Thursday, April 07, 2011

New England Library Instruction Group (NELIG): Annual Conference, June 3, 2011, Lowell, MA

The New England Library Instruction Group (NELIG) is pleased to announce the opening of registration for its annual conference, which will be held Friday, June 3, 2011 at Alumni Hall, UMass Lowell, North Campus in Lowell, Massachusetts. The program, "Exploring Creativity in Information Literacy," will examine how librarians can incorporate creativity in information literacy teaching and student learning. This year’s program features a keynote presentation by Randy Hensley, Professor and Head of Instruction of Newman Library, Baruch College, City University of New York. Through an interactive presentation titled, “The Creativity Dynamic of Information Literacy,” Randy will highlight the rationale for and manifestations of creativity, the practice of creative thinking and action in instructional design for a variety of situations, and provide practical examples for incorporating creativity in information literacy teaching.

Program: Visit for information on program speakers and presentations. When you register, please indicate which of the concurrent afternoon panels you would like to attend. If more than one concurrent panel interests you, bring a colleague along and share notes after the program.

Registration Visit The registration fee is $35 for ACRL-NEC members, $40 for Non-members, and $25 for LIS students.

Lodging: Visit Please note that the deadline for reserving a room at the UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center is May 3, 2011. Rooms thereafter are available on a first come first serve basis.

Parking & Directions: Visit for information regarding directions to UMass Lowell and North Campus parking.

We hope to see you there!

Melinda Malik, Merrimack College, Planning Committee Co-chair (
Young-Joo Lee, Boston University, Planning Committee Co-chair (