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(via Allison Brungard, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania)

Please join us Wednesday, April 18, 1-2 pm CDT (2-3 pm EDT) for the monthly discussion hosted by the ACRL STS Information Literacy committee. This month Courtney Mlinar, Head Librarian (Elgin Campus) / Associate Professor at Austin Community College, will lead our discussion: “”Active and Engaged Teaching in the Sciences: Building a Community of Practice”.

Discussion Description:

This session will discuss engaged learning practices, project based learning and collaborative learning activities to increase the impact of library instruction within the sciences. Increased awareness of active teaching techniques will help build a community of practice at librarian institutions.

Recommended Readings:
Barkley, Elizabeth F. et al. 2014. Collaborative Learning Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty. San Francisco, CA: Jossey Bass.

Major, Claire Howell. 2016. Teaching for Learning: 101 Intentionally Designed Educational Activities to Put Students on the Path to Success. New York: Routledge, Taylor and Francis.

EVENT INFO:

When: Wednesday 18 April 2018, 1:00 PM -2:00 PM (CDT)

Participants must pre-register here: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/e2ez2dseapn7/event/registration.html

Only registered users may enter the room (guest access is blocked). Limit of 100 attendees (including speakers) per our license.

Event Login Page: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/e2ez2dseapn7/event/login.html

Note: Please do not access the meeting link above prior to 15 minutes before the start time, as you may interrupt another meeting.

You will get an email confirmation with this meeting link as well.

Archive of all chats can be found here:

http://iue.libguides.com/sts-il-lwchat/stsilchat

Interested in leading an STS monthly chat on a relevant science and information literacy topic? Have any questions about the STS-IL chats? Please send your inquiries to Kristen Cooper, Chair, at coope377@umn.edu

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(via Mary Ellen Davis, ACRL Executive Director)

 Karen Munro, associate dean of libraries, learning, and research services at Simon Fraser University, has been elected ACRL vice-president/president-elect. She will become president-elect following the 2018 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans and assume the presidency in July 2019 for a one-year term.

“I am honored and excited to follow in the footsteps of all those who have served as leaders of ACRL,” Munro said. “ACRL has been my professional home for sixteen years, and I expect the next three years to be particularly challenging, interesting, and potent as I learn about and contribute to the work happening at all levels of the association. I want to express my deep gratitude to everyone who made this an enjoyable and illuminating candidacy process, and I look forward to serving the association in this new role.”

Munro’s service to ACRL includes serving as chair of the ACRL Sections Council (2008-09), as ex-officio member of the ACRL Research Coordinating Committee (2008-09), and as cochair of the ACRL Conference Planning Green Component Committee (2007-09).

“I am delighted to welcome Karen Munro to the ACRL Board of Directors,” said ACRL Executive Director Mary Ellen K. Davis. “Karen brings to the Board a broad engagement across ACRL and a variety of experiences with state and regional associations. Her interests in teaching and learning, meeting users at their point of need, and sustainability will be a great asset to the Board and ACRL as a whole.”

Munro received the University of Oregon Libraries Solari Incentive Award (2014). She additionally received a UC-Berkeley Townsend Center for the Humanities Fellowship (2007); a UC-Berkeley Mellon Library/Faculty Fellowship on Undergraduate Research (2006); the University of British Columbia/British Columbia Library Association, Neal Harlow Prize (2002); a University of British Columbia Graduate Fellowship (2001); a North American Serials Interest Group Student Grant Award (2001); and a Canadian Library Association, HW Wilson Scholarship (2000).

Her publications include “Tactical Urbanism for Librarians” (ALA Editions, 2017); “Energy Efficiency in the LMS: Faculty Evaluations of a Sustainable Embedded Model,” coauthored by Amy Hofer for “Virtually Embedded: Case Studies of Online Embedded Librarianship” (ACRL 2013); and “Research for Design: Exploring Student and Instructor Attitudes Toward Accessing Library Resources and Services from Course Management Systems,” coauthored by Merinda McLure, for Communications in Information Literacy (2010).

Munro earned her MLIS from the University of British Columbia, an MFA in writing from the University of Iowa, and her BA in English Literature from McGill University.

To see the full announcement, go to http://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2018/04/karen-munro-elected-acrl-vice-presidentpresident-elect.

