Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Call for Presenters for COIL Summer Workshop

Call for Presenters for COIL Summer Workshop on July 27, 2007 – Unconventional Info-Lit in Action: Where Weird Meets Worthy

Need another presentation opportunity for your institute’s tenure & promotion process? Are you looking for another professional presentation to add to your resume? If you have an instructional approach that you believe is unique, please consider submitting a proposal.

What is “unconventional?” It means anything instruction-related that moves us away from the “conventional” one-shot bibliographic instruction session which is lecture intensive. COIL (Community of Oklahoma Instruction Librarians) invites proposals for presentations on the theme of “unconventional methods” to teach patrons information literacy skills. Presentations should be based on innovative and/or unconventional practices in pedagogy, curriculum design, and technology, including but not limited to:, Aquabrowser, Camtasia, Facebook or any social networking tool, wikis, blogs, web pages, podcasting, IMs, online tutorials, open source tools, etc. OU-SLIS students, librarians from the areas of technical services, public services, systems/web services, and administrators are welcome to submit proposals.

Presentation Guidelines:

•Presenter(s) should limit their presentations to 15 - 30 minutes in length which includes a question and answer time.
•Topics cannot be changed once they are submitted
•Presentation ideas can be but are not limited to designing/assessing web quests and/or applications, tutorials, assignments, and instruction offered in new media formats that adapt to multi-generational learning styles.
•Presenters will have access to computers with Internet access, data projector, an ELMO, and screen.
•Handouts are a great way to help others remember and integrate new ideas, but presenters must provide their own handouts.
•Proposal should include a title, a 250 word abstract and a short biography of each presenter.
•All submissions will be reviewed and presenters will be notified by July 1, 2007 of their presentation acceptance. Presenters will be given information on workshop details pertaining to their participation.
•Please submit all proposals by email to Jason Dupree, Chair of COIL, ( by June 21, 2007.

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