ILAGO Summit 2019 Call for Proposals

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The 13th annual ILAGO Information Literacy Summit is coming!

When: Saturday May 11, 2019

Where: Linn-Benton Community College Library (Willamette Hall building) in Albany, Oregon.

Theme

Whether you have a long history working in an IL program or are engaging with learning goals for the first time, we want to hear from you!
  • What is your experience of being a new or seasoned professional and an expert within the IL discipline?
  • How do you scaffold students towards understanding?
  • Challenge student learning and push them to engage in inquiry?
  • Do assessment?
We need everyone’s expertise as practitioners. Our theme, “Frames in Action: Information Literacy Across the Curriculum” is to focus attention on the myriad ways in which Librarians are supporting student practices to achieve the threshold concepts, at various levels (K-16), of the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.

The IL Summit typically has 50+ attendees who are eager to hear new ideas and ways to approach information literacy.

Share Your Ideas!

We invite a diverse range of presentations across library environments (e.g. academic, public, school), curriculum, and/or examples of successful collaboration between librarians and external stakeholders.

Programs can be of various formats including, for example: interactive workshops, guided discussions, panels, or poster presentations.

Presentations are 45 minutes each, including Q & A. Longer programs/workshops will be considered on a case-by-case basis; if submitting a longer proposal, please include that in the Comments field.

Program proposals will be accepted until March 31, 2019

Please submit your proposals here: https://goo.gl/forms/K9BhoOFLdvgafThC2

We look forward to hearing from you!

Pam Kessinger
ILAGO Chair, 2018-2019

 

Call for Proposals

If you’re excited to engage in thoughtful conversations about information literacy with your colleagues, start planning your proposals for the 12th annual ILAGO Information Literacy Summit on May 12, 2018 at the Yamhill Valley Campus of Chemeketa Community College in McMinnville, Oregon.

We invite a diverse range of presentations across library environments (e.g. academic, public, school), curriculum, and/or examples of successful collaboration between librarians and external stakeholders.

The IL Summit typically has 60-80 attendees who are eager to hear new ideas and ways to approach information literacy. We invite you to submit proposals for panels, presentations, discussions, and other program formats to run for a total of 45 minutes including Q&A. Longer programs/workshops will be considered on a case-by-case basis; if submitting a longer proposal, please include that in the Comments field.

Program proposals will be accepted until April 6, 2018.

Please submit your proposals here: ILAGO IL Summit Program Proposal

IL Summit Survey & Call for Proposals

 

Request for Input:
If you are considering attending the 2017 IL Summit, what types of workshops would you like to see? We are putting together a program that we hope will appeal to all library types, and your input will help us do that! Please complete the linked survey by clicking here.

Call for Proposals:

The IL Summit typically has 60-80 attendees who come from many areas of practice (higher ed, public, K-12) and are eager to hear new ideas and ways to approach information literacy. We invite you to submit proposals for panels, presentations, discussions on best practices, and other programs. While we will be highlighting assessment, all topics related to information literacy are welcome.

You can find the proposals submission form with more details here: http://tinyurl.com/zxvmuwz

Program proposals will be accepted until March 3rd, 2017

Sarah Ralston 
ILAGO Chair
Instruction Librarian
Pierce Library
Eastern Oregon University
sralston@eou.edu
(541) 962-3474

2017 IL Summit Call for Proposals

The 11th annual ILAGO Information Literacy Summit will be held Saturday, May 13, 2017 at Washington State University in Vancouver, WA.

Form to submit proposal: http://tinyurl.com/zxvmuwz

Assessment, the process by which we learn about the needs of our patrons in order to analyze how effective and useful library services are, provides us with the data to evaluate how well we are meeting that goal. It also provides us with the feedback we need to make purposeful adjustments to programs and services, and can even provide evidence of need to administration when proposing new programs and services. It encompasses a plethora of concepts such as: collaborative assessments, data management and visualization, metrics and indicators, methods and tools, organizational issues, teaching and learning, usability, user experience and more!

The IL Summit typically has 60-80 attendees who come from many areas of practice (higher ed, public, K-12) and are eager to hear new ideas and ways to approach information literacy. We invite you to submit proposals for panels, presentations, discussions on best practices, and other programs.

Programs should be designed to run for a total of 45 minutes including Q&A; longer programs/workshops will be considered on a case-by-case basis (if a longer program/workshop is desired, please include that in the Comments field).

Program proposals will be accepted until March 3rd, 2017

Form to submit proposal: http://tinyurl.com/zxvmuwz

Submit Proposals for OR IL Summit, Bend May 21st

The 10th annual ILAGO Information Literacy Summit will be held May 21, 2016 at the Central Oregon Community College campus in Bend, Oregon.
The theme for this year’s IL Summit is “Collaboration,” but we invite a variety of presentations related to information literacy. The theme of “Collaboration” could take many forms, including collaboration among different types of libraries/librarians (e.g. academic, public, school), across the curriculum, and/or examples of successful outreach and collaboration between librarians and external stakeholders. Though public, school, and academic libraries serve different populations, we still all have one goal in common: to provide support to our users in order to help them be successful. One way we can do this is through the collaborative relationships we build within our communities. When librarians are able to collaborate with teachers or instructors, and certainly with each other, students reap the benefits.
The IL Summit typically has 60-80 attendees who come from many areas of practice (higher ed, public, K-12) and are eager to hear new ideas and ways to approach information literacy. We invite you to submit proposals for panels, presentations, discussions on best practices, and other programs.
Programs should be designed to run for a total of 45 minutes including Q&A; longer programs/workshops will be considered on a case-by-case basis (if a longer program/workshop is desired, please include that in the Comments field).
Program proposals will be accepted until March 4, 2016.
Please submit your proposals here: ILAGO IL Summit Program Proposal
We look forward to hearing from you.
Lisa Tegethoff
ILAGO Chair 2015-2016

IL Summit Program Proposals being accepted

The 8th annual ILAGO Information Literacy Summit will be held May 10, 2014 at Linn Benton Community College campus in Albany, OR.  The theme for this year’s IL Summit is “IL for Everyone.”

