Conference Announcement & Call for Proposals:
Culturally Responsive Teaching in Libraries
MILEX 2019 Spring Conference
Thursday, April 25, 2019, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Loyola Graduate Center, 8890 McGaw Rd, Columbia, MD
The Maryland Information Literacy Exchange (MILEX) is a collaborative of Maryland academic librarians to promote information literacy in higher education.
Join us at this year’s MILEX Spring Conference featuring presentations on the role of libraries in culturally responsive teaching. A keynote will be given by Ashleigh D. Coren, Special Collections Librarian for Teaching and Learning at University of Maryland Libraries, whose teaching focuses on diverse students and finding stories in the collection. Coren is co-developer of the LGBTQ Oral History Project at UMD, and was recognized as an Emerging Leader by ALA in 2018.
Registration fees (light breakfast and hot lunch included):
MILEX member $45
Membership + Registration $65
For more information, visit the MILEX website: www.milexmd.org.
Call for Proposals! (Due March 4th)
We’re looking for presentations that demonstrate how librarians are engaging in culturally responsive teaching. Submit proposals to the chair of the conference committee, Jordan Sly, at firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, March 4, 2019.
Include the following in your proposal:
1. In a paragraph or two, what your presentation will entail; a general outline is fine.
2. Student learning outcomes (what will students learn/develop as a result of the activity)
3. Optimal amount of time that should be allotted for your presentation
4. Any resources you will need
5. Short biographical statement
Registration will open on March 12 at the MILEX website:www.milexmd.org/events.html.
Register early, as space will be limited.
Please don’t hesitate to contact Jordan Sly with your questions and concerns: 301-405-9290.
Funds raised will be administered by the University System of Maryland Foundation, Inc. for the benefit of MILEX – Maryland Information Literacy Exchange.