Keynote Speaker

Wendy HollidayWendy Holliday is Head of Teaching, Learning, and Research Services at Cline Library, Northern Arizona University. She leads a team of librarians in designing, implementing, and assessing the library’s portfolio of support for student learning and success and faculty research excellence. She served as Coordinator of Library Instruction at Utah State University between 2004 and 2013. Her research and practice focuses on student experiences of information literacy and learning, collaboration with faculty, and higher education curriculum. Prior to becoming a librarian, she was the Hopi Tribal Archivist and a historian. She has more than 25 years of experience teaching both history and information literacy at the college level. She holds an MLS from the University of Illinois and a PhD in history from New York University.

Boundaries and sovereignties: Placing students at the center of information literacy
Using the metaphors of boundaries and thresholds, this talk will examine some of the recent discourse around the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy and the purpose of higher education. It will explore what might happen when we place students and the idea of sovereignty at the center of our conceptions of information literacy.