The mission of the Connecticut Information Literacy Conference is to provide professional development opportunities that encompass information literacy standards, practices and methods for instructional librarians from both academic and non-academic libraries, as well as academic faculty and staff members, to grow and enhance their teaching skills and effectively promote life-long learning in the state of Connecticut.
The original purpose of the Connecticut Information Literacy Conference was to provide professional development opportunities for academic librarians from both the Connecticut State Universities system and the Connecticut Community College system to engage with the newest delivery systems of information literacy instruction and each other in order to streamline the IL educational process as much as possible. Due to the overwhelming interest in the subject of information literacy as the focus of a professional development event from college librarians across Connecticut, the first conference included college librarians from both private and public institutions in April of 2011.
The second annual Connecticut Information Literacy Conference expanded its audience and presenters to include faculty members from academic institutions in order to create a collaborative environment in which information literacy would thrive to the benefit of college students. The third annual conference expanded once again to include public librarians and library media specialists who are beginning to include information literacy in their library instruction sessions.
In the fall of 2013, the conference – which had grown in attendance by 100% since 2011 - was transferred from the stewardship of the Council of Connecticut Academic Library Directors (CCALD) to that of the Connecticut Library Association’s College and University Libraries Section. In 2022, the conference moved back under CCALD.
Capital Community College
University of Hartford
Pam Dolin, U.S. Coast Guard Academy
Wendy Hardenberg, Southern Connecticut State University
Diana Hellyar, Southern Connecticut State University, Co-Chair
Jasmine Huff, Capital Community College
Cait Kennedy, Trinity College
Martha Kruy, Central Connecticut State University
Annmarie Magurany, University of Hartford
Jillian Maynard, Central Connecticut State University, Co-Chair
Susan Slaga-Metivier, Central Connecticut State University
Erin Thompson, Sacred Heart University
Naomi Toftness, Northwestern Community College
Victoria Waimon, Capital Community College