We would like to invite chapter proposals for an ACRL publication: Learning beyond the Classroom: Engaging Students in Information Literacy through Co-Curricular Activities
There are many opportunities outside of the classroom to introduce information literacy concepts to students by contextualizing the concepts through co-curricular activities. This book will share many examples and provide ideas for teaching information literacy through academic events. Learning beyond the Classroom will be a compilation of chapters focused on four themes: instructional design of co-curricular activities (e.g. experiential learning, service learning, etc.), examples of co-curricular activities, tools for developing and managing the activities, and strategies for assessing the student experience.
Section topics and examples:
Section I: Designing Co-Curricular Learning Experiences
Experiential learning and information literacy
Section II: Practicing Information Literacy in Co-Curricular Activities
Teaching “Information has Value” through zine-making (The Zine Lab Initiative)
Collaborating with Career Services to teach students “Searching as Strategic Exploration”
Section III: Executing Co-Curricular Activities
Application of tools and techniques for managing activities
Involvement of students as event leaders
Section IV: Assessing Learning and Impact
Reflection as an effective way for students to engage in learning
Results from a Pre- and Post-tests on the effectiveness of an academic event
Chapters will be approximately 3000-5000 words submitted as a .doc file by February 15, 2018.
Please send an abstract to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
- Name(s) and affiliated institution
- Proposed chapter title
- 250- 500-word summary of proposed chapter
- Current CV
All submissions must be unpublished original work, and not currently under review by other publications.
Deadline: All proposals should be submitted by October 5, 2017.
Notifications: Contributors will be notified of acceptance by December 8, 2017.
If you have any questions about the book or proposals, please contact Silvia Vong and Manda Vrkljan at email@example.com.