Call for Proposals

Call for Proposals!
Our New Frontier: Metaliteracy, Threshold Concepts, New Standards, and Other Wild Ideas
2014 Connecticut Information Literacy Conference
Friday, June 13, 2014
Manchester Community College
Manchester, Connecticut
9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Today’s information literacy landscape can certainly feel like uncharted
territory. Lifelong learners require skills in a wide range of literacies
including digital, media, and visual. How will these multiple literacies
transform the ways in which we interact with students both inside and outside
the classroom? What will changing ACRL standards mean to existing information
literacy programs? Join library colleagues, faculty members, and other trail
blazers from across Connecticut and beyond in discussing how to stake claims in
this vast new world of information literacy.
Due to the popularity of our confirmed keynote speakers, Trudi Jacobson and Tom
Mackey, authors of the forthcoming book Metaliteracy: Reinventing Information
Literacy to Empower Learners, we are extending the deadline for speaker
proposals. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to share your successes with
Call for Proposals now through March 7, 2014!
The Connecticut Information Literacy Conference Committee invites you and your
colleagues to submit proposals for general session presentations, panel
discussions, or breakout workshops (45-50 minutes long with a 10-15 minute Q &
A session). Possible ideas to explore include:
– Multiple literacies and implications for the future of academic
– Transformative teaching methods such as threshold concepts and ‘other
wild ideas’
– Innovative ways of building community with faculty and students (e.g.,
marketing, communication, collaboration, and assessment)
– New ‘law and order’ – incorporating proposed revisions to
ACRL’s Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education into
existing programs
– Bringing it home: the role of expanding competencies within
articulation policies, including Connecticut State Colleges and Universities’
Transfer and Articulation Policy

Team presenters such as faculty-librarian or librarians from multiple
institutions are highly encouraged to submit a proposal.
For consideration, please submit your name, institution, contact info, a short
bio, title of presentation, and abstract (<150 words) to Joy Hansen at by March 7, 2014.
Presenters will be notified of proposal acceptance by March 21, 2014.