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Thursday, June 9 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
APLA Information Literacy Interest Group Virtual Drop-In Space

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Members of APLA’s Information Literacy Interest Group will speak about the Virtual Drop-In
Learning Spaces they have hosted in 2021-2022. These sessions focused on specific themes
surrounding information literacy, such as instruction technologies, strategies, and evaluation.
The presenters will describe the rationale for these spaces, and share the successes and
challenges of previous sessions. They will also outline how these informal professional
development opportunities serve as a means to increase inclusion and diversity within
information professions. The sessions are open to anybody with an interest in information
literacy, regardless of their employment status, job title, or institution of employment. Thereby,
these sessions allow those who are unemployed, underemployed, students, and anybody in
non-traditional information professional roles to freely participate in sessions, which may both
benefit their professional development, and enhance the sessions with their perspectives. The
presentation will be followed by an optional virtual drop-in session, in which participants will
experience the learning space for themselves and engage in informal professional
development. This session will also serve as an introduction to the APLA Information Literacy
Interest Group for conference attendees who are not familiar with the group and its work.


Agnieszka Hayes (she/her)

Convener, APLA Information Literacy Interest Group; and Academic Librarian, Vaughan Memorial Library, Acadia University
Agnieszka Hayes is the Convener for the APLA Information Literacy Interest Group. She is also an Academic Librarian at the Vaughan Memorial Library at Acadia University, where she is a liaison to Classics, Comparative Religion, History, and Theology.
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K-Lee Fraser (she/her)

Liaison Librarian, University of Toronto
K-Lee Fraser is the Language Studies and Sociology Liaison Librarian at the University of Toronto Scarborough Library. Her research interests include library anxiety, BIPOC recruitment and retention in libraries, information literacy, and sociolinguistics.
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Nicole Marcoux (she/they)

Nicole Marcoux is an early career academic librarian in Kjipuktuk (Halifax). Her research interests include information equity, collection development, and LGBTQ+ research methods.

Thursday June 9, 2022 10:30am - 12:00pm ADT