Category Archives: Information Literacy

2019 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition Poster Sessions

The 2019 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition poster session committee invites everyone to share their best ideas and work with the library community by presenting a poster session  at the 2019 ALA Annual Conference in Washington, DC, on Saturday, June 22, and Sunday, June 23, 2019.

Submissions are invited from all types of libraries and on any topic relevant to librarianship and may include a description of an innovative library program; an analysis of a  solution to a problem; a report of a research study; or any other presentation that would benefit the larger library community. Poster session participants populate boards with pictures, data, graphs, diagrams, narrative text, and more, and informally discuss their presentations with conference attendees during assigned 1 ½-hour time periods. For information on 2019 posters and the submission process, please visit this page.

The deadline for submitting an application is Friday, February 8, 2019. Applicants will be notified in late March after a double-blind peer review process, if their submission has been accepted for presentation at the conference. Start your application process now at https://www.conferenceabstracts.com/cfp2/login.asp?EventKey=EFRAOCJH. You must login to the site using your ALA username and password, or you can create a username and password for the site before you submit your application.

Please direct any questions about poster session presentations and submissions to Alee Navarro, the Annual Conference poster session staff liaison, anavarro@ala.org.

Best,

Valerie Bonilla
Co-Chair, ALA Poster Session

18th Annual Information Literacy Summit

The 18th Annual Information Literacy Summit at Moraine Valley is now accepting proposals for breakout sessions.

18th Annual Information Literacy Summit

News, Media and Disinformation: Making Sense in Today’s Information Landscape

Friday, April 5, 2019, 8:30am-3:30pm

Presented by DePaul University Library and Moraine Valley Community College Library

Located at the Moraine Valley Community College campus

Keynote Address

Dr. Nicole A. Cooke, Associate Professor and MS/LIS Program Director, School of Information Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Call for Proposals 

We are seeking presenters to lead engaging and interactive discussions about information literacy and library instruction. We are especially interested in breakout sessions and panels which focus on this year’s theme: News, Media and Disinformation: Making Sense in Today’s Information Landscape. We hope to foster conversations across all types of libraries, schools, and other organizations and encourage a diversity of perspectives in this proposal call.

 

The Summit is a regional conference which will be held at the Moraine Valley Community College campus. If you wish to propose more than one breakout session, please fill out a form for each topic. Breakout sessions and panels will be 50 minutes long and should include audience interaction or discussion. Panel discussions should have a three person maximum. Hands-on lessons and demonstrations (and/or practical takeaways) are encouraged. Sessions typically have 20-40 participants.

 

The submission should include a 200-300 word description of your session. Please include learning outcomes and a brief explanation of why people should attend your session and what they will take away. A shorter abstract (around 100 words) for publication in the Summit programming will be required as well.

 

Please fill out this Google form to propose a breakout session

 

Deadline to submit proposals is Friday, January 11, 2019

 

Some possible topics for sessions include:

·         News and Media Literacy

·         Social Justice and Information Literacy

·         Critical Information Literacy

·         Critical Pedagogies

·         Service Learning

·         Student Curiosity and Creativity

·         Student Centered Teaching and Learning

·         Students as creators

·         Reflective Practice

·         Communities of Practice

·         Applications of the Framework for Information Literacy

·         Programmatic assessments

·         Instructional design

The Innovative Library Classroom

The Innovative Library Classroom (TILC) 2019

Poster Session & Social on Thursday, June 6 and Conference on Friday, June 7, 2019

William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA

“TILC is the best. Small, focused, and always full of great ideas and great librarians.”- past attendee

“This was one of the most useful library conferences I’ve attended; the small size of the conference, and its laser focus on instruction in librarianship, resulted in conversations that were universally useful and relevant to me and my work. Thank you so much!”- another participant’s feedback

We are now accepting proposals for TILC 2019. Inspired by this year’s location, we have chosen the theme Revolutions & Revelations. We hope this phrase will help you brainstorm proposals, but don’t let the theme limit you. Anything about innovative practices related to teaching and learning in libraries is welcome.

Proposals are invited for three different session types:

•       Posters (presented at the Thursday evening social)

•       50-minute presentations

•       7-minute lightning talks

 

Proposals will be peer reviewed.

 

Submission deadline: Thursday, November 15, 2018

Acceptance notification: Friday, January 4, 2019

We expect registration costs to be about $45.

