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For Those Who Enjoy Talking About IL Instruction

I’m co-chairing the ACRL Instruction Section’s Discussion Group Steering Committee this year and our big project for the moment is planning for the in-person Discussion Forum at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference. We’re soliciting proposals from potential discussion conveners right now, so…

If you are an instruction librarian who likes to talk about library and information literacy instruction, consider submitting a proposal.

It’s a fun, low-key way to share what you know about a particular instruction-related topic or issue and learn from your colleagues all at the same time. The submission form is short and available online. If you’re interested in the topics of previous discussions, you can browse past topics and digests online. Our group has also compiled a list of just some of the different discussion options that are available to discussion conveners.

We’re interested in anything library instruction related, including:

  • teaching methods
  • instruction and information technology
  • assessment
  • management of instruction programs
  • outreach and collaboration
  • research in academic information literacy
  • other topics relevant to library and information literacy instruction

Conveners present for about 15 minutes, then lead a discussion for the next 45. Fun and easy, right?

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