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1st Business Meeting of the 2015-2016 year!! 

Friday, 9 October 2015, 11 am - 2:00 pm
Glendale Community College Library
1500 N. Verdugo Road, Glendale, CA 91208

RSVP? Questions? Susie Chin (Glendale Community College)

LILi Post-Meeting Lunch, Irvine Valley College 7 Dec 2012
Photo by Esther Grassian (used with permission)
From left: Tony Lin, Chair (Irvine Valley College), Pauline Manaka (University of California, Irvine), Michael Oppenheim (UCLA), Angela Murrell, Vice-Chair (Scripps Research Institute),
Carol Womack, Secretary (Santa Monica College), Lisa Burgert (University of San Diego), April Cunningham (Saddleback College), Sheila Smyth (University of California, Irvine)

LILi Meeting Attendees CSUDH 10 Aug 2012
LILi Meeting Attendees, CSUDH 10 Aug 2012
Photo by Wei Ma, CSUDH Library (used with permission)
From left: Lisa Burgert (USD), Esther Grassian (Retired), Carol Womack (SMC), Caroline Bordinaro (CSUDH), Judith Samuel (LATTC),
MIchael Oppenheim (UCLA), Simon Lee (UCLA) 
[Not pictured: Tony Lin (Irvine Valley College)]

Passed by ALA Council, 24 Jun 2012

See also below for Carol Womack's (LILi Chair) 2012 letter to Dean Quinlan, USC, 
urging inclusion of an Information Literacy course in the USC library school curriculum

Brief Description

LILi = a group of librarians from various types of California libraries, investigating information literacy definitions, standards and instruction in California, in order to craft effective models of lifelong, sequential information literacy instruction.

Why would you want to use this site?

  • To find links to information literacy/competency, information researching, critical
    thinking sites, lesson plans, and more.
  • To discover how other libraries in California are helping their users learn how to learn.
  • To make use of standards and guidelines relating to information literacy/competency teaching and learning.


What is "information literacy"? Basically, it is the ability to identify, locate, evaluate, and use information effectively and ethically (adapted from American Library Association. Presidential Committee on Information Literacy. Final Report, 1989;  University of California. Academic Council. University Committee on Library. 2003. “Resolution on Information Literacy").

    See also: California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's Executive Order on ICT (Information and Communications Technologies Literacy S-06-09 (May 28, 2009) and President Barak Obama's Presidential Proclamation: National Information Literacy Awareness Month, October 2009. The California ICT Task Force issued a Report with a number of recommendations in July 2010, entitled: "Digital Literacy Pathways in California."

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Esther Grassian,
Jun 6, 2012, 1:20 PM
Elisa Acosta,
Jul 2, 2014, 11:44 AM