Thursday, April 4, 2013

What is iLove and why go to the IPAL interest group?

What is iLove? I could rehash it here, but I'll let you check out our About Us tab at the top. We outline our Mission, Objectives, and who were are right there. More importantly, I'm here today to talk to you about the face-to-face manifestation of iLove.

What: "Beg, Borrow, and Steal"-- the IPAL Information Literacy Interest Group session

When: April 4, 2013, 1:30-3:30pm

Where: Drake University

Who: YOU!! What does that actually mean? Instruction librarians from Iowa private colleges

Why: Because it will be awesome. Ok, really, why should you show up to this? Because we as instruction librarians are coming together to talk about what we do on a daily basis. Something most of us rarely get to do. Are you the only instruction person at your institution? We can help! Would you like to hear what other people are doing? We can help! Do you have an assignment you just don't know what to do with? We can help! Would you just like to know you're not the only one out there in this lonely instruction librarian world? You aren't! And we can help!

We'll break down the session into 3 parts that mirror what we're doing here on the the iLove blog. We'll do a session of "Instruction Ideas." This will basically be a lightning round of IL sessions, lessons, tips, tricks, or even flops! Have an idea you want to share?? Let us know at

Then we'll flip it around and put the rest of us in the hot seat for "Ask the Masses." It's your chance to pose that question, problematic assignment, or instruction quandary to a group of people who might actually be able to help. Have a question you'd like to pose? Check out our "Ask the Masses" tab at the top of this page for more details.

And then we'll do some "Librarian Snark." Yep, you know what we're talking about. Those funny videos, comics, blog posts, memes that just make you giggle. Or laugh out loud. Or those ones where you really wish you'd not opened that link at the reference desk because oh my goodness are you getting weird looks for snorting.

Before all that begins we want to take some time to get to know each other and all our crazy hidden instruction talents and expertises (expertise just doesn't do it justice!).

Sounds like a blast, right? Good. You should come. No extra fees, just make sure to sign up for the Interest Group on the IPAL Conference Registration Form. Cannot wait to see (or meet) you all.


1 comment:

  1. Just discovered this blog via the Kirkwood CC Library's Facebook page. LOVE it. I will be following! I know I will learn lots that I can apply to the high school setting!