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(via Michelle Haake, Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois)

Each year CARLI has a number of opportunities to serve on various committees. Service on CARLI committees affords individuals a unique opportunity to use their experience and expertise to help shape the future of the consortium and its services. CARLI is now seeking volunteers to serve on nine advisory committees. Volunteers chosen will serve a three-year term, July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2021. Faculty and staff members from all CARLI member libraries, with all levels of experience, are encouraged to apply.

To volunteer, please complete the committee volunteer form by April 27. To be considered for appointment, you must fill out the online form, even if you have previously submitted a form, or if you are a current committee member whose term is expiring and you wish to be considered again. CARLI seeks to include as many individuals and institutions as possible in committee service, so committee rosters are limited to one person from any institution, and reappointments are not routinely made.

Forms submitted by Friday, April 27, will be considered for initial FY 2019 appointments. The list of all volunteers will be retained until March 1, 2019 and will be used to fill other committee vacancies as they occur.

Individuals accepting appointments to CARLI committees are expected to participate fully and actively in the work of the committee, including regular attendance at meetings and committee-sponsored events held throughout the calendar year. CARLI makes every effort to conduct the majority of committee business using web conferencing technologies or via conference calls. However, committee service may require time and/or travel expenses for one or more in-person meetings each year.

The following CARLI committees are seeking members:

Collection Management Committee

Commercial Products Committee

Created Content Committee

Instruction Committee

Preservation Committee

Public Services Committee

Resource Sharing Committee

SFX System Committee

Technical Services Committee

To view the committee charge, and the current committee rosters, visit the Board and Committee pages. The Senior Director, in consultation with the Executive Committee of the CARLI Board of Directors will make appointments no later than June 15, 2017. All new committee members will officially begin work on July 1, 2018.

Please send questions about CARLI committees or the process for selecting committee members to CARLI support. We have also put together a short, informational video for anyone interested in volunteering.

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Reminder: ACRL 2019 Program Proposals Due May 4

(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago)

Share your research and creative endeavors with your colleagues at ACRL 2019 – Recasting the Narrative. Contributed paper, panel session, preconference, and workshop proposals are due Friday, May 4, 2018. Submit your proposal via the Call for Participation.

Why Present at ACRL 2019?

·       Advocate for your research, project, or initiative.

·       Expand your connections and get feedback from the best in the profession.

·       Inspire your colleagues by presenting on the most dynamic issues and ideas facing academic librarianship.

·       Boost your professional experience and confidence.

·       Invite new collaborations and opportunities into your life.

·       Be published in the online ACRL 2019 Conference Proceedings (contributed papers).

·       Add your presentation to your CV and feel good about contributing to the profession.

A Format for Everyone
ACRL 2019 offers eight session formats to suit a wide range of presentation and learning styles. From first-time presenters to seasoned experts, there is a format best suited to your ideas.

Get Started
Consult the conference tags to stimulate your thinking and position your proposal within the conference theme. The tags will serve to create a conference map and guide attendees to themes of interest and inspiration.

Due Dates
Contributed paper, panel session, preconference, and workshop proposals are due May 4, 2018. Poster session, roundtable discussion, TechConnect, and Virtual Conference webcast proposals are due October 12, 2018.

Mark Your Calendars!
ACRL 2019 will be held April 10-13, 2019, in Cleveland, Ohio. Registration opens mid-May 2018. The conference website has the complete scoop! Questions should be directed to acrl@ala.org.

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(via Christi Piper, University of Colorado Denver)

The Program Committee invites paper and lightning talk proposal submissions on any health sciences librarianship topic for the 2018 Midcontinental (MCMLA) Virtual Chapter Meeting. This year’s theme is “Partners in Progress. . . Exploring the Possibilities”. The meeting will take place online on October 4th and 5th. The Virtual 2018 MCMLA Annual Meeting is open to members and non-members of MCMLA and all are welcome to submit paper and lightning talk abstracts for consideration.

Instructions:

The deadline for submissions is Friday, June 15. Notifications of acceptance will be made by August 1, 2018. Please contact Christi Piper with questions, at christi.piper@ucdenver.edu or 303-724-2170.

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(via Michelle Twait, Gustavus Adolphus College)

ACRL invites applicants to serve as the ALA representative to the Academic and Research Libraries IFLA standing committee for the 2019- 2023 term.  To apply as an ALA representative to IFLA, submit the materials detailed below to Michelle Twait (mtwait@gustavus.edu), CLS Chair, no later than Friday, May 4.

