Tuesday, March 8, 2011

CFP - Information Literacy Conference

6th Annual Information Literacy Conference

Thursday, June 16, 2011
Johnson & Wales University
Charlotte, NC

Call for Proposals

Submission Deadline: 5pm on Friday, March 25, 2011

What is the "6th Annual Information Literacy Conference"?
It is a one-day conference covering the various aspects of Information Literacy in academic institutions, public libraries and K - 12 education.

What presentation/poster topics are you looking for?
Throughout the day the presentations can cover anything from the basics of information literacy, how to write your information literacy program, success stories, tools to assist in the implementation and more! Click here to see what sessions and posters were offered last year.

Here are the Association of College and Research Libraries' Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education. Note that these standards do not need to be a part of your presentation or poster but help to give guidance for session topics. All topics relating to Information Literacy will be considered.

· Determine the extent of information needed

· Access the needed information effectively and efficiently

· Evaluate information and its sources critically

· Incorporate selected information into one's knowledge base

· Use information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose

· Understand the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information, and access and use information ethically and legally

Some sample topics include:

· Copyright

· Ethics

· Sending students off as learners

· Teachers & Librarians as partners

· NC Wise Owl & NC LIVE

Is there a registration fee reduction for presenters?
Presenters will receive half-price registration.

How do I submit a presentation/poster proposal?
Complete the Session Proposal Form and submit it by Friday, March 25, 2011.

What if I have other questions?
Send questions to Valerie Freeman, 2011 Metrolina Library Association President, at metrolina.library@gmail.com

See you at the Information Literacy Conference!

Valerie Freeman
President, Metrolina Library Association