Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Atlanta Area Bibliographic Instruction Group 2012 Conference welcomes proposals

Atlanta Area Bibliographic Instruction Group 2012 Conference welcomes proposals

The Atlanta Area Bibliographic Instruction Group (AABIG) 12th annual conference will convene on May 17, 2013 at the Mercer University Atlanta. This year's theme is Beyond Face Value: Asserting the Value of Instruction and Making Instruction Valuable.
This year, the conference will focus on the practical and new ways librarians are affirming their worth to their institutions through effective instruction, assessment, and marketing. AABIG invites proposals for 20- and 45-minute sessions that address this theme. The committee particularly invites submissions from public and academic librarians, school media specialists, and individuals from diverse backgrounds. Lively and interactive sessions are preferred.
Ideas include but are not limited to:
- effective instruction, outreach, and assessment methods
- effective strategies for online and face-to-face instruction
- practical techniques for advocacy/marketing toward external stakeholders
- innovative techniques, examples, and pedagogy to intrigue and entice students
Submit your proposal here:

Extended Deadline: March 23, 2013. Please direct further questions to
AABIG is also looking for responsible, dedicated librarians to serve as officers for the 2014 BIG conference. We are looking for a new vice-president to serve a three year term, and a new program chair and secretary to serve one year terms.

AABIG service provides an excellent and relatively low-key way to build your CV, network with colleagues, and demonstrate leadership in the librarian field. A full description of officer duties can be found on the AABIG Officer's page.

Officers are elected at the AABIG conference each year. Please contact the current president, T Wesley Stewart, if you are interested in being nominated.
Wesley Stewart, 2013 AABIG President
T. Wesley Stewart, PhD, MSLIS
President, Atlanta Area Bibliographic Instruction Group