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4th Annual Information Literacy Symposium – A Community of Reflection: Information Literacy Research and Scholarship

May 13 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm


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!

Submission Information

Proposals must include the following information:

Presentation title

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

Contact Information
For further information, please visit our website or contact a member of the LVAIC Information Literacy Learning Community Planning Team:
Angela Perkins, Lafayette University, perkinsa@lafayette.edu
Jess Denke, Muhlenberg College, jessicadenke@muhlenberg.edu
Kelly Cannon, Muhlenberg College, kellycannon@muhlenberg.edu
Kim Demyan, Moravian College, demyank@moravian.edu
Rachel Hamelers, Muhlenberg College, rachelhamelers@muhlenberg.edu
Carrie Baldwin-SoRelle, Lehigh University, chb316@lehigh.edu

The LVAIC Information Literacy Symposium is funded by LVAIC.


May 13
9:00 am - 3:00 pm


Seegers Union, Conference Space
2400 W. Chew St.
Allentown, 18103
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