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ForwardFocus Conference : 2018

ForwardFocus 2018

This year's theme was The Changing Information Landscape: Libraries in the “Post-Truth” and Open Access Era.

It is an important time for librarians to be active in our campus communities. We wanted to hear about how community college librarians are teaching information literacy, advocating for access, and leading students and faculty into the new information age. This year’s conference sought to highlight community college libraries as they adapt and thrive in the midst of the current information landscape.

ForwardFocus 2018 was held on Friday, October 19, 2018 on the ICC campus, as well as virtually.

Schedule of Events

Schedule 2018

In-Person Registration

Pastries and coffee available.

8:15 a.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks

8:45 a.m.

Lightning Panel Discussion & Activity

9:00 a.m.


10:15 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions

Fake Science: Training Students to Critically Read Research Articles

Laura-Burt Nicholas, College of DuPage

10:30 a.m.

Info. Lit. Instruction for the Developmental English Course: A Golden Opportunity

Jeff Ellair, University of Wisconsin-Sheboygan

10:30 a.m.

Fighting the Fake: Teaching Undergrads to be BRATS About Information Evaluation

Christopher Younkin, The Ohio State University

12:30 p.m.

Cut the Crap: Teaching Credibility Beyond the Acronyms

Colleen Sanders, Clackamas Community College

12:30 p.m.

Breaking the Fake News Cycle

Kona Jones, Richland Community College

1:30 p.m.

Beyond Textbooks: Authentic Learning with OERs and Library Materials

Jessica Bastian, Illinois Central College

1:30 p.m.

Closing Session

Tour ICC's Academic Success Center (ASC) and Banwart Library

Cate Kaufman

2:30 p.m.

ForwardFocus 2018 Recap

Check out our ForwardFocus 2018 Recap Libguide for session recordings and other resources! 

ForwardFocus 2018 Recap