Past ILILE Events
Spring Symposium 2007
The CISSL/ILILE, Multiple Faces of Collaboration research symposium was held at Kent State University May 17-18, 2007. The event was jointly sponsored by the Center for International Scholarship in School Libraries (CISSL) of Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey and the Institute for Library and Information Literacy Education (ILILE). See more about the event.
First Ladies and Education: Exploring Resources
Explored the rich resources available through the National First Ladies Library and their website (www.firstladies.org). Got a jump on planning for events including Women's History Month; Black History Month; Constitution Day. Investigated how the materials can be applied to satisfy content standards dealing with U.S. History, Ohio History, American Literature and other curriculum. Tour of the NFLL Library, the Ida Saxon House and Museum included. NFLL Announcement.
ILILE participated in a number of ways in the 2005 OELMA conference.
ILILE Summer Workshops 2005:
ILILE collaborated with OELMA in October 2004 to sponsor 39 teams of a school library media specialist and a teacher to attend the 2004 OELMA conference, October 20-22 in Columbus, OH. Sponsorship included paid registration for both the school library media specialist and the teacher, Wednesday night lodging for the teacher, and special events including a team dinner at the Hyatt Regency Columbus and a Regula lecture presented by author Toni Buzzeo.
High School to College Transition Fall Summit
Effort continues to build collaborative working relationships between high school and academic librarians to prepare high school students with the needed information literacy skills to ease their transition to college-level research. On September 24, Summit librarians met to take the next steps on the course of action set at the April 23 meeting and developed further by two working groups over the summer. Working Group 1 focused on developing online instructional modules using a model from Bowling Green State University, and Working Group 2 identified existing organizational infrastructure in Ohio (consortial, government, professional) as a means of communication for school and academic librarian communities.
The goals and objectives developed through the discussion on September 24 will be worked on over the next months. Other librarians (academic and high school) sharing this interest are welcome to join.
Summer Workshops 2004
- July 7-9 - Social Studies Workshop
- July 13-15 - Science Workshop
- July 28-30 - Language Arts Workshop
ILILE continued the Summer Workshops and sharpened its focus by offering specific content-area workshops. Over 180 school library media specialists and teachers attended the workshops throughout July 2004, and ILILE invited subject experts to present on topics such as collaboration, information literacy preparation, and ODE resources for K-12 students. School library media specialist-teacher teams worked together through the fall 2004 semester to develop model collaborative lesson plans that are included in the ILILE database of resources.
High School to College Transition Spring Summit
April 23, 2004
Librarians from universities and colleges in Ohio along with representatives from INFOhio and OhioLINK met in Columbus to discuss projects and strategies to develop information literacy competencies in students to help prepare them for a successful transition from high school to college. This is seen as a developing collaborative effort between librarians from schools, public libraries, and colleges and universities.
"School Library Media Specialist as Instructional Partner" Statewide Workshops
- March 9, 2004 - Kent
- March 10, 2004 - LEECA
- March 17, 2004 - ORCLISH
- March 18, 2004 - Kings Mills
- March 22, 2004 - Centerville
- March 29, 2004 - Timberstone
In March 2004, a series of 6 workshops took place across the state of Ohio: “ School Library Media Specialists as Instructional Partners .” Participants included 162 certified school library media specialists and focused on issues and innovations related to collaboration and information literacy instruction in a K-12 setting. Participants received 1 hour of graduate credit for attending the workshop and completing assignments including action plans and pathfinders.
Teacher Education Faculty and Librarian Summit
March 12, 2004
The Teacher Education Faculty and Librarian Summit brought together education faculty, education librarians, and curriculum materials center professionals from 10 Ohio universities to discuss how the development of information literacy competencies can be integrated into teacher education. Participants prepared action plans for implementing information literacy instruction for candidates in their universities.
2004 National Research Grants
The funded research projects represented efforts by faculty and graduate students in schools of library and information science and in colleges of education, as well as practitioner research by K-12 educators. Award winners are from eight different states (Connecticut, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Texas, and Virginia).
October 15-17, 2003
The Institute for Library and Information Literacy Education (ILILE) at Kent State University collaborated with OELMA this fall. This partnership sponsored 25 teams of a school library media specialist and their school principal to attend the 2003 GOTEC conference, October 15-17 in Columbus, Ohio.
Sponsorship included paid registration for both the school library media specialist and the school principal, Wednesday night lodging for the school principal, and special events.
Summer Workshop 2003
August 6-8, 2003
Based on input from the recent Statewide Workshops ILILE offered an all expenses paid three-day workshop August 6-8, 2003 on the Kent campus. Teams of school library media specialists and teachers learned to work together more effectively through sessions/activities on collaboration; information literacy; lesson-plan construction with new ODE standards; and student achievement.
View Dr. Ross Todd's presentations:
Statewide Summit Meeting
The ILILE Statewide Summit Meeting was a great success. Over 70 people attended to discuss the Institute objectives to help shape a program of action for the Institute. Invitees included teachers, school library media specialists, school administrators, state agency personnel, and higher education representatives.
Congressman Ralph Regula addressed the group via videotape because his schedule didn't permit his attendance in person. He was represented by his wife Mary and daughter Martha. Congressman Regula expressed the need to "make libraries an integral part of the education program. Teachers should call on libraries or use it freely as a teaching tool." His parting comments encouraged our participation in the ILILE projects. "I hope all of you, as a result of this, will be missionaries on behalf of this concept and will take that message back to your fellow teachers and take the message to Colleges of Education if you have a part to plan in those. What a great contribution we collectively can make to the understanding, to the education experience, to the enrichment of lives of students who look to us for leadership."
Hear Congressman Regula's entire address:
The first Regula Lecture was presented by Dr. Michael Eisenberg at the opening dinner. His message was focused on the role library/media specialists play in helping teachers use information literacy to improve student learning. Excerpts of his talk are provided here.
He also facilitated the focus group activities during the following day resulting in a lot of great ideas from the group. These ideas will be incorporated into future ILILE events.
A huge thank you to all of you who took time from your busy schedules to attend the Summit Meeting and to provide such thoughtful and practical ideas. We know this is just the beginning.