Immersion Application Deadline Extended to Dec. 17

The application deadline for the ACRL Information Literacy Immersion Program (Teacher and Program Tracks) has been extended to Wednesday, December 17, 2014.  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.

Immersion ’15 (Teacher and Program tracks) will be held at Seattle University in Seattle, August 2-7, 2015.  Acceptance to Immersion ’15 is competitive to ensure an environment that fosters group interaction and active participation.  Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. CST Wednesday, December 17, 2014.

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.

Complete details, including detailed curriculum and learning outcomes, are available online at http://www.ala.org/acrl/immersionprogramQuestions about ACRL Immersion ’15 programs should be directed to Margot Conahan at mconahan@ala.org.