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Charles Pastors,

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Best Practices Symposium

“You Don’t Need to Re-Invent the Wheel…Paying it Forward: The Value of Collaboration When Starting or Growing Your LC Program.”

We are currently accepting proposals for the 2024 Best Practices Symposium, held on Friday, April 5 at College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, IL.  This year’s theme is “You Don’t Need to Re-Invent the Wheel…Paying it Forward: The Value of Collaboration When Starting or Growing Your LC Program.”  

Session leaders should explain how their institutions’ LC efforts benefitted from the prior experiences of others in collaboration with their own efforts concerning topics such as

Developing and maintaining institutional support for LCs

Curricular Design

Marketing and recruiting both faculty and students

Faculty Development

Student classroom engagement

Equity and Inclusion


They should explain how collaboration with stakeholders on their campus helped build support for their efforts, and, where appropriate, how their own institutional environment required changes to fit their own circumstance, and how their lessons could apply to attendees.

Some additional questions you may wish to consider in developing your proposal are:

  1. Are there special partnerships in your institution that help support LCs that might go unnoticed at other institutions?
  2. Are there areas of higher ed with a lot to gain through LC partnerships that might not be engaged by all programs?
  3. What are your institution’s goals for students? How might we demonstrate how LCs get us there, and who can we collaborate with to better connect the initiative to the LC program? 


To submit a proposal, please download and complete the Proposal Form: 2024 Symposium Presentation Proposal Form

Click here to download and share a copy of the Call for Proposals flyer: 


To register for the Symposium, please download and complete the following form: 

Registration fees are $45 for participants from CILC member institutions, $55 for participants from non-member institutions who register by Friday, March 22.  Late/walk-in registrants will pay an additional $10.

For a schedule of the Symposium, please click here: 

For descriptions of the Symposium sessions, click here:

For a flyer for the symposium that you can share, click here:    


If you have any questions, please contact Charles Pastors, CILC Acting Executive Director, at cpastors@att.net.