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

 

Call for Applicants for EBLIP Journal: Associate Editor (Evidence Summaries)

Evidence Based Library and Information Practice (EBLIP) is seeking a new Associate Editor (Evidence Summaries). The successful candidate is expected to begin their role by June 2019 and serve a 3-year term (with possibility of renewal). This role shares workload with a second Associate Editor.

Evidence summaries are critical appraisal syntheses that provide analysis regarding the validity and reliability of the methodology used in original research articles. As such, they are a key component to aid readers in making informed decisions in their local practice. The team of experienced evidence summary authors follow a strict format to ensure consistency, and all evidence summaries undergo peer review to ensure quality. EBLIP publishes up to ten summaries in every issue.

The Associate Editor (Evidence Summaries) will be responsible for:

  • Overseeing the complete editorial process for items submitted to the Evidence Summaries section, which includes

    • selection of articles for summary and assigning articles to evidence summary authors;

    • ensuring authors adhere to the EBLIP Evidence Summary guidelines;

    • assigning peer reviewers and monitoring the peer review process;

    • communicating with evidence summary authors and peer reviewers;

    • making acceptance decisions, ensuring required changes to manuscripts are made;

    • communicating with copyeditors and the production editor to ensure the final copy is as expected.

  • Communicating and consulting with the Editor-in-Chief on a regular basis.

  • Attending Editorial Team meetings (via Skype) on a monthly basis and participating in the overall governance of the journal.

  • Ensuring that all necessary deadlines are met.

  • Maintaining a team of approximately 20 evidence summary authors, each of whom is on a 2-year term with a commitment to write four evidence summaries.

  • Periodically sending out calls for new Evidence Summary authors, reviewing applications, and assessing sample evidence summaries from candidates.

For more information about evidence summaries and other types of submissions accepted by EBLIP see: https://journals.library.ualberta.ca/eblip/index.php/EBLIP/about/submissions#authorGuidelines

The ideal candidate for Associate Editor (Evidence Summaries) will be well-versed in evidence based practice, research methods, and critical appraisal. This position requires dedicated time on a regular basis, and it is therefore essential that interested persons ensure available time to devote to this position prior to applying. It is estimated that the workload is approximately 15 hours per month.

Interested persons should send a cover letter, indicating strengths they would bring to the role, and a resume/CV as a single PDF file to Lorie Kloda, Editor-in-Chief, at lorie.kloda@concordia.ca by November 30, 2018. The current Associate Editors (Evidence Summaries) are happy to answer specific queries about the role on request. Please email Heather Pretty (hjpretty@mun.ca) and Carol Perryman (cp1757@gmail.com).

**Please note that Evidence Based Library and Information Practice is a non-profit, open access journal and all positions are voluntary and unpaid.

About the journal:

Published quarterly, and hosted by the University of Alberta, this peer-reviewed, open access journal has been publishing since 2006. It is targeted at all library and information professionals interested in an evidence based model of practice. By facilitating access to librarianship research via original research articles and evidence summaries of relevant research from the library literature, Evidence Based Library and Information Practice will enable librarians to practice their profession in an evidence based manner. Please visit our journal web site (https://journals.library.ualberta.ca/eblip/index.php/EBLIP) for more information.

Designing for Digital

is returning and celebrating its fifth year in Austin, Texas on March 4-6, 2019.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS DUE NOV 30 2018:

http://designingfordigital.com/speaking-opportunities/

The D4D Program Planning committee has opened the 2019 Call for Proposals and is currently seeking 3-hour workshops, 90-minute seminars, 45-minute sessions and 20-minute short talks in tracks like: Tools & Methods, UX in Practice, Service & Physical Space Design,Trends, Emerging Issues, and the Future of Design, Leadership & Organizational Strategies. For a detailed list of the topics covered at D4D: http://designingfordigital.com/about/tracks/

OPENING KEYNOTE BY BRAD FROST

We are pleased to announce Brad Frost will be opening our conference on Monday, March 4th. Brad Frost is a web designer, speaker, trainer, consultant, writer, and musician located in Pittsburgh, PA. He recently published Atomic Design, a book that introduces a methodology

for thinking of our UIs as thoughtful hierarchies, discusses the qualities of effective pattern libraries, and showcases techniques to transform team’s design  and development workflow.

WORKSHOPS: http://designingfordigital.com/2019-workshops/

We are curating an incredible program to celebrate our 5th annual conference with workshops presented by speakers from Slack and the Austin Center for Design.

