Enlightened Hunters and Gatherers: Teaching Information Literacy Skills for Life

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 by February 28, 2013 to conference chairs Joy Hansen at jhansen@mxcc.edu or Susan Slaga at slagas@ccsu.edu. Please be sure to include the following:
* Title of presentation
* Abstract
* Names, institutions, contact information, and short bios for all presenters.

Presenters will be notified of proposal acceptance by March 15, 2013.

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