Thursday, March 29, 2012

CFP - Building a Teaching Community

Call for Proposals:

Building a Teaching Community

2nd Annual Summer Retreat for Librarians

Chapman University - Leatherby Libraries
Orange, California

Friday, June 29, 2012

Proposals are now being accepted for 30-minute presentations and 30-minute break-out sessions. Presentations are made to all retreat attendees (an audience of approximately 60); break-out sessions are intimate small-group discussions of 15 or less individuals. Attendees of the 1st annual retreat included librarians from academic, public, and school libraries. Approximately one-third of the attendees were MLIS students.

About the Retreat
The summer teaching retreat was created to build community amongst instruction librarians and library school students from Orange County and the surrounding areas. The retreat provides unique and practical presentations. Participants have opportunities to share teaching experiences, ideas, and resources during lively break-out sessions as the practices and innovative ideas of local librarians are discovered. Ideally, participants leave the retreat with a larger network of resources and contacts, as well as inspiration to creatively expand their library instruction repertoire.

Proposals should be related in some aspect to teaching. Creative proposals that stretch the boundaries of library instruction, bring in interdisciplinary connections, or expand the boundaries of instruction (even beyond the library classroom!) are especially sought. Click here to read descriptions from last year’s retreat.

Proposals must be 250 words or less. The deadline for proposals is Monday, April 30 at 5pm (PST). Presenters will be notified by Friday, May 11th.

Submit Your Proposal
Online submission form

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