The theme for this year's IL Summit is "Assessment" but we invite a variety of presentations related to information literacy. Though public, school, and academic libraries serve different populations, we still all have one goal in common: to provide the best possible services and support to our patrons in order to help them be successful.
Assessment, the process by which we learn about the needs of our patrons in order to analyze how effective and useful library services are, provides us with the data to evaluate how well we are meeting that goal. It also provides us with the feedback we need to make purposeful adjustments to programs and services, and can even provide evidence of need to administration when proposing new programs and services. It encompasses a plethora of concepts such as: collaborative assessments, data management and visualization, metrics and indicators, methods and tools, organizational issues, teaching and learning, usability, user experience and more!
The IL Summit typically has 60-80 attendees who come from many areas of practice (higher ed, public, K-12) and are eager to hear new ideas and ways to approach information literacy. We invite you to submit proposals for panels, presentations, discussions on best practices, and other programs.
Programs should be designed to run for a total of 45 minutes including Q&A; longer programs/workshops will be considered on a case-by-case basis (if a longer program/workshop is desired, please include that in the Comments field).
Program proposals will be accepted until March 3rd, 2017