Denver skyline with mountains in the background Lobby of Hyatt Tech Center in Denver A selection of beer tasters


See "Session-only Schedule" (pdf) for details on specific times for each breakout session.
- A full, “Schedule at a Glance,” and a detailed program will be in your attendee folder at the conference.

Post conference update: LOEX 2015 Printed Program (pdf)


__Thursday, April 30
__12:30 - 8:00 p.m. Registration & information
__12:30 - 5:00 p.m. Optional: Pre-Conference Bus Trip to Epic Brewing (Tour)
__1:30 - 4:30 p.m. Optional: Pre-Conference Workshop (additional fee)
__4:45 - 5:30 p.m. Optional: First-time Attendee Orientation
__5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Hors d'oeuvres Reception (at conference hotel)
__Friday, May 1
__7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Registration & information
__7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast buffet
__8:30 - 10:00 a.m. Welcome & plenary speaker (Anne-Marie Deitering, Oregon State University)
__10:15 - 11:05 a.m. Breakout sessions 1
__11:20 a.m. - 12:10 p.m. Breakout sessions 2
__12:10 - 1:15 p.m. Lunch buffet
__1:00 - 1:30 p.m. Roundtable Discussions (Five topics)
__1:15 - 1:45 p.m. Poster sessions
__1:45 - 2:35 p.m. Breakout sessions 3
__2:50 - 3:40 p.m. Breakout sessions 4
__3:40 - 4:10 p.m. Poster sessions / Snack break
__4:10 - 5:00 p.m. Breakout sessions 5
__Early evening Dine-arounds at area restaurants (optional; access via attendee wiki)
__Saturday, May 2
__7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Registration & information
__7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast buffet
__8:30 - 9:35 a.m. Announcements (brief) & plenary speaker (Bridget Arend, University of Denver)
__9:50 - 10:40 a.m. Breakout sessions 6
__10:55 - 11:45 a.m. Breakout sessions 7
__11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lunch
__12:30 - 1:15 p.m. Lightning Talks (4 presentations/main ballroom)
__1:30 - 2:20 p.m. Breakout sessions 8
__2:35 - 3:25 p.m. Breakout sessions 9
__3:25 p.m. Conference Concludes


Interactive Workshops

All the World's a Laboratory: Inquiry-Based Learning Experiments in the First Year Seminar Research Lab
Amy Barlow (Wheaton College)

Backward Design: A Must-Have Library Instructional Design Strategy for Your Pedagogical and Teaching Toolbox
Sarah LeMire (Texas A&M University Libraries) and Donna Ziegenfuss (University of Utah)

Crafting the Perfect Blend: Student Cognitive Development Theory and Threshold Concepts for Student Success
Carissa Tomlinson (Towson University) and Catherine Johnson (University of Baltimore)

Embracing Imperfection and the Craft of "Thinking Wrong": Wabi-Sabi as an Effective A(n)esthetic in the Teaching and Learning Process
Michael Courtney (Indiana University)

Flip – Game – Assess: Taste Test for Success
Kristy Motz and Mari Kermit-Canfield (Ferris State University) and Emily Mitchell (SUNY Oswego)

Getting Carded: Threshold Concepts in One-Shot Sessions
Meagan Christensen, Todd Burks and Meridith Wolnick (University of Virginia)

Instruction with Digitized Primary Source Materials: Crafting Lesson Plans to Engage Students
Laura Hibbler (Brandeis University)

Just Say "No": Empowering Ourselves and Our Expertise
Angela Pashia (University of West Georgia), Kevin Seeber (Colorado State University-Pueblo) and Nancy Noe (Auburn University)

Mixing, Mashing, and Memeing : Engaging Students with Participatory Classroom Culture
Jennifer Ditkoff and Irene McGarrity (Keene State College)

Psychology as a Second Language? What Applied Linguistics Can Teach Us About Scholarship as a Conversation
Fiona Inglis and Autumn Piette (Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology)

Source Code: Assessing Cited References to Measure Student Information Literacy Skills
Dale Vidmar (Southern Oregon University)

