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ALA Midwinter Sessions for Academic Librarians

The following sessions at this year’ss ALA Midwinter meeting might be of special interest to academic librarians.

Saturday, January 9
11:30 AM-12:00 PM
Ignite session: “Using Small Grants to Promote Academic Libraries and Engage Student Learners”-how to write small grants for programming opportunities that will draw more students and faculty into the library
4:30-5:30 PM
ACRL/SPARC forum: “Dialogue around Open Educational Resources”-with open educational resources becoming increasingly popular in academia, libraries are poised to take the lead in fostering the creation of new OERs
“Update on the ACRL Academic Library Trends and Statistics Survey”

Sunday, January 10
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Ignite session: “Digital Humanities Uncentered: Engaging with Scholarship Across Your Campus”–why libraries should care about the digital humanities and engage with digital scholarship in that discipline
1:00-2:30 PM
“Update on Value of Academic Libraries Initiative”–review the findings from the first year of ACRL’s IMLS-funded project, “Assessment in Action: Academic Libraries and Student Success”, and learn how your library can become involved

Monday, January 11
10:30-11:30 AM
“ALA New Visions for Academic Library Spaces”–learn about the planning, challenges, and benefits associated with renovating a learning commons, including strengthening partnerships with other groups on campus
1:00-2:30 PM
“The State of Academic Librarian Spaces”–how to include staff space needs, and not just those of library users, in a library renovation project

To see the full schedule, access the ALA Midwinter program book.

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