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Fifth Annual Information Literacy Research Symposium Scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 29

September 23rd, 2013


The Purdue University Libraries, Discovery Learning Research Center, and Center for Instructional Excellence present


The 5th Information Literacy Research Symposium


“Toward Informed Learning in Professional Practice”


By Dr. Mary Somerville


Tuesday, October 29, 2013

10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Purdue University West Lafayette Campus


During the morning presentation, eminent library leader and researcher Dr. Mary Somerville will discuss her research on informed learning.  She will explain how it builds on her experiences as a practitioner/researcher/leader.  She will reflect on her colleagues’ engagement with informed learning and the implications of informed learning for academic curriculum design.  She will invite questions and comments from the audience members as educators, including a discussion of opportunities to take the ideas presented forward.


The afternoon will consist of a workshop to design an instructional activity or a cross-disciplinary project based on informed learning theory and principles.



9:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.                          Registration

10 a.m. – 12 p.m.                             Presentation

12 p.m. -1 p.m.                                Lunch

1 pm. – 3  p.m.                                  Workshop


Registration fees:

$60        General Registration

$25        Purdue University Faculty and Staff (waived for Purdue Libraries Faculty)


For more information and to register, go to