Category Archives: Information Literacy

ACRL Instruction Section Current Issues Virtual Discussion Forum (2019 ALA Midwinter)

The IS Current Issues Virtual Discussion Forum is an excellent opportunity for instruction librarians to explore and discuss topics related to library instruction and information literacy. The steering committee welcomes proposals from individuals who are interested in convening this discussion online in advance of the 2019 ALA Midwinter Meeting: Thursday, January 17, at 2 PM EST/11 AM PST.

If you would like to share your knowledge, help your peers learn from one another, and spark a lively conversation, submit a proposal to lead the IS Current Issues Virtual Discussion Forum today.

Application Deadline: September 28, 2018.

To submit a proposal, please use the online submission form.

Applicants will be notified by October 31, 2018.

To see examples of past discussion topics, view the digests of past discussions online.

Questions?

Contact the ACRL IS Discussion Group Steering Committee Chair, Lauren Hays (ldhays@mnu.edu) or Vice-Chair, Melissa Harden (mharden@nd.edu).

California Conference on Library Instruction

Friday May 3, 2019

San Francisco, CA

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).

Code4Lib 2019

Code4Lib 2019 is soliciting proposals for prepared talks!

Code4Lib 2019 is a loosely-structured conference that provides people working at the intersection of libraries/archives/museums/cultural heritage and technology with a chance to share ideas, be inspired, and forge collaborations. For more information about the Code4Lib community, please visit https://code4lib.org/about/.

The conference will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton in San Jose, CA, from February 19, 2019 to February 22, 2019.  More information about Code4lib 2019 is available on this year’s conference website https://2019.code4lib.org.

We encourage all members of the library, archives, museums, cultural heritage organizations, and technology community to submit a proposal for a prepared talk. Prepared talks should focus on one or more of the following areas:

 

  • Projects you’ve worked on which incorporate innovative implementation of existing technologies and/or development of new software

  • Tools and technologies – How to get the most out of existing tools, standards, and protocols (and ideas on how to make them better)

  • Technical issues – Big issues in library technology that are worthy of community attention or development

  • Relevant non-technical issues – Concerns of interest to the Code4Lib community which are not strictly technical in nature, e.g. collaboration, diversity, organizational challenges, etc.

In order to provide increased opportunities for a diversity of speakers and topics, all presentations will be listed by title and description only during the voting period. Speaker names will not be included until the program is posted. We will also be soliciting 10, 15, and 20 minute talks. You’ll be asked to indicate which talk lengths you would be willing to accommodate for your proposal. A separate call for poster proposals will be offered at a later date. There will also be sign up opportunities to present 5 minute lightning talks at the event.

Submit a presentation proposal

As in past years, the Code4Lib community will vote on proposals that they would like to see included in the program. The top 10 proposals are guaranteed a slot of their preferred length at the conference. The Program Committee will curate the remainder of the program in an effort to ensure diversity in program content and presenters. Community votes will, of course, still weigh heavily in these decisions.

Presenters whose proposals are selected for inclusion in the program will have conference registration slots held for them (up to 2 speakers per talk). The standard conference registration fee will apply.

Proposals can be submitted through Thursday, October 4, 2018 at midnight Pacific time. Voting will start on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 and continue through Thursday, October 25, 2018 at midnight Pacific time. The committee plans to announce selected proposals on Monday, October 29, 2018.

Thank you,

The Code4Lib 2019 Program Committee

HKAECT International Conference

2019 “Shaping the Future of Education, Communication and Technology”

17-19 June 2019 at Chu Hai College of Higher Education, Hong Kong

Website – http://www.hkaect.org/hkaect2019 | Email – hkaectconference@gmail.com

Technology has significant impact on education and communication. On the one hand, the whole learning process can be digitized, captured and analyzed that the data informs academic and practitioners for a continuous improvement in curriculum development, teaching philosophy, pedagogy, learner characteristics, student engagement, assessment and feedback. On the other hand, to a broader perspective, technology changes the way we communicate, in form of interpersonal communication, small group communication, mass media and journalism, new media, and social media. HKAECT International Conference 2019 provides a forum for exchanges of theory and practices on technology in education and communication. This platform provides a linkage between local and international academics and practitioners, and among institutions, society and the world. HKAECT International Conference 2019 aims to enhance the contribution of applied research and scholarship; support the development and application of new conceptual frameworks; improve the quality of contemporary practices; and encourage the continuous revisit of theories.

