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(via Megan Griffin, Association of College and Research Libraries)

The ACRL Board of Directors recently approved the development of a national survey management tool for academic libraries based on PLA’s Project Outcome, and the establishment of a division-level Project Outcome for Academic Libraries Task Force. Volunteers are sought from all types of academic libraries for this Task Force. If you wish to be considered for an appointment, please review the information below and complete the web form on the ACRL website by 5 p.m. Central time on November 21, 2017.

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The Task Force is established to adapt the Project Outcome measures, developed by the Public Library Association, to an academic library context. Collecting consistent outcomes data will allow academic libraries to benchmark at the national and state level and will help ACRL better support its members and mission.

With staff support and guidance from outside consultant(s) with expertise in educational outcomes assessment, it will: (1) engage the academic library community regularly to seek input and feedback; (2) determine the scope and clearly topic areas, field testing new measures in the development process; (3) ensure ancillary resources (including explanatory text, ready-made reports, and visually interactive data dashboards) and training support are translated appropriately for an academic and research librarian audience; (4) raise awareness of project, being sure to articulate the value of this tool specifically and to differentiate it from other survey tools; (5) develop use cases that highlight ways Project Outcome can be used by libraries in all Carnegie classifications; and (6) promote the new outcomes measures and toolkit and incentivize participation.

Timeline

§  Date interim reports are due: ALA Annual Conference 2018 and ALA Midwinter Meeting 2019

§  Date Academic Library Project Outcome launches: ACRL 2019 Conference

§  Date final report is due: ALA Annual Conference 2019

Composition

§  Chair

§  Representative from Value of Academic Libraries Committee

§  Representative from Student Learning and Information Literacy Committee

§  Representative from Academic Library Trends and Statistics Survey Editorial Board

§  At least one accomplished expert on academic library outcomes assessment

§  At least one accomplished expert on post-secondary education outcomes assessment

§  4-6 additional appointments, ensuring task force members represent community colleges, college libraries, and university libraries

§  2 ACRL staff liaisons

§  Board Liaison

The deadline to volunteer for the ACRL Project Outcome for Academic Libraries Task Force is November 21! If you wish to be considered for appointment, complete the web form (ALA website log-in required).

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ACRL 2019 Conference Call for Participation

(via the Association of College & Research Libraries)

ACRL invites you to share your research and creative endeavors with your colleagues at ACRL 2019. Today’s academic and research libraries are vibrant and fast moving, responding quickly to changes in the higher education landscape. Just as our host city of Cleveland has undergone a revitalization in recent years, librarians must continually reinvent themselves to stay on the cutting edge. Join your colleagues in Recasting the Narrative of what it means to be a librarian in the 21st century, adapting and leading the transition to new roles.

ACRL 2019 offers a variety of options for participation and features eight session formats to suit a wide range of presentation and learning styles. From first-time presenters to seasoned experts, there is surely a format best suited to your ideas. We challenge you to inspire your colleagues and others in the higher education community with proposals that explore the most dynamic issues and ideas facing academic and research librarians today.

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

The 2019 ACRL Conference will take place from April 10 to 13. The deadline to submit proposals for contributed papers, panels, preconferences, and workshops is May 4, 2018. The deadline for submitting proposals for posters, roundtables, TechConnect, and webcasts is October 12, 2018. Early-bird registration will begin in May of 2018.

 

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(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago)

ACRL is pleased to announce the launch of the new Value of Academic Libraries Travel Scholarships. The Board of Directors has allocated $10,000 in fiscal year 2018 to offer travel scholarships of up to $2,000 each for librarians presenting on their work demonstrating the impact of academic libraries in the broader landscape of higher education.

“Academic librarians excel when communicating the impact of our library services, programs, and spaces, within our own community,” says Value of Academic Libraries Committee Chair Alan Carbery. To build on that “the Value of Academic Libraries Travel Scholarships initiative encourages librarians to move the conversation outward and to articulate the value of academic libraries to wider stakeholder groups. This is a fantastic opportunity for academic librarians to showcase their research to a wider audience.”

ACRL invites practicing librarians and information professionals to apply for funding to present their work at higher education conferences or disciplinary conferences where they will reach audiences outside the library field. The presentations may be based on practice-based work or formal research projects. Applications are due by December 8, 2017. We expect to announce future rounds of scholarships in summer 2018.

This program is one of several developed by ACRL’s Value of Academic Libraries Committee to support librarians in their efforts to communicate to our partners in higher education including administrators, scholars, and teachers working in all disciplines. These travel scholarships support the community in taking up a recommendation from the new ACRL report Academic Library Impact: Improving Practice and Essential Areas to Research (prepared by OCLC Research and released in September 2017 for download or purchase) that academic librarians effectively communicate their contributions both up to institutional stakeholders and out to other departments.

Details on the Value of Academic Libraries Travel Scholarships, including how to apply, are available on the ACRL website.

