10th Annual CARLI Instruction Showcase 2022

The CARLI Instruction Committee is seeking presentation proposals for the 10th Annual Instruction Showcase, held virtually via zoom on Friday, May 20th.

CARLI members are welcome to submit proposals on all library instruction topics, and are encouraged to draw inspiration from the committee's theme this year, “Re-imagining Instruction After Disruption”.

This year we are seeking proposals for three possible session types:
  • Lesson Plans (Presentation)
  • Tech It Out (Technology Demo)
  • The Kitchen Asynch (Asynchronous Instruction Material Share)
Submission Timeline:
  • Proposals due Monday, April 18 by 5pm Central Time
  • Submit all proposals through this form.
  • Submissions will be reviewed by the CARLI Instruction Committee Tuesday, April 19 and Wednesday, April 20
  • Submitters will be notified Thursday, April 21
  • Showcase online Friday, May 20
Please feel free to review the previous Showcase agendas and presentations.

If you have any questions about this program, please contact support@carli.illinois.edu.

Descriptions of session types:

Lesson Plan (Presentation)
15 minute presentation + 5 minute Q&A
Lesson plans related to the theme might include new approaches to teaching virtually, recommended tools or innovative techniques for engaging students online, or reimagined instruction for improved accessibility and inclusion.

Proposals should outline an instruction session activity that supports skills-based or conceptual learning and encourages active student participation. Please include a full lesson plan with your proposal. Attached is a template but feel free to use your preferred format.

All lesson plans must include the following elements: topic, learning objectives, materials, activity overview, assessment of student learning, and applicable knowledge practices and/or dispositions from the Framework for Information Literacy.

Tech it Out (Technology Demo)
5 minute presentation + 5 minute Q&A
Presenters are invited to deliver brief demos of technology used for library instruction or to put pedagogical theories into practice (either new tools or innovative uses of established ones). Proposals should include the tool being used, its instruction application, and a brief (approx. 100 words) description of what will be shown in the demo.

The Kitchen Asynch (Asynchronous Instruction Material Share)
Asynchronous material share + 5 minute synchronous Q&A
Rather than traditional poster presentations, presenters are invited to share existing asynchronous instruction materials that apply instructional or pedagogical theories into practice for attendees to view before or between showcase sessions. 

These could include instructional LibGuides, Canvas Commons Modules, websites, or other materials. If you aren’t sure if your material applies, please don’t hesitate to reach out before proposing. Proposals should include an accessible link to your material and a brief (approx. 100 words) contextualizing description for viewers. If your example is not open to the public, please plan to do an unnarrated 2-3 minute length screen recording to share asynchronously with showcase attendees.

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* 1. Session Type:

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* 2. Presenter(s) Name(s):

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* 4. Your Email Address(es):

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* 5. Please provide a short description (100-200 words) of your proposal for the Instruction Showcase.

Please include the intended audience as well as how/if the activity/material/technology can be adapted for different audiences or institutions.

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* 6. Please provide a title for your session.