Thursday, January 12, 2012

NELIG 2012 Annual Conference: Call for Proposals

The New England Library Instruction Group (NELIG), an interest group of ACRL New England, is requesting speaker proposals for its annual conference “Connecting to Research through People and Process” to be held at Mount Wachusett Community College, in Gardner MA on Friday, June 1, 2012.

This year's program will explore how instruction librarians can collaborate with others on campus to help students through the research process.
Some of the aspects we could explore include:
  • Collaborations with any members of your campus (faculty, students, staff, etc.)
  • Innovative information literacy programs that enhance individualized learning experience and engage the student in the process of active research
  • Methods of teaching the research process in both reference services and instruction
  • Assessment models that leverage collaborative opportunities.
  • Assessment of the student research experience
  • Use of technology to facilitate holistic learning
  • Instruction programs that include understanding the research process as a learning outcome
  • Any other topics that address how to incorporate collaborations to further students’ connection to the research process in teaching and learning information literacy are welcome.

Each speaker should plan on speaking 30-35 minutes with an additional 10-15 minutes for question and discussion. The total time allotted for each presentation is a maximum of 45 minutes. We are looking for individual, group, or panel presentations by librarians and/or their collaborative colleagues. NELIG encourages librarians with any amount of experience to submit a proposal. Please do not feel shy about submitting a proposal, even if you have never presented before. NELIG is dedicated to providing opportunities for librarians to learn practical ideas from one another. Please feel free to email if you have any questions about presenting.

If you are interested in presenting a session or a panel, please submit the following online form by February 27, 2012: Call for Proposals: 2012 NELIG Annual Program. Questions should be directed to: