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2017 PA Forward Information Literacy Summit
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2017 PA Forward Information Literacy Summit

The PA Forward Information Literacy Summit will focus around libraries and maker culture, and will be relevant to any librarians interested or involved in teaching and learning, including academic, public, school, and special librarians, and other educators.

When: Wednesday, July 19, 2017
8:30 AM
Where: Penn State University
102 Paterno Library
Foster Auditorium
University Park, Pennsylvania  16802
United States
Contact: Rebecca K. Miller

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7:45-8:30 amRegistration and Refreshments

8:30-8:45 amIntroductions and Announcements:  Rebecca Miller, Dean Barbara Dewey

8:45-9:45 am Keynote Speaker: Heather Moorefield-Lang (LIVE STREAM:


9:45-10:00 am:  Morning break

10:00-11:00 am: Breakout Session I (Choice of Three)

"Using Little Bits as a Metaphor for Research"

 "Monthly STEM Challenges in the Library"

"Maker Culture in Online Spaces"


11:15-12:15 pm: Breakout Session II (Choice of Three)
"Triple Threat Making in One-Shot Sessions"

"Developing a Digital Media Lab and Makerspace"

"A Making Curriculum"

12:15-1:30 pm: Lunch and library tours
        A buffet lunch is provided and included with registration.  The buffet will also include vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-         free options.


1:30-2:30 pmLightening talks (Please note, when registering, select one of these options to assist with head count purposes. However, you will be able to hear each of the listed sessions as you will rotate through these in the overall lightning round.)
"Collaboration Doesn't End in the Classroom"

"Rethinking Embedded Librarianship"

"3D or Not 3D?"

"Sharing Tech Making from ILEAD 2016"


2:30-2:45 pmAfternoon break

2:45-3:45 pmMaker Commons tour and demo


Act 48 Credits will be available


Parking information and other details will be shared with registered participants by Monday, July 17, 2017.


Note: The Summit will take place at Penn State‚Äôs University Park campus, and attendees can make reservations at The Penn Stater under the Information Literacy Summit Guest Room Block for July 18, 2017 at a discounted rate of $118. Shuttle buses will provide transportation from the hotel to the Paterno Library. Call the Reservations Department at 814-863-5000 or visit to book. If booking online, please use the following code for the room rate: INFO17A . Rooms must be reserved by June 25 to receive the discount as a summit participant. 




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