Monday, November 12, 2007

CFP: LOEX 2008 (Programs)

CFP: LOEX 2008 (Programs)

The Illinois LOEX Committee invites you to the 36th Annual LOEX Conference.

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

Deadline to submit proposals: Friday, November 16, 2007


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.

Presenters are encouraged to think creatively about the theme. Proposals should provide active engagement of participants, model best practice, provide useful information, skills, or ideas or include effective and innovative practices and collaborative approaches. Successful proposals reflect elements of the six themes.

* Assessing Needs & Outcomes includes assessing user needs, assessing student learning, assessing information literacy initiatives, peer assessment, and evaluating teaching or instructional tools.
* Breaking Ground includes comprehensive planning or implementation of cutting edge innovation, technology, or emerging trends in all aspects of information literacy and instruction.
* Building Relationships focuses on innovative approaches to collaboration on or off campus and the development of new communities or increased diversity.
* Laying the Foundation refreshes thinking about fundamental aspects of information literacy and instruction, including the pedagogy of teaching, the instructional design process, core curriculum initiatives, ethics, and the relationship between information literacy and intellectual property.
* Creating Learning Spaces stresses new uses for old spaces, showcases new spaces and explores using virtual spaces.
* Cutting the Ribbon includes creative ways to deploy new technologies, promote new programs, integrate new initiatives with existing programs, and renew ongoing programs.