Call for Proposals

2014 Information Literacy Summit
Into the Next Generation: The Future of Information Literacy
Presented by DePaul University Library and Moraine Valley Community College Library
Friday, April 25, 2014, 8:30am-3:30pm
Located at the Moraine Valley Community College campus

Keynote Address

Trudi Jacobson (University at Albany, SUNY; Co-Chair of ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education Task Force) and Tom Mackey (SUNY Empire State College) will deliver this year’s keynote, “Changing Models, Changing Emphases: The Evolution of Information Literacy.” Their presentation will explore metaliteracy, threshold concepts, empowerment, metacognition, and information literacy in the disciplines.

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 explore the evolving nature of information literacy and are related to this year’s theme, Into the Next Generation: The Future of Information Literacy. 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 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.

To propose a breakout session:

Deadline to submit proposals: Friday, January 31

Some possible topics for sessions include:

  • Metaliteracy
  • Threshold concepts
  • Digital literacy
  • Instructional design
  • Pedagogy
  • Adult learners
  • Distance learners
  • Online learning
  • Visual literacy
  • Collaboration across departments and organizations
  • Information literacy and Common Core Standards
  • Transitions: High School to College
  • Transferring: Community College to 4 year institutions
  • Challenges and possibilities for the future
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