HKAECT International Conference 2019 cordially invites submissions for the below topics, but will not be restricted to:

⚫ Curriculum development, pedagogy and Instructional designs

⚫ Role and nature of knowledge, teaching philosophies

⚫ Professional development and leadership

⚫ Learner characteristics and student engagement

⚫ Online learning, Open Education Resources (OER) and MOOCs

⚫ Multimedia, interaction and learners’ community building

⚫ Learning analytics, assessment and feedback

⚫ Interpersonal relationship and communication

⚫ Newspaper, magazine, radio, TV and online news

⚫ Advertising, public relations, social and political advocacy

⚫ New media, social media, crossmedia and mobile communication

⚫ Ethical issues Other relevant topics would also be considered.

Full Paper Submission

Please submit the manuscript in 8 – 14 pages to Easychair (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=hkaect2019 ). The full paper submission will go through a blind peer review process. Accepted full papers will be included in a volume of the Educational Communications and Technology Yearbook series, published by Springer.

Presentation Submission

Please submit 500 words extended abstract to Easychair (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=hkaect2019 ). The abstract should clearly state the research objective, research question, the hypotheses (if any), the method, the findings, and the implications. The abstract will go through a blind peer review process. Accepted abstracts will be included in the Conference Program booklet and authors will be invited to present at the conference.

Important Dates

15 October 2018 Full paper submission due

15 November 2018 Notification of acceptance of full paper

15 December 2018 Full paper authors’ registration due

15 January 2019 Presentation abstract submission due

15 February 2019 Notification of acceptance of presentation abstract

15 March 2019 Early bird registration due

17-19 June 2019 HKAECT International Conference 2019

Realizing Resistance: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Star Wars, Episodes VII, VIII & IX

Please follow the link to a CFP for Realizing Resistance: An
Interdisciplinary Conference on Star Wars, Episodes VII, VIII & IX
<https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fdigital-frontiers.org%2Fresistance%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cdxf19%40psu.edu%7C13a3e0fc3e284b13a13408d612827336%7C7cf48d453ddb4389a9c1c115526eb52e%7C0%7C0%7C636716748819570671&amp;sdata=Uke47JHGUpbG9RDQioYx%2B3IxyPE0rNUSqLS7%2BW7FPPU%3D&amp;reserved=0>. Feminist, women’s studies,
critical race theory, and queer theory papers particularly welcome!

Sam Langsdale
UNT Philosophy & Religion

An Interdisciplinary Conference on *Star Wars*, Episodes VII, VIII & IX

May 2–4, 2019, University of North Texas, Denton, TX, USA

*Call for Papers:*

Although *Star Wars: Episode IV–A New Hope* may have started out on shaky
ground, its cinematic release in 1977 forever changed the landscape of
American pop culture. As Douglas Brode has argued, “*Star Wars*, simply
put, had turned out to be not merely the latest momentary blip on the
entertainment screen but an essential element of how we define ourselves
through the movies and related media” (2012, 7). Far from simply reflecting
a particular film genre, *Star Wars *has become a cultural phenomenon that
has impacted pop culture for over four decades.

Throughout the original trilogy, the prequels, and most recently the
sequels, the films have focused on the struggle between Imperial forces and
rebellious fighters who seek to throw off the yoke of an authoritarian
regime. In the opening crawl of *Episode VII–The Force Awakens*, we are
told that the Resistance, led by General Leia Organa, is fighting against
the First Order so that peace and justice may be restored to the galaxy.
This conference seeks to critically explore what it means to be “with the
Resistance” by focusing on Episodes VII, VIII, and (to the extent possible)
IX, as well as the various ways these films reflect, contribute to, or even
fail to show “how we define ourselves through the movies and related
media.” In other words, this conference aims to bring together scholars
from across disciplines to examine the three most recent *Star Wars* films
as cultural texts, with an explicit focus on themes of resistance and
justice, and on how these films contribute to, reflect, or depart from
broader contemporary cultural practices and social discourses.

