Library 2.019 Shaping the Future of Libraries with Instructional Design

We’re excited to announce our first Library 2.019 mini-conference: “Shaping the Future of Libraries with Instructional Design,” which will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, March 13th, from 12:00 – 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time (click for your own time zone).

This conference will bring together the community of librarians, instructional designers and other educators whose work happens at the intersection of instructional design, educational technology, learning, and libraries. This is also a conference for those wanting to learn more about how instructional designers are advancing the educational mission of their libraries and institutions, how the latest innovations in educational technology are being applied in libraries and classrooms, and what we can expect as instructional design and technology transitions from a peripheral to core function within libraries. While the future of libraries may be uncertain and unpredictable, this is an opportunity to explore how library professionals and their colleagues can shape it through the application of instructional design and technology.

We invite all library professionals, employers, LIS students, and educators to consider submitting a proposal for the conference for a concurrent session presentation. Sessions slots are 30 minutes long, and the suggested presentation time is 20 minutes maximum, with 5 minutes of Q&A. Proposals will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis and the number of sessions will be limited, so you are encouraged to get your proposal in early!

The deadline to submit presentation proposals is February 25th. Suggested topics include but are not limited to:

  • Becoming an Instructional Design or Instructional Technology Librarian – what are the pathways to gaining the skills and knowledge
  • Partnerships with Faculty Development Units
  • Partnerships with Educational Technology Units
  • Designing Library Instruction
  • Universal Design & Accessibility (AODA, Section 508) for Learning framework
  • Integration of educational technology into library instruction
  • Instructional Design and Online/Distance Learning library services
  • Global perspectives on instructional design & technology
  • Student engagement and high-impact practices
  • Top or ne technologies/Go-to EdTech Resources

The call for proposals is now open and you can submit yours HERE.

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