Discussion Group Steering Committee

Charge: To promote discussion of current instruction topics by coordinating discussion forums facilitated by IS members at the ALA Midwinter and Annual conferences. To that end, the committee will issue calls for, review, and select proposals for discussions; communicate decisions to all applicants; serve as liaison to each discussion group; provide guidance and support to conveners as needed; ensure that digests are completed and uploaded to the IS web site for each discussion group; maintain tip sheets for selection of proposals and facilitation of discussions; and refine criteria for selection of proposals as needed. This committee does not propose any discussion groups of its own.

Annual Planning:
View planning documents such as annual goals, measuring success reports, or annual reports by selecting the appropriate report from the IS Archive.

Committee Members & Contact Information (member login)

2019 ALA Annual Current Issue Discussion Digest

Challenging Deficit Thinking in Academic Libraries: Ideas and Applications

2019 ALA Midwinter Current Issue Discussion Digest

Make Small Changes, Get Inclusive Results: Bringing Universal Design into Library Instruction

All Current Issue Discussion Digests

Other Discussion Group Information

Tips for Discussion Group Conveners

Options for Possible Discussion Formats

Primer for Online Discussion Formats