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ACRL Immersion Program Committee (Association of College and Research Libraries) Committee

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Online Doc 2012-2013 Year-End Report

by Carrie Donovan on Fri, Jul 5, 2013 at 08:51 am

Hi everyone, 

This is the first draft of the committee's year-end report that outlines our activities and accomplishments over the past year. If you have any comments, questions, or revisions to suggest, please let me know! I will submit the final version of this report by July 8th and then Ethan will complete it by adding the Annual Work Plan information that will guide the committee's future work. 

Thanks, --Carrie


Online Doc Call for Poster Sessions

by Julie Planchon Wolf on Sat, May 7, 2011 at 02:07 pm

Call for Poster Sessions:  Bringing the Immersion Program Back Home

Saturday June 25, 2011

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans

Call for Poster Sessions:  Bringing the Immersion Program Back Home

Saturday June 25, 2011

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans

Want to share how attending Immersion influenced your teaching practice or information literacy program? Consider submitting a proposal for a poster session for the “Bringing the Immersion Program Back Home” program at the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans.  The purpose of the poster sessions will be to provide an informal forum for the exchange of ideas, research, and practice related to the Immersion experience. Poster presenters will have 30 minutes to present following the 60 minute panel session.

Application Procedure

Poster sessions will be refereed by the Immersion Program Committee. We encourage alumni from all tracks and cohorts to participate. Keep in mind that refereed posters aid tenure track librarians with promotion and tenure.  

Poster session topics might include but are not limited to:

  • How you applied your Immersion experience to transform your teaching and information literacy programs;
  • How you sustained momentum and enthusiasm when you got back from the Immersion program;
  • Significant learning experiences you gained from the program;
  • An example of an innovative class session you created and taught as a result of attending Immersion;
  • Demonstrating the impact of your Immersion participation on student learning outcomes (as measured by successful assessment strategies);
  • Leadership roles you have cultivated in your library and campus community as a result of participation in the Immersion Program.

Poster session proposals should include:

      Name(s) of presenter(s) with contact information

      Poster title

      Learning outcome(s) for viewers

      Location(s) and year(s) and track(s) of Immersion Program attended

      Summary of poster content, including how you plan to interact with viewers (150-250 words)

 Criteria for refereed poster session acceptance include:

  • Originality, significance, and relevance of the topic;
  • Well-formulated ideas that demonstrate individual development, creativity, and innovation in Information Literacy;
  • Contribution to Information Literacy research, theory, practice or policy;
  • Opportunities to interact with the viewers delineated;
  • Strength of learning outcomes presented in proposal.

 Send proposals as an attached Word or PDF document to

 The deadline for submission is March 1, 2011. Peer review of submissions will be completed and notifications of acceptance will be sent on or before March 31, 2011. 


This committee acts as an oversight council for the Immersion Program and works closely with Immersion Program faculty and ACRL Staff to market and promote the various Immersion Program tracks, develop conference programming related to the Immersion Program, sustain the community of Immersion Program alumni and cultivate their engagement, support assessment efforts, and review applications for the Immersion Program tracks.

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