Category Archives: Information Literacy

The Teaching with Archives & Special Collections Cookbook

CALL FOR “RECIPES” (CHAPTER PROPOSALS)

The Teaching with Archives & Special Collections Cookbook is seeking recipes!

We are now accepting recipe proposals detailing lesson plans or projects that demonstrate the integration of archives and special collections material into the classroom. We are seeking practical guides that provide an entry point to teaching with primary sources for information professionals new to teaching and learning with archives and special collections, including archivists, special collections librarians, and instruction librarians. Additionally, we seek innovative proposals that will serve as a resource for those experienced with teaching with primary sources and archives by providing a repository of ideas for when their lesson plans need to be refreshed and updated.

Recipes will include the following:

Recipes will follow the ACRL Cookbook format. Your 600- to 800-word submission must describe a successful lesson plan or activity using archives and special collections material. Please also include:

·              Recipe name (a.k.a. your “chapter” title)

·              Your name, university or other affiliation

·              Your email address, if you would like it included with your recipe (optional)

·              Potential cookbook category, section, and part (see below)

Submission information and due dates:

Email your draft recipes to jmp48@psu.edu by July 16, 2019

Notifications will be sent out in August 2019

Final recipes will be due on October 5, 2019

Cookbook Outline:

1.       Meal Prep: Teaching Archival Literacy 

Lessons that prepare students for the situated and unique aspects of doing research in archives and special collections libraries. 

 2.       Good Orderer: Teaching Search & Discovery in Archives & Special Collections 

Lessons that help students make use of archival search and discovery tools, such as finding aids. 

3.       Food Critics: Teaching Primary Source Literacy 

 Lessons that support student analysis of primary sources. 

4.       Something from the Cart: Exhibitions as Teaching & Learning  

Lessons that utilize the exhibition of primary sources as a teaching and learning tool. 

5.       Community Picnics: K-12 & Non-course-related Instruction

      Lessons for K-12 & community audiences. 

 

6.       Takeout: Teaching with Digital Collections 

Lessons that utilize digital collections to teach primary sources literacy outside of archives and special collections libraries’ physical spaces. 

Email jmp48@psu.edu with any questions. Please refer to The Embedded Librarians Cookbook (ACRL 2014), The First Year Experience Library Cookbook (ACRL 2017), and The Library Assessment Cookbook(ACRL 2017) for examples of format and tone. We are willing to be flexible with length, wording, style, and topics.  Creativity encouraged! We look forward to your proposals!

Editor:

Julie M. Porterfield, Instruction & Outreach Archivist, Penn State University Libraries

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

Makerspaces for Adults: Best Practices and Great Projects

We would like to invite you to submit a chapter proposal for our upcoming
publication, Makerspaces for Adults: Best Practices and Great Projects. This
edited collection has been accepted for publication by Rowman & Littlefield.

Overview
This book highlights how to integrate your makerspace within university and
public libraries and the wider community. Discover how you can connect your
makerspace with service learning to support different groups, take your
makerspace tools to various points of need through community partnerships, and
build relationships with faculty, students, and patrons through makerspace
projects. Intended for academic and public librarians, faculty, and staff who
would like to implement more making into their classes and build productive
collaborations, this book includes sections that cover theory, best practices,
and project ideas that provide a clear guide on how to develop and implement
your makerspace within the curriculum and make connections with outside
partners.

The book will be broken down into 4 main parts:
Part I: Service Learning
Using makerspace programs to help the community
Part II: Academic Connections
How the makerspace can be used in an academic library. How professors can use
the makerspace with class projects.
Part III: Public Library Makers
Public library programs focused on adult makers
Part IV: Community Outreach
Programs outside of the makerspace using makerspace materials.

Each part will consist of two sections:
The first section will include chapters that cover theory and best practices
and should be about 3,500 words (10 double-spaced pages in 12-point type).
The second section will share 3-5 projects with detailed instructions and
images.  Each project will consist of about 1,800 words (6 double-spaced pages
in 12-point type) and include at least one photograph of the project. Projects
may also feature figures and tables that help explain or support readers in
implementation.
You are welcome to submit multiple abstracts for chapters and/or projects.

Proposal Submissions:
Please send an abstract to makerspacecommunitybook@gmail.com with the
following information.
Name, current title, and institution
Proposed chapter or project title. Please also include which part you feel
your chapter would best fit.
300-500 word abstract of your proposed chapter

All proposals should be submitted by May 17, 2019.

We welcome proposals from librarians, library professionals, scholars,
educators, and community members who work with makerspaces and/or develop
programming for makerspace projects.

Contributors will be notified of acceptance by May 24, 2019.

