Thursday, September 25, 2008

Call for Proposals: 2009 LOEX Conference


CALL FOR PROPOSALS

37th Annual LOEX Conference
April 30 – May 2, 2009
Albuquerque, New Mexico

The New Mexico LOEX Committee invites you to submit proposals to be considered for presentation at the 37th Annual LOEX Conference, April 30 – May 2, 2009 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The conference theme, Blazing Trails: On the Path to Information Literacy, explores the diverse paths that librarians take to develop successful information literacy programs.

Presenters are encouraged to develop unique and creative proposals related to the theme. Proposals should model best practices, provide useful information that participants can use at their libraries, showcase effective and innovative practices, support collaboration, and be as applicable as possible to a wide range of academic institution types. Successful proposals reflect elements of one of seven themes:

- Luminarias: The Art and Practice of Teaching casts light on teaching strategies, curriculum design, learning styles, and student engagement.

- Trail Guides: Leadership and Management covers topics such as managing a significant project or team, leading an initiative such as integrating information literacy into institutions of higher education, or establishing and fostering a professional development program.

- Off the Beaten Path: Creativity and Exploration includes comprehensive planning or implementation of innovations or emerging trends in all aspects of information literacy and instruction.

- Shortcuts: Lesson Plans To Go has the presenter share a proven lesson or unit plan, including processes and materials. Session participants should be able to go back to their respective institutions and readily implement the lesson plan.

- From Covered Wagon to the Railroad: Technology in Education asks what are useful roles of instructional technology in the 21st century? This track focuses on building, utilizing, or sustaining the effective use of technology in education.

- Round-up: Collaborative Efforts and Spaces examines how collaborations between people and programs can enhance information literacy and what types of spaces are best for collaboration and instruction.

- Are we there yet? Assessment and Accountability focuses on evaluating teaching or instructional tools, peer evaluation, or assessing user needs, student learning, or information literacy initiatives.

SESSION FORMATS

Two types of proposals will be accepted. Presentation: A 60-minute session that includes time for a 45-minute presentation and 10-15 minutes of question and answer. Most feature a successful program, practice or key issue related to instruction or information literacy.

Presentations are intended for an audience typically of 50-70 people. Presenters should include in the proposal description the topic and an outline of the presentation.

Interactive Workshop: A 60-minute session where the presenter facilitates a learning environment in which attendees develop or explore teaching and/or research techniques. Presenters are expected to facilitate a well-planned and interactive session. Workshops are intended for an audience typically of 30-60 people. Proposals should include a description of the topic and details on how the presenter will make this session a “hands-on” experience for attendees.

In addition, there will be Poster sessions. Students currently enrolled in a Master's program in library and information sciences along with librarians in resident or intern programs will be invited to propose poster sessions. Details about proposing poster sessions will be posted in a separate call for proposal.

SUBMISSION INFORMATION

Proposals must be received by November 21, 2008. Proposals must be submitted through the online submission form. The primary contact on the proposal will be notified if the proposal has been accepted for presentation by Friday, January 16, 2009. More information can be found at: http://www.loexconference.org/callforproposals.html.

Contact for presenters: Cecilia Stafford at sessions2009 at loexconference.org.

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