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***Call for Proposals due Friday, December 9, 2016, by 5pm***

SCIL Works 2017

Let's Get Together: Collaborating with our Academic Communities Beyond the One-Shot

Call For Proposals

Friday, February 10, 2017
Fashion Institute of Design Merchandising (FIDM) in Los Angeles.

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Southern California Instruction Librarians (SCIL) will be hosting SCIL Works on February 10, 2017. This annual mini-conference, offers librarians the opportunity to share their best practices, innovative pedagogy, and creative solutions with colleagues. SCIL Works 2017 will focus on opportunities for faculty collaborations and campus coordination moving beyond the one-shot to provide library instruction and information literacy training.

Library instruction is one of the ways in which libraries provide relevant and point-of-need public services as they emerge at the demand of faculty and students and has had many iterations since its early days in academic libraries. During this time, librarians have embraced their roles as educators and have closely followed the discussions related to the information literacy movement.

Instruction librarians are grasping hold of the one-shot and working continuously to better bolster these sessions and even expand user engagement, student and faculty learning above and beyond these brief touch-points in library instruction. How are librarians working around overwhelming demands for instruction requests? How do librarians escape the inevitable burnout from repetitive content and the very limited-reach that these one-shots, by very virtue of their format, restrict us to in our teaching and instruction design?

We are seeking proposals for teaching, learning, and practices that focus on the success and challenges related to engaging with faculty and other campus groups beyond just the one-shot. How has your library instruction changed moving beyond the traditional one-shot?

Example topics could include:

  • How do you establishing an ongoing presence in the classroom--real or virtual?
  • How are you delivering instructional services directly related to course content which directly support student learning objectives?
  • What are you trying in library embeddedness? Is it scalable? Why or why not?
  • What are you considering in tutorial development and how are you working to include it in course development?
  • How are you incorporating campus and/or faculty collaboration into your instruction to provide experiential learning?
  • What other ways are you thinking outside the box of the traditional one-shots to reach your students and faculty?

We are accepting proposals for presentations in one of two formats:

Research & Practice Presentation

A 45 minute-long presentation where the presenter shares his/her research or an effective program or practice with participants, includes 10 minutes for Q&A.

Lightning Round Presentation

A live, 5-minute presentation briefly describing a program or initiative, highlighting an online tool or tutorial, or exhibiting an assessment process or instrument.

Submissions

Please submit your proposals to Zemirah Lee, SCIL Chair, zlee@nu.edu, by 5:00 pm, Friday, December 9, 2016. All submissions will be blind-reviewed by a panel. Presenters will be notified that their submissions have been accepted by Wednesday, December 21st.

Format of Submissions

You can submit your proposal within the body of an email. Be sure to include:

  • Primary contact name, institution, title, phone number, email
  • Other presenters names (if any)
  • Title of presentation -- labeling it Research & Practice or Lightning Round
  • Short description of the presentation (no more than 250 words)
  • One paragraph describing how this presentation addresses the theme of the program.
  • One learning outcome for attendees

Presenters will receive priority registration.

We appreciate your consideration and look forward to hearing from you!




Save the Date

SCIL Works 2017

Let's Get Together: Collaborating with our Academic Communities Beyond the One-Shot

Friday, February 10, 2017
Fashion Institute of Design Merchandising (FIDM) in Los Angeles.

Library instruction is one of the ways in which libraries provide relevant and point-of-need public services as they emerge at the demand of faculty and students and has had many iterations since its early days in academic libraries. During this time, librarians have embraced their roles as educators and have closely followed the discussions related to the information literacy movement.

Instruction librarians are grasping hold of the one-shot and working continuously to better bolster these sessions and even expand user engagement, student and faculty learning above and beyond these brief touch-points in library instruction. How are librarians working around overwhelming demands for instruction requests? How do librarians escape the inevitable burnout from repetitive content and very limited-reach that these one-shots, by very virtue of their format, restrict us to in our teaching and instruction design?

Join us as we explore these questions. "Let's Get Together: Collaborating with our Academic Communities Beyond the One-Shot" for a day of Research & Practice Presentations and Lightning Rounds around the theme of collaborating on instruction within our learning communities of faculty, staff, student support units and academic administration.

We will be seeking proposals related to teaching and learning practices that focus on the success and challenges related to engaging with faculty and other campus groups beyond just the one-shot. This would include instruction assessment, assignment design, embeddedness, tutorial development, curriculum development, experiential learning, student success & retention.

Want to get involved? Watch your email for the following opportunities:

  • Help: Join the SCIL Works Selection Committee as a peer reviewer!
  • Present: Look out for our Call for Proposals--coming soon!
  • Attend: Registration information details forthcoming!

If you would like to be part of the SCIL Works Selection Committee, please send your name and contact information to Zemirah Lee (zlee@nu.edu) by Wednesday, November 30.

See you on February 10!




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About SCIL

The Southern California Instruction Librarians (SCIL -- pronounced "skill") interest group is dedicated to providing professional development and discussion opportunities focused on information literacy and instruction-related activities for library professionals from all types of institutions.

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