LVAIC Information Literacy Symposium Call for Proposals

The 2nd Annual LVAIC Information Literacy Symposium:
Structures of Power in Information

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Muhlenberg College
Allentown, Pa.

This event will bring together LVAIC faculty, librarians, and other educators invested in teaching students to think, research, and engage critically in today’s complicated information environment.

Whether implementing the scientific method, critiquing media, or evaluating data, our students are confronted by structures of power that influence their learning process.

As educators, how do we confront our own assumptions and biases while also helping students develop the skills to navigate their own? What unseen barriers interrupt research? How can we learn from students, within and outside of the classroom, to improve the scholarly ecosystem?

Call for Proposals

We seek proposals for presentations that reveal successes and challenges in information literacy teaching and learning and inspire intercampus dialog about our future information literacy teaching practices.

Themes may include, for example, but are not limited to:

  • Constructing syllabi that address structures of inequality
  • The politicization of information
  • A social justice lens on information access, production, value, and dissemination
  • Information literacy as a tool toward civic and community engagement

Proposal deadline: Friday, March 23

For more information and submission information, please contact Debbie Malone at x1252 or

Or LVAIC Information Literacy Learning Community Planning Team: Jasmine Woodson, Lehigh University,