Monday, November 12, 2007

CFP: LOEX 2008 (Poster Sessions)

CFP: LOEX 2008 (Poster Sessions)

Call for Poster Sessions for LOEX 2008

May 1-3, 2008
Doubletree Chicago-Oakbrook Hotel
Oak Brook, Illinois
(In Chicago’s western suburbs)

Deadline for proposal submission is Friday, January 25, 2008.



This year's theme explores the instruction librarian's multiple roles in planning, building, and renewing instruction and information literacy programs. Instruction librarians are designers in the process of continuously drafting structural programs for information literacy. Successful programs are built based upon the work flow of information in the planning stages, the project team’s ability to collaborate, technical expertise and cohesiveness. Project completion centers on the reflection of both the practical and aesthetic structures to meet the needs of target audiences. Often, it is necessary to restructure based on technology and demands. This conference will provide innovative and unique sketches to build or renew your program.

The Illinois LOEX Committee invites graduate students in library and information science programs to submit proposals to host a poster session at the 36th Annual LOEX Conference. The 2008 conference theme, Librarian as Architect: Planning, Building & Renewing, explores the meaningful building of supportive information literacy learning environments and experiences in instruction.

Poster sessions visually convey research in the areas of instruction and information literacy. They take the form of an exhibit and should include brief narratives, data, and graphics that quickly summarize the student’s research. Computer displays, handouts, directions to websites and other materials can also be incorporated into the exhibit. Presenters will be expected to informally discuss their presentations with conference attendees by making brief remarks, sharing information, and answering questions about the topic. Proposals for poster sessions will be limited to graduate students currently enrolled in library and information science programs.

A poster session for the 2008 LOEX Conference should address one (or more) of the following themes (details):

* Assessing Needs & Outcomes
* Breaking Ground
* Building Relationships
* Laying the Foundation
* Creating Learning Spaces
* Cutting the Ribbon