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Success in Information Literacy Instruction

January 14, 2013

Conference Announcement and Call for Proposals:
Success in Information Literacy Instruction

Maryland Information Literacy Exchange Conference 2013
Friday, April 19, 2012, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Loyola Graduate Center, McGaw Road, Columbia, MD

The Maryland Information Literacy Exchange (MILEX) is a collaborative of Maryland academic librarians to promote information literacy in higher education.

Join your colleagues at this year’s MILEX Conference to share successful strategies for teaching college-level information literacy concepts and skills, like

  • developing meaningful research questions
  • constructing effective search statements
  • using controlled vocabulary successfully
  • evaluating sources for reliability and relevancy
  • using information ethically

Registration fees (light breakfast and hot lunch included):

MILEX member $35
Non-member $50
Membership + registration $60
Student $20

For more information, visit the MILEX website:

Please also consider presenting a 15 – 30 minute demonstration of a successful lesson plan or learning activity—or a relevant part of a lesson plan or learning activity—that you use in any instructional capacity, i.e., in one-shot sessions, in partnerships with other instructors, in information literacy credit-bearing courses, as an embedded librarian, in online tutorials, etc. The goal of this conference is for us to learn from one another, not just what we teach, but how we teach.

To propose a demonstration, please send the following information to the chair of the conference committee, Professor Brandy Whitlock, at by Friday, February 1, 2013:

1.       A short biographical statement

2.       Learning outcomes for the lesson or activity that you will demonstrate (in other words, what skills students will learn or develop as a result of the lesson or learning activity)

3.       Briefly, what your teaching demonstration will entail; a general outline is fine

4.       The optimal amount of time that should be allotted for your teaching demonstration

5.       What resources you will need for your teaching demonstration

Please don’t hesitate to contact Brandy

Published on behalf of Julie Nanavati, MILEX

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