undergraduate library which was designed with learning styles in mind; and, Debra Jones , Internet Librarian, Cabrillo College, a noted presenter and author, who has added the dimension of critical thinking to the ever evolving electronic learning environment. This lively and informative panel presentation will discuss, describe, and debate what librarians need to know about learning in today's electronic library.

This year' s LIRT program will give you new avenues to explore as each librarian in every type of library is faced with the challenges of providing instruction to our diverse user populations. It promises to be fun, feisty, and full of useful information! See you in San Francisco!

A summary of the program, prepared by Phillip Jones, is now available, as well as the bibliographies prepared for the program:

Debra Jones

Internet Librarian Cabrillo College

Aptos, California
Gail Junion-Metz

President Information Age Consultants

University Heights, Ohio
Lynn Sutton


Undergraduate Library

Wayne State University

Detroit, Michigan

Speaker Biographies:


Debra Jones is currently the Internet Librarian at Cabrillo College, Aptos, California. She is a noted presenter and author. Instruction librarians may recognize Debra's name from her workshop presentation and self-paced workbook, Critical Thinking in an Online World.


Gail Junion-Metz, is a librarian and the president of Information Age Consultants. She has over 20 years experience as an academic librarian and training officer. She is active in ALA and currently serves as editor of the LITA Newsletter. Gail has been teaching people about the Internet for over five years. She also teaches a course on learning styles and new library technologies. Gail is the author of K-12 Resources on the Internet, published by Library Solutions Press and co-author of Using the World Wide Web and Creating Home Pages, a Neal-Schuman publication. She writes the monthly "Surf-For" column for School Library Journal.


Lynn Sutton is currently the Director of the new Undergraduate Library and Off-Campus Services for Wayne State University. From 1988-1995, she served as Director of the Science and Engineering Library at WSU. Prior to that, she was a health science library director at several health care institutions in the Detroit and Chicago areas. She earned both her Bachelor's and Master of Library Science degrees at The University of Michigan. Lynn is an active ALA member.