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Indiana University Libraries Information Literacy Colloquium: Call for Proposals

The IU Libraries Information Literacy Colloquium is intended to raise awareness of emerging trends and salient issues surrounding the design, delivery, and assessment of information literacy.

Call for Proposals


1st Annual Indiana University Libraries Information Literacy Colloquium

Call for Proposals

The 1st Annual Indiana University Libraries Information Literacy Colloquium seeks engaging, innovative, and energizing proposals related to the conference theme:  Learning Out Loud: Information Literacy Pedagogy for the Non-Shushing Librarian.  While stereotypical images of the library would have us believe that learning takes place in hushed silence, the truth is that learning is not necessarily a quiet endeavor.  Learning can be complicated, messy, loud, boisterous, and exciting. 


We seek stimulating proposals that examine the implications Learning Out Loud has for information literacy pedagogy.  How can instruction librarians take into account the sometimes chaotic, highly complex learning process when planning and delivering instruction sessions?  How do we reach diverse learners with diverse learning styles? How might instruction librarians partner with other campus entities in order to foster student learning and enhance information literacy pedagogy?  How do we envision the future of library instruction?  Possible topic areas related to information literacy pedagogy may include, but are not limited to:

  • Assessment
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Learning activities
  • Lesson plans
  • Marketing and outreach
  • Pedagogical theory and practice
  • Professional development for instruction librarians
  • Teaching with technology


Proposal guidelines:

Proposals for 45-minute breakout sessions should be no more than 250 words in length and should contain at least two learning outcomes.  Proposals should be submitted via the online conference proposal form:  http://ius.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_2sqrL75u53mzK0k

All proposals should clearly relate to the conference theme and offer innovative and interesting insights that will enhance the learning of the Colloquium community.


Proposal deadline: 

April 30, 2012.  Proposal status notification will take place by May 21, 2012.