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Final Call for Proposals: The Innovative Library Classroom Conference (Deadline November 16)

(via Rebecca Seipp, Hollins University)

The Innovative Library Classroom (TILC) 2018

Poster Session & Social on Tuesday, May 8 and Conference on Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Radford University, Radford, VA

We are now accepting proposals for The Innovative Library Classroom (TILC) 2018. The poster session and social will take place on Tuesday, May 8, and the conference itself will occur on Wednesday, May 9. Organizers are thrilled to have Jennifer Ferretti, Digital Initiatives Librarian at Maryland Institute College of Art, as our keynote speaker. She is the creator of the popular “Beyonce’s Lemonade and Information Resources” LibGuide and in her keynote she will discuss how art is information. You can use this idea as a jumping off point for your proposal, or you can submit anything related to innovative teaching.

Proposals are invited for three different session types:

  • Posters (presented at the Tuesday evening social)
  • 50-minute presentations
  • 7-minute lightning talks

Two levels of review will take place. In the peer review, submissions will be rated for fit for the session type, relevance, and innovativeness. In addition, we will crowdsource interest in the topics submitted by authors. Abstracts submitted by authors will be blinded for the crowdsourced portion. Conference coordinators will make the final selections, basing decisions on both the peer review process and the crowdsourced information.

The deadline for submissions is Thursday, November 16. Notifications of acceptance will go out on Friday, January 5, 2018. Registration is expected to be approximately $45. For full details of the event, including a link to the proposal form, click here. Selected papers based on conference presentations will be published, subject to double blind peer review, in a special issue of Internet Reference Services Quarterly dedicated to The Innovative Library Classroom. More information about IRSQ is available on the IRSQ website.

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