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(via Donna Witek, The University of Scranton)

College & Research Libraries News and ACRL’s Student Learning and Information Literacy Committee invite proposals for the publication’s “Perspectives on the Framework” column. This bimonthly column provides a forum for librarians to share practices and perspectives related to the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. The column editorial team will prioritize proposals that focus on how the Framework for Information Literacy intersects with equitable and inclusive pedagogical practices. We are particularly interested in articles about how libraries that serve diverse and/or underserved populations have used the Framework for Information Literacy within the context of equity in education. Each column will focus on different topics of interest to librarians whose responsibilities include instruction, information literacy, assessment, and related work.

This column is managed and edited by a subcommittee of the ACRL Student Learning and Information Literacy Committee. Authors should submit 100-word proposals for columns by April 19, 2019 to crlnframework@gmail.com.

Past columns may be found on College & Research Libraries News archive.

College & Research Libraries News Instructions for Authors may be found here.

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ACRL Releases Libraries Transform Toolkit

(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago, on behalf of ACRL)

ACRL and Gale, a Cengage company, have collaborated to create the ACRL Libraries Transform Toolkit<https://acrl.libguides.com/transform>. This free new toolkit provides academic and research libraries with easy-to-use tools and resources to develop effective marketing and outreach strategies to promote their services and impact to students, faculty and administrators. The toolkit extends the American Library Association’s (ALA) Libraries Transform Campaign<http://www.ilovelibraries.org/librariestransform/>, that’s designed to increase public awareness of the value, impact and services provided by libraries and library professionals.

“We created this toolkit in response to an evaluation we conducted with academic libraries on marketing and outreach activities, where they expressed a need for access to easy-to-use, outreach best practices and materials that are flexible and adaptable. In addition, the toolkit also allows for materials to be uploaded and shared as part of each section, so that everyone can contribute to its content,” said Cinthya Ippoliti, chair of the ACRL Libraries Transform Task Force. “The toolkit provides academic libraries with the guidance needed to develop, execute and measure their community engagement efforts alongside their strategic marketing plans.”

Key resources in the ACRL Libraries Transform Toolkit include:
*  Marketing Instructional Materials: Foundational guidance on how to create a marketing strategy, define message positioning by target audience, and plan campaigns.
*  “Because” Statement Templates: Designed to help libraries develop messaging statements to promote their services and resources or issues of importance. Example statements are provided as well as ALA’s formula where libraries can create their own.
*  Community Engagement Framework: Provides a framework and tactics to develop, support and sustain effective community outreach and communication strategies.
*  Methods for Communicating and Measuring Impact: Provides insight and best practices on analyzing, measuring and communicating library outreach strategy results.

“Academic libraries play an important role in supporting student success and connecting researchers to new insights and ideas, but they often lack the staff, time and money it takes to promote their resources to these audiences.” said Harmony Faust, vice president of marketing and communications at Gale. “Our mission is to connect libraries to learners, and we are proud that our close collaboration with ACRL makes such a valuable marketing toolkit available to help our libraries more efficiently and effectively create awareness of the value and impact they bring to the communities they serve.”

To access the toolkit, visit the ACRL Libraries Transform Toolkit<https://acrl.libguides.com/transform> webpage.

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(via Gabrielle (Abby) Annala, Lewis University)

Calling all librarians and library staff with an interest in marketing!

Inspired by ACRL? Didn’t get to go and want to share your project related to marketing and outreach? ACRL’s Library Marketing and Outreach Interest group (LMOIG) is hosting an inaugural Chicago area meetup for librarians interested in forming a community and discussing ideas related to library marketing, events, promotion, and outreach. The event will be Thursday, May 30th from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at DePaul University Library in Chicago, happy hour to follow. Participants do NOT need to be members of the interest group or ACRL to attend or present at the event. RSVP now to attend the event or express interest in future events.

We are now accepting proposals for lightning talks related to the topics:

  • Marketing/Outreach plans
  • Events and programming
  • Marketing materials

Lightning talks are 10-15 minute presentations that introduce the audience to a topic or project and are a great way to present in an informal setting.

To apply, please submit the following information:

  • Your name, title, and institution
  • Which topic your presentation relates to
  • A short description of the presentation (300 words or less)

Questions? Contact the planning group at LMOIGchicago@googlegroups.com

See you there!

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(via ACRL)

ACRL is accepting applications from prospective curriculum designers/presenters to create and deliver a new ACRL RoadShow to support librarians in finding, using, and developing open educational resources (OERs). This introductory level, day-long workshop will be intended for academic librarians and library staff integrating OERs into their institutions and developing OER initiatives. The curriculum designers will plan and develop learning experiences for face-to-face and online learning intended to build librarians’ knowledge and use of open education practices. The in-person workshops will be offered upon request on a licensed basis, as with the existing ACRL RoadShows. In-person workshops may also be offered at ALA and/or ACRL Conferences. Additional online offerings on open education would be part of ACRL’s regular e-Learning program and could include a multi-week asynchronous course and one or more topical webcasts of 60-90 minutes each in an interactive online classroom.

The application deadline is May 1, 2019. A selection committee with representatives from the ACRL New Roles and Changing Landscapes Committee and ACRL staff will consider applications and conduct telephone interviews. Applicants will be notified by June 1, 2019. Complete information is available on ACRL Insider.

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(via Elaine Hirsch, Lewis & Clark College)

The CLS Communications Committee invites submissions for the Spring 2019 CLS Newsletter. This is an opportunity to highlight happenings at your library with colleagues across the country.

Did your library launch an innovative program or host a successful event?  Did your library receive a grant?   Are there any presentations, publications, or other professional accomplishments you’d like to share?

