LIRT Conference Program 2018

Description of the 2018 LIRT Annual Conference program.
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Moving Beyond the Threshold:

Next Steps in Critical Information Literacy

Saturday, June 23, 2018

1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.



Morial Convention Center, Room 281-282

There is little doubt of the importance of critical information literacy and the role of librarians, but many librarians are asking themselves, what should come next? Recently, academic, school, and public librarians have been working tirelessly to document, articulate and discuss, our progressively challenging role in cultivating social responsibilities within our communities and amongst our students, in order to frame the conversation for growth. Join leading experts to hear more about breakthroughs in this area. Also take a look at the handout created for this program.

Featured Speakers

  • Ian G Beilin (he/him/his), Humanities Research Services Librarian at Columbia University. Ian is on the editorial board of the open access, open peer-reviewed journal In the Library with the Lead Pipe and is co-editor of the forthcoming book Reference Librarianship and Justice: History, Practice, and Praxis (Library Juice Press, 2018). Presentation Slides

  • Tiffany Whitehead (she/her/hers), the Mighty Little Librarian, is the Upper & Middle School Librarian at Episcopal High School in Baton Rouge, LA. She has served as the President for ISTE’s Librarians Network, was recognized as one of ISTE’s 2014 Emerging Leaders, and was named one of the 2014 Library Journal Movers & Shakers. She was the 2016 recipient of the Louisiana Library Media Specialist Award. Presentation Slides

  • Amita Lonial (she/her/hers), is currently the Learning, Marketing and Engagement Principal Librarian at San Diego County Library. She is also serves as co-chair for PLA’s inaugural Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Taskforce. She is deeply committed to exploring how libraries can create racially just and equitable communities through public programs and services. Presentation Slides

We are certain this will be an informational and thought-provoking presentation and discussion. Please share this with others interested in Library Instruction. We hope to see you there!