CATLA Spring Conference Schedule: Friday, April 21st 2017

CATLA Spring Conference

Friday, April 21st

Location: Moody Bible Institute 


Creating a Culture of Assessment

“The role, purpose, and value of academic library assessment must be ‘anchored’ in an organization’s purpose.” –Joseph Matthews inLibrary Assessment in Higher Education (2007)

Our speaker will be Dr. Terry Huttenlock, Associate Professor of Library Science at Wheaton College. Dr. Huttenlock will be speaking about assessment, encouraging us to think holistically about library assessment. She will offer strategies for making effective assessment part of our library’s culture, something that we embrace as part of a typical workday, and that can help inform ongoing reflection and efforts aimed at improving our users’ learning experience.

9:30am – 10:00am                Registration and refreshments

10:00am – 10:30am              Business meeting/Elections

10:30am – 12:00pm              Keynote speaker: Dr. Terry Huttenlock

Theme: Creating a Culture of Assessment

12:00pm – 1:30pm               Lunch at Moody Commons

1:30pm – 2:30pm                 Roundtable discussions

2:30pm – 3:00pm                Library Tour


Parking and Hotel suggestions: TBA.

Please RSVP to Bethany Goodwin at  by April 10th. We hope you can make it and tell your colleagues at your library about our conference.

CATLA Fall Conference Schedule: Friday, November 4th

CATLA Fall Conference

Friday, November 4th

Location: University of Saint Mary of the Lake, Mundelein, IL


Theme: Information Literacy in Theological Education:

Using the ACRL Framework for a More Integrative Approach

Our speaker will be Kate Ganski, Interim Assistant Director of Libraries for User Services at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, who will be discussing how to improve pedagogical practices for information literacy in theological education.

9:30am       Registration and refreshments

10:00am     Business meeting

10:15am      Keynote speaker: Kate Ganski, Interim Assistant Director of Libraries for User Services, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee — “Information Literacy in Theological Education: Using the Framework for a more integrative approach.”

11:45am     Lunch off campus

1:00pm      Kate Ganski continued

2:00pm     Break

2:15pm      Library Tour

There are a limited number of guest rooms on Saint Mary’s campus. To check availability, call 847-566-8290 and mention the CATLA meeting. The rate is $58(+ tax) for a single and $48 (+ tax) per person for a double per night.

Hotel options near USML include the Candlewood Suites Chicago/Libertyville. and the Hampton Inn & Suites Chicago-Libertyville, both just north of Saint Mary on 45/N Lake St.

Please RSVP to Bethany Goodwin at We hope you can make it and tell your colleagues at your library about our conference, especially those working with library instruction.