Friday, November 25, 2011

call for papers

Workshop for Instruction in Library Use (WILU) 2012 - Call for Proposals

The WILU Programming Committee invites proposals to be considered for presentation at WILU 2012. The conference will be held at Grant MacEwan University, Edmonton, Alberta on May 23-25, 2012.

The theme for WILU 2012 is Vigour, Thrift & Resourcefulness and builds upon the legacy of the university’s namesake, Dr. J.W. Grant MacEwan. We encourage presenters to reflect on how librarians might ensure sustainable, accountable information literacy programming that builds on past success while embracing growth and change.

Possible topics include:

Sustainable Programs - Tell us about your information literacy program. Share games, activities and other pedagogical approaches you’ve used to promote student-centered learning.
Resourceful Classroom - Tell us about the tools and technologies you’ve used to promote student engagement.
Accountable You - Tell us how you make instruction accountable within your institution or how you assess student learning in the classroom.
New discoveries � Tell us about your research, recently published paper, or theoretical underpinning that informs your teaching.

Deadline for proposal submissions is December 9, 2011.

Types of sessions:
Presentation Sessions

A forty-five (45) minute session grounded in formal research or applied practice, which includes a thirty-five (35) minute presentation and ten (10) minute discussion or question period.
Lightening Strike Sessions with a Display Poster

A ten (10) minute presentation on any topic related to information literacy or library instruction which enables presenters to share quick tips, small changes that make big improvements, effective techniques or provide a big picture overview of a new initiative. A poster must accompany the presentation as part of a lightning strike display.

Pre-conference Workshops
A two and a half (2.5) hour workshop delivered in one of the Library’s computer labs where participants can interact with various online or electronic tools. Two 40-seat computer labs equipped with state of the art instructor consoles are available.

Submission Information

All proposals should be submitted using the WILU 2012 proposal submission form, available on the WILU 2012 website: Please submit your proposal via email by December 9, 2011 to Include the statement, WILU Proposal in the subject line.
Potential presenters will be notified by January 31, 2012.
The Programming Committee will employ a blind selection process where all identifying information including the presenter’s name and institution will be excluded. Proposals will be evaluated based on originality, practicality and contribution to the field. Consideration will also be given to how well the proposal reflects the conference theme.

Questions? Please email,

call for contributions

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call for paper

The Sixth CILIP CoFHE and UC&R Joint Conference

Great Expectations:

what do students want and how do we deliver?

Newcastle University, 25th ­ 27th June 2012


Call for papers closes Friday 2nd December 2011 Notification of acceptance ­ Friday 16th December 2011 We require a 500 word abstract (whiich will be sent to a panel of reviewers) A PC with Internet access and PowerPoint will be available to presenters.
All workshop presentations should address one or more of the conference themes.

Student experience

Quality Assurance

Expectations in a digital world

Marketing and advocacy

Skilling the workforce for the future

Measuring impact

Collaboration and partnership

Surviving in difficult times

Submissions should include the following:
Names of author(s)

Name of presenter(s) at the conference (if known) Contact details of author(s) and presenter(s) including email addresses, postal addresses and direct telephone number Audio-visual requirements (e.g. PowerPoint, Internet access, etc.) Special requirements (i.e. break out rooms, Computer suite) Abstract (500 word maximum)

Workshop guidance

Workshops should be an hour (maximum) in length Workshops should involve active participation and discussion with the focus on participants being able to develop skills or practical ideas for future implementation in their own practice Break-out rooms and / or computer suites will be available for these sessions. Please illustrate if you require these facilities for your workshop

Please send your submission to Leo Appleton by Friday 2nd December 2011.