Michelynn McKnight, PhD, AHIP
Our keynote speaker will be Michelynn McKnight, Ph.D., AHIP, a former hospital librarian in Norman, Oklahoma for more than two decades. For ten years she taught an MLA CE course entitled "Proving Your Worth: Convincing Non-Librarian Decision Makers of the Value of Your Essential Services." After she left the hospital, she expanded the topics of that course into what became the book, The Agile Librarian's Guide to Thriving in Any Institution (Libraries Unlimited, 2010). She has served on the Medical Library Association Board of Directors and chaired both the Hospital Libraries and Medical Library Education Sections. She earned a BA at Western Illinois University, masters' degrees in both music and library & information science from the University of Illinois, and a PhD from at the University of North Texas. She is an associate professor at the Louisiana State University School of Library and Information Science where she teaches Information Services, Science & Technology Resources, Health Sciences Libraries and a summer online course, Publication for Librarians.
Jacqueline Leskovec, Outreach, Planning and Evaluation Coordinator, National Network of Library of Medicine (NN/LM) Greater Midwest Region
Anne Craig, Director, Illinois State Library
During Ms. Craig's tenure at the Illinois State Library, she was an Associate Director of the Library and Technology Department, Coordinator of Public Services, ILLINET/OCLC Coordinator, and a Reference Librarian. Ms. Craig played a major role in the development of Find-it! Illinois, the statewide digital library, and the Illinois Digital Archives. Prior to joining the Illinois State Library, Ms. Craig worked at Founders Memorial Library at Northern Illinois University. Ms. Craig obtained both the Bachelor of Arts and Master of Library and Information Studies degrees from Northern Illinois University.