May 11 application deadline for ACRL Institute for Information Literacy Intentional Teacher Program

Margot Conahan
For Immediate Release
April 30, 2007

May 11 application deadline for ACRL Institute for Information

Literacy Intentional Teacher Program

CHICAGO - The deadline to apply for the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) The Intentional Teacher: Renewal through Informed Reflection Program is Friday, May 11, 2007. Acceptance to the program is competitive; participation is limited to 40 individuals per program.

The Intentional Teacher: Renewal through Informed Reflection program will be 3.5 days of learning and reflection for academic librarians and will offer a mixture of structured and co-constructed learning segments such as peer discussions, individual reading and reflection times, and participant-led communities of practice. During the program, participants will examine their practice through the four lenses of:

* autobiography

* student perspective

* colleague as resource

* research literature on teaching and learning

Each of these lenses will be used to look at four areas important to teaching:

* philosophy/values

* pedagogy

* student impact

* experimentation

A learning community in which all participants co-contribute to the program’s success through a high degree of engagement will form the basis of the experience. A faculty of nationally recognized librarians will guide the process, create an environment for professional renewal, provide the structure and overarching process for the program, and offer content and information to spark new thinking.

Participants should have at least five years of teaching experience in a library or other setting, be currently involved in teaching, and have contact with students in the months prior to the program they will be attending. Please note that the program is not designed for those who want to learn how to teach.

The Intentional Teacher Program will be offered November 28 – December 2, 2007, on the campus of the National 4-H Youth Conference Center in Chevy Chase, Md. The program will begin by 5 p.m. on November 28 and will conclude by noon on December 2.


ACRL Members: $1,375

Non-ACRL Members: $1,475


Immersion Intentional Teacher applications must be submitted via the online application form by Friday, May 11, 2007. The application form and instructions are available at:


Notifications of acceptance will be issued by late July 2007.

Complete details about the program, including learning outcomes and application instructions, are online at: Questions concerning the program or application process should be directed to Margot Conahan at 312-280-2522;

ACRL is a division of the American Library Association (ALA), representing more than 13,000 academic and research librarians and interested individuals. ACRL is the only individual membership organization in North America that develops programs, products and services to meet the unique needs of academic and research librarians. Its initiatives enable the higher education community to understand the role that academic libraries play in the teaching, learning and research environments.