This Week in IUL News

This Week in IUL News

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Submitted by: Latrice Booker, Coordinator of Library Instruction, IU Northwest

Register Now for the "UnConferences"

On behalf of the Information Literacy Committee of the Academic Libraries of Indiana (ALI), all academic librarians who do instruction are invited to attend one of our committee's three regional "UnConferences" happening in late July and early August. 

These one-day events will give attendees an opportunity to share ideas and best practices, and collaborate to find solutions to challenges we all face in doing library instruction.

Registration for each event is free and open to any Indiana academic librarian who does library instruction.  These UnConferences include lunch, thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Academic Libraries of Indiana.  We ask that participants register by Monday, July 15 so that we can arrange for food and facilities.

More information, including a registration form, the schedule for the day, and driving directions, are available on the UnConference website at

Tuesday, July 30
Central ALI Information Literacy Committee UnConference
DePauw University
Coordinators: Tiffany Hebb and Sally Neal

Wednesday, July 31
Southern ALI Information Literacy Committee UnConference
Ivy Tech Community College Southern Indiana
Coordinators: Marie White, Christina Wray, and George Bergstom

Thursday, August 1
Northern ALI Information Literacy Committee UnConference
South Bend
St. Mary's College
Coordinators: Catherine Pellegrino, Nora Belzowski, and Leslie Morgan

Questions about the UnConferences can be directed to the chair of the Information Literacy Committee, Catherine Pellegrino ( or to the local coordinators, whose contact information is listed above and is on the UnConference website. 

Submitted by: Barbara A. Gushrowski, Access and Instructional Services Librarian, IUSD
ALA Conference

Although many worry that libraries are not as popular amongst younger generations, a new Pew Research Center report released a few weeks ago indicates otherwise.  The report, entitled "Younger Americans' Library Habits and Expectations" shows that 16-29 year-olds are still engaged with libraries -- and not just with technology like e-books.  The report states that the "under-30 age group remains anchored in the digital age, but retains a strong relationship with print media and an affinity for libraries. Moreover, younger Americans have a broad understanding of what a library is and can be—a place for accessing printed books as well as digital resources, that remains at its core a physical space."  There may be hope yet!
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