The deadline for proposal submissions was November 19, 2010; proposals are no longer being accepted. Thanks to everyone who submitted a proposal!
Join us in celebrating our shared successes and the impact we have on the lives of students and faculty! Fiesta de Excelencia is about taking pride in what we do and how we contribute to academic success at our institutions. We are looking for presentations that exemplify the continued value of library instruction and information literacy within academia. Proposals should model best practices, provide useful information that participants can use at their libraries, showcase effective and innovative practices, support collaboration, and be as applicable as possible to a wide range of academic institution types. Successful proposals reflect elements of one of six themes:
Evaluating for Excellence: Assessing Library Instruction
Assessment is a core component of library instruction. How have you demonstrated your success in accomplishing educational goals? What are appropriate learning outcomes for a session(s)? What tools and techniques have proven useful in measuring mastery?
Quality Collaboration: Partnerships Across the Academy
Collaboration is an essential element of integrated library instruction. How have you built relationships with faculty? Has working with peers elevated your effectiveness? What campus coalitions have assisted in integrating information literacy into the curriculum?
Powerful Pedagogy: Teaching Techniques that Work
Pedagogy is the art of teaching. What teaching techniques have effectively helped students improve their library research skills? What creative teaching methods have you used in the classroom to engage students?
Enlightened Leadership: Motivating Excellence
Successful library instruction programs require inspired leadership and meaningful professional development opportunities. How do you enable colleagues to perfect their program management & coordination skills, improve motivational & mentoring aptitudes, or succeed with strategic planning? How do you persuade colleagues to embrace information literacy and become better teachers? How do you promote a culture of learning and professional growth within your institution?
Internet Innovations: Tutorials, LibGuides and Everything Else
Technology is an important tool in and out of the classroom. How do we reach people where they are? What can we do to point learners in the right direction when we aren't there in person? How do we know if we have succeeded in guiding students to the best resources? How can we use technology to improve the instruction we provide?
Celebrating Diversity: Reaching Diverse Populations
Well-planned instruction programs address an institution's diverse student and faculty populations. What works well with particular populations such as international students or athletes? What would you recommend to improve others' efforts? How do you teach to a diverse group of learners?
In addition to a track, when appropriate, sessions will have a tag that gives attendees better insight into the content of the presentation or workshop. Please consider the following categories as you develop your proposal and, if applicable, select the relevant tag(s) on the submission proposal form.
Technology: Sessions with this designation will include substantive content about the use of technology
Lesson Plans to Go: Sessions with this designation will provide attendees with lesson plans they can immediately implement at their own institutions
Spaces and Places: Sessions with this designation will include substantive content about learning spaces
If you think your session relates to any of the tags, please include content in your proposal description that specifically addresses how. If not, that is fine; a session does not need to have a tag.
Two types of proposals will be accepted.
Presentation: A 60-minute session that includes time for a 45-minute presentation and 10-15 minutes of question and answer. Most feature a successful program, practice or key issue related to instruction or information literacy. Presentations 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 or explore teaching and/or research techniques. Presenters are expected to facilitate a well-planned and interactive session. Workshops are intended for an audience typically of 30-60 people. Proposals should include a description of the topic and details on how the presenter will make this session a “hands-on” experience for attendees.
For all sessions, 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.
In addition, there will be Poster sessions. Students currently enrolled in a Master's program in library and information sciences along with librarians in resident or intern programs will be invited to propose poster sessions. Details about proposing poster sessions are posted here.
Proposals must be received by November 19, 2010. The primary contact on the proposal will be notified if the proposal has been accepted for presentation by Friday, January 14, 2011.
The deadline has passed; proposals are no longer being accepted
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 21, 2011. Presenters are expected to submit a full paper version of their presentation (see due dates below) for inclusion in the LOEX Conference Proceedings. 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 expenses.
All proposals must include the following:
A session title;
A short description of the session;
A long description of the session;
Learning outcomes (List 1-3 outcomes; Find more information about writing learning outcomes here)
You do not need to be a LOEX member to submit a conference proposal. We take the best proposals, regardless of institution or membership. LOEX membership only matters for registration, which occurs in February 2011.
January 14, 2011: Notification of acceptance of proposal
May 5-7, 2011: 39th Annual LOEX Conference in Fort Worth, Texas
April 18 and June 3, 2011: Deadline for all Breakout Session and Interactive Workshop presenters, respectively, to submit full papers (up to 2500 words) for inclusion in the LOEX Conference Proceedings
Proposal Selection Criteria The committee will be using a rubric to score the proposals. Along with the criteria listed under the session format descriptions, the rubric grades each proposal on:
Content and objectives of presentation
Relevance to the selected conference theme track and to the field of library instruction
Originality and creativity
Expertise of the presenter(s) on the topic
Methods used to inform and also engage the audience
In addition, the rubric grades each type of presentation:
Presentations on how well they address different learning styles
Interactive workshops on the degree and type of audience participation
The solid reputation of the LOEX Conference ensures that presenters benefit as much as their audience. Presenters can expect to:
Contribute to the field of library instruction and information literacy
Receive professional recognition at the conference
Highlight your institution's accomplishments
Publish a full paper on the presentation topic in the LOEX Conference Proceedings
Obtain valuable feedback from colleagues
Receiveautomatic registration for up to three presenters at the LOEX conference