Keynote Speakers

jacobsonTrudi Jacobson is the Head of the Information Literacy Department at the University at Albany Libraries. She currently co-chairs the ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education Task Force with Craig Gibson. She received the Miriam Dudley Instruction Librarian of the Year award in 2009. Her current research involves metaliteracy, including badging for metaliteracy abilities. ALA Editions will be publishing the book she wrote with Tom Mackey, Metaliteracy: Reinventing Information Literacies to Empower Learners, in the spring. The book extends the discussion of the topic beyond their 2011 C & RL article. This fall they have been offering a metaliteracy MOOC ( Trudi is also very involved in advancing Michaelsen’s model of team-based learning by librarians, and wrote about TBL in Communications in Information Literacy in 2011.


TomMackeyTom Mackey, Ph.D., is Dean at the Center for Distance Learning (CDL) at SUNY Empire State College in Saratoga Springs, New York. He teaches courses in Digital Storytelling and Information Design and developed Metaliteracy MOOC with Trudi Jacobson. In 2011, Tom co-authored the article “Reframing Information Literacy as a Metaliteracy” with Trudi Jacobson for College & Research Libraries and this research led to an expanded project, the forthcoming book they wrote for ALA Editions Metaliteracy: Reinventing Information Literacies to Empower Learners.  This team also co-edited four books on faculty-librarian collaboration for Neal-Schuman Publishers.  Tom’s research articles have been published in First Monday, Computers & Education, The Journal of General Education, College Teaching, The Journal of Information Science, and The Journal of Education for Library and Information Science. He may be contacted by e-mail at