Call for panelists for the ACRL IS Current Issues Virtual Discussion Forum,
2019 ALA Annual Meeting
The IS Current Issues Virtual Discussion Forum is an excellent opportunity for instruction librarians to explore and discuss current topics related to library instruction and information literacy. The steering committee welcomes proposals from individuals interested in participating in a panel discussion on alternatives to deficit models in academic libraries.
Deficit models of education focus on a learner’s weaknesses, including the knowledge, motivation, experiences, or cultural values that they presumably lack. This panel will question the use of deficit models in library instruction and information literacy, and present alternative approaches.
This virtual discussion will take place in advance of the 2019 ALA Annual Meeting: Tuesday, June 11 at 2 PM EST/11 AM PST. No previous experience with virtual presentations is necessary. The committee will work with selected panelists in advance to prepare for the online environment.
If you would like to share your knowledge and work on alternatives to deficit models in academic libraries, submit a proposal to be a panelist for the IS Current Issues Virtual Discussion Forum today!