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Call for Proposals – Indiana University Information Literacy Colloquium Friday, August 9, 2013

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IU Colloquium, August 9, 2013

The 2nd Annual Indiana University Libraries Information Literacy Colloquium seeks engaging, innovative, and energizing proposals related to the conference theme: Shaping Student Success: The Role of Academic Libraries in High Impact Educational Practices.                           Friday, August 9, 2013


Now more than ever, student success is of paramount importance in higher education. The Association of American Colleges and Universities Liberal Education and America’s Promise (LEAP) initiative has identified High Impact Educational Practices as critical factors contributing to student success, retention, and persistence to graduation.


We seek stimulating proposals that examine the implications High Impact Educational Practices have for information literacy and library instruction. What role might the library play in High Impact Educational Practices? What role does information literacy play? How might librarians be involved in these practices? How will libraries document and measure their impact on student success through these practices?


High Impact Educational Practices are defined as:


  • ·First-Year Seminars and Experiences
  • ·Common Intellectual Experiences
  • ·Learning Communities
  • ·Writing-Intensive Courses
  • ·Collaborative Assignments and Projects
  • ·Undergraduate Research
  • ·Diversity/Global Learning
  • ·Service Learning, Community-Based Learning
  • ·Internships
  • ·Capstone Courses and Projects


Proposal guidelines:


Proposals for 45-minute breakout sessions or 45-minute roundtable discussions should be no more than 250 words in length and should contain at least two learning outcomes. Proposals should be submitted via the online conference proposal form:


All proposals should clearly relate to the conference theme and offer innovative and interesting insights that will enhance the learning of the Colloquium community.


Proposal deadline:

April 30, 2013. Proposal status notification will take place by May 17, 2013.


Colloquium website:


Nancy Wootton Colborn

Head of Information Literacy Services

Schurz Library & Media Services

IU South Bend

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