Continuing Education News
LACONI Technical Services Section
When: February 21, 2014
Time: 10 am - 3 pm
Where: Eisenhower Public Library District
Representatives from Baker & Taylor, Brodart, Children’s Plus, Ingram and Midwest Tape will give presentations on what services they offer and how Technical Services and Acquisitions may benefit from their services.
Please note that there is a registration fee which includes lunch: Members $30.00; Non-members $40.00
RAILS is offering a group purchase of ASCLA’s AccessAbility Academy: Positive Interactions: Making the Library a Welcoming and Empowering Place for People with Disabilities for $100 per library. Pricing reflects a contribution from RAILS and a substantial discount, due to the number of members who have expressed interest. This recorded webinar is geared toward helping library employees feel prepared and confident when communicating and interacting with people with disabilities. The 50-minute program is appropriate for viewing by all levels of library staff and participating libraries will be entitled to 12 months of access for all staff at their location. Interested members will pay the $100 fee to RAILS in order to receive the discount. If your library would like to participate, please contact Joe Filapek, RAILS Consulting and Continuing Education Manager, at joseph [dot] filapek [at] railslibraries [dot] info by January 31, 2014.
This opportunity has been promoted in recent editions of RAILS E-News. You can subscribe to RAILS E-News from the RAILS home page. See the box on the right side.
The Illinois State Library's On the Front Lines (OTFL) conference will be held on August 4, 5, and 6. You are invited to submit your OTFL 2014 conference ideas and suggestions by Friday, January 31, 2014, at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/otfl-2014. The committee will consider all ideas and suggestions as they move through the planning process. The OTFL Planning Committee thanks you in advance for taking five minutes or less to complete the survey.
Call for Proposals
2014 Information Literacy Summit
Into the Next Generation: The Future of Information Literacy
Presented by DePaul University Library and Moraine Valley Community College Library
Friday, April 25, 2014, 8:30am-3:30pm
Located at the Moraine Valley Community College campus
Trudi Jacobson (University at Albany, SUNY; Co-Chair of ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education Task Force) and Tom Mackey (SUNY Empire State College) will deliver this year’s keynote, “Changing Models, Changing Emphases: The Evolution of Information Literacy.” Their presentation will explore metaliteracy, threshold concepts, empowerment, metacognition, and information literacy in the disciplines.
Call for Proposals
We are seeking presenters to lead engaging and interactive discussions about information literacy and library instruction. We are especially interested in breakout sessions and panels which explore the evolving nature of information literacy and are related to this year’s theme, Into the Next Generation: The Future of Information Literacy. We hope to foster conversations across all types of libraries, schools and other organizations and encourage a diversity of perspectives in this proposal call.
The Summit is a regional conference which will be held at the Moraine Valley Community College campus. If you wish to propose more than one breakout session, please fill out a form for each topic. Breakout sessions and panels will be 45 minutes long and should include audience interaction or discussion. Panel discussions should have a three person maximum. Hands-on lessons and demonstrations (and/or practical takeaways) are encouraged. Sessions typically have 20-40 participants.
To propose a breakout session: http://bit.ly/ILSproposal
Deadline to submit proposals: Thursday, January 31
Some possible topics for sessions include:
- Threshold concepts
- Digital literacy
- Instructional design
- Adult learners
- Distance learners
- Online learning
- Visual literacy
- Collaboration across departments and organizations
- Information literacy and Common Core Standards
- Transitions: High School to College
- Transferring: Community College to 4 year institutions
- Challenges and possibilities for the future