REGISTER: http://designingfordigital.com/registration/

We’re looking forward to seeing you in Austin.

— Designing for Digital Planning Collaborators

ABOUT DESIGNING FOR DIGITAL

D4D is a design conference that aims to approach the library digital experience from a holistic point of view. We consider library services, physical layout, and overall strategy starting with a variety of users and use cases. The conference is meant to bring together UX professionals, web designers, managers, researchers, strategists and librarians of all types to examine the current user’s experience of the library and design the future of libraries in the modern, digital world.

Practical Guides for Librarians series

Hi Everyone,

I’m writing because I’m starting to get ready for another set of books for the
Practical Guides for Librarians series from Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
I’m looking for authors and book ideas for next year’s books!!!  I’m hoping to
do 10 books in these main areas of interest – technology, makerspaces, and
young adult topics.

If you think you might be interested in writing a book for the series – yes
there are royalties involved!! – please briefly pitch me your idea  on the
linked form.  It doesn’t have to be a full proposal – just a sentence or two
with your idea.

Here’s the full call for participation, please check out the books we’ve
already done at:
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so you don’t pitch those same ideas!:

https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fellyssa.wufoo.com%2Fforms%2Fs1agh5mz1juejb7%2F&data=02%7C01%7Cdxf19%40psu.edu%7C218df50aaf8c4017d19a08d63abb6966%7C7cf48d453ddb4389a9c1c115526eb52e%7C0%7C0%7C636760973935345427&sdata=JelUrIkwqPYAYI%2BmbLFvoZN47lCIi1TLrjqpzKpTB1I%3D&reserved=0

Best,

Ellyssa

________________________

Ellyssa Kroski
Writer/Librarian/Instructor/Speaker
ellyssakroski@yahoo.com
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Homeschooling and Libraries

Deadline Oct. 30 for Topics

Book Publisher: McFarland

Vera Gubnitskaia, co-editor, Library Partnerships with Writers and Poets (McFarland, 2017); public, academic librarian, indexer.

Carol Smallwood, co-editor. Library’s Role in Supporting Financial Literacy for Patrons (Rowman& Littlefield, 2016); public library administrator, special, school librarian.

One or two chapters (3,000-5,000 words) sought from U.S. practicing academic, public, school, special librarians, LIS faculty, library administrators, and board members. Successful proposals will address creative, practical, how-to chapters and case studies depicting a variety of specific programs, projects, aspects, and angles of the library role and impact on homeschooling process, families, and students, within the library walls and beyond. We are also looking for ideas (whether implemented or not) that can serve as a basis, a foundation, to incorporate into an MLIS course; a Human Resources’ or an organizational plan, as well as a kick-start to personal career goals planning. A tentative Table of Contents can be provided per request.

No previously published, simultaneously submitted material. One, two, or three authors per chapter. Compensation: one complimentary copy per 3,000-5,000 word chapter accepted no matter how many co-authors or if one or two chapters by the same author(s); author discount. Contributors are expected to sign a release form in order to be published.

Please e-mail titles of proposed chapter(s) with a concise clear summary or brief outline of the main talking points by October 30, 2018, with brief bio on each author; place HOM, Your Name, on subject line to gubnitv11@gmail.com

Library Information Technology Association (LITA) Educational Webinars

Share your technology knowledge with a LITA Education proposal!

The Library Information Technology Association (LITA) invites you to share your expertise with a national audience!

Submit a proposal by November 2nd, 2018

to teach a webinar, webinar series, or online course for Spring 2019.

We seek and encourage submissions from underrepresented groups, such as women, people of color, the LGBTQ+ community, and people with disabilities.

All topics related to the intersection of technology and libraries are welcomed. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Visualization
  • Privacy and analytics
  • Data librarianship
  • Technology spaces
  • Ethics and access
  • Project management
  • Augmented and virtual reality
  • Data-driven decision-making
  • Tech design for social justice
  • Diversity in library technology
  • Collection assessment metrics beyond CPU
  • Government information and digital preservation

Instructors receive a $500 honorarium for an online course or $150 for a webinar, split among instructors. View our list of current and past course offerings to see what topics have been covered recently. We will contact you no later than 30 days after your submission to provide feedback.

We’re looking forward to a slate of compelling and useful online education programs for 2019!

Questions or Comments?

