LOEX 2017: Call for Breakout Session Proposals

LOEX 2017: Call for Breakout Session Proposals
Growing Stronger Together: Diversity and Community in Information Literacy

45th Annual LOEX Conference
May 11-13, 2017
Lexington, Kentucky

You are invited to Lexington for LOEX 2017 to showcase your innovations in library instruction. We are excited to see how librarians across the country are best meeting the wide variety of challenges and opportunities facing instruction librarians.

This year’s LOEX tracks are:
* Pedagogy: Reaping and Sowing Transformative Teaching
* Technology: Saddling Up
* Leadership: Taking the Reins
* Assessment: The Lay of the Land
* Collaboration: Never Ride Alone
* Innovations and Failures: Roots of Our Success

Proposals for 50-minute long presentations and interactive workshops can be submitted only through the online submission form and must be received by Friday, November 18, 2016. The primary contact for the proposal will receive a message indicating receipt of the proposal when it is submitted and will be notified if the proposal has been accepted for presentation by Monday, January 9, 2017.

For more details, please visit http://www.loexconference.org/breakoutproposals.html

NISO Webinars: Winter and Spring Quarters 2016

Upcoming NISO webinar of possible be of interest:

The Start Up Effect – How Startups are Changing the Culture of Scholarly Communication

Wednesday, February 10, 12:00-1:30pm, Kathleen Zar Room

This session will explore the organizational and cultural characteristics that support innovation from the perspective of both new and traditional organizations. It will also explore the impacts the culture of start-ups has already had on scholarly communications and what might be forthcoming from this innovative explosion.


  • Small is Beautiful: The Rise of Niche Services and the Breakdown of Siloes.
    Melinda Kenneway, Executive Director, Kudos
  • The web is changing what we publish, how we publish, and what happens after publication.  Lenny Teytelman, Founder, Protocols.io
  • Doubling Up: Leveraging the Cultures of Innovation and Librarianship to Transform Scholarly Communication.  Robin Champieux, Scholarly Communication Librarian, Oregon Health & Science University

Remaining 2016 NISO Webinars.  All times are 12:00-1:30pm and will be viewed in the Kathleen Zar Room unless otherwise noted.

  • Wednesday March 16: What Data is being collected and by whom? (Part 1: Privacy)
  • Wednesday March 23: Understanding privacy policies (Part 2: Privacy)
  • Wednesday April 13: Supporting women and minorities in technology (in John Crerar Boardroom)
  • Wednesday May 11: Supporting research on your campus
  • Wednesday June 8: Integrating library management systems

Webinar on Threshold Concepts and Information Literacy Instruction

I’ve reserved the TECHB@R (JRL 160) for the following webinar.  Please feel free to join us!

Big Picture Theory and the Practical Classroom: Threshold Concepts and Information Literacy Instruction

Date and Time: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 11:00 am CST
Duration:  1 hour 30 minutes

Sylvia Lin Hanick, First Year Experience Librarian and Assistant Professor, LaGuardia Community College (CUNY)
Lori Townsend, Learning Services Coordinator, University of New Mexico

Threshold concepts offer a big picture perspective for our information literacy content; this model encourages expert practitioners (us!) to identify the broad ideas that define a discipline. This is not easy because threshold concepts are themselves a threshold concept. They are transformative, integrative, irreversible, bounded, troublesome, and – importantly – they take time to traverse. This meeting will introduce the threshold concepts model as it applies to information literacy. It will address criticisms of the model and discuss the implications of the theory for teaching and learning in the library classroom. We will talk about how librarians can incorporate conceptual teaching into their practice and provide examples of activities and assignments.

This webinar is sponsored by the ACRL Student Learning and Information Literacy Committee