Save the Date / Call for Proposals for the 8th Annual LILi Conference
Please save and the date and consider submitting a proposal for our next LILi Conference. Read more about LILi, the conference, and how to submit in our CFP. All LILi conferences are free and open to anyone interested in life long information literacy. Our 8th conference will be fully virtual and we hope you will consider joining us!
Proposal Deadline: Thursday, April 15, 2021
Conference Theme: What You Don’t Know & Are Afraid to Ask: Teaching Ourselves & Others
When: Friday, July 9, 2021 tentative time 10 am - 3:30 pm PDT HELP: Time Converter
Where: Virtual via Zoom
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LILiCON is a free virtual conference.
Lifelong Information Literacy (LILi) welcomes everyone interested in topics of lifelong information literacy to submit proposals for engaging and interactive presentations related to this year’s conference theme, What You Don’t Know & Are Afraid to Ask: Teaching Ourselves & Others.
For LILi Con 2021 we invite session formats that work and flow well in the virtual environment. The conference theme, What You Don’t Know & Are Afraid to Ask: Teaching Ourselves & Others, is about examining and reflecting on who we are as teachers, learners, or any stakeholder in that relationship through time, space, format (online, in person, hybrid), and location such as: in community, in the home, at the institution, in the streets, and in our learning journeys. As we know, teaching/learning is a relationship that is dynamic and multifaceted. This conference will explore and include discussion about what it means “to educate”, “to learn”, and the process of learning including where we learn, how we learn, what we learn, do not learn, unlearn, re-learn and beyond.
· Learning communities; pedagogies; community teaching and learning; community work
· Creating inclusive instructional environments in a remote world; what skills and ideas are needed?
· Land acknowledgments; indigenous-led topics and themes; tribal histories
· Advocacy and abolition; access and the digital divide
· Universal Design in information literacy
· Information literacy for workers and learning on the job
· Decolonizing the LIS curriculum
· Educational equity and trauma informed teaching
· Effective classroom management; facilitating synchronous and asynchronous sessions with equity in mind
· Negotiation skills; how to get buy-in
Questions that we wish to unpack are:
· How can we critique and expand on the settings of pedagogy - the formal, the informal, and everything in between and outside?
· Who are we learning from and who else should be involved in that learning?
· What did you not learn that you wish learned and why?
· In what communities do we learn/teach and what is our relationship, responsibility(ies) to the community(ies)?
· What responsibilities do we hold in this dynamic process of education, both formal and informal?
· How and why do we re-learn and unlearn?
· What do we want to learn? Either as an individual, group, and beyond?
· What are we afraid to ask?
· What is being left out that should be included and what needs to change?
We endeavor to support everyone who is interested in presenting, but ask that proposals not advertise or promote paid services or consultancy. LILi conferences are to be free, shared learning spaces for all. We especially encourage students, and early-career folks to be part of our conference - do not hesitate to submit. We want anyone who is interested in this conference theme and the LILi mission to be part of our LILi community.
All presenters, presentations, related materials, and are asked to ensure:
· Accessibility - Presentations should be in an accessible format. See Do-it’s, “Equal Access: Universal Design of Your Presentation” for some guidance.
· Conference format - The conference format will be virtual, presenters will want to consider how best to disseminate their content in an online format.
· Community values - Presenters and attendees are asked to uphold our LILi Community Agreements Policy (forthcoming and will be placed on our website) and Code of Conduct Policy.
· Engaging online sessions - Proposal submissions should support attendees to gain confidence, empower/agency, or provide practical skills with evidence and strategies.
Session formats will include 10-minute lightning talks, 20-minute presentations, a poster session, and virtual roundtable discussions. Please tell us your preferred presentation format when prompted on the proposal submission form.
We encourage you to present on topics you are passionate about with a lens of lifelong information literacy. If you are not finding topics of interest in the possible/example presentation topics, we support potential presenters to envision how their interests can align to the conference theme. Our conference is only as good as the creativity of our presenters. Review example themes for ideas to help you with your proposal submission. To be considered you will need to complete the submission form - linked under the heading “How to submit”.
Submit proposals here: https://forms.gle/uU4inb7QRQMYmYE86 by Thursday, April 15, 2021
LILi (Lifelong Information Literacy) is an acronym for a group of librarians from various types of libraries and beyond. Our mission is to investigate information literacy definitions, standards and instruction. The group will use the results of the investigation to craft effective models of lifelong, sequential information literacy instruction that consider previous knowledge, abilities, specific tasks and needs, evolving technology, future opportunities, and on-going collaborations among all those committed to information literacy.
LILi is committed to providing universal access to all of our events. For disability
accommodations (e.g. sign language interpreters, additional formats) please contact the above
organizers as soon as possible.
LILi website: https://lili.libguides.com/lili
Learn more about previous conferences, presentations, and more by visiting: https://lili.libguides.com/c.php?g=660853&p=6557962.
LILi strives to support an open exchange of ideas within a safe and respectful environment. We value your attendance at our conferences, business meetings, and events. We are dedicated to providing a positive experience for our participants. We want our events to be welcoming, supportive, and comfortable for participants regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, citizenship or other group identity, and beyond.
