The IU Libraries Information Literary Colloquium invites proposals for a one-day conference on Thursday, August 3, 2017, at the IU Southeast campus in New Albany, Indiana. The current sociopolitical climate has brought terms such as "fake news" and "alternative facts" into our collective discourse. Academic librarians are already concerned with teaching learners how to evaluate sources and think critically about information. It is more urgent than ever for librarians to bring nuance to and promote critical thinking in the conversations about how we teach learners to participate in a complicated, confusing, and ever-shifting information landscape.
The Colloquium seeks to explore which pedagogical strategies and theoretical perspectives librarians might employ to engage students in complex conversations about the nature of credibility, truth, and authority. The planning committee for the IU Libraries Information Literacy Colloquium is seeking proposals for 60-minute interactive workshops that engage participants in investigating, examining, or describing how information literacy can be enacted in the library instruction and other relevant settings. These workshops should be modeled more like interactive instruction sessions than passive, lecture-style presentations. Topics should be contextualized specifically in information literacy instruction in the current sociopolitical climate. Possible topics may include, but are not limited to:
Proposals should clearly describe how presenters will use interactive strategies to engage participants. Please submit proposals to http://tinyurl.com/colloquium17 by May 12, 2017. Presenters will be notified about the status of their proposal by May 19, 2017.
More information about the Colloquium can be found at: http://libguides.ius.edu/colloquium