Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Call for Proposals - Building a Teaching Communit (Santa Ana, CA - July 23, 2015)

Call for Proposals
Building a Teaching Community
5th Annual Summer Retreat for Librarians
Santa Ana College
Santa Ana, California
Thursday, July 23, 2015

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

About the Retreat
The summer teaching retreat 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 Participants
Attendees of past retreats included librarians from academic, public, school, and special libraries. Approximately one-third of the attendees were MLIS students.

2015 Retreat Theme
Our 2015 theme is creativity. The following questions may help you generate ideas for a proposal: How do you bring creativity to the library and teaching? What creative strategies do you use in the classroom? What aspects of creativity in your personal life do you bring into your role as an educator? If you are a writer, musician, painter, or other type of artist, what aspects of your creative life influence your teaching?

Break-out Session Proposal Guidelines
Break-out sessions are intimate small-group discussions of approximately 15 or less individuals. Proposals should be related in some aspect to teaching and tied to the 2015 theme of creativity. Proposals must be 250 words or less.

Proposal Deadline
Proposals are due Monday, June 15, 2015, by 11:59 p.m. Applicants will be notified by Friday, June 19, 2015.

Submit Your Proposal
Please visit http://goo.gl/forms/KrOco4KHUY to be directed to our online submission form.

Please contact knight_annie@sac.edu or russo_stacy@sac.edu with any questions.