Video Magic: Student Filmmaking with GoPros
Margot Hanson (California Maritime Academy)


Bias Isn't Always Bad: Teaching Students to Evaluate and Use Information Effectively
Anthony Sigismondi (St. Norbert College)

Brewing up Future Leaders: Supporting Applied Learning Initiatives on Campus
Melissa Mallon (Vanderbilt University)

Bridging Language Barriers by Translating Conceptual Explanations into Physical Models
Angela Lucero (University of Texas at El Paso)

Campus Crawl: Collaborations Taking Information Literacy Instruction Beyond Subject Matter and Into Student Life
Ingrid Ruffin and Anna Sandelli (University of Tennessee Knoxville)

Collaborating with Integrity: Librarians, Classroom Faculty and Administrators Mix It Up with an Academic Honesty Quiz Bowl
Jennifer Farquhar (Suffolk County Community College)

Crafting a Full-Bodied IL Program: Using CRM as a Strategic Framework to Maximize Value
Lora Leligdon (Dartmouth College), Lea Briggs and Todd Quinn (University of New Mexico)

Crafting a New Brew: Taking the Lead in Developing Specialized Instruction
Emily Thompson (University of Tennessee at Chattanooga), Brandon West and Michelle Bishop (SUNY Oswego)

Crafting Freshman Engagement: A Study of Library Orientations in the Fledgling First Year Experience Program at UC San Diego
Crystal Goldman, Amanda Roth, Lia Friedman, and Dominique Turnbow (UC San Diego)

Crafting Peak Performance with Student Athletes
Lisa Burgert (University of San Diego)

Developing a Taste for Scholarly Communication: Teaching "Scholarship is a Conversation" Through Poster Sessions
Silvia Vong (University of St. Michael's College, University of Toronto) and Vincci Lui (University of Toronto)

Distributing Your Craft: Scaling Quality Instruction
Theresa Westbrock and Felipe Castillo (New Mexico State University)

Does It Really Take 50 Minutes? Insights from Faculty Focus Groups on Delivering Library Instruction in a General Education Program
Jackie Sipes (Temple University)

Do You Come Here Often? Using Student Course Registration Data to Improve Your Teaching, Outreach, and Information Literacy Program
Erica Schattle (Tufts University)

Drinking on the Job: Integrating Workplace Information Literacy into the Curriculum
Alison Hicks (University of Colorado, Boulder)

Educational Innovation: Developing Quality Online Instruction
Brianne Markowski (University of Northern Colorado) and Sarah McDaniel (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Elevating Source Evaluation: Teaching and Un-teaching Authority in the Critical Library Classroom
Eamon Tewell and Kate Angell (Long Island University, Brooklyn)

Extending Research Conversations: A Model for Integrated Research Instruction
Bill Gillis, Mary Buckley and Kathy Larsen (George Washington University)

Facilitating Peer Learning in the Library: Crafting the Perfect Batch of Undergraduate Peer Research Mentors
Clinton Baugess and Mallory Jallas (Gettysburg College)

Fermentation, Not Deterioration: How an Instruction Program had to Fail Before It Could Find Its Way
Christina Heady (Southern Illinois University)

Fresh Hops: Faculty-Librarian Innovations for Teaching Twentieth Century Music Research
Ben Murphy and Rachel Chacko (Whitman College)

From Pints to Barrels: Helping Topic-Focused Students See the Bigger Picture
Beth Fuchs and Deborah Sharp (University of Kentucky)

Graphic Design for Maximum Engagement
Meggan Frost (Paul Smith's College)

Hacking the Framework: Using the Art and Science of Story to Address the Dispositions
John Watts (University of Nevada, Las Vegas) and Joshua Vossler (Southern Illinois University, Carbondale)

High Gravity, Unfiltered Advice: Teachers-turned-Librarians Share Tips for Improving Instruction
Lindy Scripps-Hoekstra (Grand Valley State University), Brandon West (SUNY Oswego) and Daniel Zuberbier (East Carolina University)

