Category Archives: Education

Play On!

OAAr (Rare Books, Osler, Art and Archives) at the McGill Library in Montreal
invites papers and workshop proposals on the topic of play, games, and
creative engagement in education and libraries for “Play On!,” a research
colloquium taking place May 15th, 2020. The presentations should encourage
engagement and discussion. Interactive and alternative projects are
encouraged. Submit by August 1, 2019: Find out more:  https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fmcgill.ca%2Fx%2FZph&data=02%7C01%7Cdxf19%40psu.edu%7C6fcfd9983271452cf7a608d6e9f1a2f8%7C7cf48d453ddb4389a9c1c115526eb52e%7C0%7C1%7C636953621369063542&sdata=P6%2FU0FtlGV%2B3m%2BVrgwFKJN24GrLRY0DNB3SjszYfSTQ%3D&reserved=0

Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian

Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian is now accepting manuscript submissions
for volume 36:3. The submission deadline is August 16, 2019.

B&SS Librarian is a peer-reviewed, quarterly journal focusing on all aspects
of behavioral and social sciences information with emphasis on librarians,
libraries and users of social science information in libraries and information
centers including the following subject areas:
Anthropology
Business
Communication Studies
Criminal Justice
Education
Ethnic Studies
Political Science
Psychology
Social Work
Sociology
Women’s Studies

And including the following areas of focus:
Assessment
Publishing trends
Technology
User behavior
Public service
Indexing and abstracting
Collection Development and evaluation
Library Administration/management
Reference and library instruction
Descriptive/critical analysis of information resources

Please consider Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian as the journal for your
publication.

The journal’s website includes Instructions to Authors at:
https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Ftandfonline.com%2Ftoc%2Fwbss20%2Fcurrent&data=02%7C01%7Cdxf19%40psu.edu%7C0c922b76d9ab4ca2501a08d6e3a9e9d5%7C7cf48d453ddb4389a9c1c115526eb52e%7C0%7C0%7C636946716251688357&sdata=1bNBZAWHPAqID2COb%2FJbMmSFcF0tIt2c1xOdl3uSAAc%3D&reserved=0

Please send all submissions and questions to the editor at:
L-ROMERO@illinois.edu

Northeast Modern Language Association for its 51st Annual Convention

Please join the Northeast Modern Language Association for its 51st Annual
Convention <https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.buffalo.edu%2Fnemla%2Fconvention.html&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cdxf19%40psu.edu%7C87a534503c9c4b4ef34c08d6e468c0fb%7C7cf48d453ddb4389a9c1c115526eb52e%7C0%7C1%7C636947535898664553&amp;sdata=35XV%2FHzqSzN2bZtYQl%2FroUn%2B9180ISgiyWLzK77CWBI%3D&amp;reserved=0> at the Boston
Marriott Copley Place, conveniently located in the heart of the city. The
theme of NeMLA 2020 is “Shaping and Sharing Identities: Spaces, Places,
Languages, and Cultures” — a topic embracing the many facets that define
each and every human being across cultures and languages, as well as the
many ways in which we interact with each other in today’s rapidly changing
global world.

NeMLA is thrilled to announce that Boston University is the local host
institution and that the featured author is Andre Dubus III, whose novel *Gone
So Long* will be the focus of “NeMLA Reads Together.” The opening address
will be given by Professor Maurice Lee, author of the award-winning *Uncertain
Chances: Science, Skepticism, and Belief in 19th-century American
Literature*.

This year features more than 100 sessions in women’s and gender
studies. Submit abstracts with a free NeMLA user account at
cfplist.com/nemla by September 30, 2019. For more information, please visit
buffalo.edu/nemla.

