Immersion Program Application Deadline Extended to May 24th, 2013

The application deadline for the ACRL Information Literacy Immersion Program Assessment and Intentional Teaching Tracks has been extended to Friday, May 24, 2013. The Immersion Program allows you to embrace your educational role by embarking on a path of teacher development and pedagogical inquiry in a community of practice for academic librarians devoted to collaborative learning and individual renewal. The Assessment and Intentional Teaching Tracks will be offered November 20-24, 2013, in Nashville. During the program, nationally-recognized faculty will lead participants through intensive information literacy training and education.

Assessment: Demonstrating the Educational Value of the Academic Library Track – Discover how to approach assessment from a learning-centered perspective. Participants will emerge with a broader understanding of assessment and how to use assessment as an important tool to guide evidence-based classroom, curriculum and program development, This track is intended for experienced academic librarians who are active in teaching and learning or those in leadership roles for information literacy program development who want to improve their knowledge and practice of both classroom and program assessment.

Intentional Teaching: Reflective Teaching to Improve Student Learning Track – Find out how to become more self-aware and self-directed as a teacher. This track is aimed at the experienced academic librarian (5+ years teaching experience, in a library or other setting) and facilitates the process of critical reflection through peer discussion, readings and personal reflection as a pathway to professional growth and renewal. The program offers a mixture of structured and co-constructed learning segments such as peer discussions, individual reading and reflection times, and participant-led communities of practice.

Visit the Immersion website for complete details about the program, including curriculum, learning outcomes and application instructions. Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Central, Friday, May 24, 2013. Questions concerning the program or application process should be directed to Margot Conahan at (312) 280-2522 or