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NELIG 2011: Exploring Creativity in Information Literacy: Home

Here are some interesting things I learned at the 2011 NELIG Annual Program.

Program Details

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Friday, June 3, 2011

UMass Lowell, North Campus

Program Website, contains session abstracts, presenter bios, and presentation materials as they become available.

Presentation Materials

NELIG blog

NELIG stands for New England Library Instruction Group.  NELIG is a special interest group (SIG) of the ACRL New England Chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries. Academic librarians who do information literacy instruction meet four times a year to exchange ideas, experiences, and practical knowledge. Participants come from from throughout New England and sometimes nearby New York.  The Anual Program, held the first Friday in June, has a keynote speaker, several concurrent sessions, and plenty of time to meet with colleagues.


This one-day program explored how librarians incorporate creativity in information literacy teaching and student learning.

Macro of sharpened colored pencils arranged in a circle

(Description and image from the program brochure, image by Horia Varlan of Bucharest, Romania [CC-BY-2.0 (] via Flickr)

Travel & Experience

The drive was surprisingly easy.  I had heard reports of closed roads due tornado damage, but the Interstates I traveled were open and moving normally by Friday.  One tornado did cross I-84 in Sturbridge, and you could see the broken trees and signs along the road - here are some local photos posted on Flickr.

I sat with a group from three UConn campuses, Diane Mather and Sheila Lafferty from Torrington, Kathy Labadorf from Storrs, and Shelley Goldstein from Waterbury. After lunch, Angela, an MLS student at URI, who is originally from Germany, joined us.

UMass Lowell Wind Turbines

Our table had a high-window view of the wind turbines on the roof of the engineering building next door, which were getting quite a workout in gusty and variable conditions.  No two looked alike, although all were the standard propeller-like design (no Windspires like York Hill's), so they may have been testing and comparing the various models.

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