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(via Sheila Stoeckel, University of Wisconsin-Madison)

The 2018 Instruction Section Program Planning Committee is planning the annual program.  This year’s program will be offered online in May/June (date pending based on presenter availability) instead of at conference.  The program will focus on discussing curriculum mapping. Curriculum mapping is a systematic approach in which a review curriculum and identification of areas where information literacy instruction would have a high impact is conducted. More information is available here (see Part B).

We are seeking a few knowledgeable panel presenters to discuss the array of components that make up curriculum mapping.  These include the following topics.

  • process for project managing and implementing mapping,
  • strategies for building the curriculum maps,
  • assessment plans for mapping related to student learning,
  • demonstrating value to the campus community from data collected

If you’d like to be considered to present on one of these aspects of curriculum mapping mentioned above please let Sheila Stoeckel (sheila.stoeckel@wisc.edu) know by Thursday, November 30. In your e-mail message to her, please include presenter name(s), presenter’s institution, and an abstract of what will be discussed (250 words or less)

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(via Chase Ollis, ACRL)

Academic and research librarians increasingly recognize scholarly communication as a core competency of the profession. Whether helping researchers meet their funder’s mandates for public access and data sharing, guiding responsible copyright practice, or supporting new types of scholarship and instruction, librarians are leading change across campus and around the world. ACRL empowers our community in accelerating the transformation of the scholarly communication system with its popular workshop “Scholarly Communication: From Understanding to Engagement.” To emphasize scholarly communication’s critical importance to the profession, ACRL is once again underwriting the cost to bring this workshop to five locations in 2018.

With newly updated content, this day-long workshop, led by two expert presenters, offers a series of targeted modules that reflect the most exciting and pressing issues in the field today. Participants will engage in a structured interactive program that focuses on themes of access, emerging opportunities, intellectual property, and engagement. Selected hosts will be asked to choose topics that are of greatest interest to their communities so that the expert presenters can offer a deep dive into the following specific areas:

  • copyright in making and sharing scholarship
  • institutional repositories
  • library-based publishing
  • measuring research impact
  • meeting funder mandates
  • open education
  • outreach and programming
  • research data management

This program is offered using a cost-sharing model where ACRL covers the bulk of the expense for delivering the workshop, leaving a cost of only $2,000 for successful host institutions. The application to host is now available. Apply by Friday, November 17, at 5:00 PM CST. See the workshop webpage for full details and FAQs about applying to host the subsidized version of the workshop.

In addition to the competitive subsidized version, the Scholarly Communication workshop is part of ACRL’s slate of day-long RoadShows that can be brought year-round at full cost to your campus, chapter, or consortia. Please contact ACRL Program Officer Chase Ollis at collis@ala.org with questions or to discuss dates and locations, pricing, and for complete workshop details.

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(via ACRL)

Academic and research librarians increasingly recognize scholarly communication as a core competency of the profession. Whether helping researchers meet their funder’s mandates for public access and data sharing, guiding responsible copyright practice, or supporting new types of scholarship and instruction, librarians are leading change across campus and around the world. ACRL empowers our community in accelerating the transformation of the scholarly communication system with its popular workshop “Scholarly Communication: From Understanding to Engagement.” To emphasize scholarly communication’s critical importance to the profession, ACRL is once again underwriting the cost to bring this workshop to five locations in 2018.

With newly updated content, this day-long workshop, led by two expert presenters, offers a series of targeted modules that reflect the most exciting and pressing issues in the field today. Participants will engage in a structured interactive program that focuses on a variety of themes, and selected hosts will be asked to choose topics that are of greatest interest to their communities so that the expert presenters can offer a deep dive into specific content areas.

This program is offered using a cost-sharing model where ACRL covers the bulk of the expense for delivering the workshop, leaving a cost of only $2,000 for successful host institutions. The application to host is now available. Apply by Friday, November 17, 2017, at 5pm Central. See the workshop webpagefor full details and FAQs about applying to host the subsidized version of the workshop.

In addition to the competitive subsidized version, the Scholarly Communication workshop is part of ACRL’sslate of day-long RoadShows that can be brought year-round at full cost to your campus, chapter, or consortia. Please contact Chase Ollis, ACRL Program Officer, at collis@ala.org with questions or to discuss dates and locations, pricing, and for complete workshop details.

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(via ACRL)

Join us for the free ACRL Presents webcast, “The New Academic Library Impact Report,” on Thursday, November 9, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Central time (9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Pacific | 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Mountain | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Eastern. Convert additional time zones online.) Learn about ACRL’s new report, Academic Library Impact: Improving Practice and Essential Areas to Research, now available for download or purchase. Developed for ACRL by OCLC Research, this valuable resource investigates how libraries can increase student learning and success and effectively communicate their value to higher education stakeholders.

Submit your FREE registration online by noon Central time on Wednesday, November 8. Login details will be sent via email the afternoon of November 8. The webcast will be recorded and made available shortly after the live event.

