Call for Proposals: The 4th Annual LVAIC Information Literacy Symposium

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Call for proposals LVAIC Information Literacy Symposium

A Community of Reflection: Information Literacy Research and Scholarship

Wednesday, May 13, 2020
9 AM - 3 PM
Muhlenberg College
Allentown, PA

This event will bring together faculty, librarians, and other educators invested in the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) related to information literacy.

SoTL differs from scholarly and reflective teaching in that it not only involves questioning one’s teaching or a teaching strategy, but also formally gathering and exploring evidence, researching the literature, refining and testing practices, and finally going public.” (Bishop-Clark and Dietz-Uhler, 2012)

This event will provide space for sharing the inquiry, research, and evaluation that takes place in pursuit of the development of student information literacy skills and the understanding of information literacy instruction.

Call for Proposals

We seek proposals on the scholarship of teaching and learning in the context of information literacy.

Proposal Deadline: Friday, March 20, 2020

To propose a session, please complete the proposal submission form.

Themes may include, but are not limited to:

  • Theories guiding assessment of pedagogy or information literacy
  • Planning research into information literacy teaching and learning
  • Facilitating partnerships between librarians and faculty or across campuses
  • Reflection on evaluation methods for information literacy scholarship
  • Growth in discipline-specific information literacy knowledge based on SoTL practices
  • Assessment of or research into:

     -- Learning outcomes for growing research skills
     -- Information literacy integration in disciplinary assignment design
     -- Information literacy in assignment, course, programmatic capacities
     -- (Innovative) teaching practices to facilitate research skill development
     -- Technology use for information literacy growth

Proposals from faculty, librarians, and/or other educators in all disciplines and levels welcome!

Submission Information

Proposals must include the following information:

1. Presentation title
2. Names, affiliations, positions, and email addresses of the presenters
3. A 200-500 word summary of the topic you wish to present, including the points you intend to make
4. A summary of how you will engage the audience with active learning techniques

To propose a session, please complete the proposal submission form.

Proposal deadline: March 20th, 2020

Contact Information

For further information, please visit our website or contact a member of the LVAIC Information Literacy Learning Community Planning Team:

The LVAIC Information Literacy Symposium is funded by the Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges (LVAIC).