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Illinois Information Literacy Summit Call for Proposals Extended (New Deadline Friday, Jan. 24)

(via Jennifer Schwartz, DePaul University)

Deadline extended to Friday, January 24

The 19th Annual Information Literacy Summit at Moraine Valley is now accepting proposals for breakout sessions.

19th Annual Information Literacy Summit

Challenging the status quo: Rethinking information literacy theories and practices

Friday, April 3, 2020, 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Presented by DePaul University Library and Moraine Valley Community College Library

Located at the Moraine Valley Community College campus

Keynote Address

Dr. Laura Saunders, Associate Professor at Simmons University School of Library and Information Science.

Call for Proposals

We are seeking presenters to lead engaging and interactive discussions about information literacy and library instruction. We are especially interested in breakout sessions and panels which focus on this year’s theme: Challenging the status quo: Rethinking information literacy theories and practices. We hope to foster conversations across all types of libraries, schools, and other organizations and encourage a diversity of perspectives in this proposal call.

The Summit is a regional conference which will be held at the Moraine Valley Community College campus. If you wish to propose more than one breakout session, please fill out a form for each topic. Breakout sessions and panels will be 50 minutes long and should include audience interaction or discussion. Panel discussions should have a three person maximum. Hands-on lessons and demonstrations (and/or practical takeaways) are encouraged. Sessions typically have 20-40 participants.

The submission should include a 200-300 word description of your session. Please include learning outcomes and a brief explanation of why people should attend your session and what they will take away. A shorter abstract (around 100 words) for publication in the Summit programming will be required as well.

Please fill out this Google form to propose a breakout session

Deadline to submit proposals is Friday, January 24, 2020

Some possible topics for sessions include:

  • Social Justice
  • The Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education
  • Information literacy practices
  • Privacy
  • Literacy
  • Learning analytics
  • Neutrality
  • News and Media Literacy
  • Critical Pedagogies
  • Service Learning
  • Student Curiosity and Creativity
  • Student Centered Teaching and Learning
  • Students as creators
  • Reflective Practice
  • Communities of Practice
  • Programmatic assessments

For more information, please contact a Summit organizer:

DePaul University Library

Jill King, jking25@depaul.edu, 773-325-7274

Jennifer Schwartz, jennifer.schwartz@depaul.edu, 773-325-7830

Moraine Valley Community College Library

Tish Hayes, hayesL45@morainevalley.edu, 708-974-5734

Troy Swanson, swanson@morainevalley.edu, 708-974-5439

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