Submissions should be less than 500 words and images are welcome!  Check the CLS Newsletter Archive for ideas:  http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/directoryofleadership/sections/cls/clswebsite/collpubs/clsnewsletter

The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, May 1.  Articles can be sent to jayne.blodgett@unco.edu

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(via Michelle Keba, Palm Beach Atlantic University)

The DLS Instruction Group invites you to participate in an inaugural Virtual Poster Session (https://acrl.ala.org/DLS/2019-virtual-poster-session/) between April 1 and 5, 2019. During this week, 40 posters about online teaching and learning practices are available to view and comment on.

There will be a wide array of poster topics, from online assessment and outreach strategies, to accessibility and course design practices. These posters may have embedded content such as video and audio, in addition to images and text. Hear from voices of current online students and seasoned library workers looking to share their learning!

We encourage you to leave your thoughts in the comment sections of the posters! Poster presenters will be available between April 1-5 to respond to comments and questions. We hope that this format will lead to interesting and vibrant conversations between presenters and viewers, and encourage a more robust participation. Be sure to check back to see how the conversations progress!

Once you’ve visited the Virtual Poster Session (https://acrl.ala.org/DLS/2019-virtual-poster-session/), please fill out a survey (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdlfQepaeLPWOxrp4QGjLR0t2oCQsF8Sus5Q8aP7pjwju-rzw/viewform) to let us know what you thought!

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(via Meghan Sitar–University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)

The ACRL Instruction Section (IS) and ACRL Student Learning and Information Literacy Committee (SLILC) invite volunteers for a new Framework for Information Literacy Sandbox Committee in the Instruction Section.

The creation of this committee marks the hand off of the stewardship of the Sandbox from SLILC to IS. The Sandbox was created by the Framework for Information Literacy Advisory Board in 2016. While the Sandbox has been stewarded by a SLILC project team since 2017, IS has a large pool of knowledgeable volunteers who can manage, assess, and improve this important tool as an ongoing project from year to year.

If you are interested in volunteering for this committee, please fill out this form by April 19, 2019. Because this recruitment is happening alongside our usual appointment cycle, the form provides an opportunity to indicate you’d prefer appointment to this committee over others you may have volunteered for in that process.

Please note: If you didn’t volunteer for other committees through the regular appointment cycle, you ARE still welcome to volunteer for this committee through the form, but you must be a current Instruction Section member.

The committee will be chaired by Donna Witek, who has been leading the project. This will ensure continuity in the transition of the project and onboarding of new committee members.

We are looking for Instruction Section members who are interested in the committee’s charge, which is:

To maintain, assess, develop, and promote the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy Sandbox website as ACRL’s primary platform and repository for sharing and discovering information literacy teaching and learning resources in all formats, providing access to materials created by librarians in the field. This committee is responsible for the vision and growth of the Sandbox as an integral resource for those who teach information literacy.

This work will be carried out by a number of subcommittees within the larger committee, with membership to be determined by the committee’s leadership.

We will be looking to appoint librarians and library staff that represent a diverse set of interests, institutions, and backgrounds. As with all Instruction Section committees, no conference attendance is required and work will be done online both synchronously and asynchronously. No experience with the Sandbox is necessary to serve on the committee. This committee may start its work before Annual 2019, but its start date will depend on the outcome of the appointments process.

Again, if you’re interestedplease fill out this form by April 19, 2019.

Meghan Sitar, Chair, ACRL Instruction Section

Susanna Eng-Ziskin, Vice-Chair, ACRL Instruction

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(via Gwen Gregory–University of Illinois at Chicago, on behalf of Heidi Steiner Burkhardt–University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)

If you are attending the ACRL Conference next month, I hope you will consider being a buddy for a first time attendee. The Membership Committee made 75 slots available and they filled in around four hours (!), but we are struggling to get enough seasoned attendees to serve as mentors. This is a low-key commitment and it’s greatly appreciated. Buddies provide advice and guidance before and/or during the conference.  You don’t have to have all the answers, just be willing to help a newbie out.

Use Sign Up Genius to read first time attendee profiles, find a mentee, and click “sign up” to be their buddy. Additional direction is provided on the sign up page.

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(via Michelle Nielsen Ott, Illinois ACRL Vice-President/President Elect, on behalf of Dan Bostrom, Reaching Across Illinois Library System)

Heading to the 2019 ACRL Conference in Cleveland? Join your colleagues from academic libraries around Illinois for an evening of after-hours networking on Thursday, April 11 at 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Southern Tier Brewery, 811 Prospect Ave E. Complimentary appetizers will be served, sponsored by IACRL and RAILS. Drinks are on your own (cash bar). Please

RSVP by Monday, April 8, so that we can get an idea of numbers for catering. Please do so here.

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(via Donna Witek, The University of Scranton)

College & Research Libraries News and ACRL’s Student Learning and Information Literacy Committee invite proposals for the publication’s “Perspectives on the Framework” column. This bimonthly column provides a forum for librarians to share practices and perspectives related to the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. The column editorial team will prioritize proposals that focus on how the Framework for Information Literacy intersects with equitable and inclusive pedagogical practices. We are particularly interested in articles about how libraries that serve diverse and/or underserved populations have used the Framework for Information Literacy within the context of equity in education. Each column will focus on different topics of interest to librarians whose responsibilities include instruction, information literacy, assessment, and related work.

This column is managed and edited by a subcommittee of the ACRL Student Learning and Information Literacy Committee. Authors should submit 100-word proposals for columns by April 19, 2019 to crlnframework@gmail.com.

Past columns may be found on College & Research Libraries News archive.

College & Research Libraries News Instructions for Authors may be found here.

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