Tuesday, September 28, 2004

CFP - LOEX 2005

Conference: LOEX (Clearinghouse for Library Instruction)
Conference Date: May 12-14, 2005
Conference Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Deadline: November 30, 2004

Conference Theme:

"Information and knowledge are intertwined by their very structure and existence. They are integral to each other's state of being." (Owusu-Ansah, 2003) Information Literacy (IL) at its best happens when teaching librarians combine their efforts with faculty at their institutions. In fact, divorced from the efforts of professors who are teaching their students to question and to think critically, IL is dull for the teaching librarian and irrelevant to the student. Picture those hour-long sessions with students following a librarian's mouse-clicks on a projected screen? Students stare blankly into space. Teaching librarians burn out.
But when integrated successfully with the intellectual work of faculty and students, IL can lead to exciting discovery, connecting thinkers in the present as well as those in the present with those in the past. It can engage us with one another, and with the larger world of ideas and actions.

At LOEX 2005, we'll explore ways that innovative librarians and their institutions are working to integrate Information Literacy and academic programs, to help each member of their community discover, connect, and engage with the world of ideas. LOEX invites all instruction librarians, and others involved with or interested in instruction, to share their expertise by submitting proposals to speak at one of the conference's concurrent sessions.

See below pages for detailed call for papers and more contact/conference information


Call for Papers Site: http://library.louisville.edu/loex2005/call.htm

Main Conference Site: http://library.louisville.edu/loex2005/

Main LOEX Site: http://www.emich.edu/public/loex/loex.html