Category Archives: Information Literacy

App-etizing Instruction: Practical Tips For Teaching Emerging Technologies

The LIRT Teaching, Learning, and Technology Committee is sponsoring an ALA Midwinter discussion session on Saturday, February 10th from 1-2:30 pm, location TBD.

“App-etizing Instruction: Practical Tips For Teaching Emerging Technologies”

Emerging technologies pose new pedagogical challenges as libraries grapple with assessing their role and impact on learning and scholarship. Please join the LIRT TLT committee for a lively and practical exploration of the issues surrounding the integration of tools ranging from 3D printers to virtual reality software into our instructional repertoire. This session will feature a panel of librarians from various types and sizes of libraries followed by group activities and interaction, where we will examine topics such as developing lesson plans and assessment methods, collaborating with faculty and other partners, analyzing formats and modalities of delivery, and contending with varying levels of support and funding.

If you would like to submit a proposal for this session, please fill out the following form by Friday, October 13thhttps://goo.gl/AVMkqm. Proposals will be evaluated on practicality, level of applicability to all types of libraries and funding environments, and their inclusion of ideas for implementation as well as assessment. We highly encourage libraries of all types and sizes to submit a proposal so that all voices and perspectives can be included. We are seeking approximately 3 panel participants, but would love to include your lesson plans as materials even if we are not able to invite you to present. Thank you!

LIRT TLT Committee: Amy Chen, Angie Cox, Mitch Fontenot, Jennifer Harmon, Cinthya Ippoliti, Carol Leibiger, Ken Orenic

 

WILU 2018 – Information Into Action

University of Ottawa Library

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

June 6-8, 2018

http://wilu2018.ca/

The University of Ottawa Library is proud to host Canada’s premier conference devoted to issues of teaching and learning in libraries.

The Call for proposals is now open! Share your experiences and knowledge on how we can turn information into action.

Consider submitting a proposal to offer one or more of the following types of sessions:

  • Presentation (45-minute session)
  • Workshop (120-minute session)
  • Panel discussion (45-minute session)
  • Lightning talk (7-minute session)
  • Techno expo kiosk (similar to a poster session, but with computers and large screens to showcase innovative applications of instructional technology)

The deadline to submit a proposal is Monday, November 13, 2017.

Questions or comments – Please contact wilu2018@uottawa.ca

Interested in hosting WILU 2019? Learn more about submitting a short proposal to host WILU 2019.

 

Personal Librarian & First Year Experience Library Conference

Personal Librarian & First Year Experience Library Conference
3rd National Conference: March 21-22, 2018
http://library.case.edu/ksl/services/personallibrarian/conference/
Call for Proposals (Deadline October 6, 2017)

March 21 (Wednesday) – March 22 (Thursday), 2018

Kelvin Smith Library, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

http://library.case.edu/ksl/services/personallibrarian/conference/

Proposals are now being accepted for the 3rd National Personal Librarian & First Year Experience Library Conference, a 2-day event focused on all aspects of the first year experience and the personalization of outreach and services for incoming students. The conference will be hosted by Kelvin Smith Library at Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, Ohio) on March 21-22, 2018.

The conference will focus on starting library initiatives to support first year students, assessing outcomes of services and resources, and building the collaborative relationships throughout the organization to prepare a holistic approach to student success and retention.

The 2 days will feature 1-2 keynotes panel discussions, and lightning talks, surrounded by a number of concurrent sessions organized around proposed tracks of interest. Participants are welcomed from all types of organizations and levels of staffing. Programming will be offered to improve established programs or prepare for a new initiative.

We are accepting proposals for concurrent sessions organized by tracks, panel discussions, lightning presentations, and poster presentations. We welcome all proposals for consideration, but are particularly interested in sessions that consider:

  • How to measure impact & success; assessment methods

  • Relationship building (internal & external to the library)

  • The “future” and next generation programs

  • Focus on international students

  • Focus on underserved communities or at risk communities

  • Transition to 2nd year support

  • Strategic ways for engagement and increased participation with FYE Students

  • Other topics will be considered

Other topics may include:

  • “Personal Librarian” services such as direct interactions, custom experiences, etc.

  • Starting new programs or initiatives

  • Views and goals of campus administrators

  • Student stories & testimonies

  • Staffing models

  • Overall role within a larger information literacy instruction program

  • Events, programs, orientations, etc.

  • Challenges & concerns

  • Marketing & communication

  • Diversity issues and approaches

  • Developing relationship with parents

Submissions will be evaluated based on the relevance of the topic and potential to advance the thinking about personal librarian programs and first-year experiences. Acceptance will be competitive and conducted by a conference committee consisting of Kelvin Smith Library employees and virtual committee members from several university libraries involved in personal librarian and/or FYE programs.