Mind over Chatter”:Mindfulness, Media, & Misinformation in the Digital Era

Friday, September 13, 2019

Indiana University Kokomo

Kokomo, Indiana

Keynote speaker: Michael Caulfield, Director of Blended and Networked Learning, Washington State University, and author of Web Literacy for Student Fact-Checkers

“Falsehood is the essence of all media, extending mankind’s natural inclination to myth-making.” – Marshall McLuhan

This symposium seeks to bring together a diverse group of scholars, teachers, and thinkers from around the state of Indiana and beyond to discuss pedagogical strategies and solutions to help today’s college students cope with “network propaganda” of all kinds. In an increasingly complex, fast-moving, and confusing digital media environment rife with problematic information (mis- and disinformation, propaganda, so-called “fake news,” pseudo-science, manipulation, etc.), what are our responsibilities as teachers and literacy advocates? How might we reconceptualize our roles against a societal backdrop of declining trust in professions and institutions?

We are most interested in exploring how the practice of mindfulness—in a variety of forms and formats—can contribute to and deepen our students’ understanding of the current epistemological moment and the way misinformation flows, functions, and moves through the digital media ecosystem. Approaches may draw from any of the following topics, though presenters are encouraged to depart from and elaborate on these ideas as they see fit:

  • Using mindfulness techniques/habits of mind approaches to teach digital information literacy (e.g., confirmation bias, truth-default theory, mere exposure effect, epistemic dependence, etc.)
  • Machine learning and artificial intelligence in classroom/teaching applications
  • The epistemology/structure/theory of network propaganda, dis- and misinformation, manipulation, and the “post-Truth” era
  • The architecture of social media networks, especially as it pertains to the spread of disinformation, propaganda, and problematic information in general
  • Pedagogical approaches to digital literacy/teaching resistance to disinformation
  • Misinformation in science, medicine, and technology
  • The history of misinformation, histories of misinformation
  • Network theory and the role of networks/social media in spreading misinformation: networks and actors, algorithms, micro-targeting, actor-network theory, materiality, object-oriented rhetorics and approaches
  • Intersections between politics and misinformation

The conference organizers welcome either individual paper proposals (approx. 15 minutes) or panel presentations of 3-4 presenters (approx. 45 minutes). All sessions will be 60 minutes total with 15 minutes reserved for a robust Q & A. Please upload your proposal (500-word maximum) with contact information to this Google form by June 21, 2019 at 11:59pm EDT. Presenters will be notified of their acceptance via email no later than July 12, 2019. For any and all queries, contact the conference organizers via email at cfp19@iuk.edu.

Innovations in Information Literacy

Series Title:

Innovations in Information Literacy

Series Editor:

Trudi Jacobson, MLS, MA

Distinguished Librarian

University at Albany

Publisher:

Rowman & Littlefield

The series has a broad information literacy focus, in content and audience, as well as geographical scope. The cohering element is an emphasis on innovations within information literacy. These innovations might come from new conceptions of the evolving nature and understanding of information literacy, new teaching methods, or new pedagogical technologies.

If you have an idea for a manuscript that fits these parameters, and an interest in writing (or possibly editing) a book on the topic, please do let me know.  Send along a paragraph or two about the topic and your expertise in the area, this will be sufficient to start a conversation about your idea.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Trudi Jacobson

Distinguished Librarian

Head, Information Literacy Department

University Libraries

University at Albany

(518) 442-3581

tjacobson@albany.edu

Scholarship of Teaching & Learning, Innovative Pedagogy (SoTL-IP)

Call for Article Submissions

The Scholarship of Teaching & Learning, Innovative Pedagogy (SoTL-IP) journal invites submissions for Volume 2.

SoTL-IP is an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journal of discovery, reflection, and evidence-based higher education teaching/learning methods and research, focusing on innovative pedagogy.

Topics of interest:

  • Adaptations in instruction

  • Assessment

  • Interdisciplinary programs

  • Experimental/accidental SoTL

  • Information literacy/metaliteracy

  • Instructional design

  • Integration thinking

  • New educational partnerships

  • Open educational resources and open pedagogy

Submissions are due Friday, May 31st, 2019. All are welcome to submit.