[image: leia_poster]We are interested in, for example, the paradox inherent
in certain fan criticisms of *Episode VII–The Last Jedi* as “social justice
propaganda,” in light of the enduring theme of resistance and justice
throughout the film franchise. We seek to analyze what it means for *Star
Wars *slogans to be used on posters at contemporary political rallies, in
what ways, and by whom. We want to ask how Episodes VII, VIII & IX might be
productively used in a classroom to teach students about various concepts
of justice, or about histories of social resistance movements. We want to
pose critical questions about cultural appropriation and Orientalism in the
most recent films and throughout the franchise. We also want to explore
what limitations there may be in attempting to theorize about and practice
resistance to hegemonic power in relation to a film franchise owned by one
of the most powerful and successful corporations in our contemporary
capitalist economy.

Scholars may analyze any one of the three sequels, or some combination of
them. While we are aware that Episode IX will not be released until
December, we have included it here in order to give interested participants
the opportunity to reflect on trailers, the marketing in the lead-up to the
cinematic release, or even to include analysis of the film itself by the
time of the conference. Further, because the most recent films are part of
the larger franchise, we welcome (and would even expect) papers that put
Episodes VII, VIII & IX in dialogue with any other *Star Wars *films.
Finally, in addition to the films themselves, papers may engage with any
media related to the sequels including comics, animated series, SW fiction,
merchandise, advertising, or other types of social media.

And so, we invite all interested participants to join us in thinking about
the themes of resistance to hegemony, justice, and the restoration of peace
in Episodes VII, VIII & IX and how these films reflect, contribute to, or
depart from wider social discourses and cultural phenomena. In analyzing
“the Resistance,” in the films and beyond, paper proposals, in the form of
250-word abstracts, may address—but are not limited to—any of the following
topics:

– Generational differences or continuities
– Sexualities
– Models of friendship
– Human relationships with technology
– The role of the Environment/non-human animals/creatures
– The role of women
– The role of people of color
– The role of children/young people
– Ambiguity around “good guys” and “bad guys” in social conflicts
– Family/found family/lineage/heritage
– Class hierarchies
– Cultural appropriation and Orientalism
– Heroism through necessity
– Digital Scholarship and New Media Studies interventions
– The significance of names/naming
– The use of humor
– Clothing/fashion/color motifs
– Religion/belief/ritual
– Icons/symbols
– Hope
– Languages
– Teaching

As aca-fans it is our hope that this conference is both a celebration of
the films, and the broader culture engendered by the *Star Wars *franchise,
as well as an opportunity to engage in constructively critical analysis. We
welcome scholars from any discipline, employing any methodology, however in
the spirit of the conference theme, we request that all papers avoid
racism, sexism, ableism, classism, homophobia, transphobia, and religious
bigotry. Accepted participants will be invited to present their 20-minute
papers, or to exhibit their work, at a two-and-a-half-day interdisciplinary
conference at the University of North Texas in Denton. To submit a paper
proposal, please *submit this form
<https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgoo.gl%2Fforms%2FEXVIyx74BaToVNyC3&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cdxf19%40psu.edu%7C13a3e0fc3e284b13a13408d612827336%7C7cf48d453ddb4389a9c1c115526eb52e%7C0%7C0%7C636716748819570671&amp;sdata=3K1WIJFncF%2BJX6p7DP2xVnSaR%2F1x1UEoBWoFnlZh67A%3D&amp;reserved=0>* with
the following information:

– Name, institutional affiliation, email address of corresponding author
and all co-authors (if applicable)
– 250-word abstract
– Short bio

*Dates and Deadlines*

Submission Deadline: November 15, 2018
Notifications: January 5, 2019
Conference Dates: May 2–4, 2019

If you have questions please contact resistance@digital-frontiers.org.

ISTE 2019

June 23-26, 2019

Philadelphia, PA

For more information go to https://conference.iste.org/2019/presenters/submit_proposal.php?utm_campaign=ISTE19&utm_medium=email&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_PtC9kQsxisY7EWRgM8DDnnDgmpzpB6JqqAD1YIIpMEg6BPTfMSpfEAp6eZwJSKOqgzLjwRgIwaRxbPRiA38SAMDGIUQ&_hsmi=65681228&utm_content=65681228&utm_source=hs_email&hsCtaTracking=74190645-5716-41eb-bdda-ade519abc1c3%7C4de9ac04-d543-4d83-85ba-7cb4fa8ed710

We seek proposals from educators at any career stage, from all backgrounds and all parts of the world, and we love to see student participation in presentations! We also welcome exhibitor proposals that demonstrate noncommercial uses of technology to transform education.

Proposals must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. PT, September 27, 2018.

What makes a good proposal?

