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About LOEX

LOEX is a self-supporting, non-profit educational clearinghouse for library instruction and information literacy information. Founded in 1971 after the "First Annual Conference on Library Orientation" at Eastern Michigan University, LOEX (Library Orientation Exchange) has grown from a lending repository of library instruction materials and host of an annual conference on the subject to an internationally known organization that serves as a conduit for those working in the field. We provide information on all aspects of instruction and information literacy to libraries and librarians who are institutional members. Our collections, which have recently become an historical archive of library instruction materials, include both print and non-print resources donated by member libraries and librarians. LOEX members may still borrow these materials or copies can be made and sent.

In addition to the LOEX collection, the clearinghouse still hosts an annual conference with published proceedings, produces a quarterly publication featuring articles by teaching librarians and a monthly current awareness e-letter, plus this Web site which points to examples of work in the field of library instruction and information literacy.

In 2016, LOEX has over 675 member libraries in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.

Brad Sietz is the current LOEX Director.

Karen Diaz (West Virginia University), President
Teague Orblych (University of Michigan-Dearborn), Vice-President
Nancy Wootton Colborn (Indiana University South Bend), Secretary
Ben Oberdick (Michigan State University), Treasurer
Sara Memmott (Eastern Michigan University), Member-at-large
Brad Sietz (LOEX), Ex-officio

Advisory Council:
Lyda Ellis (University of Northern Colorado)
Beth Fuchs (University of Kentucky)
Laura Gariepy (Virginia Commonwealth University)
Mary MacDonald (University of Rhode Island)
Angie Oehrli (University of Michigan)
Ethan Pullman (Carnegie Mellon University)
John Watts (UNLV)

32 N Washington St, Ste 5
Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197

Phone: 734.340.2653 ; Fax: 734.561.4527 ; E-mail: