Thursday, March 10, 2016

CFP: Reading Redefined: Deep Reading, Learning, and the Impact of Digitization (Lansing, Michigan - September 30, 2016)

This is a reminder that the call for proposals is open through the end of March for the September 30 “Reading Redefined: Deep Reading, Learning, and the Impact of Digitization" event to be held in Lansing, Michigan.
This program is for librarians, educators, and others interested in understanding the ways that reading is changing, and is an opportunity to gather, debate, and learn.  For more information about the program and how to submit a proposal visit our even page.  
We are happy to announce that our second keynote speaker will be Dr. Natalie Phillips, Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Michigan State University, where she specializes in 18th-century literature, the history of mind, and cognitive approaches to narrative. Dr. Phillips is currently collaborating on an eye-tracking study comparing reading on a tablet to the traditional paper book. 

Also confirmed is our keynote Maryanne Wolf, Ph.D., Director at the Center for Reading and Language Research at Tufts University and author of Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain.

Program proposal submissions should be 30 minutes in length including time for questions.  Proposals might focus on any of the following areas:
·        Promise and threat of technology or increasing digitization for our youth
·        Role of technology in dissemination of knowledge for libraries
·        What are deep reading skills and how can libraries facilitate deep reading
·        What is the role of the public or academic library in our digital culture
·        The ways that technology is changing the mission and role of libraries
·        Bi-literate children balancing deep reading and technology
·        Online reading/skimming
·        What does reading on different devices mean to education
·        The impact of digital humanities on learning
·        How do librarians balance print and electronic book acquisitions

Please submit a 150-200 word proposal for your presentation here 

This project is supported in part by the Library of Michigan with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Additional current sponsors of the program include the Midwest Collaborative for Library Services and the Michigan Cooperative Directors Association.