(via Lucinda Wittkower, Old Dominion University)
This is a reminder that the deadline to submit proposals for The Innovative Library Classroom is Friday, November 17. The 2024 meeting, themed “Finite Means. Infinite Uses.”, will take place on Thursday, June 6 (pre-conference workshop, poster session, and social) and Friday, June 7 (conference itself). The conference venue is William & Mary, in Williamsburg, Virginia. Please see below for more information.
It’s TILC’s 10th anniversary! Gifts for this observation are “aluminum” or “tin”, which got us thinking about recycling, reusing, and repurposing, and how this relates to library instruction and teaching. Playing with Noam Chomsky’s observation that language makes infinite use of finite means, we ask, “How do librarians create or generate new experiences and interventions from ones that already exist?”.
Possible topics could be:
- Reusing or repurposing exercises, activities, or lesson plans
- Reconsidering approaches for classes
- The role of generative AI in information literacy
- Adapting ideas and practices from other disciplines to library instruction
We hope this theme will help you brainstorm ideas, but we will welcome any proposals related to innovative practices related to teaching and learning in libraries. Our conference attendees especially appreciate stories of practical application.
Proposals are invited for four different session types
- 2-hour pre-conference workshop (presented Thursday afternoon before the poster session)
- Posters (presented at the Thursday evening social)
- 50-minute presentations
- 5 to 7 minute lightning talks
For more information on the 2024 meeting, include submission instructions, please go here. We look forward to seeing your proposals!