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    Gannon University’s Eighth Annual Regional Symposium

    Minding the Gap: Campus Collaboration for Developing Information Fluency Across the Four Years

    May 21, 2014, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  

    Gannon University, Yehl Ballroom  

     Keynote Speaker: Lisabeth Chabot, College Librarian at Ithaca College

    Information Fluency is associated with acquiring, thinking critically about, and effectively demonstrating an understanding of discipline-specific content. Often campus information fluency initiatives focus on first-year and final-year activities. This presentation will focus on faculty collaborations with librarians in the development of a sequential model for addressing disciplinary and liberal studies learning outcomes. Opportunities for interaction between faculty, librarians, and faculty-development centers regarding development of student information fluency will also be discussed. 

    Through interactive exercises, faculty will explore strategies to identify

    • Research-related competencies for students
    • Appropriate opportunities in the curriculum for addressing these competencies
    • Development of measurable learning outcomes related to information fluency for their program


    Wednesday, May 21 2014

    8:30-9:00              Registration/Sign-in (Breakfast served)

    9:00-9:05              Welcome (Catherine Datte and Linda Fleming)

    9:05-10:30           Keynote (Lisabeth Chabot) Mind the Gap: Campus Collaboration for Developing Information Fluency Across the Four Years

    10:30-10:45         Break

    10:45-11:15         Panel Discussion

    11:15-11:30         Break (Snack served)

    11:30-1:00           Interactive group activities

    1:00-2:30              Networking opportunity (Lunch served)


    About the speaker

    Lisabeth Chabot
    College Librarian at Ithaca College

    Lisabeth Chabot is the College Librarian at Ithaca College.  She has worked as a cataloger, reference librarian, and library administrator at three private higher education institutions during her 30-year professional career.   Her professional activities include service on the Association of College and Research Libraries Board (ACRL), the South Central Regional Library Council (NY) Board, and the Tompkins County Public Library (NY) Advisory Council.    She currently serves the ACRL Liaison to the Council of Independent Colleges and has participated for several years in the College Libraries Section (ACRL) Mentoring Program for New College Library Directors.   She believes that a successful library is one that is used - both virtually and on-site.  To that end, the Ithaca College Library strategically focuses on the development of resources that meet the diverse needs of users; high-quality, personalized information services; collaborative activities that enhance teaching and learning; and opportunities for students and faculty to develop research skills. 



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    The cost of the program is subsidized by CETL.
     Breakfast and Lunch Included