4th Annual Information Literacy Symposium – A Community of Reflection: Information Literacy Research and Scholarship
May 13 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pmFree
The 4th annual LVAIC Information Literacy Symposium will be held on May 13, 2020 at Muhlenberg College. This LVAIC-sponsored event will bring together our LVAIC community — faculty, librarians, and other educators — to discuss the scholarship of teaching and learning in information literacy.
Join us for presentations, workshops, and panel discussions about information literacy — where we will explore successes and challenges in teaching and learning to inspire intercampus dialogue, collaboration, and innovative pedagogy.
“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.
Presentations should engage the audience in active learning.
Proposal Deadline: Friday, March 20th
Themes may include, for example, 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
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
Reflection on evaluation methods for information literacy scholarship
Growth in (discipline-specific) information literacy knowledge based on SoTL practices
Proposals from faculty, librarians, and/or other educators in all disciplines and levels welcome!
Proposals must include the following information:
Names, affiliations, positions, and email addresses of the presenters
A 200-500 word summary of the topic you wish to present, including the points you intend to make
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
For further information, please visit our website or contact a member of the LVAIC Information Literacy Learning Community Planning Team:
Angela Perkins, Lafayette University, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jess Denke, Muhlenberg College, email@example.com
Kelly Cannon, Muhlenberg College, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kim Demyan, Moravian College, email@example.com
Rachel Hamelers, Muhlenberg College, firstname.lastname@example.org
Carrie Baldwin-SoRelle, Lehigh University, email@example.com
The LVAIC Information Literacy Symposium is funded by LVAIC.