Call for Proposals

**The call for proposals has now closed. Thank you to all who submitted a session proposal.**

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. Please submit your proposal via email by December 9, 2011 to wilu2012@macewan.ca. Include the statement, WILU Proposal in the subject line.

Conference organizers will begin notifying potential presenters 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 wilu2012@macewan.ca.

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