Virtual Engagement Committee

Charge: To coordinate and promote virtual discussion of current instruction topics across the Instruction Section. To that end, the committee will provide support to other IS committees in the coordination of virtual discussions by maintaining a primer of online discussion formats; maintaining a tip sheet with best practices for the facilitation of virtual discussions; and assisting with the scheduling of virtual events hosted by IS committees to ensure an even distribution throughout the year. Additionally, the committee will coordinate one virtual event each year, including issuing a call for, reviewing, and selecting a proposal for discussion; communicating decisions to all applicants; providing guidance and support to conveners/moderators/panelists as needed; ensuring that digests are completed and shared to IS membership via the IS website and through email distribution lists; and refining criteria for selection of proposals as needed.

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

Upcoming Lightning Round event:

After a long period of isolation, the need to engage students is more essential than ever.  How do you help cultivate connection and engagement in the classroom? This online session will feature four lighting talk presentations about pedagogical strategies for connecting with students and increasing participation. Attendees will learn about several innovative approaches to information literacy instruction as shared by the presenters and access practical learning objects such as teaching tools and lesson activities. The session will conclude with a Q&A. 

Date/Time: Monday, May 1, 2023 at 11am-12pm PDT/2-3pm EDT. 

This virtual lightning round is free and open to all.  A recording will be made available after the session to all registrants.

Register for the event:

Recent Recordings

Resisting Overcommitment (June 15, 2022)

Privacy Literacy Reboot: Grounding Practice in Theory (December 4, 2020)

Recent Digests

Resisting Overcommitment (June 15, 2022)

Privacy Literacy Reboot: Grounding Practice in Theory (December 4, 2020)

Challenging Deficit Thinking in Academic Libraries: Ideas and Applications

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

All Current Issue Discussion Digests

Other Discussion Group Information

Best Practices for Hosting Virtual Events

Tips for Discussion Group Conveners

Options for Possible Discussion Formats

Primer for Online Discussion Formats