Keynote introductions

Keynote speaker introductions

Lisa
Janicke Hinchliffe
will be our keynote on the theme: New challenges for information literacy.
The title of her talk is ?Opportunities for new successes”.

Lisa is professor, coordinator for
Information Literacy Services and Instruction, and coordinator for Strategic
Planning in the University Library at the University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign. She is also an affiliate faculty member in the
University?s Graduate School of Library and Information Science.

Lisa served as the 2010-2011 president of the
Association of College and Research Libraries, which launched the Value of
Academic Libraries Initiative during her presidency. Along with Debra
Gilchrist, Lisa is the lead designer for ACRL?s training program for the Standards for Libraries in Higher Education and the
IMLS-funded Assessment in Action project.

Lisa was the recipient of the 2015 ACRL
Instruction Section Miriam Dudley Instruction Librarian Award as well as the 2009
ACRL Special Presidential Recognition Award for Information Literacy Immersion
Program.
More on Lisa J. Hinchliffe

Dr. Maria-Carme Torras and Pål Steiner will be our keynote speakers on the theme: Information literacy and writing centres. The title of their talk is “Information literacy and academic writing: Intertwined processes, integrated services”.  

Maria-Carme
is the library director at the University of Bergen, Norway. She is currently a
member of the IFLA Governing Board and the chair of the IFLA Professional Committee.
She has previously been the chair of the IFLA Information Literacy section. She
is also a member of the library board at the Norwegian Higher Education
Council.

Maria-Carme
has managed several information literacy education projects with a focus on
online research and academic support. She has been involved in several
international training the trainers in
information literacy
initiatives.

Maria-Carme
is particularly interested in capacity building of librarians and other
information professionals. She has published and worked on the professionalisation
of the academic librarian?s pedagogical role in academic support.

Pål
Steiner is an academic librarian at Bergen University Library. He teaches information literacy and academic writing,
and is a faculty member of the Writing Center at the library. Previously he has
been assistant professor in religious
studies and academic writing.

 

Dr. Alison J. Head will be our keynote speaker on the
theme: Assessment of information literacy.
The title of her talk is ?What today’s university students have taught us”.

Alison is an information scientist and researcher in the University of
Washington’s Information School and a Fellow at the metaLAB at Harvard
University. She is the founder and director of Project Information
Literacy (PIL), an ongoing research study in the US that has investigated how
university students conceptualize and operationalize research tasks for
course work and “everyday life” use.

In 2012, PIL
launched “The PIL Passage
Studies,” a series of studies investigating the critical information
transition young adults experience in their lives. In 2013, PIL released its
first Passage Study about the information-seeking behavior of university
graduates once they join the workplace and Library Journal named PIL one of the “Big Four Research Studies? about library users. In
2015, PIL released its study of relatively recent graduates and their lifelong
learning practices after completing university.

More
about Alison?s research and Project Information Literacy

Anneke Dirkx will be
our keynote speaker on the theme: Implementation
of information literacy into the curriculum
. The title of her talk is “Framing information literacy”. 

Anneke
is the head of the Information and User Support Department of Leiden University
Libraries (UBL) in the Netherlands. She recently organized a workshop for Dutch
librarians on information literacy frameworks. She is the author of the blog Infobesitas
 (in Dutch) where she writes about information literacy (frameworks) and
quality management in libraries. She is also a board member of the Victorine
van Schaick Foundation, which promotes and rewards innovative, high quality
publications in the field of librarianship in the Netherlands.