 

The Summit typically has 60-80 attendees who come from many areas of practice (higher ed, public, K-12) and are eager to hear new ideas and ways to approach information literacy. We invite you to submit proposals for panels, presentations, discussions on best practices, and other programs. 

 

We are particularly interested in presentations that focus on collaboration on information literacy between and within different types of libraries and groups, such as:

 

  • Partnerships between public libraries and K-20 schools
  • Collaboration between library and non-library faculty in academic and school libraries
  • Information literacy initiatives or programs to meet workforce needs
  • Ways to cross-fertilize to expand critical thinking and information literacies across K-20
  • Teaching IL with new tools, shared ILS/SUMMIT catalog

Programs should be designed to run for a total of 45 minutes including Q&A. 

 

Program proposals will be accepted until Monday, March 3, 2014.

 

Please submit your proposals here: ILAGO IL Summit Program Proposal

 

We look forward to seeing everyone, details on the schedule will follow soon.

 

Cheers,

Andrea Bullock

Reference & Instruction Librarian

Clark College

abullock@clark.edu

360-992-2

Regional Immersion Partnership (initial proposal)

The following proposal is supported by ACRL-OR and ACRL-WA and a steering committee is working to advance the project.

Goal

Create a NW regional ACRL Immersion Program in partnership with regional ACRL chapters, the Orbis Cascade Alliance, and other supporters.

Background

In April at the 2012 Oregon Library Association Conference the OLA Library Instruction Round Table sponsored the session “The ACRL Immersion experience- what’s in it for YOU?” a panel describing logistics and benefits of the Immersion Program. At the panel, it was suggested that a NW regional Immersion Program could be a viable opportunity for librarians who are unable to afford or attend a National Immersion.  It was also suggested that a regional Immersion Program would build a strong sense of community among the local professionals who share the experience. Attendees at the panel session showed support for the idea and on May 19, 2012, attendees of the 2012 Oregon Information Literacy Summit also showed strong support for a regional ACRL Immersion Program. Michele Burke is initiating this proposal that regional ACRL Chapters along with the Orbis Cascade Alliance partner on organizing and supporting a regional Immersion Program, and Susan Barnes Whyte, Library Director for Linfield College is a consulting expert and partner on this proposal. Susan was the 2009-2011 Co-Coordinator for the entire National Immersion Program and has been the lead faculty member for many regional Immersion Programs over the last 12 years. She has extensive experience in organizing Immersion Programs and has volunteered to work on the steering team for this project.


Overview of National ACRL Immersion

  • Cost for attending a National Immersion is generally about $1,400 plus travel
  • The tracks are not sequential, individuals apply for and attend whichever tracks fit best
  • What do the tracks mean? (Teacher, Intentional Teacher, Assessment, Program)
    • Teacher Track       focuses on individual development for those who are interested in enhancing,       refreshing, or extending their individual instruction skills (mostly       novice but could be a perfect fit, attendees are asked to come with a       class they are teaching)
    • Program Track       focuses on developing, integrating, and managing institutional and programmatic       information literacy programs
    • Intentional Teaching:       Reflective Practice to Improve Student Learning Track is intended for       the experienced academic librarian who wants to become more self-aware       and self-directed as a teacher (profound personal change, need at least 5       years teaching)
    • Assessment:       Demonstrating the Educational Value of the Academic Library Track is intended for librarians active in teaching and learning and those with  leadership roles for information literacy program development who want to improve their knowledge and practice of both classroom and program  assessment
  •  Where to learn more about National Immersion: http://www.ala.org/acrl/issues/infolit/professactivity/iil/immersion/programs

Considerations for a Regional Immersion Program

Generally a Classic Immersion Program is offered and may make the most sense according to Susan Barnes Whyte. Past regional Classic Immersion Programs offered the Teacher Track and the Program Track coordinated to last the same number of days with the faculty members (usually 5 instructors) teaching in both. Although there has not been a regional Assessment Program or Intentional Teacher Program, elements of these could be options and the regional Immersion Program could be tailored to fit local needs (see for example the current program for Cornell University).

Grant funding is a possibility. Washington state community colleges were awarded two LSTA grants to support a Classic Immersion Program with a follow-up (first in the summer of 2006 with a follow-up summer 2011). The LSTA grant allowed many community college librarians from all WA community colleges to attend the Teacher or Program Tracks and reduced the cost substantially for all attendees. Susan will discuss LSTA grant details with Deb Gilchrist and has proposed that we might work on a grant request together. For information on the WA program and links to information about the LSTA grant, see Dipping into ACRL Immersion: Advancing Information Literacy through Good Teaching and Program Design (http://informationliteracywactc.pbworks.com/w/page/39530288/Dipping%20into%20ACRL%20Immersion).

Action Items

  • Establish partnership with ACRL-WA, ACRL-OR, ACRL-ID and the Orbis Cascade Alliance
  • Form a steering team (Susan has offered to serve on the steering team and assist with logistics)
  • Decide which Immersion Program(s) to bring to the region (this decision must be made prior to contacting ACRL National Immersion and Susan recommends Classic Immersion)
  • Gather support for the regional Immersion (examples of support include financial sponsorship, a hosting organization, and housing)
  • Prior to approaching ACRL National, regional partners must be strongly organized and must have thought about funding in detail