Immersion application extension: May 26 deadline

The application deadline for the ACRL Information Literacy Immersion Program Assessment and Intentional Teacher tracks has been extended until Wednesday, May 26.  The Intentional Teacher and Assessment Tracks will be offered simultaneously from November 10-14, 2010, in Nashville.

“Immersion was a wonderful experience.  I’ve emerged with new energy and many ideas to try.  I couldn’t recommend it highly enough.” Past Immersion Participant

“It helped develop my understanding of information literacy and it helped me to understand myself better as a teacher.” Past Immersion Participant

“Immersion was enlightening on personal and professional levels – I feel that I have been given an array of tools to use in empowering both my colleagues at home, my students and myself as I progress in my career.” Past Immersion Participant

Assessment Track. This program is intended for experienced librarians (5+ years teaching experience) active in teaching and learning and those with leadership roles for information literacy program development who want to improve their knowledge and practice of both classroom and program assessment. This program will approach assessment from a learning-centered perspective; participants will emerge with a broader understanding of assessment and how to use assessment as an important tool to guide evidence-based classroom, curriculum and program development.

Intentional Teacher Track. This program is aimed at the experienced librarian (5+ years teaching experience, in a library or other setting) who wants to become more self-aware and self-directed as a teacher. This program facilitates the process of critical reflection through peer discussion, readings and personal reflection as a pathway to professional growth and renewal.

Visit the Immersion Program website for complete details about the program, including curriculum, learning outcomes and application instructions.  Questions should be directed to or call 312-280-2522.