Information Literacy Summit

PA Forward

"Building Bridges through Curriculum and Collaboration"

The first PA Forward Information Literacy Summit aims to bring together school, public, and academic librarians to have conversations, to collaborate, and to come to shared understandings on the ways that we can promote information literacy across the state.

PA Forward Information Literacy Summit

Wednesday, Jul 24th, 8:30am-2:45pm

Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA

Registration Fee: $12.00

Registration is now closed.

Includes continental breakfast and snacks. Lunch on your own.

For more information visit the PA Forward Information Literacy Summit web site.


8:30 - 9:00 a.m. -- Registration and breakfast

9:15 - 10:15 a.m. -- Keynote address

  • Keynote Speakers Eileen Kern, President, PA School Librarians Association, and Allison Mackley, Librarian, Hershey High School, and Co-Chair of the Information Literacy Summit planning committee, will discuss the New Model Curriculum for PA School Library Programs, and Dept. of Education Standards Aligned System.

10:30 - 11:30 a.m. -- ACRL Information Literacy Standards

  • Ellysa Stern Cahoy, past chair, ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards Review Task Force, will share the strategic areas of change recommended by her group.
  • Trudi Jacobson and Craig Gibson, Co-Chairs of the current Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education Task Force, will discuss their group's plans for the revision process, and will share their timeline for change and implementation.

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. -- Lunch (organized into interest groups)

1:00 - 1:45 p.m. -- Breakout Session One
1:45 - 2: 00 p.m. -- Break
2:00 - 2:45 p.m. -- Breakout Session Two

  • The Embedded Librarian
  • Collaborating with Faculty
  • Transition from High School to College: What Should First-Year College Students Know?
  • Tour and Discussion of the Paterno Library's New Knowledge Commons
“This project is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services as administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Corbett, Governor, through the College and Research Division ( of PaLA."

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