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The NOLA Information Literacy Collective (nolaILC) fosters the development of information literacy instructors and reference librarians in libraries throughout the greater New Orleans area. 
The nolaILC guides the NOLA Information Literacy Forum, first held in 2012.

Call for Proposals for nolaILC Information Literacy Forum 2022

The nolaILC (New Orleans Information Literacy Collective) is seeking proposals for its annual conference, the New Orleans Information Literacy Forum.  This year the Forum will be held LIVE virtually during the day from Monday, August 1 – Thursday, August 4, 2022.  (Sessions will also be recorded and subsequently made available to registered attendees.)  The theme of this year’s conference is Adaptability. 

We’re seeking proposals from information literacy professionals and students working at public, school, academic, and special libraries to foster dialogue throughout the profession.  Proposals may address any topic relevant to information literacy in a variety of institutional contexts.  

Topics may address or focus on adaptability, but they do not have to.  Other topics can include (but are by no means limited to): 

  • Instruction/instructional design
  • News literacy/disinformation
  • Information literacy and social justice
  • Inclusivity (including accessibility)
  • Technology and tools
  • Curriculum planning
  • Using primary sources
  • Open educational resources
  • The Framework/AASL Standards/other IL benchmarks
  • Other literacies (financial, visual, technological, etc.)
  • Online instruction
  • Collaboration with other units/organizations

Proposals should be 200-300 words long and should specify a particular format for the session (e.g., workshop with tangible takeaway, round table, lightning talk, 30-minute presentation, etc.).  

To apply, please fill out and submit the proposal form for the conference. Those selected to present at the Forum will be notified by the end of May.  

Submissions are due by May 16, 2022 at 11:59 pm CST.

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The New Orleans Information Literacy Forum is dedicated to providing a welcoming, supportive, and comfortable space for all participants, and we will work to make it a harassment-free environment for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, age, or religion.