Registration costs will be the responsibility of each attendee and presenter, and will not be covered by the conference organizers.

SUBMIT PROPOSALS BY October 6, 2017

Web Form:  https://goo.gl/forms/GUAHRsSadQOJd0sr1

Email questions to Brian Gray: bcg8@case.edu

LITA Preconference Proposals ALA, New Orleans

Submit Your Preconference ideas for the 2018 ALA Annual Conference 

New Orleans, LA, June 21-26, 2018

The LITA Program Planning Committee (PPC) is now accepting the submission of innovative and creative preconference proposals for the 2018 Annual American Library Association Conference. We’re looking for either full day or half day sessions to take place on Friday, June 22, 2018. Preconferences should emphasize hands on and interactive experiences. The focus should be on technology in libraries, whether that’s use of, new ideas for, trends in, or interesting/innovative projects being explored – it’s all for you to propose. Programs should be of interest to all library/information agency types, that inspire technological change and adoption, or/and generally go above and beyond the everyday.


  • Submission Deadline: November 6, 2017
  • Final Decisions: November 15, 2017

Proposals will be accepted via our online form

Submissions are open to anyone, regardless of ALA membership status. We welcome proposals from anyone who feels they have something to offer regarding library technology. We look forward to hearing the great ideas you will share with us this year.


Questions or Comments?

Contact LITA at (312) 280-4268 or Mark Beatty, mbeatty@ala.org

NorthEast Regional Computing Program (NERCOMP)

March 26–28, 2018
Providence, Rhode Island

For more information go to https://events.educause.edu/nercomp-annual-conference/2018#_zsScmKe1_zlcELE4

The NorthEast Regional Computing Program (NERCOMP) has brought together our innovative and committed community for more than 60 years. From the frontline staff all the way up to the CIO, we have created communities of faculty, researchers, learners, and institutions.

The NERCOMP Annual Conference plays a pivotal role in bringing this special community together–connecting peers, sharing successes (and struggles), and enhancing our collective learning.

Call for Proposals is Open

We are currently seeking proposals for the 2018 conference within the designated program tracks and key topics. The program sessions will focus on these key topic areas:

  • Data-Driven Decision Making
  • IT Services: Support Models and Practice
  • Leadership and Organizational Development
  • Libraries and Scholarship in the 21st Century
  • Policy, Regulations, and Security
  • Systems and Solutions
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Transforming the Student Experience

October 16, 2017

Proposal Deadline

Proposals must be completed and submitted by this date to be considered as a presenter

YTH Live 2018

YTH Live is the conference that ignites innovation in youth, technology, and health. Plus, this year will mark the 10 year anniversary of the conference making it the biggest yet.

YTH Live takes place May 6-7, 2018 in San Francisco, CA. The conference includes sessions on video games, non profit outreach, mobile apps, texting, and social media all being used to address issues like mental health, reproductive rights, peer education, drug use, HIV and AIDS, STDs, and more. Information can be found at http://yth.org/ythlive/about/

At YTH Live 2018, attendees will meet youth leaders, app developers, hackers, designers, health workers, policymakers, as well as educators, researchers, and other advocates who are using technology to make a difference in the health and wellness of youth.

Learn more at yth.org/live and register at yth.org/register. Click here for additional assets and if you need drafted social media posts or any other materials let us know and we would be happy to provide those for you.

Our call for abstracts is now open, where those who want to share an innovative project, campaign, program, or research in youth health, technology, and health tech are invited to submit a proposal, to be considered to speak at our conference. The deadline for this is Friday, October 27, 2017. We’d love to invite you to submit and to share this opportunity with your networks!

The Innovative Library Classroom (TILC) 2018

Poster Session & Social on Tuesday, May 8 and Conference on Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Radford University, Radford, VA

Powerful and inspiring day! It was a joy to network and meet so many people from different schools interested in library instruction. Every part of the conference, from the sessions, posters, to lightning talks provided thought-provoking topics and information. I’m so glad to be a part of this passionate and creative field of librarianship.“- past attendee

TILC is my favorite conference. Everyone is focused on teaching and learning in libraries and yet it is still small and I can actually talk to folks.“- another participant’s feedback

We are now accepting proposals for TILC 2018. We are thrilled to have Jennifer Ferretti, Digital Initiatives Librarian at Maryland Institute College of Art, as our keynote speaker. She is the creator of the popular “Beyoncé’s Lemonade and Information Resources” LibGuide and in her keynote she will discuss how art is information. You can use this idea as a jumping off point for your proposal, or you can submit anything related to innovative teaching. We like to cast a wide net!    

