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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 2023, LOEX has over 600 member libraries in the United States, Canada, Europe and Japan.

Brad Sietz is the current LOEX Director.

Mission: LOEX is dedicated to the support and promotion of academic libraries, the development and continuing education of library personnel, and the promotion of information literacy through education and the exchange of ideas for the benefit of its members as well as the public.

Amanda Nichols Hess (Oakland University), President
Laura Gariepy (Virginia Commonwealth University), Vice-President
Samantha McClellan (Sacramento State), Secretary
Clayton Hayes (Wayne State University), Treasurer
Rachel Dineen (University of Northern Colorado), Member-at-large
Molly Ledermann (Washtenaw Community College), Member-at-large
Brad Sietz (LOEX), Ex-officio

Advisory Council:
Annie Armstrong (University of Illinois Chicago)
Sergio Chaparro (Virginia Commonwealth University)
Sojourna Cunningham (North Carolina State University)
Yan He (Indiana University Kokomo)
Michael LaMagna (Delaware County Community College)
Molly Ledermann (Washtenaw Community College)
Dunstan McNutt (University of Tennessee at Chattanooga)
Emily Reed (Penn State Harrisburg)

32 N Washington St, Ste 5
Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197

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