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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 (which used to stand for Library Orientation Exchange; now it is just LOEX) 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 2020, LOEX has over 650 member libraries in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, and Japan.

Brad Sietz is the current LOEX Director.

Ben Oberdick (Michigan State University), President
Angie Oehrli (University of Michigan), Vice-President
Beth Fuchs (University of Kentucy), Secretary
Sara Memmott (Eastern Michigan University), Treasurer
John Watts (UNLV), Member-at-large
Brad Sietz (LOEX), Ex-officio

Advisory Council:
Amanda Nichols Hess (Oakland University)
Kate Peterson (University of Minnesota)
William Cuthbertson (California State University Chico)
Rachel Dineen (University of Northern Colorado)
Andrew Walsh (Sinclair Community College)
Rebecca Miller Waltz (Penn State University)
Shannon Simpson (Kenyon College)

32 N Washington St, Ste 5
Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197

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