We’re looking for presentations that:

  • Take advantage of student-centered pedagogy; show how educators can individualize learning by differentiating instruction and introducing real-world problem-solving; and support your ideas with the latest scientific research on how students learn.
  • Enhance educators’ knowledge. Our goal is to increase both the technical knowledge and the pedagogical content knowledge of educators and teacher candidates.
  • Help develop leadership skills. Explore ways to encourage and empower educators and students to lead.
  • Advance digital age learning. Delve into systems, models, practices and strategies for creating meaningful digital age learning experiences, both virtual and face to face.
  • Address the ISTE Standards. How does your proposal support the ISTE Standards? Provide a model for achieving standards-aligned objectives.
  • Encourage audience participation. Think beyond the lecture and devise new ways to engage your audience. Our session formats include interactive lectures, BYODs, snapshots, roundtables, open-area poster sessions and more. Demonstrate the use of technology to model instructional best practices.
  • Add to the conversation around current relevant challenges, including computer science and integration of computer science into curriculum, higher ed topics and virtual reality.

Download our submission guide for tips and examples.

 

ER&L 2019

ER&L 2019 will be held March 3-6, 2019 in Austin, Texas.

ER&L’s 2019 Call for Session Proposals is currently seeking 45-minute session proposals and 15-minute short talks for the 2019 conference in the following areas, with complete descriptions of each track available online athttp://www.electroniclibrarian.org/about/tracks/:
1. Managing e-Resources & Licensing
2. Collection Development & Assessment
3. Organizational Strategies
4. External Relationships
5. User Experience & Promotion
6. Scholarly Communication & Library Publishing
7. Emerging Technologies & Trends
8. Data Science & Libraries
Program Selection Criteria: The committee will evaluate each proposal on the basis of subject matter (including, but not limited to, the issues listed in the topic descriptions), clarity, and timeliness.
Sessions: The 45-minute session has been a part of ER&L since the beginning. Co-authorship and co-presenting is easily accommodated in this longer length format. Reduced rate registration is offered to accepted presenters.

Short talks: The 15-minute short talk session is a newer addition to the ER&L program. This format allows for ideas or initiates in progress to be presented without a full session length session. Similar short talk topics will be clustered. Due to the session length, this format readily accommodates single presenters, but co-authorship is welcome. Reduced rate registration is offered to accepted presenters.
* All presenters will be required to register for the conference at the discounted rate and are expected to attend the conference to make their presentation.
* Program sessions, workshops, short-talks and posters are to be for the purpose of communicating relevant content to librarians, publishers, and library vendors. They are not to be used as a marketing opportunity or to sell product or services. Companies interested in presenting a sponsored content session, please contact us at hello@electroniclibrarian.org.

Submission Deadline: September 24, 2018

Further information is available online at:

https://www.electroniclibrarian.org/conference-info/speaking-opps/

Please direct any questions to ER&L staff at: hello@electroniclibrarian.org.

The 2019 Informing Science & IT Education (InSITE)

Jerusalem College of Technology

Jerusalem, Israel

June 30-July 5, 2019

Join us this year as an author and as a reviewer!

The conference is hosted this year by the Jerusalem College of Technology (Dan Bouhnik and Yahel Giat, Conference Chairs)

The theme of the conference is

From Diversity Toward Unity: Educating Diverse Populations

Submit Your Paper by December 15 for the fullest consideration for acceptance
This year we welcome all varieties of submissions, including the following:

  • Full Research Papers
  • Practical Papers
  • Research in Progress
  • Discussion Papers
  • Abstract Only
  • Posters
  • Panels
  • Workshops

Submissions will be considered in order of receipt beginning December 15. Research papers will be externally reviewed by the International Board of Reviewers. Authors will be notified by Feb. 15 with a March 15 target date for the revised, formatted paper.

Tracks
The focus of the conference is improving teaching and learning with technologies and finding better ways to inform. Specifically, most papers will explore the following:

  • InSITE: InFORM Issues in effectively and efficiently informing clients through IT
  • InSITE: TeLE Technology Enhanced Learning Environments, Lifelong Learning, Teaching & Learning using IT
  • InSITE: TeachIT Research topics related to teaching IT

We welcome explorations into issues of teaching doctoral students, teaching using the case method, cybersecurity, and all student research.

