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Reminder: Proposals for 20th Annual Information Literacy Summit (Online Fri., April 29) Due Fri., Jan. 21

(via Jason Ertz, College of DuPage)

DePaul University Library and College of DuPage Library are pleased to announce that we will be partnering to co-host the 2022 the Information Literacy Summit in April. The meeting will take place virtually on Friday, April 29.

We are also excited to announce the call for proposals for the 20th annual Information Literacy Summit! 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 explore the evolving nature of information literacy and are related to this year’s theme, “Expanding the Conversation: Digital, Media, and Civic Literacies In and Out of the Library”. We hope to foster conversations across all types of libraries, schools and other organizations and encourage a diversity of perspectives in this proposal call.

In line with this year’s summit theme, we’re especially interested in proposals that speak to the following issues and questions.

  • Digital literacies: How do we make invisible algorithms (and their impacts) visible? What do critical digital literacies look like?
  • Media literacies: How do we engage with media literacy in the classroom? In our daily lives? How do we evaluate new forms of media and changing information ecosystems?
  • Civic literacies: What opportunities do we have to engage with questions around social justice and democratic participation? How does information shape civic engagement?
  • Partnerships promoting information literacy across departments, campuses, institutions: How do we work with first year writing programs to embed key literacies into the core curriculum? What are good examples of media information literacy resources that can be reused across institutions?

The Summit is a regional conference which will be held virtually. Breakout sessions and panels will be 45 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 300-500 word description of your presentation. Please include learning outcomes and a brief explanation of why people should attend your session and what they will take away. A shorter abstract for publication in the Summit programming will be required as well. If you wish to propose more than one session, please fill out a form (see below for link) for each topic.

The deadline to submit proposals is Friday, January 21. To submit a proposal or proposals, please go here.

For more information about the Summit, visit here.‚Äč

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