Call for Proposals for Information Literacy Conference

Save the Date! / Call for Proposals!

Enlightened Hunters and Gatherers:  Teaching Information Literacy Skills for Life

In today’s information-driven world, the need to hunt for, gather, evaluate, and use information effectively is not limited to a single aspect or stage of one’s life.  Information literacy skills are crucial for a lifetime of learning, and the progression of technology and its place in our lives makes these skills even more essential.  Save the date for the 3rd Annual Connecticut Information Literary Conference to be held at Capital Community College in Hartford, CT on June 7, 2013 for a gathering of ideas focused on teaching information literacy skills for life.  Although aimed primarily at academic librarians and faculty members at Connecticut colleges and universities, all interested stakeholders are welcome to attend.

The Connecticut Information Literacy Conference Committee also invites you and your colleagues to submit proposals for presentations.  (Presentations will be 45-50 minutes long with a 10-15 minute Q & A session at the end). Possible topic ideas can include, but are not limited to:

IL and distance learning

Assessment

Changing role of instructional librarians

Models for embedding IL into the curriculum (such as working with Center for Teaching)

IL programs for targeted populations (honors program, developmental)

IL and critical thinking skills

Transliteracy

Using technology in instruction (such as social media, iPads, mobile devices and apps).

Team presenters such as faculty-librarian or librarian-student are highly encouraged to submit.

Please submit proposals and speaker biographies by February 28, 2013 to conference chairs Joy Hansen at jhansen@mxcc.edu  or Susan Slaga at slagas@ccsu.edu.  Also please contact us with any questions.

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