Friday, December 06, 2013

Project Information Literacy (PIL) has released their most recent findings.

See the full report at

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Another LILAC Project Presentation

Dr. Janice Walker (Georgia Southern University) and Dr. Susan Brown (Kennesaw State University) will be presenting, "Learning Information Literacy Across the Curriculum: The LILAC Project," at the Teacher Education Division (TED) of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Conference in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, this Friday, November 8, at 1:30 pm.

For more information on the Conference, visit the Web site at

Hope to see you there!


Friday, July 26, 2013

LILAC Project Workshop

This year's post-conference workshop at the annual Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy August 23-24, 2013, in Savannah, Georgia, will be a LILAC Project workshop, facilitated by Katt Blackwell-Starnes (Lamar University); Janice R. Walker, Leigh Ann Williams, and Liz Kelly (Georgia Southern University); and Susan Brown (Kennesaw State University).

We will be working on identifying student information-seeking behaviors in the videos for use as we move forward with the study.  We hope to have approval to begin a larger, multi-institutional study this coming year.  Stay tuned for more information!

If you will be attending this year's conference, please plan to join us at the workshop.  If not, why aren't you coming?! :)


Thursday, May 02, 2013

Join us for the Graduate Research Network at Computers and Writing Conference!


The 2013 Graduate Research Network (GRN) is an annual forum at the Computers and Writing Conference to connect researchers with other researchers and discussion leaders in the field.

We invite proposals for work-in-progress discussion at the 14th annual GRN, June 6, 2013, at the Computers and Writing Conference hosted this year by Frostburg State University, Frostburg, MD.  Work at any stage of completion is welcome, from those just beginning to think through ideas to those ready to consider venues for publication. The GRN is FREE to all registered conference participants.  Remember, too: you do NOT have to be a graduate student to participate! Anyone who would like to benefit from the conversations and feedback about projects they are working on is welcome!

Morning sessions will consist of roundtable discussions of works-in-progress.  During the afternoon GRN, we will offer an exciting job workshop.  We need both presenters and Discussion Leaders.  Sign up NOW.
·        For more information about the GRN and to sign up to participate, please visit our Web site at   And don’t forget to apply for GRN/C&W Travel Grant Funding if you meet eligibility requirements. Even if you have already registered for the C&W Conference and checked the GRN Workshop box, you will still need to complete our form. And if you did NOT register for GRN, don't worry--there's still time!

·        We also hope that those who can will consider donating to the GRN/C&W Travel Grant Fund.  For more information on how you can contribute—or to apply for funding—see

·        AND don’t forget, you can also help us raise money for the GRN/C&W Travel Grant Fund , stay fit, and have fun by participating in Ride2CW.  For more information, see

See you in Frostburg!  Remember:  GRN!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Deadline Extended: Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

Deadline Extended to April 1, 2013

The Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy, August 23-24, 2013, in Savannah, GA, invites proposals across disciplines for workshops and presentations that will consider, extend, or otherwise address information literacy in K-12 and postsecondary settings:
• EFFECTIVE MEANS of developing information literacy skills in learners.
• PARTNERSHIPS between librarians and classroom teachers to teach students research skills.
• INFORMATION LITERACY across the disciplines.
• ASSESSMENT of information literacy initiatives.
• INTELLECTUAL property, copyright, and plagiarism in the digital age.
Conference organizers welcome international participants and proposal submissions, in order to broaden and share knowledge regarding information literacy practice, theory and research in a variety of cultural settings worldwide. Please note, however, that presentations must be in English and that the Conference cannot provide funding for attendees or for presenters. 
For more information, visit our Web site at

Monday, March 25, 2013

LILAC Wins Grant

We are pleased to announce that one of the 2013 Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) Research Inititaive Grants was awarded to the LILAC Project this year. With the help of this grant, and now that we have completed our small, local pilot study, we hope to expand the LILAC study to a multi-institutional study.

I have added the PowerPoint presentation I delivered at CCCC to the LILAC Wiki.  It includes an invitation to join us in this expanded project.  Katt Blackwell-Starnes and I plan to revise the IRB protocol and create training materials and handouts to aid partners in collaborating with us.  We also are looking at other grant opportunities to help us expand the project.

Please email if you are interested in joining us!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

LILAC Presentation at CCCC

Join us at CCCC in Las Vegas. Session K.34, Friday, March 15, 2013, 3:30-4:45pm.  "Designing a Multi-Institutional Cross-Disciplinary Study in Information Literacy." 

Chair: Rachael Geary, Texas Woman's University

Janice Walker, Georgia Southern University: Report from the LILAC Project: Designing a Study of Student Information-Seeking Behaviors

Katt Blackwell-Starnes, Georgia Southern University: First I'll Go to Google: Insight into Student Search Habits from the LILAC Project

Eleanor Haynes, Compliance Officer, Georgia Southern University: Navigating Institutional Review Board Approval for a Multi-Institutional Cross Disciplinary Study.

Monday, February 04, 2013

CFP - 10th Annual Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

Please mark your calendar and plan on being with us for the 10th Annual Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy.

In honor of our 10 year Anniversary, the conference will be held at the HYATT Regency Hotel in Savannah, Georgia,AUGUST 23-24, 2013.

We are excited to introduce Dr. Alison Head - Executive Director and Lead Researcher, Project Information Literacy, Sonoma, CA - as our Keynote Speaker.

For complete conference details please access the website at -

Please follow this link to access and submit the *Call for Proposal* –

The deadline for proposal submission is March 15, 2013.

We appreciate your efforts to share this message with your colleagues and other interested professions.

Join us in Savannah for this annual conference jointly hosted by Georgia Southern University’s:

Zach S. Henderson Library
Department of Writing and LinguisticsCollege of Liberals Arts & Social Sciences
College of Education and the Division of Continuing Education

We are looking forward to seeing you in August!