  1. Completed “Request to be Nominated to IFLA” application form:
    http://www.ala.org/acrl/resources/forms.
  2. A resume reflecting expertise in field of the section applied for
  3. Affirmation that the person can fulfill the working language and travel requirements

CLS, CJCLS, and ULS chairpersons will review the IFLA representative applications and make recommendations to the ACRL Leadership Recruitment and Nominations Committee (LRNC). The LRNC will review applications at the 2018 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans. The LRNC then submits its recommendations to the ACRL Board for consideration at the 2018 Fall Executive Committee Meeting. In turn, the ACRL Board submits the approved candidates for nomination to the ALA International Relations Committee in November, 2018.

Please review the detailed guidelines located at: http://www.ala.org/acrl/resources/policies/chapter7#7.2.3.

Additional Information is also available on the ALA IRO page at: http://www.ala.org/offices/iro/internationalrelations andhttp://www.ala.org/offices/iro/intlassocorgconf/iflarepresentatives

ALA representatives on IFLA section standing committees are required to:

  • Report to their constituencies on appropriate developments and information originating from their respective committees; these communications may be published in ALA journals or newsletters, or as special reports to ALA members;
  • Transmit a copy of the report(s) to the ALA International Relations Committee.

Questions? Please contact Michelle Twait (mtwait@gustavus.edu) or ACRL Senior Program Officer Megan Griffin, mgriffin@ala.org.

Posted in American Library Association (ALA), Calls and Requests, Committees (non-HSLI), International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA), Library Organizations | No Comments »

(via Jennifer Lau-Bond, Oakton Community College)

Join us for the DLS Instruction Section Webinar “Using Open Educational Resources for Information Literacy Instruction”. Ru Story Huffman will discuss the use of Open Educational Resources (OER) as pedagogy for teaching information literacy in this presentation. The information literacy classroom is ripe for transformative instruction. Using free and open resources including textbooks, websites, free access journals and ebooks, and Web 2.0 tools, allows the instructor to tailor content and instructional techniques to best fit student learning outcomes.

The webinar will take place on Tuesday, April 24, from 11:00 to 12:00 PM CST. To register, go to http://ala.adobeconnect.com/exj3ly30jdpv/event/registration.html. If possible, have a mic available for discussion. A recording of the event will be sent out via the DLS Listserv. Space is limited, so please register only if you plan to attend the live event.

For questions about the webinar or issues with registration, please contact Anjali Bhasin (bhasin2@wisc.edu) or Michelle Keba (MICHELLE_KEBA@pba.edu).

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Please excuse any cross-postings.

(via Kimberly Powell, Emory University)

The Research Awards Committee of the MLA Research Section is seeking judges for papers and posters for MLA ’18 in Atlanta. You may participate as a poster judge if you are presenting a paper or as a paper judge if you are presenting a poster. If you are willing to help, please simply fill out this online form by April 23.

  • Judge Duties: All
    • Attend the meeting of the Research Awards Committee on Sunday, May 20, from 7:00-8:55am, to receive judging instructions. If this is not possible, other arrangements can be made.
    • Complete the evaluation forms and submit the results online by June 10.
  • Poster Judges
    • Visit assigned posters during the appropriate poster sessions to talk with the presenters.
  • Paper Judges
    • Attend assigned paper sessions to hear presentations and be able to ask questions of presenters.

If you have any questions, please contact, Kimberly R. Powell, chair, Research Awards Committee.

Posted in Calls and Requests, Conferences and Meetings (non-HSLI), Library Organizations, Medical Library Association (MLA) | No Comments »

Reminder: Deadline to Volunteer for an ILA Committee is March 31

(via the Illinois Library Association)

Interested in serving on an ILA committee? ILA President-Elect Cynthia Fuerst is making appointments for the coming program year. Appointments begin July 1, 2018, and most committee members serve two-year terms.

Complete the Committee Interest Form by Saturday, March 31, to be considered. You must be a personal member of ILA to serve on a committee.

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(via ACRL)

 Are you looking for ways to expand your professional network and contribute to ACRL? Committee volunteers help shape ACRL by advancing its strategic plan and influencing the direction of academic and research librarianship. Serving on a committee or editorial board is a great way to become involved and make an impact on the profession.

