Friday, February 5, 2010

CFP - The New England Library Instruction Group

Meeting Digital Natives Where They Are: New Standards for the New Student

The New England Library Instruction Group (NELIG), an interest group of ACRL New England, is requesting proposals for its annual program "Meeting Digital Natives Where They Are: New Standards for the New Student," to be held at Yale University's West Campus in Orange, CT, on Friday June 4, 2010.

This year's program will explore ways that librarians are rethinking information literacy instruction in light of today's student expectations, behaviors, and emerging technologies. We encourage proposals from individuals or groups or from those interested in facilitating lunch time round table discussions. Proposal topics could include but are not limited to:

* Using Twitter, Facebook, and social networks in library instruction: What are librarians learning? How are these initiatives being assessed?
* Using mobile devices for research education
* ACRL's Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education after 10 years: Revising & recreating standards for 2010-2020
* Teaching concepts vs. tools: How librarians are teaching/revising information literacy concepts and meeting learning needs of digital natives
* Teaching transferable research skills
* Tapping into learning styles or searching behaviors of current students to better educate future students.

Preference may be given to proposals containing assessment or feedback about the program.

For presenters, please submit a one page proposal for a 30 to 45 minute presentation, including time for 10-15 minutes for questions and discussion. Interactive presentations are highly encouraged. Please include complete contact information and any technology or other equipment requirements and the desired length of time for your presentation.

For round table facilitators, please submit a brief paragraph describing your round table, three to five potential questions you would use to facilitate a lively discussion, and complete contact information. Technology and equipment will not be available at round tables.

Please submit proposals to Laura O'Neill ( or Elizabeth Dolinger ( by February 19, 2010.