The deadline for proposal submission was Friday,
November 16, 2007. Proposals are no longer being accepted.
The Illinois LOEX Committee invites you to submit proposals to be considered
for presentation at the 36th Annual LOEX Conference. The 2008 conference
theme, Librarian as
Architect: Planning, Building & Renewing,
explores the meaningful building of supportive information literacy learning
environments and experiences in instruction.
Presenters are encouraged to think creatively about the theme. Proposals
should provide active engagement of participants, model best practice,
provide useful information, skills, or ideas or include effective and
innovative practices and collaborative approaches. Successful proposals
reflect elements of the six themes.
Assessing Needs & Outcomes includes
assessing user needs, assessing student learning, assessing information
literacy initiatives, peer assessment, and evaluating teaching or instructional
Breaking Ground includes comprehensive planning or
implementation of cutting edge innovation, technology, or emerging trends
in all aspects of information literacy and instruction.
Building Relationships focuses on innovative approaches
to collaboration on or off campus and the development of new communities
or increased diversity.
Laying the Foundation refreshes thinking about fundamental
aspects of information literacy and instruction, including the pedagogy
of teaching, the instructional design process, core curriculum initiatives,
ethics, and the relationship between information literacy and intellectual
Creating Learning Spaces stresses new uses for old
spaces, showcases new spaces and explores using virtual spaces.
Cutting the Ribbon includes creative ways to deploy
new technologies, promote new programs, integrate new initiatives with
existing programs, and renew ongoing programs.
Three types of proposals will be accepted.
Breakout session: A 60-minute session that includes
time for a 45-minute presentation and 10-15 minutes of question and
answer. These sessions are the core of the conference program. Most
feature a successful program, practice or key issue related to instruction
or information literacy. Breakout sessions are intended for an audience
typically of 50-70 people. Presenters should include in the proposal
description the topic and an outline of the presentation.
Interactive workshop: A 60-minute session where the
presenter facilitates a learning environment in which attendees develop
teaching and or research techniques. Presenters are expected
to facilitate a well-planned and interactive workshop.
Although the exact number of participants won't be known until the session
takes place, estimates based on room size and interest surveys will
be provided to the presenters before the conference. Proposals should
include a description of the topic and details on how the presenter
will make this session a “hands-on” experience for attendees.
The deadline for proposal submission was Friday, November
16, 2007. Proposals are no longer being accepted.
The primary contact on the proposal will be notified that the proposal
has been received by Friday, Nov. 23, 2007. The primary contact on the
proposal will be notified if the proposal has been accepted for presentation
by Friday, January 18, 2008.
If your proposal is accepted, then up to three presenters will be automatically
registered for the conference, and required to pay registration in full
by March 17, 2008. Note: Failure to pay the registration fee will result
in the cancellation of your presentation and conference registration.
All presenters are responsible for paying their own travel and lodging