All conference registrants and presenters are expected to uphold the LILi Code of Conduct Policy found here: https://lili.libguides.com/lili and our Community Agreements Policy (forthcoming to be added on our website before the conference).
Call for Proposals
6th Annual LILi Conference
Friday, August 2, 2019, 9:30am - 2:00pm
CSU Northridge Oviatt Library
18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330
Creating Connections: Extending Our Instructional Reach Through Collaborations and Community Partnerships
How has your library developed successful instruction-related collaborations with other libraries, departments, organizations or community members? Do you have an idea percolating that you would like to “workshop” with LILi conference participants for feedback...or perhaps gain a new instruction focused partnership? Collaborations start with relationships and interactions between people. By working beyond traditional boundaries libraries can deliver better instruction, outcomes and value for their patrons and communities. This has become especially important for today’s libraries regardless of type, size or location, allowing them to surpass what each could accomplish on their own.
Lifelong learning and information literacy (IL) development occurs in countless contexts and communities, within and outside the library. LILi invites you to share your library or program's innovative instruction-related collaborations and relationships by submitting proposals with practical application with potential for adoption across library types. Possible topics include, but are not limited to the following, all as related to making connections in order to foster information literacy and empowerment:
LILi Conference Code of Conduct: http://lili.libguides.com/lili/2019_conf/code_of_conduct
Save the Date / Call for Proposals
Save the Date / Call for Proposals
4th Annual LILi Conference
Learning Social Justice through
Critical Information Literacy
Monday, July 31, 2017
Glendale Community College, Glendale, CA
We are living in a time of alternative facts, fake news, and information poverty. The 4th Annual Lifelong Information Literacy (LILi) conference will address practical teaching strategies and tools for you. You will feel more confident about including social justice through the lens of critical information literacy in your teaching.
“Critical information literacy differs from standard definitions of information literacy (ex: the ability to find, use, and analyze information) in that it takes into consideration the social, political, economic, and corporate systems that have power and influence over information production, dissemination, access, and consumption” (Gregory & Higgins, 2013). While the new ACRL Framework for academic libraries does not have a social justice frame, it provides structure to address many issues including authority, power structures, voices represented in scholarly conversation, as well as those that are not included.
How can we create safe spaces for students and community members in all types of libraries, in order to learn about power structures influencing information, critically evaluating it, and advocating for information equality and fairness for all?
The LILi group invites you to submit proposals with practical application and built-in audience interaction by April 30, 2017 for either a:
1. 20-minute presentation or
2. 10-minute lightning talks
Please include specifics about your presentation beyond your topic. How will your presentation be interactive? Will you be facilitating any activities for attendees or small group discussions? If so, please describe how you will create a safe space for respectful dialogue and debate about topics that may be sensitive. Will you have any special ground rules attendees should be aware of? Will you need any special accommodations provided by the hosts?
Proposals will be blind-reviewed, so please do not include identifying information in the text of your abstract.
Submit proposals here https://goo.gl/forms/l0r2WzBXqkFzMtRL2
Topic ideas include, but are not limited to:
• Fake News / Alternative Facts
• Net Neutrality
• Digital Literacy
• Media Literacy
• Information Literacy
• Power structures of information
• Creation and dissemination of information
• Teaching authority
• Recognizing voices present and missing in scholarship
• Incorporating diversity, equity and inclusiveness in teaching & learning
• Addressing information poverty beyond access to information
• Learner-focused social justice teaching & learning
• Developing and assessing programming on social justice issues
• Engaging diverse learners with interactivity and/or games
Conference Proposal Questions: Lisa Burgert, firstname.lastname@example.org
Conference Location Questions (Glendale Community College): Susie Chin, email@example.com
Can public libraries, school libraries, academic libraries, and special libraries collaborate to promote information literacy and lifelong learning? Lifelong learning is not confined to childhood or the classroom, but takes place throughout a range of situations in life including the workplace. How do libraries of all kinds best engage with their communities and make creative partnerships to meet the challenges?
What has worked for you and your colleagues in helping children / students / teachers and faculty / job-seekers / veterans / seniors and more when teaching lifelong learning? How have you reached out to those in various library institutions to help each other with such efforts? Share your innovations, experimental attempts, successes and failures.
Kathy Gould, Director of the Palos Verdes Library District, will be the keynote speaker at the second annual LILi conference. Ms. Gould will address public library partnerships with schools and other community organizations, and how we work together to enhance both information literacy and lifelong learning. Michael Barb, School and Student Services Librarian at Palos Verdes Public Library, will add brief information regarding his work with schools. A panel of librarians from other types of libraries will react to the talk with ideas for bringing other types of libraries into the mix. The aim is to highlight a crucial area for cooperation and collaboration among different types of libraries toward a common goal: offering supportive, sequential information literacy instruction (ILI, including lifelong learning) for all levels and in all types of libraries.
Panel: Susie Chin, Glendale College and Sarah Clark, Windward School.
Information Literacy lies at the core of lifelong learning. It empowers people of all walks of life to seek, evaluate, use and create information effectively to achieve their personal, social, occupational and educational goals. It is a basic human right in a digital world and promotes social inclusion of all nations. – Alexandria Proclamation on Information Literacy and Lifelong Learning