Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Deadline Extended: Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

Deadline Extended to April 1, 2013

The Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy, August 23-24, 2013, in Savannah, GA, invites proposals across disciplines for workshops and presentations that will consider, extend, or otherwise address information literacy in K-12 and postsecondary settings:
• EFFECTIVE MEANS of developing information literacy skills in learners.
• PARTNERSHIPS between librarians and classroom teachers to teach students research skills.
• INFORMATION LITERACY across the disciplines.
• ASSESSMENT of information literacy initiatives.
• INTELLECTUAL property, copyright, and plagiarism in the digital age.
Conference organizers welcome international participants and proposal submissions, in order to broaden and share knowledge regarding information literacy practice, theory and research in a variety of cultural settings worldwide. Please note, however, that presentations must be in English and that the Conference cannot provide funding for attendees or for presenters. 
For more information, visit our Web site at http://ceps.georgiasouthern.edu/conted/infolitproposals.html

Monday, March 25, 2013

LILAC Wins Grant

We are pleased to announce that one of the 2013 Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) Research Inititaive Grants was awarded to the LILAC Project this year. With the help of this grant, and now that we have completed our small, local pilot study, we hope to expand the LILAC study to a multi-institutional study.

I have added the PowerPoint presentation I delivered at CCCC to the LILAC Wiki.  It includes an invitation to join us in this expanded project.  Katt Blackwell-Starnes and I plan to revise the IRB protocol and create training materials and handouts to aid partners in collaborating with us.  We also are looking at other grant opportunities to help us expand the project.

Please email jwalker@georgiasouthern.edu if you are interested in joining us!