Proposals are invited for three different session types:

  •       Posters (presented at the Tuesday evening social)
  •       50-minute presentations
  •       7-minute lightning talks

 

Two levels of review will take place. In the peer review, submissions will be rated for fit for the session type, relevance, and innovativeness. In addition, we will crowdsource interest in the topics submitted by authors. Abstracts submitted by authors will be blinded for the crowdsourced portion. Conference coordinators will make the final selections, basing decisions on both the peer review process and the crowdsourced information.

Submission deadline: Thursday, November 16, 2017

Acceptance notification: Friday, January 5, 2018

We expect registration costs to be about $45.

 

Full details and a link to the proposal form are available at: http://theinnovativelibraryclassroom.weebly.com/

 

Selected papers based on conference presentations will be published, subject to double blind peer review, in a special issue of Internet Reference Services Quarterly dedicated to The Innovative Library Classroom. More information about IRSQ is available on the IRSQ website: http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/wirs20/current#.Uouk8cTIh8E

 

Comics and Critical Librarianship for Academic Libraries

Call for chapter proposals

Working Title: Comics and Critical Librarianship for Academic Libraries

Editors: Olivia Miller & Stephanie Grimm

Submission Deadline: December 15, 2017

Publisher: Library Juice Press

Book description

This book will be a collection of chapters on ways comics have been used in the practice of critical librarianship. The intended audiences for this book are librarians and library workers that currently or hope to work with comics in academic libraries, people interested in critical librarianship, and comics scholars. The purpose of this book is to add to the conversation of critical librarianship within academic libraries by highlighting the use and focus of an already radical medium (comics) by librarians and library workers who practice critical librarianship.

For the purposes of this book, we use the term “comics” to mean any work in the medium of comics/sequential art. This can mean comic book issues, graphic novels, comic strips, webcomics, minicomics, etc.

We want both critical librarianship and comics to be approachable and accessible topics to our readers. One way we aim to do this is through approachable language much in the way that Maria T. Accardi did in Feminist Pedagogy for Library Instruction.

Possible topics

Possible topic areas include but are not limited to the following:

  • Critical considerations of:
    • comics in academic library exhibitions or programming
    • comics in library instruction in higher education contexts
    • cataloging practices in relation to comics
    • acquisition or collection management/organization practices for comics and comics collections
    • comics or comics ephemera in special collections, archives, or manuscript collections
  • Case studies on the critical use of comics in academic libraries and special collections
  • Theoretical or research-based considerations of comics as a tool and site for critical librarianship
  • Other relevant considerations of the topic

Timeline

 

  • Abstract submission deadline: December 15, 2017
  • Notification/Feedback regarding submission: January 31, 2018
  • First drafts due: June 15, 2018
  • Final drafts due: October 15, 2018
  • Final manuscript due to publisher: December 2018

 

Submissions

Please email abstracts of up to 500 words to critlibcomics (at) gmail (dot) com.

Abstracts should briefly describe your topic and how your chapter discusses using comics in critical librarianship. You are welcome to submit multiple abstracts about different possible topics. If your submission is tentatively accepted, the editors may request modifications. Material cannot be previously published.

Final chapters will be in the 2000-5000-word range. Abstracts that discuss comics being used in critical librarianship practices in tribal college libraries, HBCUs, Hispanic-serving institutions, community colleges, archives, special libraries, and libraries outside the United States are especially welcome.

Please direct any questions to Olivia Miller and Stephanie Grimm, editors, at critlibcomics (at) gmail (dot) com.

 

 

About the Editors

 

Olivia Miller (she/her) is the Arts & Humanities Librarian at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Her BA is in Art History and English from the University of North Carolina Greensboro and she attended the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill for her MSLS. She built a strong graphic novel collection in her last position at Greensboro College and taught a for-credit course for two semesters on how to read and find comics with a feminist pedagogy.

 

Stephanie Grimm (she/her) is the Art and Art History Librarian at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. She holds a BFA in Illustration and earned her MSI from the University of Michigan, where she developed a dedicated minicomics collection within the university libraries. She has worked with comics and illustration students at both art & design schools and research universities, and is a proponent of critical librarianship and literacy for artists and design students.

8th Annual Emerging Learning Design Conference

Emerging Learning Design is now accepting proposals for the

8th Annual Emerging Learning Design Conference (#ELDc18)

May 31st – June 1st, 2018 at Montclair State University.

