Libraries to host Pennsylvania information literacy summit

The University Libraries are hosting the first Pennsylvania Forward Information Literacy Summit, on Wednesday, July 24, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., in Foster Auditorium, first floor, Paterno Library. The summit is organized by the Pennsylvania Information Literacy Learning Community, an online group of librarians from K-12 schools, higher education and public libraries, who share their strategies, experiences and best practices in the field of information literacy instruction.

ellysa cahoyEllysa Stern Cahoy (left), Penn State education and behavioral sciences librarian and assistant director of The Pennsylvania Center for the Book, is on the planning team and will be one of the keynote speakers at the event. Cahoy notes, “This event is the first of its kind. Public, school, and academic librarians from across Pennsylvania will come together to strategize on how to maximize students’ ability to find, evaluate and use information. I am honored to be a speaker at this event, and look forward to learning new educational strategies from my state-wide library colleagues.”

“I am so pleased that the Penn State University Libraries can host this exciting summit on Information Literacy in Pennsylvania, and that Library Learning Services can support it,” says Loanne Snavely, head of Library Learning Services. “This summit will provide the groundwork for collaboration and progress between and among libraries of all types in promoting information literacy for Pennsylvanians of all ages,” she adds.

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