This is an invitation for volunteers to serve on ACRL’s committees and sections. I ask you to consider volunteering with enthusiasm and with acknowledgement of the diversity of skills, perspectives, and experiences of our members. ACRL’s work is vital to the audiences we support, the librarians and libraries that make up our organization, and the communities we serve. Please consider sharing your expertise and experiences with ACRL. I hope that you will volunteer to work with ACRL and share in making a difference, supporting lifelong learners, and contributing to an informed society.

Thank you,

Lauren Pressley 

ACRL Vice-President/President-Elect

The appointment process
Appointments are made at the division and section level, and through the editorial board process (see editorial board section below). Section vice-chairs are responsible for committee appointments for the year they will serve as chair. The ACRL vice-president is responsible for committee appointments at the division level for the year she serves as president. The ACRL Appointments Committee assists the vice-president in an advisory capacity. Division-level committees are created to conduct the work of the Board, and each committee crafts an annual work plan in consultation with their Board and Staff liaisons to accomplish their charged activities and responsibilities.

Current committee members whose terms conclude at the 2018 ALA Annual Conference should submit a new volunteer form if they wish to be considered for re-appointment. The online volunteer form closes February 15 and most committee appointment offers will be sent in April and May 2018.

Onsite attendance at the ALA Midwinter Meeting and the ALA Annual Conference is not a requirement of committee service. However, members of all ACRL committees, task forces, and similar bodies are expected to fully participate in the work of the group whether it be working virtually or face-to-face.

How to apply

Visit http://www.ala.org/acrl/membership/volunteer/volunteer. (Internet Explorer is the preferred browser for accessing the form). You will be asked to login using your ALA member ID and the password you created. The form should be completed by February 15, 2018. Be sure that you are a current ALA/ACRL member before attempting to login, as the form is tied directly to the ALA membership system. Need to renew? Please renew online here

If you have any questions about using the volunteer form, please contact ACRL Program Officer Allison Payne for division committees at apayne@ala.org or ACRL Senior Program Officer Megan Griffin for section committees at mgriffin@ala.org.

Questions about the ACRL appointment process?  Please join the ACRL Membership Committee on Wednesday, December 13, 2017, at 1 pm CST, for an online discussion on how the ACRL appointment process works for division-level committees, sections, interest groups, and discussion groups.  Access information for the session is available here.

ACRL division-level committee appointments
ACRL committees (and their charges) can be found on the ACRL website at http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/directoryofleadership/committees.

Appointments to ACRL standing committees are made in the spring for terms beginning immediately after the ALA Annual Conference. The Appointments Committee sends appointment recommendations to the ACRL president-elect. The president-elect makes the final appointments for the committees.

Questions about division-level appointments may be directed to the chair of the Appointments Committee, Catherine B. Soehner, Associate Dean, Research & User Services, University of Utah, catherine.soehner@utah.edu.

ACRL section appointments

ACRL sections help members customize their ACRL experience through newsletters, electronic discussion lists, specialized programming, preconferences, recognition, and focused activities. 

Section vice-chairs appoint members to section committees. Most appointments are made in the spring for terms beginning immediately after the ALA Annual Conference. For more information about section appointments, please contact section vice-chairs. Contact information is available by logging in at http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/directoryofleadership/sections

Editorial boards
ACRL has eight editorial/advisory boards for its publications: Academic Library Trends and Statistics Survey Editorial Board; Choice Editorial Board; College & Research Libraries Editorial Board; College & Research Libraries News Editorial Board; New Publications Advisory Board; Publications in Librarianship Editorial Board; RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage Editorial Board; and Resources for College Libraries Editorial Board.

Appointments to editorial boards are made after the Midwinter Meeting for terms that begin immediately after the ALA Annual Conference. The editors recommend the names of individuals to fill vacancies. The Publications Coordinating Committee approves the recommendation and the ACRL vice-president/president-elect makes the appointment.

If you would like to be considered for appointment to an editorial board, contact the editor of the editorial board early in the fall or indicate your interest on the ACRL online volunteer form.

Representatives Assembly

The ACRL Representative Assembly consists of the current ACRL representatives to other ALA units. Appointments are made at the discretion of the ACRL president-elect. Questions about representative appointments may be directed to ACRL President-Elect Lauren Pressley at pressley@uw.edu

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