The following showed up in my email box today - oddly enough not on any of my DE lists:
Library Instruction Publications is seeking contributions for a forthcoming publication: Empowering Distance Learners with Hands-on Information Literacy Activities.
Empowering Distance Learners will be a bit different from prior works published by Library Instruction Publications. It is designed as a "textbook" for use by distance education students. The book itself will introduce key information literacy concepts and give instructions for hands-on work. The instructor's version will be accompanied by two disks, one for the instructor who elects to use the text and the other with hands-on work for students to complete. The student version will include the one disk with the hands-on work.
The text will consist of brief (3-5 page) explanations of concepts and instructions for hands-on work. Each of these sections will be supported by accompanying instructor's notes and students' activities on the disks.
If you would like to contribute to the text and its supporting materials, please submit a brief proposal in which you address the following: the topic of the lesson; your approach to this topic; and why this topic should be included.
Proposals should be submitted to Kate Manuel ([email protected]), by 31 January 2005. Notification of acceptances will be sent by 15 February 2005, with completed lesson plans due by 15 April 2005. Multiple submissions from individuals, groups, or institutions will be considered.