The 2nd Annual LVAIC Information Literacy Symposium:
Structures of Power in Information
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
This event will bring together LVAIC faculty, librarians, and other educators invested in teaching students to think, research, and engage critically in today’s complicated information environment.
Whether implementing the scientific method, critiquing media, or evaluating data, our students are confronted by structures of power that influence their learning process. As educators, how do we confront our own assumptions and biases while also helping students develop the skills to navigate their own? What unseen barriers interrupt research? How can we learn from students, within and outside of the classroom, to improve the scholarly ecosystem?
We seek proposals for presentations that reveal successes and challenges in information literacy teaching and learning and inspire intercampus dialog about our future information literacy teaching practices.
Proposal deadline: Friday, March 23, 2018
Proposals should fall into one of two formats:
Option A (presentation only): symposium organizers will group individual presentations together by theme
Option B (presentation and facilitation): includes facilitating audience discussion and/or activities
Themes may include, but are not limited to:
Proposals from faculty, librarians, and/or other educators in all disciplines and levels welcome!
Proposals must include the following information:
To propose a session, please complete the Structures of Power in Information proposal form by Friday, March 23, 2018.
For more information, please visit the LVAIC information literacy website or contact a member of the LVAIC Information Literacy Learning Community Planning Team:
Jasmine Woodson, Lehigh University, firstname.lastname@example.org
Carrie Baldwin-SoRelle, Lehigh University, email@example.com
Jess Denke, Muhlenberg College, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kelly Cannon, Muhlenberg College, email@example.com
Kim Demyan, Moravian College, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rachel Hamelers, Muhlenberg College, email@example.com
The LVAIC Information Literacy Symposium is funded by the Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges (LVAIC).
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