Sunday, March 23, 2008

Call for Proposals

Hellu, Leebrery Instroocgturs. Bork! Bork! Bork!

Doug and Ryan are at it again, only this time it’s Chef Ryan and Chef Doug. We have the approval from ACRL to do a Library Instruction Cookbook. If you are a Gourmet Instructor, we want your recipes for instruction.

Working Book Title: The Library Instruction Cookbook: 50+ Active Recipes for 1-Shot Sessions. By Chef Ryan Sittler and Chef Doug Cook (Chicago: ACRL, summer 2009).

Read on for details……

Ground Rules
1. Your submission must describe an activity (We are working on the assumption that students learn best when they are involved in the process.)

2. The lesson plan for the activity cannot involve more than 10 minutes of librarian talk. (Our second assumption is that you like to hear yourself talk more than students do. We’ll give you 10 minutes to introduce the activity.)

3. Your proposal must address as much of the following as possible:

  • Title
  • Your Name, University, and E-mail
  • Potential Cookbook Category
  • Occasion
  • Activity Goal/Purpose
  • Main Ingredients (Equipment, supplies, etc)
  • Preparation (before the class starts)
  • The Instruction Session
  • Main Instructional Technique
  • Subject/Discipline addressed
  • Length of session – one to two hours
  • Audience/Class size – freshmen, no more than thirty
  • ALA Information Dietary Standards Addressed
  • Cautions
  • Reaction/Reflection –
  • Instructional Resources/Handouts

4. If your submission gets chosen you need to include a picture of your students in action.

5. Creative is good! Light, nutritious, and filling are good. This is a cookbook! "Ve-a vunt yuoor receepes fur oooor Leebrery Instroocshun Cuukbuuk." The Swedish Chef.

6. We need 3-5 page chapters for teaching activities in the following Cookbook Categories:

  • General Library Orientation
  • Database Demonstration
  • Evaluation of Resources (Web site, journal article, primary vs. secondary sources, magazine vs. journal, etc.)
  • Specialized Subject Research (archives, local information, subject oriented, etc.
  • Advanced Research (seniors, graduate students, etc.)

7. E-mail Chef Doug if you want to see sample chapters…..Or see the folloiwng blog entries

8. We also plan to publicize this blog with the book as a way to allow readers to provide the Library Instruction Community with feedback. ('s made in heaven...)

9. E-mail your proposals to Doug Cook and to Ryan Sittler, by May 15, 2008. If your proposal is accepted, the final recipe will need to be submitted to us (tentatively) by December 31, 2008. We are planning for the cookbook to debut at ALA Annual 2009.

Bun Epeteete-a! Bork! Bork! Bork!

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