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Final Call for ALA Annual Panelists: Community College Librarians with Framework-Based Instruction Strategies to Share (Deadline Dec. 15)

(via Andrea Kingston, Monroe Community College)

Final call! Proposals are due this Friday, December 15!

Are you effectively engaging students with library instruction based on the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy in your community or junior college library? Have you incorporated the Framework into your library’s instruction program or specific lesson plans? Please consider presenting your Framework-infused instruction strategies at the 2018 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans as part of a panel sponsored by the Community and Junior College Libraries Section of ACRL. We are seeking community college librarians who are excited to share their innovative and practical approaches with the rest of us. This call for panelists is open to any community or junior college librarian with instruction experience. The panel is scheduled for Saturday, June 23, at 9:00 a.m.

Here is the full program description: “A dynamic panel of community college librarians will share their practical methods for creating effective, student-focused instructional strategies based on the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. This panel will address some of the unique challenges community college librarians face when adapting the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy to meet the needs of their students. Panel participants will discuss their original, field-tested ideas that have not been widely published. Attendees will be offered hands-on, practical solutions to the application of the Framework in community college library instruction, especially one-shots. Key takeaways will include examples of the successful utilization of the Framework’s frames and threshold concepts in active learning scenarios, which attendees can adopt and modify as needed to fit the learning objectives in their own instruction.”

If you think you have a Framework-based lesson plan, activity, program redesign, etc. that would be a good fit, please send a brief description of it and a short summary of any assessment or evaluation that you’ve done for it (if any) to the CJCLS ALA 2018 Program Planning Committee Chair, Andrea Kingston (akingston4@monroecc.edu), by December 15.? Questions? Feel free to contact me.

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