The organizers envision the Summit as an opportunity for librarians, teachers and other practitioners across the educational spectrum to come together to share ideas and strengthen information literacy throughout the Midwest.

This year’s Summit, scheduled for Friday, April 25, 2014, will look at the evolving nature of information literacy in light of the forthcoming revision to ACRL’s Information Literacy Standards.

Trudi Jacobson (University at Albany, SUNY; Chair of ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education Task Force) and Tom Mackey (SUNY Empire State College) will deliver this year’s keynote, “Changing Models, Changing Emphases: The Evolution of Information Literacy.” Their presentation will explore metaliteracy, threshold concepts, empowerment, metacognition, and information literacy in the disciplines.

Through the years, the Illinois Information Literacy Summit has benefited from the support of the
Network of Illinois Learning Resources in Community Colleges, Southern Illinois Learning Resource Centers, the Illinois State Library, Illinois Central College, John A. Logan College, and Illinois State University Milner Library.