Friday, April 08, 2016

CFP: 3rd Annual LILi Conference: “What Would it Look Like If…?”

3rd Annual LILi Conference: “What Would it Look Like If…?”
Monday, August 8, 2016, 9:00am – 1:30pm
Pierce College, Woodland Hills, CA

Imagine having unlimited resources for developing information literacy and lifelong learning opportunities in your library or in partnership with others. That’s right…just imagine! Oftentimes, librarians protest that the primary obstacle to developing that great idea, program, or service is a lack of funding, staff or some other needed resource. While this is certainly a genuine concern, what if those barriers were removed and the only things required for success were a bit of
ingenuity, motivation, and collaboration?

The purpose of this year’s conference is to encourage librarians to explore innovative ideas, creative solutions, and imaginative applications for cultivating information literacy competencies across a lifetime. How can libraries of all types join forces to better share resources, produce engaging programming, foster skill development and support student success? Is there something you have always wanted to do, but simply didn’t have the means to make it a reality? Bring your
ideas to share as there may be a future partnership just waiting to be discovered. Let’s have fun and pretend the sky is the limit!

Dr. Lesley Farmer, Librarianship Program & Department Chair of Advanced Studies in Education & Counseling at CSU, Long Beach will be the keynoter at the third annual LILi conference. Dr. Farmer has worked as a library media teacher in K-12 school settings as well as in public, special and academic libraries. This conference offers opportunities for creative thinking, cooperation and collaboration among different types of libraries for a common goal: supportive, sequential information literacy instruction for all levels and in all types of libraries. Dr. Farmer will offer her ideas and vision for partnership in support of this goal.

The LILi (Lifelong Information Literacy) group invites you to submit proposals related to information literacy and collaborati
on for lifelong learning for 20-minute presentations and 10-minute lightning talks. 

Proposals will be blind-reviewed, so please do not include identifying information in the text of your abstract. Topic ideas include, but are not limited to:

  • Collaborative or creative ILI partnerships among academic,K-12, public and special libraries
  • Creative fundraising and ways to obtain needed resources
  • Marketing, publicity & promotion for collaborative ILI
  • Establishing ILI connections and partnerships
  • Assessment of ILI partnership efforts
  • New, innovative ILI pedagogical approaches
  • Sequential ILI across two or more institutions or organizations
  • ILI co-teaching
  • Common Core Standards and/or California State Standards
  • ACRL Framework for Information Literacy and/or ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards
  • AASL Standards for the 21st Century Learner
  • (PLA site) and/or (US government site)
  • Effective uses of new technology to support ILI
  • Outreach for successful transfer and transitions from high school to college
  • Working with classroom teachers in developing ILI

Deadline for submissions: May 1, 2016

Link to submit proposals

Notification of acceptance by: May 25, 2016

Conference Proposal Questions: Angela Boyd:
Conference Location Questions (Pierce College): Esther Grassian
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