Mar
2
8:00 AM08:00

Enriching Learning Environments with Technology

The Department of Instructional Improvement and Distance Learning at Elgin Community College invites you to submit a proposal to present a workshop, information session, or course design showcase. Conference sessions will be 45 minutes in length.

 

The conference focuses on peer-to-peer sharing between instructors, specifically on the design, implementation and management of technology in quality online, blended and face-to-face courses.

 

 

 

 

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Apr
20
8:30 AM08:30

17th Annual Information Literacy Summit

Teaching for Curiosity, Creativity, and Action

Presented by DePaul University Library and Moraine Valley Community College Library

Located at the Moraine Valley Community College campus

 

Keynote Address

Char Booth, Associate Dean of the University Library at California State University San Marcos and an ACRL Immersion Institute faculty member

Call for Proposals  Deadline to Submit is January 12, 2018

We are seeking presenters to lead engaging and interactive discussions about information literacy and library instruction. We are especially interested in breakout sessions and panels which focus on this year’s theme: Teaching for Curiosity, Creativity, and Action. How might we engage our learners to help them develop curiosity and creativity? What role does information literacy play in taking action and making change in our communities? How might our own teaching practice reflect these dispositions? We hope to foster conversations across all types of libraries, schools, and other organizations and encourage a diversity of perspectives in this proposal call.

The Summit is a regional conference which will be held at the Moraine Valley Community College campus. If you wish to propose more than one breakout session, please fill out a form for each topic. Breakout sessions and panels will be 50 minutes long and should include audience interaction or discussion. Panel discussions should have a three person maximum. Hands-on lessons and demonstrations (and/or practical takeaways) are encouraged. Sessions typically have 20-40 participants.

The submission should include a 200-300 word description of your session. Please include learning outcomes and a brief explanation of why people should attend your session and what they will take away. A shorter abstract (around 100 words) for publication in the Summit programming will be required as well.

 Please fill out this Google form to propose a breakout session

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Jul
27
9:00 AM09:00

Fitting the Pieces Together: Aligning positions and priorities in challenging times

  • Illinois Valley Community College, Jacobs Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In our challenging budget times, many of us have had to go through restructuring or a realignment of duties due to hiring freezes or a reduction in force. What impact has this made on our organizations? Do we have the right people doing the right jobs? How do we continue to make strategic advancements with fewer people to do the work? What can we learn from one another regarding how staff function across our institutions?

Before and during this hands-on workshop for deans, directors, and supervisors, you will work on mapping library tasks that need to be accomplished to meet strategic priorities, specific job functions, and essential library processes. The day will also include time to learn about job description best practices from the Director of Human Resources at IVCC and an activity centered on strategic priorities. To make the day as productive as possible, please plan on bringing the following items

USB drive
Campus mission & vision statements and goals
Department mission & vision statements
Department goals
Department Service Contract (promised quality measurements to the public)
Department organizational chart
Department staff list by area
Department budget by area or service
Department position descriptions
Task list for at least one position (see template attached)

  • 8:45-9:00         Registration
  • 9:00-9:05         Welcome – Cathryne Kaufman & Frances Whaley
  • 9:05-10:30        Strategic Priorities – David Stern
  • 10:30-10:45       Break
  • 10:45-11:45        Prioritization & Letting Go – Frances Whaley
  • 11:45-12:30        Lunch *
  • 12:30-1:00         Staff tasks – Cathryne Kaufman & Frances Whaley
  • 1:00-2:00         Job Description Best Practices – Leslie Hofer
  • 2:00-2:30         Roundtable sharing of position types
  • 2:30-3:30         Job Description Revision

*Lunch in cafeteria – attendees pay individually

RSVP by July 13

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