Information Literacy Roundtable



  • To assist libraries in the State of Michigan in the development of programs that promote information literacy;
  • To provide continuing education programming to the membership on issues of information literacy and instruction; and
  • To promote the educational role of librarians

    Check out our flyer with more information about ILR

    Annual ILR Meeting/Picnic -
    Friday, June 20

    Calling all ILR members!  Please join us for our last meeting of the year, at Hawk Island County Park, 1601 E. Cavanaugh St., in south Lansing, MI.  The 'business' portion of the meeting will begin at 11:00, with lunch and fun to follow.  ILR board members and friends will bring stuff to grill, beverages, sides, dessert, utensils, etc. All you need to bring is and significant others are welcome too!  (If you want to bring a dish to pass, please do). 

    Directions and a map of  the park can be found here.  We will congregate in the Peregrine shelter, side A. 

    If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Angie Kelleher -, so that we can get a head count.  Hope to see you there!

    ILR @ Academic Libraries Day
    May 9, 2008

    ILR board will partner with Academic & Research Libraries Division on their Spring Program, Academic Libraries Day 2008.  The program theme is "Virtual Libraries/Virtual Learners: A Matter of Perspective."  ILR will coordinate a breakout session called "Embedded: Librarians in the Online Trenches," which will explore how to provide instruction via course management software.  Other divisions are also partnering with ARLD.  Stay tuned to the ARLD page for more details, or look here for a pdf of Spring workshops and a registration form.

    Information Literacy Blog - Find out about IL programs in libraries across Michigan, and share information about IL publications and projects produced in Michigan.

    MLA Information Literacy Award 
       Congratulate our 2005 recipient - Margaret 'Gigi' Lincoln
       Our 2004  recipient was Joy Cichewicz

       Nominate your favorite instruction librarian! - The next MLA  Information Literacy Award will be awarded at the 2008 Annual Conference. 

    Read about our PREMIER Project

    View results of the recent PREMIER Survey, conducted to help us identify current information literacy and professional development needs, and develop appropriate programming to meet those needs.  


    PREMIER is being reborn as MILI (Michigan Information Literacy Initiative)!  See top of next column for details on the upcoming MILI workshop. 

  • Michigan Information Literacy Initiative (MILI)
    First annual Institute - June 6, 2008

    Tired of learning how to teach 'on the job,' on your own, without any real training?  Can't find time or money to attend a national Immersion-type workshop, or LOEX?
    This daylong interactive institute will feature programs on learning styles, best practices in teaching, needs assessment, outcome assessment and more. 

    Friday, June 6, 2008
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Michigan State University
    East Lansing, MI

    Keynote speaker: Caroline M. Stern, PhD. Instructional Design, Professor, Ferris State University

    Agenda and details (pdf)

    Register here 

    Directions/parking info.
    *You will recieve a voucher for free parking at the workshop, which you may use when you exit the lot*

    Unit Calendar
    ILR 2007 - 2008 Board Meeting Schedule


    Unless otherwise noted, meetings are held at the Michigan Library Consortium, 1407 Rensen St. Suite 2, Lansing, MI and begin at 10:30 am.  Anyone interested in this small but fun part of MLA is invited to attend the meetings.

    • September 21
    • October 19
    • November 16
    • December 14
    • January 18
    • February 15
    • March 14
    • April 18
    • May 30
    • June 20 - (final?) Annual Meeting/picnic

    Annual Conference 2007 - ILR/MPRR Program
    Creative Marketing for Your Information Literacy Program
    To see details and supplemental materials from this great program, click here!

    Take a look at PRIMO - Peer Reviewed Instructional Materials Online.  This project is a database of tutorials that is maintained by the ACRL Instruction Section's Emerging Technologies in Instruction committee.