Thursday, February 9, 2017
Welcome to the Conference About Libraries and Literacy (CALL) website! While
you’re here, check out the About C.A.L.L. section to learn more about why
It is our distinct pleasure to invite you to the first Conference About
Libraries & Literacy (C.A.L.L.). The conference is a collaboration between UW-
La Crosse Murphy Library, the School District of La Crosse & La Crosse Public
Library and will take place at Murphy Library on the UW-La Crosse campus on
Thursday, February 9, 2017. Librarians from all types of libraries (school,
public, academic, special, etc.) are welcome to attend.
In an age of globalization, interdependence is something we must acknowledge.
K-12 students become the community citizens and/or college students of
tomorrow. Librarians touch their lives from the beginning of their school
years through high school graduation; to after-school-hours and summer
programming or as a safe place to go when school libraries close; to
vocational job training or university research.
Networking and collaborative initiatives between these groups is the direction
of this new conference.
The theme of the conference will be “If Only They Knew.” If we accept that
interdependence is a given in our day and age, then communication is vital. It
sometimes takes more of an effort to connect with other librarians in
different types of libraries. Through successful collaborative programming
examples in La Crosse during the past two years, the C.A.L.L. organizers, who
represent various fields of librarianship, can attest to the essential
benefits of knocking on doors, proposing relevant programming in the name of
coordinating and advancing literacy skills as users advance in their formative
years. In our projects with each other, we have observed that if we want to
work together for the overall benefits of our users, there are plenty of
elements of our particular branch of librarianship that we wished the others
knew about. What better way to start the conversation than to bring everyone
together for a day of connecting and express what you wish they knew about
your particular field of librarianship?
We are delighted to invite presenters on the following topics of interest that
may include, but are not limited to:
Successful collaborations which help develop information literacy skills in
Innovative programs or initiatives which promote information literacy
Defining information literacy in a digital age
To submit a conference proposal, please use the submission form. The deadline
to submit proposals is Thursday, November 17, 2016. The committee invites
proposals that address current challenges faced by professionals in the field
and are solution-oriented as well as stimulate and provoke discussion and
audience engagement. Presentation formats are 5 minute lightning rounds and 30
minute presentations. Panel presentations are accepted. Notification of
acceptance will be Monday, December 5, 2016.
If you have any questions or need clarification, please contact Liz
We look forward to seeing you at the Conference About Libraries and Literacy!
Cindy Halter, School District of La Crosse
Liz Humrickhouse-Lee, UW-La Crosse Murphy Library
Teri Holford-Talpe, UW-La Crosse Murphy Library
Linda Jerome, La Crosse Public Library
Sam Wood, Western Technical College Library