The New England Library Instruction Group (NELIG), an interest group of the ACRL New England chapter, invites speaker proposals for its annual conference “Tapping into Learning Environments of the Futureâ€ to be held at the University of Southern Maine in Portland on Friday June 5, 2009.
Some possible topics include:
â€¢ Information literacy for service learning and other real world problems.
â€¢ Using digital collections in library instruction.
â€¢ Information literacy in online courses.
â€¢ The Libraryâ€™s place in open education.
â€¢ Library instruction in virtual learning environments such as WebCT,
Blackboard and Second Life.
â€¢ Reaching library users in virtual or decentralized learning environments.
â€¢ Use of online games or simulations for research education.
â€¢ Use of student-generated content in library instruction.
â€¢ Library integration with e-portfolios or online assessment.
â€¢ Other topics you feel fit under this theme.
Presenters will have a total of 45 minutes and should plan to speak for 20-30 minutes leaving ample time for questions and discussion. Individual, group, or panel presentations by librarians and/or their collaborative colleagues are welcome. Interactive sessions are encouraged.
If you are interested in presenting a session or a panel, please submit a one-page proposal to Peter Cohn (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Cecilia Dalzell (Cecilia.Dalzell@quinnipiac.edu) by February 27, 2009.Please include complete contact information and any technology or other equipment requirements.