 

The theme for this year’s conference is

From Learner Centered to Learner Experience (LX)

 

Education has changed more in the last 25 years than the 250 before that. Whereas once the norm was teacher-focused, sage-on-the-stage, a shift is still going on that places the learner at the core of the learning experience.  Driven by the wide adoption of design thinking and user experience processes, LX pushes to make sure the learner voice is integrated more purposefully by sharing the experience development and iteration process with those for whom it is designed.

 

From an emphasis on scaffolding and creating software with Learner Centered Design to the wide adoption of design thinking and user experience processes with Learning Experience (LX) Design the goal continues to be to create effective and meaningful experiences for the learner.  ELDc18 seeks to bring together diverse voices and innovative approaches to designing with the learner in mind.

 

The following topics are examples, but are in no way exhaustive or limited:

  • How might learners be involved in the design and evaluation of learning experiences?
  • What are examples of personalized learning and what can we learn from these experiments?
  • How can we use learning analytics to better understand aspects of learning experiences?
  • What are some organizational approaches to incorporating user experience research and iteration into the learning design process?

 

Submission are encouraged that tie to the theme, our mission, or, any of our ELDc18 Keywords

 

ELDc18 Submission Information

  • Proposal Deadline: November 1, 2017
  • Visit the ELDc18 Conference Website for
    • Proposals Submission Form
    • Session Types & Keywords
    • FAQs

Join our digital community Google Group at bit.ly/eldcommunity

Join us on Facebook for ELDc and ELDjGoogle+, Twitter, and LinkedIn!

 

ELD conferences provide physical space for the ongoing discussion of how pedagogy, research, and scholarship can be be enhanced and transformed by technology. The ELD Annual Conference is a space designed to showcase innovation as well as to engage in a vibrant and dynamic discourse. The ELD Annual Conference makes its home at Montclair State University (MSU.)

 

Please contact eldc.program@gmail.com for more information.

16th International Conference on Education and Information Systems, Technologies and Applications: EISTA 2018

Please consider contributing by submitting an article in the area “Educational Technologies” or any other included in the 16th International Conference on Education and Information Systems, Technologies and Applications: EISTA 2018 (http://www.2018iiisconf.org/eista), to be held on July 8 – 11, 2018, in Orlando, Florida, USA, jointly with:

  • The 12th International Multi-Conference on Society, Cybernetics, and Informatics: IMSCI 2018
  • The 22nd World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics: WMSCI 2018
  • The 11th International Multi-Conference on Engineering and Technological Innovation: IMETI 2018

The respective web sites of the above events and the others being jointly organized can be found at the general CFP posted at: http://www.2018iiisconf.org/cfp-summer2018.asp

To submit your article, please click the “Authors” tab on the conference website. Submissions for face-to-face and virtual presentations are both accepted.

The deadlines for this first CFP are the following:

  • October 10th, 2017: Article submissions
  • October 10th, 2017: Invited session proposals
  • November 23rd, 2017: Notifications of acceptance
  • December 14th, 2017: Uploading of camera-ready or final version

IMSCI/EISTA and all its collocated events are being indexed by Elsevier’s SCOPUS since 2005. The 2018 proceedings will also be sent to Elsevier’s SCOPUS.

Authors of early submissions to EISTA 2018 (or any of its collocated events) and, consequently, of early acceptances and registrations will be:

  1. Considered in the selection of keynote speakers because this selection will need additional reviews.
  2. Invited for submitting a second paper on special topics; which, if accepted, will require no additional fee for its presentation. These topics, which will be selected by the Organizing Committee, are very important topics, but are not necessarily among the usual grants priorities. The IIIS will finance this kind of papers which are important for many authors but are not among the priorities of policy makers in organizations which might financially be supporting participations in conferences.

Details about the following issues have also been included at the URLs given above:

  • Pre- and post-conference virtual sessions.
  • Virtual participation.
  • Two-tier reviewing combining double-blind and non-blind methods.
  • Access to reviewers’ comments and evaluation average.
  • Waiving the registration fee of effective invited session organizers.
  • Best papers awards.
  • Publication of best papers in the Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics, and Informatics (JSCI), which is indexed in EBSCO, Cabell, DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals), and Google Scholar, and listed in Cabell Directory of Publishing Opportunities and in Ulrich’s Periodical Directory. (All papers to be presented at the conference will be included in the conference printed and electronic proceedings)

Please consider forwarding to the appropriate groups who might be interested in submitting contribution to the above mentioned collocated events. New information and deadlines are posted on the conference and the IIIS web site (especially at the URL provided above).

Best regards,

EISTA 2018 Organizing Committee