Thursday, October 19, 2017

CFP: The Delaware Valley Chapter of ACRL - Call for Lightning Talks

The Delaware Valley Chapter of ACRL - Call for Lightning Talks

Practitioners will share examples of their work on a project, a technique used, a resource created, or other strategies that relate to news literacy. Each talk will be 10 minutes or less.

Do you have an example to share? Consider presenting on November 17th! The ACRL DVC planning group is now accepting proposals. Submission deadline is October 30th

The ACRL Delaware Valley Chapter is now accepting proposals for its Fall 2017 program: Fact, False, or Just Flawed: Critically Examining News in the Age of Truthiness. The event will be held on Friday, November 17, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

Have you developed a new campus partnership, program, or resource that addresses news literacy? Excited about a simple but powerful technique that you want to share with interested colleagues? Submit a lightning round proposal to teach folks to spot false, misleading, and all other shades of duplicitous public discourse. Some topics may include…
  • Statistics in reporting
  • Scientific studies in the news
  • Bias in the news
  • Evaluating non-textual information (e.g. photos, video, info-graphics)
  • Government sources 
  • Filter bubbles

There is no slide limit, but the round cannot exceed 10 minutes, so practice, practice, practice!
Submission Deadline: October 30, 2017
Questions? Email Nancy Bellafante at