Sunday, January 10, 2016

cfp Creative Approaches to Instructional Design in Libraries

There is a call for chapter proposals for a forthcoming book to be published by ACRL: Creative Approaches to Instructional Design in Libraries: Moving from Theory to Practical Application. "Libraries increasingly emphasize innovative services that connect patrons to information. Given these changes, instructional design (ID) is becoming an important concept in librarians’ day-to-day activities. Unique, library-specific challenges call for creative ideas that are grounded in solid research and theory. Applying the theory to your institution or circumstance is often challenging. This book will attempt to break down librarians’ preconceptions of what ID is and inspire them to implement ID in creative ways." They define instructional design as "intentional, sound instructional or programmatic creation, delivery, and assessment that takes into account the audience, course/program context, and shared learning goals." (Just my comment - shouldn't that be "learners" rather than "audience"?)
Anyway, the book will have 3 sections: Information Literacy Instruction, Programming and Outreach, and Online Initiatives.
You need to fill in this form and attach a word document with more details about your proposed chapter (see here for more information). Proposals are due by 5 February 2016. Chapters of 2,500-4,000 words have to be submitted by 1 April 2016. Questions to
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