For all other questions or comments related to LITA continuing education, contact us at (312) 280-4268 or lita@ala.org

The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy

For more information go to https://jitp.commons.gc.cuny.edu/call-for-submissions/

General Issue Call for Submissions: Deadline November 15, 2018
Call for Submissions: Sections of the Journal

The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy
General Issue

Issue Editors:
Luke Waltzer, The Graduate Center, CUNY
Lisa Brundage, Macaulay Honors College, CUNY

Editorial Associate:
Teresa Ober, The Graduate Center, CUNY

 

The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy (JITP) seeks scholarly work that explores the intersection of technology with teaching, learning, and research. We are interested in contributions that take advantage of the affordances of digital platforms in creative ways. We invite both textual and multimedia submissions employing interdisciplinary and creative approaches in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Besides scholarly papers, the submissions can consist of audio or visual presentations and interviews, dialogues, or conversations; creative/artistic works; manifestos; or other scholarly materials, including work that addresses the labor and care considerations of academic technology projects.

All work appearing in the Issues section of JITP is reviewed by the issue editors and independently by two scholars in the field, who provide formative feedback to the author(s) during the review process. We practice signed, as opposed to blind, peer review. We intend that the journal itself—both in our process and in our digital product—serve as an opportunity to reveal, reflect on, and revise academic publication and classroom practices. Additionally, all submissions will be considered for our “Behind the Seams” feature, in which we publish dynamic representations of the revision and editorial processes, including reflections from the authorial and editorial participants.

Research-based submissions should include discussions of approach, method, and analysis. When possible, research data should be made publicly available and accessible via the Web and/or other digital mechanisms, a process that JITP can and will support as necessary. Successes and interesting failures are equally welcome. Submissions that focus on pedagogy should balance theoretical frameworks with practical considerations of how new technologies play out in both formal and informal educational settings. Discipline-specific submissions should be written for non-specialists.

As a courtesy to our reviewers, we will not consider simultaneous submissions, but we will do our best to reply to you within three months of the submission deadline. The expected length for finished manuscripts is under 5,000 words. All work should be original and previously unpublished. Essays or presentations posted on a personal blog may be accepted, provided they are substantially revised; please contact us with any questions at editors@jitpedagogy.org.

For further information on style and formatting, accessibility requirements, and multimedia submissions, consult JITP’s accessibility guidelinesstyle guide and multimedia submission guidelines.

Important Dates

Submission deadline for full manuscripts is November 15, 2018. Please view our submission guidelines for information about submitting to the Journal.

 

 

 

CCLI 2019 – Reimagining Student Success: Approaches That Increase Participation, Representation, and Relevance

CCLI 2019 invites practice and research-based approaches on the inventive, intersecting, and radical ways your instruction has redefined/reimagined student success. In particular, CCLI welcomes proposals that highlight participatory learning, critical information literacy and pedagogy, and approaches that put students at the center of their learning.

Evolving pedagogy and an increased emphasis on assessment have driven librarians to reconfigure their approaches to student success: participation in campus-wide initiatives; rethinking student learning outcomes and assessment; encouraging experimentation and learning that empowers students to take the lead in their own success.

 

We invite you to submit a proposal in the form of a 60-minute presentation or panel discussion, a 75-minute active learning workshop, or a 5-7 minute lightning talk. We recommend that prospective presenters review our evaluation rubric for presentations and workshops at: https://goo.gl/wQHEV9. Proposals should relate to the conference theme, clearly outline the session, and be timely and applicable to librarians. For presentations and workshops, please also include 2-3 learning outcomes, as well as detail on how you plan to incorporate active learning into your session.

Examples of specific questions that could be addressed are:

·         What methods do you use to place students at the center of their learning?

·         How has the goal of inclusivity altered your teaching practice?

·         What markers of student success do you consider before undertaking a change in your instruction?

·         What approaches have you taken that have helped to shift your campus’s thinking about student success in information literacy?

Please submit your CCLI 2019 proposal at: https://goo.gl/MzLYPY .The deadline for submissions is Monday, October 22. CCLI 2019 will be held at the University of San Francisco on Friday, May 3, 2019.

We appreciate your consideration and look forward to hearing from you! For questions, contact Quincy McCrary (qmccrary@gmail.com) or Irene Korber (ikorber@csuchico.edu).

*** CCLI 2019 – University of San Francisco, May 3 http://www.cclibinstruction.org/