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Faculty Retreat in Special Collections

By Su Kim Chung on January 23, 2016 12:00 AM | Permalink


Humanities Librarian Priscilla Finley and Su Kim Chung, Head of Special Collections Public Services  lead a history department faculty retreat in UNLV Libraries Special Collections Reading Room.

On January 12-13, 2016, Su Kim Chung (Special Collections Head of Public Services) and Priscilla Finley (Humanities Librarian) joined forces to offer an innovative faculty retreat in the Special Collections reading room. The retreat served as a pilot project that focused on inspiring UNLV history faculty to create more assignments for their students that utilized Special Collections rich resources on Las Vegas and southern Nevada history. Funding for the retreat was provided by a generous donation from the Libraries Advisory Board. 

DEADLINE PASSED: Call For Poster Proposals - California Conference on Library Instruction

By nfawley on February 19, 2014 10:07 AM | Permalink

California Conference on Library Instruction CALL FOR POSTERS
CCLI 2014
Friday, April 18th, 2014
CSU Eastbay--Oakland Center

Poster session call for proposals

What does non-traditional library instruction look like?  How do we innovate our instruction within and beyond the library?  California Conference on Library Instruction invites you to share your strategies for engaging with students in new and empowering ways.

Submission Information: Proposals should include a title and a description of how your poster relates to the theme.  Proposals must be submitted online at  The deadline for submissions is March 4, 2014.  The primary contact on the proposal will be notified if the proposal has been accepted by March 18, 2014.  All poster session presenters must register and pay for the conference.  Presenters will be required to provide a PDF of their posters for inclusion in the conference proceedings prior to the date of the conference.

DEADLINE PASSED: Call For Proposals - Atlanta Area Bibliographic Instruction Group

By nfawley on February 19, 2014 9:50 AM | Permalink

The Atlanta Area Bibliographic Instruction Group (AABIG) is hosting its 13th annual conference on June 20, 2014 at the Cartersville campus of Georgia Highlands College. This year's theme is “Leaving the Lecture Behind: Active Learning in and Out of the Classroom”.

Librarians, like other educators, have been inundated with second hand theory, research, and buzzwords suggesting alternatives to the “straight lecture” in the design of our teaching and learning experiences. Whether we are presenting to students, to colleagues, or to administrators, theory is of little use unless it is applied in creative, meaningful, and appropriate ways.  We invite you join us as we share and showcase practical uses of lecture and presentation alternatives. 

We are currently accepting proposals for 20 and 45 minute presentations, and we encourage librarians, library staff, library students, and administrators of all kinds to submit your ideas at the link on our website:  Submissions that are active and practice what they preach are very much encouraged.

The proposal deadline is April 4

Call For Articles - Journal of Creative Library Practice

By nfawley on February 7, 2014 4:11 PM | Permalink

The Journal of Creative Library Practice (JCLP) is accepting papers and manuscripts concerning library instruction.  We know that many librarians employ creative techniques to teach library instruction sessions, so if you have had success implementing a new method or idea, we would love to hear about it.  Below are some other topic ideas.  Did you:

·         Teach elementary school students how to code?
·         Demonstrate how to use a 3D printer?
·         Implement board game concepts into a session?
·         Create a new way to assess learning outcomes?
·         Teach a class using an established technique but with a twist?
·         Have students use a unique piece of software?

JCLP is an open access journal that publishes articles, opinion pieces, and peer-reviewed research upon acceptance. We encourage submissions about creative practices in all kinds of libraries. For more about the journal, see