Special Tracks this Year
In addition to the regular tracks, this year we encourage submissions on these two special tracks:

For more information a full call for papers go to https://www.informingscience.org/Conferences/InSITE2019/ArticleSubmission

 

NERCOMP Annual Conference

March 18–20, 2019
Providence, Rhode Island

https://events.educause.edu/nercomp-annual-conference/2019/call-for-proposals

The NorthEast Regional Computing Program (NERCOMP) partners with EDUCAUSE to bring together leaders in the higher education IT community from across the region.

The NERCOMP Annual Conference plays a pivotal role in bringing together a community of higher education library and IT professionals to build expertise and share information on the latest issues in the field. This conference is the place to connect with peers, share successes (and struggles), and enhance our collective learning.

Program Tracks and Key Topics

The program committee has outlined a series of tracks and key topics they believe will make an interesting and useful program. The program sessions will focus on these key topic areas:

Session Formats

Standard Presentations (45 minutes)

These sessions are 45 minutes long; presenters and panels are asked to allocate at least 10 to 15 minutes for Q&A with the audience. Standard presentations are opportunities to present in detail on a project. Proposals will be evaluated against the selection criteria listed below.

Interactive Presentations (45 minutes)

These sessions are opportunities to share topics of interest through an innovative, thought-provoking format that encourages audience participation and interaction. Participant feedback and response to issues will be encouraged throughout the session.

Panel Discussions (45 minutes)

These sessions feature two to four dynamic presenters offering case studies about how their institutions have approached a shared topic, or they may feature presenters taking different and sometimes controversial perspectives on a topic. Examples may include the evolving role of the CIO, security, privacy and cloud, advancing IT innovation within budgetary constraints, or other critical issues in higher education. Participant feedback and response will be encouraged for all panels.

Poster Sessions (60 minutes)

A poster session demonstrates the use of an emerging technology or innovative practice for teaching and learning, typically in the early stages of development. Presenters may use a laptop, a poster, or both to demonstrate the unique features and functionality of the tool or program and to assist in providing a visual overview of the project. As attendees visit, presenters have the opportunity to discuss the poster topic with them. Therefore, presenters should prepare a few introductory remarks (1–2 minutes) to engage listeners in the subject.

The standard setup for a poster includes the following:

  • 6′ skirted table or a high cabaret skirted table
  • Wireless internet access
  • 40″ × 30″ foam boards

Selection Process

Proposals will be reviewed by the NERCOMP Annual Conference 2019 Program Committee and Session Proposal Reviewers using the following criteria:

  • Quality of Topic: Is the topic of importance, relevance, value, and/or interest to the targeted area of information resources in higher education?
  • Proposed Topic Coverage: Does the proposal cover the topic adequately?
  • Speaker Knowledge: Does the speaker appear to have sufficient knowledge, expertise, and authority to address this topic?
  • Speaker Presentation Style: Has the speaker provided sufficient evidence of his or her ability to effectively present on the topic?
  • Event-Specific Criteria: Has the speaker included strategies that will effectively engage the attendees and result in effective learning?
  • Overall Rating: What is your evaluation of this proposal overall?

Proposals will be selected to ensure the conference program offers a comprehensive, noncommercial, objective, and diverse treatment of issues related to the theme and key topics.

Applicants will be notified of proposal status in mid-November. Note: the selection committee may invite you to present in formats other than the one you selected or those noted in the proposal submission form.

 

 

OK-ACRL

OK-ACRL is now accepting proposals for posters and presentations for this year’s conference.

We have two great keynote speakers:

·       Dr. Stephanie Mikitish (Rutgers University) will discuss the use of the literature analysis dashboard and essential areas to research.

·       Dr. Lili Luo (San Jose State University) will focus on evidence-based library and information practice.

Presentations:

As our speakers set the scene, we ask you, our fellow librarians, to share your ideas on evidence-based library practice, as well as current research in which your library or librarians are involved.  Presentations should be 45 minutes in length. 15 additional minutes will be allotted for questions after the presentation.  Presenters receive free registration.

Posters (New as well as Recycled):

All new poster ideas are, of course, welcome, but we are also accepting posters that you may have already presented at regional or national conferences in the past year.  We know you put a lot of hard work into your posters, so please share them with the rest of OK-ACRL.  Poster presenters receive a $15 discount on registration.

Posters will be displayed in a come-and-go area for the duration of the conference. Easels for posters will be provided by OK-ACRL.

Please submit your proposals by September 14th, 2018.

https://goo.gl/forms/qRycxPWLsAzOCp7P2