To check out Volume 1 and to get more information on submission procedures, please visit this website: digitalcommons.humboldt.edu/sotl_ip/

We look forward to hearing from you.

Humboldt State University Press

The Digital in Digital Literacy: What Are We Doing and Where Are We going? 

CALL FOR SESSION PRESENTERS

The College and Research Division is seeking proposals for presentations at its Spring Workshop. The Workshop will be held on Thursday May 23, 2019, 8:30am – 3:30pm, at Kings College, Wilkes-Barre, PA.

The theme for the workshop is The Digital in Digital Literacy: What Are We Doing and Where Are We going? 

 Topics of particular interest are:

Developing a campus-wide digital literacy framework based on the ACRL Framework

Search strategies for Open Access Resources such as PubMed, etc.

What open source software is best for Digital Libraries?

Digital Rights Management

What is it like to work in a Bookless Library?

Digital technologies for Cultural Preservation

 

Sessions, including time for questions and discussion, will be one hour in length.

Please consider the following when submitting your CFP:

Title clearly describes proposed session

Session description is clear, concise and easy to understand

Target Audience: Academic librarians

Session includes: 3 clear, measurable goals / takeaways

Session presents:  3 clear strategies for participant engagement and is likely to engage all participants

 

The deadline to submit a proposal is April 19, 2019. Notification will be by April 26, 2019.

Please CLICK HERE to submit your proposal.

Contact Betsy Reichart with questions at betsy.reichart@pennfostger.edu

EBSS Research Forum

The EBSS Research Forum is moving online!

The Education and Behavioral Sciences Section Research Committee invites proposals for presentations at a virtual research forum to be held online in early May, 2019. The Research Forum offers librarians an opportunity to present research that is currently underway in a 10-minute lightning talk format. Lightning talks will be selected via a competitive, blind review process.

Proposals are due March 18, 2019. Applicants will be notified regarding acceptance the week of April 1.

SELECTION CRITERIA

Proposals will be evaluated based on the extent to which they:

1. Measure or investigate issues of high interest to librarians, especially those in Education and Behavioral Sciences.

2. Represent innovative, original research.

3. Show evidence of carefully planned research design and thoughtful analysis.

4. Clearly identify what stage of the project has been completed and estimate a timeline for the remainder of the project. Research that has been previously published or accepted for publication by January 1, 2019 will not be considered.

PROPOSAL SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

Proposals should be 250-350 words.

To facilitate blind peer review, the first page should include:

  • Presenter name and institution

  • Phone number

  • E-mail address

  • Proposal title

Subsequent page(s) should include:

  • Proposal title

  • Statement of the research question(s)

  • Research goals and objectives

  • Design/methodology

  • Potential findings

  • Practical implications/value

Email submissions to EBSS Research Chair Samantha Godbey at samantha.godbey@unlv.edu  by Monday, March 18, 2019.

 

Journal of Play in Adulthood”

The new “Journal of Play in Adulthood” now has an open call for papers!
This new diamond open access journal (free to read and publish in) would welcome papers from information literacy practitioners and researchers. Research based articles are subject to double blind peer review, but we also welcome articles from practice, extended essays, and reviews that might be of interest to our readers.
Key topics of interest to the journal include the role of play in learning, work, our social and cultural lives, the benefits to individuals and society, and the interrelationship between play and other areas of adult life. The focus of this journal is on play in adulthood to explicitly distinguish it from children’s play, and to highlight that the motivations, contexts, and forms of play are, in many cases, different. In summary, it covers playful living, playful working, and playful learning.

Contact:

Andrew Walsh MSc MCLIP FHEA FRSA IFNTF

University Teaching Fellow, National Teaching Fellow

Academic Librarian for Education and Professional Development.

Editor of the Journal of Play in Adulthood

https://www.journalofplayinadulthood.org.uk

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