Wednesday, April 17, 2013

CFP: Building a Teaching Community (3rd Annual Summer Retreat for Librarians - Chapman University - Orange, CA)

CFP: Building a Teaching Community (3rd Annual Summer Retreat for Librarians - Chapman University - Orange, CA)
Chapman University – Leatherby Libraries
Friday, June 21, 2013

Join us as a presenter at the upcoming retreat! Proposals are now being accepted for break-out sessions and poster sessions. Please see the specific proposal guidelines below.

About the RetreatThe summer teaching retreat at Chapman University's Leatherby Libraries was created to build community amongst instruction librarians and library school students. The retreat provides unique and practical presentations. Participants have opportunities to share teaching experiences, ideas, and resources during lively break-out sessions as the practices and innovative ideas of librarians are discovered. Ideally, participants leave the retreat with a larger network of resources and contacts, as well as inspiration to creatively expand their library instruction repertoire.

Retreat ParticipantsAttendees of past retreats included librarians from academic, public, school, and special libraries. Approximately one-third of the attendees were MLIS students.

Break-out Session Proposal GuidelinesBreak-out sessions are intimate small-group discussions of approximately 15 or less individuals. Proposals should be related in some aspect to teaching. Creative proposals that stretch the boundaries of library instruction, bring in interdisciplinary connections, or go beyond the library classroom are especially sought. Proposals must be 250 words or less.

Poster Session Proposal GuidelinesAs a way to support up and coming LIS professionals, a new addition to this year’s retreat will include poster presentations by students. Students enrolled in library and information science programs (undergraduate and graduate) are invited to submit proposals to present on a topic related to teaching information skills in library instruction settings and beyond. Presenters are welcome to draw from research done for school assignments or past experiences and inspiration gained outside the field. Proposals must be 250 words or less. Questions regarding poster presentations can be directed to

Proposal Deadline - Proposals are due Friday, May 3, 2013, by 11:59 p.m. Applicants will be notified by Friday, May 17, 2013. 

Submit Your Proposal - Please visit to be directed to our online submission form.

Questions - Please contact or with any questions.