A lot of conferences for information literacy are in places far from Champaign-Urbana, making them at times prohibitively expensive. The Information Literacy Colloquium, set for Aug. 3 in New Albany, Ind., is neither. Close by and low-priced, this two-day event highlights a variety of teaching methods for library instructors.
The theme for this year’s breakout sessions is “Learning Out Loud: Information Literacy Pedagogy for the Non-Shushing Librarian.” The breakout sessions planned for the weekend certainly revolve around this:
• Louder than Words: Using Visual, Auditory, and Tactile Methods to Enhance Library Instruction
• Creating Infographics: Teaching Data Visualization to Undergrads
• The Games Librarians Play: Using Interactive Strategies to Stimulate Information Literacy Learning
• Learning out Loud in a Communication 101 Classroom: Speed Dating with the Librarians
• Bringing Reality TV to Library Instruction: Non-traditional Activities for Teaching Traditional Library Concepts
• “We Didn’t Start the Fire”: How Billy Joel’s song can motivate student learning and deeper engagement
These are just a few of the sessions scheduled for the colloquium. Other subjects covered include the first-year experience, assessment, strengthening faculty partnerships, library anxiety, visual literacy, government resources…
It’s nearby, and it’s low-priced. However, registration can only accommodate 100 people, and will close after July 8, so get online soon!