Project Information Literacy, in collaboration with the University of Washington Information School and the Institute of Museum and Libraries, recently released the report Staying Smart: How Today’s Graduates Continue to Learn Once They Complete College. The impetus behind the report was that not much research had been done on the information-seeking behaviors of college graduates once they have finished their schooling.
(via Jennifer Schwartz, DePaul University) Registration is now open for the 15th annual Information Literacy Summit. The event will take place from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM on Friday, April 29, on the campus of Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Hills, IL. The theme of this year’s meeting is “Shifting Perspectives: Developing Critical Approaches in Information Literacy”. The conference is jointly sponsored by the DePaul University Library and the Moraine Valley Community College Library.
(via Fran Kovach, retired–formerly of SIU School of Medicine) The National University of Health Sciences recently received a $4,300 grant from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. The grant was one of five that the NN/LM awarded to institutions within the Greater Midwest Region. The award will fund technology upgrades at the school’s Learning Resource Center, specifically a new “technology bar” that includes an iPad station.
(via Gwen Gregory, IACRL President) Another reason to come to Chicago for the IACRL conference: CARLI, the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois, is presenting a free preconference in conjunction with the IACRL Conference. Curriculum Mapping: A CARLI-sponsored preconference, will be held Thursday, March 17, 2016 at the Chicago Marriott O'Hare, 8535 W Higgins Rd. There is no registration fee, but attendees must be registered by March 11, 2016.
(via Miranda Shake, HSLI President-Elect) The National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC) is offering an online, free, asynchronous CE class called "Discovering TOXNET" from March 7th, 2016, to April 6th, 2016. Learn about TOXNET(r) and other NLM environmental health databases through videos, guided tutorials, and discovery exercises. The class is taught online in thirteen independent modules.