Call for Proposals: 2020 ACRL Current Issues Virtual Discussion Forum

Is there an instruction issue you wish more folks were talking about?

The IS Current Issues Virtual Discussion Forum is an opportunity for library workers to explore and discuss pressing topics related to library instruction and information literacy. The IS Discussion Group Steering Committee welcomes topic proposals from individuals who are interested in facilitating the discussion. We strongly encourage proposals that promote participant reflection and discussion.

Proposals will be reviewed based on the following criteria:

  • clarity of focus
  • how well the topic lends itself to a meaningful discussion
  • observed significance of the proposed issue for library workers and learners

The Steering Committee will support the selected facilitator by issuing a second call for panelists, and hosting and publicizing the forum.

Application Deadline: February 27, 2020
To submit a proposal, please use the online submission form.
Applicants will be notified by March 31, 2020.

To see examples of past discussion topics, view the digests of past discussions online.

Contact the ACRL IS Discussion Group Steering Committee Chair, Melissa Harden ( or Vice-Chair, Kristine Nowak (

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