Report from WILU 2014

WILU 2014 Conference May 21 – 23, London, Ontario, University of Western Ontario #WILU2014 Last week a contingent of UTL librarians attended the Workshop for Instruction in Library Use (WILU) Conference focused on information literacy and library instruction. Over the course of the conference we attended great sessions (including keynotes and ignite talks) and had … Read More

Librarians at the 2013 Teaching & Learning Symposium

Every autumn, the Centre for Teaching Support and Innovation hosts a Teaching & Learning Symposium to explore a variety of topics and issues involved in teaching and learning at the University of Toronto. Librarians are always welcome to participate and attend, and this year the CTSI-seconded librarians deployed a survey to get feedback from the librarians in … Read More

Recap: ARL’s Service Quality Evaluation Academy

Earlier this year, we (Lari Langford and Klara Maidenberg) were selected to attend ARL’s Service Quality Evaluation Academy, an intensive five-day training program focused on qualitative and quantitative methods for collecting and analyzing library data. The course, geared to librarians who participate in assessment activities at their institutions, was a unique opportunity to immerse ourselves … Read More

Call for papers MLA Libraries deadline March 5

A particularly interesting topic for the MLA Libraries section at the 2014 MLA Conference (January, Chicago):

Evidence-based Library and Information Practice Conference – call for abstracts

The 7th International Evidence Based Library and Information Practice Conference will be held in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, July 15 – 18, 2013, hosted by the University Library, University of Saskatchewan. Call for abstracts deadline November 30 2012

Call for Submissions and Nominations for PRIMO

The Peer Reviewed Instructional Materials Online (PRIMO) Committee of the ACRL Instruction Section invites you to submit your online information literacy tutorial, virtual tour, or other online library instruction project for review and possible inclusion in PRIMO: Peer-Reviewed Instructional Materials Online. ***Deadlines for Fall 2012*** Nominations: October 31, 2012 Submissions: November 14, 2012 Additional information … Read More

Embedded Librarians Cookbook – recipes needed

Pulled from today’s ARL Assessment posting: Are you a fan of the Library Instruction Cookbook?  Trying innovative methods to embed in projects and courses? We need your gourmet recipes for embedded instruction and reference. Contribute your recipe to the next cookbook in the series from ACRL, The Embedded Librarian’s Cookbook: Recipes for making long-term connections. … Read More

Call for contributors – teaching undergraduate students

Passing on this message: Colleagues, Beth Bloom and I are the editors of Successful Strategies for Teaching Undergraduate Student Research, which will be published by Rowman and Littlefield in 2013. The book will be cross-marketed to the LIS community and teaching faculty.  We are looking for authors to contribute case studies that highlight innovative library … Read More

Notes from WILU 2012

Last week, I attended my first Workshop for Instruction in Library Use (WILU) conference at Grant MacEwan University in Edmonton. So, I thought I’d share a couple of my favorite take-aways here. There were lots of great sessions, ranging from very practical case studies to broader theoretical approaches to information literacy instruction. A number of … Read More

OLA Superconference submission deadline May 18 2012

OLA Super Conference 2013 The Ultimate Library Experience! Educate. Entertain. Empower. CALL FOR PROPOSALS DEADLINE is MAY 18, 2012 Share your knowledge, research, expertise, ideas! Nudge your colleagues to share theirs! Be part of the special excitement that we all experience when we are together! Complete and submit the proposal: