LOEX Annual Conference LOEX 2008 May 1-3 Oak Brook, Illinois
Librarian as Architect: Planning, Building & Renewing
LOEX 2008 hosted by the Illinois LOEX Committee, a collaborative project

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Schedule | Highlights | Breakout & Interactive Sessions | Theme

Conference schedule

See "Schedule at a Glance" (pdf) for full details on specific times and rooms for each session & event. This will also be in your attendee folder when you get to the conference.

Thursday, May 1, 2008
1:00 - 8:00 p.m. Registration & information
2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Pre-conference, Elmhurst College (More information)
5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Pizza reception
Friday, May 2
7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Registration & information
7:45 - 8:45 a.m. Breakfast buffet
8:45 - 10:30 a.m. Welcome & plenary speaker
10:45 - 11:45 a.m. Breakout & interactive sessions
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Lunch buffet
12:45 - 1:15 p.m. Poster Sessions
1:15 - 3:30 p.m. Breakout & interactive sessions
3:30 - 4:00 p.m. Poster Sessions / Snack Break
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Breakout & interactive sessions
6:00 - 6:30 p.m. Networking (cash bar)
6:30 - 9:00 p.m. Dinner & speaker
Saturday, May 3
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Registration & information
7:45 - 8:45 a.m. Breakfast buffet
8:45 - 10:30 a.m. Announcements & plenary panel
10:45 - 11:45 a.m. Breakout & interactive sessions
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Lunch buffet
12:45 - 3:00 p.m. Breakout & interactive sessions
3:00 p.m. Conference concludes

Conference highlights

Thursday, May 1

Pre-conference: Elmhurst College
"Designing Library Spaces with a Focus on Information Literacy"

Andy Joseph, Wight & Co., architect of the library’s 2002 renovation, will present the process and ideas that led to the Information Literacy-focused library design at Elmhurst College's A.C. Buehler Library. The formal presentation begins at 3:00 p.m. This open house is free, and all LOEX attendees are invited. Limited transportation will be available from the Doubletree Chicago-Oakbrook Hotel to Elmhurst College, which is about five miles away from the conference. More information

Opening reception
Join the Illinois LOEX Committee at our opening reception on the evening of May 1 at Doubletree Chicago-Oakbrook Hotel. Pizza will be served.

Opening reception sponsored by the University of Illinois at Chicago Library

Friday, May 2

Laurel Ofstein

Morning plenary speaker: Laurel Ofstein
"Creative Collaboration: Setting the Course for the Future of Library Instruction"

Across industries and borders, organizations are searching for ways to reinvent themselves by examining how they function, solve problems, and search for opportunities. Librarians are rethinking approaches to library instruction as instructional technologies, student expectations, access to information, and budgets change. Participants will learn “trigger tools” to unlock their own creativity and those with whom they collaborate, by applying new approaches for reaching breakthrough ideas. Session attendees will learn ways in which individuals and teams can build a work culture that stimulates creativity, greatly increasing the odds of defining a strategic and innovative roadmap for the future. The tools demonstrated in the session will result in a set of opportunities for learning, interaction, and professional development.

Laurel Ofstein is an instructor in the Department of Management at the Charles H. Kellstadt Graduate School of Business at DePaul University, where she teaches courses in Creativity in Business, Entrepreneurship and Creativity, and Corporate Ventures and Management.  She serves as the Assistant Director of The Center for Creativity and Innovation at DePaul, for which she has conducted workshops, clinics, and ideation sessions. Laurel is the co-author of Women in Business: The Changing Face of Leadership (2007, Praeger-Greenwood), and has contributed to textbooks on entrepreneurship and created cases for student use.  She received her MBA from DePaul University. 

Friday plenary session sponsored by CARLI, Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois

Rick Kogan and Charles OsgoodDinner: Rick Kogan and Charles Osgood

Join us for an engaging evening with author Rick Kogan and photographer Charles Osgood, who together created the book Sidewalks: Portraits of Chicago (2006, Northwestern University Press).

Rick Kogan has worked for the Chicago Daily News, Chicago Sun-Times, and Chicago Tribune, where he is a senior writer and columnist for the Sunday magazine. He is the author of ten books. He is also the creator and host of WGN’s "Sunday Papers with Rick Kogan." Charles Osgood came to the Chicago Tribune as a reporter after beginning his career at the City News Bureau. He switched to photography, his lifelong passion, in 1970.

Friday evening dinner event sponsored by LIBRAS, Inc.

Saturday, May 3

Morning plenary: Panel discussion
"The Future of Libraries in Higher Education"

  • Annette Haggray, Dean, Academic Alternatives & Instructional Support, College of DuPage
  • Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, Head, Undergraduate Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Christopher Stewart, Dean of Libraries, Illinois Institute of Technology

Saturday plenary panel sponsored by Northern Illinois University and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Breakout sessions & interactive workshops

The conference includes more than 40 breakout sessions and interactive sessions. Session descriptions

  • Breakout sessions: 60-minute sessions that include time for a 45-minute presentation and 10-15 minutes of question and answer. These sessions are the core of the conference program. Most feature a successful program, practice or key issue related to instruction or information literacy.
  • Interactive workshops: 60-minute sessions in which the presenter facilitates a learning environment for attendees to develop teaching and or research techniques.

Conference theme

"Librarian as Architect: Planning, Building & Renewing"

This year's theme explores the instruction librarian's multiple roles in planning, building, and renewing instruction and information literacy programs. Presenters are encouraged to think creatively about six aspects of the theme.

  • Assessing Needs & Outcomes includes assessing user needs, assessing student learning, assessing information literacy initiatives, peer assessment, and evaluating teaching or instructional tools.
  • Breaking Ground includes comprehensive planning or implementation of cutting edge innovation, technology, or emerging trends in all aspects of information literacy and instruction.
  • Building Relationships focuses on innovative approaches to collaboration on or off campus and the development of new communities or increased diversity.
  • Laying the Foundation refreshes thinking about fundamental aspects of information literacy and instruction, including the pedagogy of teaching, the instructional design process, core curriculum initiatives, ethics, and the relationship between information literacy and intellectual property.
  • Creating Learning Spaces stresses new uses for old spaces, showcases new spaces and explores using virtual spaces.
  • Cutting the Ribbon includes creative ways to deploy new technologies, promote new programs, integrate new initiatives with existing programs, and renew ongoing programs.





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