ACRL invites applications for the 2016 Information Literacy Immersion Program. Friday, December 4, 2015 is the deadline to apply to Immersion ’16 (Teacher and Program tracks). The ACRL Immersion Program provides instruction librarians the opportunity to work intensively for several days on all aspects of information literacy. Whether your institution is just beginning to think about implementing an information literacy component or whether you have a program well under way, the Immersion Program will provide you with the intellectual tools and practical techniques to build or enhance your institution’s instruction program.
“This blew my mind. I fully intend to change how I teach and influence the information literacy program on my campus.” ~ Immersion Program Participant
Immersion ’16 (Teacher and Program tracks) will be held at Champlain College in Burlington, VT, July 24-29, 2016. Acceptance to Immersion ’16 is competitive to ensure an environment that fosters group interaction and active participation. Applications are due December 4, 2015.
Teacher Track focuses on individual development for those who are interested in refreshing, enhancing, or extending their individual instruction skills. Curriculum includes classroom techniques, learning theory, leadership, and assessment framed in the context of information literacy. Program Track focuses on developing, integrating, and managing institutional and programmatic information literacy programs. Change dynamics, systems thinking, institutional outcomes assessment, scalability, and the integration of teaching, learning, and technology will be brought to bear on analyzing the various programmatic challenges presented in case studies developed prior to the program.