Wednesday, April 09, 2014

CFP: 3rd Annual Indiana University Libraries Information Literacy Colloquium (August 2014)

3rd Annual Indiana University Libraries Information Literacy Colloquium
Location: IU South Bend in South Bend, Indiana
Date: Friday, August 1, 2014
Call for Proposals

The 3rd Annual Indiana University Libraries Information Literacy Colloquium seeks engaging, innovative, and energizing proposals related to the conference theme:  Metaliteracy: Seeking Connections and Challenging Traditions.  

We seek thought-provoking proposals that examine metaliteracy, which is emerging as a relevant and interesting paradigm that is reshaping the way we think of information literacy and library instruction. As defined by Mackey and Jacobson (2011), “Metaliteracy promotes critical thinking and collaboration in a digital age, providing a comprehensive framework to effectively participate in social media and online communities. It is a unified construct that supports the acquisition, production, and sharing of knowledge in collaborative online communities. Metaliteracy challenges traditional skills-based approaches to information literacy by recognizing related literacy types and incorporating emerging technologies. Standard definitions of information literacy are insufficient for the revolutionary social technologies currently prevalent online” (p. 62). Moreover, the current ongoing revision of the ACRL standards includes metaliteracy as an “important anchoring element” in the new Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. 

This year’s Colloquium invites you to investigate the implications metaliteracy has for library instruction theory and practice. Questions to consider include, but are not limited to: What do instruction librarians need to know about metaliteracy? What does metaliteracy look like, and what does it entail? How does it influence what we do in the library instruction classroom? How does this shape our learning outcomes and pedagogy? How do we assess metaliteracy? Clearly, metaliteracy is a stimulating and exciting concept that has much to offer library instruction and we hope that the Colloquium will contribute significant advances to the current conversations on this topic.

Proposal guidelines:
Proposals for 45-minute presentations or 45-minute roundtable discussions should be no more than 250 words in length and should contain at least two learning outcomes.  Proposals should be submitted via the online conference proposal form:
All proposals should clearly relate to the conference theme and offer innovative and interesting insights that will enhance the learning of the Colloquium community.

Proposal deadline: 
May 16, 2014. Proposal notifications will occur by May 30, 2014.