Call for Proposals: 16th Annual Information Literacy Summit

Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)

November 13, 2016

(via Jennifer Schwartz, DePaul University)

DePaul University and Moraine Valley Community College will be co-sponsoring the 16th Annual Information Literacy Summit, themed “From Teaching to Learning: Context and Collaboration”. The event will take place on Friday, May 5, from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM, on the Moraine Valley Community College campus. Wendy Holliday, who is Head of Teaching, Learning, and Research Services at Northern Arizona University’s Cline Library, will deliver the keynote presentation, titled “Boundaries and Sovereignties: Placing Students at the Center of Information Research”.

Call for Proposals

We are seeking presenters to lead engaging and interactive discussions about information literacy and library instruction. We are especially interested in breakout sessions and panels which explore the contexts of teaching and learning and the ways in which we collaborate with students, faculty, and our librarian colleagues. We hope to foster conversations across all types of libraries, schools and other organizations and encourage a diversity of perspectives in this proposal call.

The Summit is a regional conference which will be held at the Moraine Valley Community College campus. If you wish to propose more than one breakout session, please fill out a form for each topic. Breakout sessions and panels will be 50 minutes long and should include audience interaction or discussion. Panel discussions should have a three person maximum. Hands-on lessons and demonstrations (and/or practical takeaways) are encouraged. Sessions typically have 20-40 participants.

The submission should include a 200-300 word description of your session. Please include learning outcomes and a brief explanation of why people should attend your session and what they will take away. In addition, a shorter abstract (around 100 words) for publication in the Summit programming will be required.

To propose a breakout session, please complete the form. The deadline for submissions is Friday, January 13. Possible topics include the following applications of the Framework for Information Literacy.

  • learning outcomes
  • lesson plans
  • professional-development tools
  • assessments
  • collaborations (open educational resources, critical information literacy, critical pedagogies, etc.)

If you need more information, please contact the staff members who are involved with the planning process. For the  Moraine Valley Community College Library, that would be Tish Hayes (, 708-974-5234) and Susan Miller (, 708-975-5234). For the DePaul University Library, the contact people are Jill King (, 773-325-7274) and Jennifer Schwartz (, 773-325-7830).

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