Thursday, October 17, 2019

CFP: Discussion Forum on Promoting Civic Engagement Among Adult Learners at ALA Midwinter 2020

At ALA Midwinter 2020 in Chicago, the Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) will host a Discussion Forum that will share strategies, successful programs, and/or best practices for incorporating information literacy in civic engagement instruction for adult learners. We are seeking volunteer presenters for this program. The ideal presentation would include information pertaining to the program description below as well as an interactive component to engage forum participants. If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please complete this form by November 15th, 2019.
Proposal Submission Form: 
Program Description:
With major elections, a decennial census and increasing community activism set for 2020, the demand for civics instruction and information dissemination is crucial.  Adult learners bring a variety of experiences to civic engagement from long time voters to new citizens or young adults voting for the first time. Due to these diverse perspectives, providing instruction in these areas can be especially challenging.  In this session, participants will identify ways to incorporate information literacy in civic engagement instruction for adult learners in a variety of library settings.
Please direct any questions you have to Michael Saar ( Thank you for considering submitting a proposal!