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(via Alexandra Rivera–University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)

The Peer Reviewed Instructional Materials Online (PRIMO) Committee of the ACRL Instruction Section invites you to submit your online information literacy tutorial, virtual tour, or other online library instruction project for review and possible inclusion in PRIMO: Peer-Reviewed Instructional Materials Online.

***Deadlines for Fall 2017***
Nominations:  October 31, 2017
Submissions:  November 14, 2017

Additional information about PRIMO, as well as the submission and nomination forms, is available from the following link:

http://acrl.ala.org/IS/instruction-tools-resources-2/pedagogy/primo-peer-reviewed-instruction-materials-online/

Site submissions for PRIMO are accepted continually, but are reviewed for possible inclusion twice per year.  If you would like to submit your own project for consideration, please use the Submission Form rather than the Nomination Form. For further information, please contact committee co-chairs Megan Hodge at mlhodge@gmail.com and Lindy Scripps-Hoekstra atscrippsl@gvsu.edu.

**Important note**

All submissions will be acknowledged shortly after the submission deadline. If you submit a project for review and do not receive an acknowledgment after the submission deadline, please contact the PRIMO co-chairs with a request for verification that your submission was transmitted successfully.

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(via Chase Ollis, American Library Association)

This conference sponsorship award honors any individual ACRL member working in the field of, or contributing to the success of distance learning librarianship or related library service in higher education.

The award is administrated by the ACRL Distance Learning Section (DLS).

Award

A plaque to honor the winner’s achievements and $1,200 to attend the ALA Annual Conference sponsored by Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group.

Criteria

Nominees should have demonstrated achievements in one or more of the following areas:

  • Support for distance learning librarianship and library services, e.g., service to students and faculty, innovation and/or leadership
  • Participate in the creation and/or implementation of distance library programs or services of exemplary quality
  • Successful collaboration with faculty in support of information literacy and/or other aspects of library instruction or services for distance students
  • Significant research, publication, or presentations in areas of distance learning librarianship

Submission Deadline: December 1, 2017

Application/Nomination Process

Applicants or nominators must send one completed copy of the award nomination form (fillable PDF file) to the DLS Award Co-Chairs, Rebecca Nowicki, Ashford University, E-mail: rebecca.nowicki@ashford.edu or Cynthia L. Thomes, University of Maryland University College, E-mail: cynthia.thomes@umuc.edu. Self-nominations are also encouraged.

Submissions must also include three letters of nomination or support (maximum two pages double spaced in 12 point Times New Roman font) and a current resume/curricula vitae (CV). Completed applications and all supporting materials must be received by the specified deadline. Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

If possible, please submit a high resolution photo of the nominee (at least 300 dpi). The photo will be used to make the official winner announcement immediately after the ALA Midwinter Meeting.

Questions? Contact Rebecca Nowicki, rebecca.nowicki@ashford.edu, Cynthia L. Thomes, cynthia.thomes@umuc.edu, or ACRL Program Officer Chase Ollis at collis@ala.org.

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(via Chase Ollis, American Library Association)

Established in 2015, this award is intended to recognize librarians, archivists or curators whose contributions to providing professional development opportunities for librarians have been especially noteworthy or influential. The effect of these contributions may be the result of continuous or distinguished service to the profession, but may also be the result of extraordinarily active, innovative or collaborative work that deserves national recognition.

Award

$1,000 cash plus a certificate for the award winner, sponsored by Library Juice Academy.

Eligibility

Any individual who holds, or has recently held an appointment as a librarian, archivist or curator at a public, academic or national library, archive or museum. Award winners must be members of ACRL and ULS, or join ACRL and ULS upon receiving the award.

Criteria

At least two of the following four criteria need to be met:

  • Implementing innovative or creative professional development ideas or activities that have measurably impacted library users and / or the profession.
  • Active participation in special projects, efforts or initiatives related to providing professional development opportunities that have measurably impacted library users and / or the profession.
  • Evidence of service and/or collaboration over time related to providing professional development activities that clearly benefited a number of library professionals and library users.
  • Exemplary and influential research and/or scholarship pertaining to professional development for librarians.

Submissions

All nominations should be accompanied by a completed nomination form. Completed forms should be emailed to Kerry Creelman, University of Houston, E-mail: kerry.creelman@gmail.com.

Supporting documents to accompany the nomination form include:

  • A full and clear description in two (2) pages or less of the nominee(s)’ work as it pertains to the development and provision of high quality continuing education opportunities for librarians
  • One (1) letter of support from a beneficiary (may be a library professional or a library user) of the professional development opportunities detailing how the professional development has benefited the library profession
  • If applicable, a list of publications or research conducted by the candidate(s), with an explanation of how the research pertains to providing high quality professional development activities for librarians.

If possible, please submit a high resolution photo of the nominee (at least 300 dpi). The photo will be used to make the official winner announcement immediately after the ALA Midwinter Meeting.

View the full awards committee roster here.

Submission Deadline: Friday, December 1, 2017

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