Inquiry Workshops: Integrating Research and Writing Across the K-20 Continuum
Sylvia Tag and Carmen Werder (Western Washington University) and Tracy Shaw (Squalicum High School)

Learning Concepts Assessment: What Do They Remember?
Meg Frazier and Megan Jaskowiak (Bradley University)

Learning to Teach, Teaching to Learn: A Cognitive Apprenticeship Model to Train Instruction Librarians
Caitlin MacKenzie Mannion and Nicole E. Brown (New York University)

Librarians a'Mingling! Developing University Partnerships, Creating Local Community, and Embedding IL/Research Skills Development for International Students
Darby L. Fanning (University of Utah)
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Librarians as Action Researchers: A Practical Framework for Evidence-Based Information Literacy Instruction
Kevin Michael Klipfel (California State University-Chico) and Alexander J. Carroll (University of Maryland)

Moving from Novice to Expert Teacher: Turning Your Craft Into Art
Anthony Stamatoplos (University of South Florida St. Petersburg)

Problem-Based Learning: Perfecting the Recipe
Tatiana Pashkova-Balkenhol, Katherine Stewart and Melissa Gold (Millersville University)

Reconsidering Threshold Concepts: A Critical Appraisal of the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy
Lane Wilkinson (University of Tennessee at Chattanooga)

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle? An Analysis of Practices Related to the Sharing of Information Literacy Instruction Materials Amongst Academic Librarians
Ryne Leuzinger (Cal State Monterey Bay)

Splitting the Tab: Integrating High School and College Outreach and Retention Efforts
Juliann Couture, Caroline Sinkinson and Vicki Gruzynski (University of Colorado Boulder)

Stocking the Bar: Meeting the Challenge of Information Literacy Ale-ments
Maoria J. Kirker (George Mason University)

Tapping into the First Year Experience: Effective Learning with Augmented Reality and Pop Culture
Jovanni Lota and Bethany Tschaepe (University of Houston-Downtown)

Tastes Great, Less Filling: How to Design and Deliver Substantial Instruction to Large Enrollment Classes Without Being Overwhelmed
Stephanie JH McReynolds and Hyerin Bak (Syracuse University)

Taste Testing Research Topics: Assessing the Scope and Feasibility of First-Year Students' Research Paper Topics
Erin Rinto and Melissa Bowles-Terry (University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

Teaching Evaluation Can Be a One Dish Meal
Heather Campbell (Brescia University College)

Teaching Students the "How" and "Why" of Source Evaluation: Pedagogies That Empower Communities of Learning and Scholarship
Juliet Rumble, Toni Carter and Nancy Noe (Auburn University)

The Flipped Classroom for Library Instruction: A Student Focused Assessment
Michael Goates (Brigham Young University)

Think Like a Researcher! A Library/Faculty Collaboration to Improve Student Success
Susan Mikkelsen and Heather Devrick (University of California, Merced)

Three Classes On Tap: Brewing Library Instruction Through Collaboration
Ashley Dupuy and Chris Sharpe (Kennesaw State University) and Eli Arnold (Oglethorpe University)

To Google This, Turn to Page 42: Building a "Choose Your Own Research Adventure" Game
Jessica Long and Jennifer Hicks (Miami University Middletown)

Transforming the One-Shot: Incorporating Discovery Layers, Active Learning and the Framework into IL
Beth Twomey (North Dakota State University)

Tweaking Your Pre/Post Test: Capturing Student Learning at the Session Level
Matthew Pierce (Germanna Community College)

Two Information Literacy Threshold Concepts Walk into a Bar: Using Satirical News Sources to Promote Active Learning and Student Engagement
Stephanie Alexander (California State University East Bay)

Underage Thinking: Building Tomorrow's Researchers through New Campus Collaborations
Rebecca K. Miller and Kyrille Goldbeck DeBose (Virginia Tech)

Where Knowledge Meets Experience: Emphasizing the Library's Role in an Experiential Learning Initiative
Elizabeth Price and Rebecca Richardson (Murray State University)