About the Connecticut Information Literacy Conference 


The mission of the Connecticut Information Literacy Conference is to provide professional development opportunities that encompass information literacy standards, practices and methods for instructional librarians from both academic and non-academic libraries, as well as academic faculty and staff members, to grow and enhance their teaching skills and effectively promote life-long learning in the state of Connecticut.


The original purpose of the Connecticut Information Literacy Conference was to provide professional development opportunities for academic librarians from both the Connecticut State Universities system and the Connecticut Community College system to engage with the newest delivery systems of information literacy instruction and each other in order to streamline the IL educational process as much as possible. Due to the overwhelming interest in the subject of information literacy as the focus of a professional development event from college librarians across Connecticut, the first conference included college librarians from both private and public institutions in April of 2011.

The second annual Connecticut Information Literacy Conference expanded its audience and presenters to include faculty members from academic institutions in order to create a collaborative environment in which information literacy would thrive to the benefit of college students. The third annual conference expanded once again to include public librarians and library media specialists who are beginning to include information literacy in their library instruction sessions.

In the fall of 2013, the conference – which had grown in attendance by 100% since 2011 - was transferred from the stewardship of the Council of Connecticut Academic Library Directors (CCALD) to that of the Connecticut Library Association’s College and University Libraries Section. This move has allowed the event to increase its potential to deliver high-quality professional development to attendees from across the Northeast in the vital academic discipline of information literacy and its successive iterations.

2018 CT Information Literacy Conference Chairs​​

Kyle Lynes
Reference Librarian
University of Hartford

Dan Lewis
Head of Reference
Capital Community College

2018 CT Information Literacy Conference Planning Committee

Yolanda Bergstrom-Lynch, Eastern Connecticut State University  
Jenn Cournoyer, Quinebaug Valley Community College

Rebecca Dowgiert, University of Bridgeport
Kristina Edwards, Central Connecticut State University
Shawn Fields, Lincoln College of New England 
Barbara Ghilardi, Fairfield University

Pamela Graham, U.S. Coast Guard Academy
Joy Hansen, Middlesex Community College
Wendy Hardenberg, Southern Connecticut State University
Diana Hellyar, University of Hartford
Seth Kershner, Northwestern Community College
Martha Kruy, Central Connecticut State University 
Dan Lewis, Capital Community College 
Jeffrey Liszka, Trinity College

Kyle Lynes, University of Hartford, Chair
Jillian Maynard, University of Hartford
Briana McGuckin, Central Connecticut State University
Shu Qian, Worcester State University
Susan Slaga-Metivier, Central Connecticut State University
Diane Spinato, University of New Haven
Julie Styles, Trinity College
Angela Walker, Eastern Connecticut State University

Please contact us at ctinfolit@ctlibraryassociation.org
Learn more about past conferences here.