If you have any questions about the book or proposals, please contact Jessie
Long and Jennifer Hicks at makerspacecommunitybook@gmail.com
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E-Resource Round Up in Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship (JERL)

This is a last call for contributions to the “E-Resource Round Up” column for volume 31, issue 3 of the Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship (JERL). Submissions can be related to any aspect of electronic resources and their use in libraries, including conference reports, professional discussion groups, meetings, and practices in using electronic resources in-house. This would be a great opportunity for you to report on topics that may benefit others in our profession.

The editors would like to receive contributions to the column by Wednesday, May 29, 2019. Contributions should not be published elsewhere.

If you have a submission or questions, please contact the column editors:

Bob Wolverton

Mississippi State University Libraries

(662) 325-0548

bwolverton@library.msstate.edu

Karen Davidson

Mississippi State University Libraries

(662) 325-3018

kdavidson@library.msstate.edu

Atlanta Area Bibliographic Instruction Group (AABIG)

Atlanta Area Bibliographic Instruction Group (AABIG) welcomes conference
proposals for the 2019 AABIG Conference on June 7, 2019 at Georgia State
University – Clarkston Campus Library in Clarkston, Georgia.
2019 Theme: “The ABCs of Instruction: Assessment, Building Programs, and
Creating Opportunities.”

Come share your research and innovative ideas with your colleagues! We
encourage submissions from all types of librarians on any topic related to
assessment, instruction programs, and instructional opportunities. Proposals
should reflect elements of one of the following three tracks.

Proposal Tracks

Assessment
(Suggested Topics)
Program level instructional assessment
Classroom assessment
Informal/Formal assessment strategies
Data (qualitative, quantitative, mixed)
Assessment cycle

Instruction Programs
(Suggested Topics)
Developing a new program
Restructuring an existing program
Curriculum

Instructional Opportunities
(Suggested Topics)
Campus collaborations
Outreach
Emerging trends
New types of scholarship (e.g., media, digital humanities, etc.)

The conference offers a variety of session formats to suit a range of
presentation and learning styles.

50 Minute Breakout Session

25 Minute Mini Session

Poster Session

Introducing
Lightning Talks – Provide a quick glimpse into your latest innovation or
interesting idea. Each presenter will have five minutes total. There will not
be additional time for questions, but presenters may reserve part of the five-
minute allotment for Q&A if desired.

Proposal Due Date: April 5th, 2019 by 11:59 pm.

Applicants will be notified in early May, after a blind peer review process,
whether their submission has been accepted for presentation at the conference.

If you have any questions, please contact Erin Mooney at eamoone@emory.edu.

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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

Editor Library Hi Tech

Emerald is seeking expressions of interest in the editorship of ‘Library Hi
Tech’. The journal https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2F2T3quVM&data=02%7C01%7Cdxf19%40psu.edu%7Cc1aff6dc86e240cfa43608d6a22cb008%7C7cf48d453ddb4389a9c1c115526eb52e%7C0%7C0%7C636874710153880735&sdata=2%2FjA%2F1vyd%2F4xcj6mf1%2Fms3Ni0D20HbOLXx2DbzUN5Ag%3D&reserved=0  is concerned with technology-
assisted information systems that support libraries & cultural memory,
education & the academy, health & medicine, and government & citizenship.
“Library Hi Tech” has a 2017 Impact Factor of 0.759 and a 5-year Impact Factor
of 1.014; it is included in Scopus (with a 2018 CiteScore Tracker of 1.47).
Potential candidates must have a wide network and scholarly book volume or
journal editorship experience.

If you are interested in this exciting editorship opportunity, please contact
me by March 28th for details of what’s involved in the role.  Emerald will be
at the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) conference in
Cleveland, 10-13th April to meet with shortlisted candidates who are attending
this event.

Thanks and best wishes

Eileen Breen
Publisher | Emerald Publishing
Tel: +44 (0) 1274 785172 | Fax: +44 (0)1274 785200 ebreen@emeraldgroup.com

PENNSYLVANIA LIBRARY ASSOCIATION 2019 CONFERENCE

Share Your Ideas, Knowledge & Experience at the Pennsylvania Library Association 2019 Conference!

The 2019 Pennsylvania Library Association Conference, Shine On! will take place October 13 – 16, 2019 at the Bayfront Convention Center located on Lake Erie’s beautiful Presque Isle Bay.

The 2019 Conference Program Committee is currently accepting proposals for sessions to take place during the conference, to include more than sixty educational sessions on topics of interest for the library community.  Suggested topics

New, this year, is the opportunity to present Lightning Talks, 5 – 7 minute mini-presentations, on various topics.  We’ll combine lightning talk presentations with a common theme into one (or two!) session periods.  The more the merrier!

If you are an expert on a topic that you feel will be of interest to this group, we invite you to submit a session proposal!

The deadline for submissions is noon (EST) on Friday, March 15.

For more information on the conference, and the submission requirements, CLICK HERE, and by all means plan to join us in ERIE!  You won’t want to miss it!

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