Call for Proposals

2019 Annual Program

Deadline for Submission: Friday, March 22 

 The New England Library Instruction Group (NELIG), an interest group of ACRL New England, requests breakout session proposals for its Annual Program titled “Designing Student-Centered Learning Experiences ” to be held at New England Institute of Technology, in East Greenwich, RI, on Friday, June 21, 2019. This year’s program will explore the use of student-centered teaching in information literacy instruction.

As traditional ideas about pedagogy and library involvement in student learning grow in complexity, librarians are exploring new instructional approaches. Student-centered learning is a guiding principle that calls for a shift in the focus of instruction from the teacher to the needs and knowledge of students. This approach requires librarians to be intentional about centering classroom activities on student learning.

We seek proposals that provide examples of student-centered approaches that may include, but are not limited to, inquiry based learning, critical library pedagogy, exercising empathy and care, collaborative construction of meaning, instruction design, and librarian as facilitator of student success.

Each presenter should plan on speaking for 30-35 minutes with an additional 10-15 minutes for questions and discussion (45 minutes total). We are looking for individual, group, or panel presentations by librarians and/or their collaborative colleagues. Interactive workshops involving computers/devices and hands-on activities are welcome.

NELIG encourages librarians with any amount of experience to submit a proposal, and we are dedicated to providing opportunities for librarians to learn practical ideas from one another. Please feel free to email us if you have any questions about presenting.

Proposals are due by Friday, March 22, 2019 and should be submitted via this form. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance status by Friday, April 12, 2019 after a blind review by the planning committee.

Email your questions and concerns to acrlnelig@gmail.com 

-Kelly Faulkner & Katie Harding, 2019 NELIG Program Committee Co-Chairs