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iDEALs Summit Panelists Announced

The 2012 iDEALS Summit, “Information Literacy Across the Lifespan,” will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2012 from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm. The Summit will be held at the School of Education Building in Room 118 on the UNCG campus. Parking is available in the Oakland Parking Deck.

The Summit will explore information literacy theory and instructional practice in a variety of information organizations. We will examine approaches for addressing the needs of users at all stages of life. The Summit will include a Panel Discussion that focuses on how a variety of libraries address the information literacy needs of their patrons. The panel includes librarians from public, academic, school, and special libraries.


Jenny Dale is the Coordinator of First-Year Programs at the UNC Greensboro University Libraries. In addition to coordinating and teaching information literacy sessions for first-year classes, she also serves as the library liaison to the Departments of English and Kinesiology.

Jennifer Ballance has an MLIS and a Master of Fine Arts degree. She combines these interests and experiences in her position as an Instructional Designer in the Revenue Cycle Education department for Novant Health. She has experience teaching college and training courses on topics that range from studio art to information literacy to revenue cycle software applications.

Staci Wilson is Director of Library Services at Catawba Valley Community College. She has a passion for critical thinking and information literacy.

Sarah Frazier is the librarian at Winkler Middle School in Concord, NC. Frazier taught middle school band before earning her MLIS at UNCG. She was named Teacher of the Year for her passion in creating an engaging environment and collaborating to create the best learning experiences for students.

John Zika recently retired from the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library following a career in public libraries. He currently serves as an LSTA grant contractor focusing on Job-Help for the Homeless.

Keynote Speaker

Lisa Hinchliffe is the Coordinator for Information Literacy Services and Instruction at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe is a past president of the Association of College and Research Libraries as well as current co-chair of the association’s Value of Academic Libraries Committee. Lisa is a professor in the University Library at Urbana-Champaign and a sometimes-adjunct in the university’s library school.

Her most recent publication is the co-edited book Environments for Students Growth and Development: Libraries and Student Affairs in Collaboration (ACRL, 2012). Lisa received her Master of Education and Master of Library and Information Science degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and has a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy from the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota.

Summit Schedule

12:30-1:00 pm – Registration
1:00-2:15 pm – Panel Discussion
2:15-3:00 pm – Breakout Discussion
3:00-3:15 pm – Consensus Sharing
3:15-3:30 pm – Break
3:30-4:00 pm – Poster Session
4:00-5:00 pm – Keynote Speaker, Lisa Hinchliffe


Deadline for registration is November 5, 2012. There is no cost for the conference but registration is required by November 5, 2012.
Registration Form

Learn more about the iDEALS Summit on the Diversity and Community page, on the iDEALS tab.

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