The 40th annual LOEX conference was the largest in the history of LOEX, as four hundred instruction librarians came to Columbus, Ohio for a refreshing and fulfilling look at the latest in library instruction. Over the course of two and a half days, topics on virtually every aspect of library instruction and information literacy in academic libraries was covered.
A big conference needed a big team to be successfully pulled off, so I would like to thank all the members of the LOEX 2012 committee, starting with co-chairs Fred Roecker and Karen Diaz of Ohio State University. They were ably assisted by committee members Betsy Blankenship (OSU-Marion), Catherine Cardwell (Ohio Wesleyan University), Vanessa Earp (Kent State University), Kim Leggett (Columbus State Community College), Lindsay Miller (Miami University), Amy Pickenpaugh (Ohio State University), Deborah Peoples (Ohio Wesleyan), Eric Resnis (Miami University), Lisa Santucci (Miami University) and Jennifer Starkey (Oberlin College). There was a lot to do, and this group was key in making sure it got done.
Lastly, thank you to all the presenters who contributed their work and time to the conference. It is always inspiring to learn what they are doing. Please enjoy reading this latest set of proceedings from the 40th annual LOEX Conference: Energize! Accelerate! Transform! Brad Sietz, LOEX Director
Sietz, Brad, "Preface" (2014). LOEX Conference Proceedings 2012. 1.