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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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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 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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(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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(via Merinda Kaye Hensley, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

The ACRL Instruction Section has two Committee slots to fill – IL in the Disciplines and Discussion Group Steering. Also, if you are a community college librarian, we are looking for another person (possibly more than one) to serve on the Building Virtual Community Task Force. If one is interested in either of these appointments mid-year, the appointments would last until June 30, 2019.

Please e-mail Merinda Kaye Hensley by Friday, January 26, with one or two sentences explaining how one’s interests fit within one of the above openings. Hensley’s e-mail address is mhensle1@illinois.edu.

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(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago, on behalf of Mary Konkel, College of DuPage)

Guidelines for Media Resources in Academic Libraries Draft Revision Feedback // ACRL Insider — News and information from the Association of …
http://www.acrl.ala.org/acrlinsider/archives/15102

An ACRL task force seeks comments on a draft revision of the association’s 2012 Guidelines for Media Resources in Academic Libraries. Review the draft revision at http://www.ala.org/acrl/sites/ala.org.acrl/files/content/standards/Guidelines%20for%20Media%20Resources%20in%20Academic%20Libraries%20DRAFT%202018.pdf (PDF) on the ACRL website and send feedback to Guidelines for Media Resources in Academic Libraries Task Force Chair Gisele Genevieve Tanasse at gtanasse@library.berkeley.edu by Friday, March 2, 2018.

The task force is additionally hosting a session at the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting for in-person feedback, discussion, and commentary on the draft. The session will be held on Saturday, February 10, from 10:30 am to noon in the Sheraton Denver Downtown Governor’s Square 11 room.

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(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago)

ACRL is pleased to announce the launch of the new Academic Library Impact Research Grants. The ACRL Board of Directors has allocated $20,000 in fiscal year 2018 to offer research grants of up to $3,000 each. These grants will enable librarians to carry out new research, particularly in areas suggested by ACRL’s 2017 report Academic Library Impact: Improving Practice and Essential Areas to Research (prepared for ACRL by OCLC Research and available for download or purchase).

ACRL invites practicing librarians and information professionals employed in academic and research libraries to apply for funding for research that will demonstrate library contributions to student learning and success. Each proposed project should aim to build on the foundations of the Academic Library Impact report and fill gaps in existing literature. As the report’s authors write, it is intended to act “as a catalyst for the study of college and university student learning and success,” highlighting questions for further investigation as well as tools and methods that can be applied to them or any number of related topics.

This program is one of several developed by ACRL’s Value of Academic Libraries (VAL) Committee to support librarians in their efforts to demonstrate the impact of their work to a wider audience. “These new grants will advance research in key areas” says committee chair Alan Carbery. The goal is to “demonstrate the myriad positive impacts libraries can have on student learning and success, and to share those findings to the benefit of the library field and higher education.”

Applications are due by Sunday, April 1, 2018. ACRL expects to announce future rounds of research grants in 2019. Complete details of the Academic Library Impact Research Grants, including how to apply, are available on the ACRL website at http://www.ala.org/acrl/awards/researchawards/impactgrants

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UIUC Among 2018 ACRL Scholarly Communication RoadShow Hosts

(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago)

The ACRL Research and Scholarly Environment Committee has selected five sites to host the workshop “Scholarly Communication: From Understanding to Engagement” at a subsidized rate in 2018. Recognizing that scholarly communication issues are central to the work of all academic librarians and all types of institutions, ACRL is underwriting the bulk of the costs of delivering this proven content by sending expert presenters on the road. The institutions selected to host the 2018 road shows are:

Bowdoin College (Brunswick, ME)

New York University, Abu Dhabi (Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates)

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Urbana, IL)

University of North Carolina, Greensboro (Greensboro, NC)

West Virginia University (Morgantown, WV)

Academic and research librarians increasingly recognize scholarly communication as a core competency of the profession. The workshop’s goal is to empower participants to help accelerate the transformation of the scholarly communication system. Led by two expert presenters, this structured interactive overview of the scholarly communication system has been updated with a series of targeted modules that reflect the most exciting and pressing issues in the field today. The workshop focuses on the fundamentals of scholarly communication including open access, copyright, and library engagement, and provides an opportunity to explore deep dives into selected topics of greatest interest to each host community.

Host sites are partnering with other institutions and organizations in their area to extend the reach to as diverse an audience as possible. Library staff, including liaison librarians, catalogers, access services and senior management from two-year, liberal arts, master’s, comprehensive and doctoral institutions will attend the workshops. 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 the Association of College and Research Libraries)

Join us in the Mile High City for the day-long workshop “Engaging with the ACRL Framework: A Catalyst for Exploring and Expanding Our Teaching Practices,” offered at the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting. The event will take place on Friday, February 9, from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. More information about the program’s content and structure, including learning outcomes, is below.

Program

The ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education – with its emphasis on self-reflective and lifelong learning and on conceptual understandings about information, research, and scholarship and encouraging – has prompted many librarians to consider their teaching practices from fresh angles, as they explore their evolving instructional roles within and beyond the library classroom. The Framework‘s vision of information literacy education as a shared responsibility of all educators suggests both opportunities and challenges for teaching librarians, as we expand pedagogical approaches and partnerships. This workshop supports librarians in engaging more deeply with the Framework and exploring ways that it may help to enrich their individual teaching practices, as well as their local instruction programs and institutions.

Throughout this workshop participants will explore concepts and pedagogical approaches outlined in the Framework and their significance to their own instructional work. Attendees will apply their learning and reflection to creating instruction plans for their local contexts and considering possibilities for growing teaching partnerships.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will:

  • Recognize the overarching goals and the major components of the Framework and what theories influenced the document’s creation.
  • Reflect on their personal perspectives on and experiences with the Framework and how these influence their engagement with the document.
  • Examine their unique institutional and instructional contexts and the possibilities and constraints these contexts present for their pedagogical work,
  • Apply principles of instructional design to develop instruction that is centered on the Frames and that fosters learning transfer and metacognition.
  • Explore the unique knowledge and experiences that librarians bring to teaching and learning and their implications for expanding librarians’ instructional roles and partnerships.
  • Explore how the Framework can be used to foster dialogue and collaboration among educators.

Presenters

Samantha Godbey is Education Librarian at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where she is liaison to the College of Education and Department of Psychology. In this role, she has worked directly with faculty to integrate research-based assignments and information literacy concepts into their courses. Samantha’s research focuses on the Framework as well as information literacy instruction and assessment, and she is co-editor of Disciplinary Applications of Information Literacy Threshold Concepts (ACRL, 2017). She holds a Master of Library and Information Science from San Jose State University and a Master of Arts in Education from the University of California at Berkeley.

Lindsay Matts-Benson is the Instructional Designer for the University of Minnesota Libraries in Minneapolis, where she collaborates and consults with librarians and library staff on building accessible, thoughtful and creative instructional material, such as online tutorials, websites, videos and in-person presentations. Lindsay has designed online learning modules and developed semester-long courses ranging from insurance law and trial advocacy skills to library research skills and job searching using library databases. Lindsay holds a Master of Arts in Learning Technology with a certificate in e-learning from the University of St. Thomas, and a Master’s in Library and Information Science from Dominican University in River Forest, IL. Along with Andrea Baer and Brittney Johnson, Lindsay co-designed this workshop curriculum.

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