Thursday, October 29, 2015

CFP: The Innovative Library Classroom, May 2016 (submission deadline Nov. 19)

The Innovative Library Classroom 2016: Bringing Balance to Our Success 
Preconference workshop and poster sessions on Wednesday, May 11 and Conference on Thursday, May 12, 2016
Radford University, Radford, VA

“What a great conference. The quality of all the presentations was really outstanding. This is really a gem of a conference and outshines many that are larger and more expensive. Well done and thanks for letting me be a part of it."- from 2015 attendee

"Best. Library. Conference. In. The. Universe."- another participant's feedback

We are now accepting proposals for TILC 2016. Although we are open to anything related to innovative teaching, our theme this year is "Bringing balance to our success."  How do we continue to strengthen and grow our information literacy efforts without becoming victims of our success?  When instruction requests increase, how can we handle scalability? What are some strategies to sustain our energy and enthusiasm when teaching the umpteenth class?  Next May, many of our academic calendars will be winding down and it will be a great time to reflect on our approaches to instruction and ways to recharge for fall. 

Proposals are invited for three different session types:
•          Posters (presented at the Wednesday evening social)
•          50-minute presentations
•          7-minute lightning talks

Two levels of review will take place. In the peer review, submissions will be rated for fit for the session type, relevance, and innovativeness.   In addition, we will crowdsource interest in the topics submitted by authors.  Abstracts submitted by authors will be blinded for the crowdsourced portion.  Conference coordinators will make the final selections, basing decisions on both the peer review process and the crowdsourced information. 

Submission deadline: November 19, 2015
Acceptance notification: January 5, 2016
We expect registration costs to be about $35.
Full details and a link to the proposal form are available at:

Selected papers based on conference presentations will be published, subject to double blind peer review, in a special issue of Internet Reference Services Quarterly dedicated to The Innovative Library Classroom.  More information about IRSQ is available on the IRSQ website: