Tuesday, May 19, 2015

#LOEX2015 encore sessions

Online "encore" versions of some of the sessions held at LOEX 2015 (the key information literacy conference in the USA) are being run. "Each session will be one hour, will be (very likely) held in GoToMeeting or WebEx, and will allow for live interaction between presenters and attendees. These virtual sessions will utilize the material presenters have prepared for the LOEX 2015 conference and enable them to reach a wider audience of people, acting as a nice supplement to the conference."
Registration is priced per session ($15 US for those who attended the conference, more for those who didn't) and there is a limit of 40 for each.
The sessions are:
- June 11 Drinking on the Job: Integrating Workplace Information Literacy into the Curriculum, Alison Hicks (University of Colorado, Boulder)
- June 15 Two Information Literacy Threshold Concepts Walk into a Bar: Using Satirical News Sources to Promote Active Learning and Student Engagement, Stephanie Alexander (California State University East Bay)
- June 16 Reconsidering Threshold Concepts: A Critical Appraisal of the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy, Lane Wilkinson (University of Tennessee at Chattanooga)
- June 16 Distributing Your Craft: Scaling Quality Instruction, Theresa Westbrock and Felipe Castillo (New Mexico State University)
- June 17 Does It Really Take 50 Minutes? Insights from Faculty Focus Groups on Delivering Library Instruction in a General Education Program, Jackie Sipes (Temple University)
- June 18 Taste Testing Research Topics: Assessing the Scope and Feasibility of First-Year Students' Research Paper Topics, Erin Rinto and Melissa Bowles-Terry (University of Nevada, Las Vegas)
- June 18 Bias Isn't Always Bad: Teaching Students to Evaluate and Use Information Effectively, Anthony Sigismondi (St. Norbert College)
- June 22 Do You Come Here Often? Using Student Course Registration Data to Improve Your Teaching, Outreach, and Information Literacy Program, Erica Schattle (Tufts University)
More info at http://www.loexconference.org/virtual-sessions.html
Photo by Sheila Webber: white lilac, May 2015

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