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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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(via Chase Ollis, American Library Association)

Purpose

To recognize academic librarians and staff who work together as a team to develop academic libraries that are outstanding in furthering the educational missions of their institutions.

Award

GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO’s sponsorship of the program supports three annual awards of $3,000 each by type of academic library (community, college, and university). Awards will be presented by an ACRL representative at a ceremony at each institution receiving the award. Further recognition of award recipients will be made at the ACRL President’s Program at the annual ALA conference.

GOBI’s sponsorship will cover the outright awards and provide $3,000 for travel to presentation ceremonies.

Applications are kept in the award pool for two years, and an updated application is required to remain in the pool for a third year. Applications may be updated each year, as long as they are received by the award deadline.

Criteria

  1. Demonstrate how academic librarians and staff work together as a team to develop an academic library that is outstanding in furthering the educational mission of its parent institution.
  2. The criteria for recognizing excellence will emphasize “outcomes” rather than “inputs” as the best measures of quality. “Outcomes” are defined by the  ACRL Task Force on Academic Library Outcomes and reflected in the philosophy of  Standards for Libraries in Higher Education. Potential nominees are referred to these documents. An academic library may demonstrate excellence as a team of librarians and staff in furthering the educational mission of its institution through one or more of the following, or in other ways that reflect the purpose and philosophy of this award:
    • Creativity and innovation in meeting the needs of their academic community.
    • Leadership in developing and implementing exemplary programs that other libraries can emulate.
    • Substantial and productive relationships with classroom faculty and students.
  3. Agree to take responsibility for organizing and funding a recognition ceremony on campus to receive the award.

Submissions

The applicant must agree to take responsibility for organizing and funding a recognition ceremony on campus to receive the award.

Electronic submissions are required. Applicants must submit an application form and supporting documents via email to Chase Ollis, collis@ala.org. The application form must be completed in its entirety and applications must be received by December 1, 2017, to receive full consideration. Applications will be confirmed via email.

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.

Interested parties should feel free to contact the chair and/or the members of the award committee for additional information.

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(via Chase Ollis, American Library Association)

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 course 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.

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

Learning Outcomes

  • 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.

Presenter

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.

How to Register

  • Go to the ALA Online Learning registration page.
  • Scroll down to the month when the course is offered.
  • Select the “Register” link next to the course name.
  • You will need to log in with your ALA ID & password. If you do not have an ALA ID & password, you will be asked to create one in order to register.

More information on the course, including registration costs, is available here.

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(via Ginny Pannabecker, Virginia Tech University)

Are you a member of ACRL and STS? Would you like to be more involved in STS, or would if you “had the time?” Are you passionate about events and movements like the March for Science, and actions that promote and communicate the social value of scientific research and education? If so, this STS Liaison position as ACRL Contact for the March for Science could be a great opportunity for you!

STS maintains a liaison program to encourage STS members to be active in, and report on the meetings and activities of science and technology organizations. Liaisons have an opportunity to present to the community about what they’ve learned, as they help develop connections between librarians and other professions. The STS Liaisons Committee has created an annual online forum in late spring which gives liaisons the chance to present on the organizations they work with to the STS community.

The following special liaison position is currently available:

·         ACRL contact for the March for Science group (https://www.marchforscience.com/)

STS-appointed liaison for the position of ACRL contact for the March for Science:

·         Are expected to serve at least a two-year term (if possible)

·         Participate in some of the larger group’s weekly calls and

·         Provide regular reports back to the ACRL Board, as well as participation in March for Science ongoing activities as possible.

·         Report back to the STS community

WANT TO BECOME THE MARCH FOR SCIENCE GROUP LIAISON FOR ACRL / STS? Please email a short statement (200 words or less) to the Co-Chairs of the Committee explaining why you are interested in this liaison position, and share your related experience or involvement by Friday, October 6th.

Contact:  Ginny Pannabecker (vpannabe@vt.edu)

Michelle Leonard (mleonard@uflib.ufl.edu)

 

Co-Chairs of the 2017 STS Liaisons Committee

(http://www.ala.org/acrl/sts/acr-stslia )

For more information about the liaison work, please visit (while keeping in mind that this liaison position is unique):

http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/directoryofleadership/sections/sts/stswebsite/liaison/STSLiaison

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(via Dr. Theresa S. Byrd–Dean of the University Library, University of San Diego)

We are seeking nominees for the Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award. This award recognizes outstanding achievements (including risk-taking) by academic librarians that have contributed significantly to improvements in the areas of library automation, library management, and/or library development and research. This award honors the life and accomplishments of Hugh C. Atkinson, one of the major innovators in modern librarianship. This award is funded by an endowment created by divisional, individual, and vendor contributions given in memory of Hugh C. Atkinson.

The nominee must be a librarian employed in one of the following during the year prior to application for this award.

  • university, college, or community college library
  • non-profit consortium, or a consortium comprised of non-profits that provides resources, services, and support to academic libraries

The nominee must have a minimum of five years of professional experience in an academic library or in a non-profit consortium or a consortium comprised of non-profits. Electronic submissions are required. Nominations must include documentation that indicates the name, address, and phone number of both the nominating party and the nominee as well as a narrative supporting the nomination, and a current vita. Nominators are encouraged to provide additional letters of support to assist the committee in understanding the full scope of the nominee’s contributions.

The deadline to submit a nomination is Friday, December 1. For more information about the Award, please go here. E-mail the completed nomination to Chase Ollis at collis@ala.org. Any questions may be directed to Dr. Theresa S. Byrd, Chair of the Hugh C. Atkinson Award Committee, at tsbyrd@sandiego.edu.

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(via Lauren Hays, MidAmerica Nazarene University)

The IS Current Issues Virtual Discussion Forum is an excellent opportunity for instruction librarians to explore and discuss current topics related to library instruction and information literacy. The steering committee welcomes proposals from individuals who are interested in convening this discussion online in advance of the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting. The session will take place on Wednesday, January 24, 2018, at 12:00 PM CST.

If you would like to share your knowledge, help your peers learn from one another, and spark a lively conversation, submit a proposal to lead the IS Current Issues Virtual Discussion Forum today. The application deadline is Friday, November 3. To submit a proposal, please use the online submission form. Applicants will be notified by Friday, November 17.

To see examples of past discussion topics, view the online digests of past discussions. Contact the ACRL IS Discussion Group Steering Committee Chair, Patrick Wohlmut (pwohlmut@linfield.edu) or Vice-Chair, Lauren Hays (ldhays@mnu.edu), with any questions.

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(via Chase Ollis, American Library Association)

Join us in Denver, CO,  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 workshop will take place from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Friday, February 9, 2018. A description of what the workshop will cover follows.

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. Information about the workshop presenters is below.

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 the forthcoming 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.

Access the ALA Annual Conference registration materials to submit your registration. The workshop code is ACR1. The registration fee is $255 for ACRL members, $295 for ALA members who do not belong to ACRL, and $325 for individuals belonging to neither organization.

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(via Jennifer Knievel, University of Colorado Boulder)

The Dudley Award Subcommittee is now accepting nominations for the Miriam Dudley Instruction Librarian of the Year Award, which honors a librarian who has made a significant contribution to the advancement of instruction in a college or research library environment. Winners will receive a $1,000 prize. For more information about the Award criteria, please see the Miriam Dudley Instruction Librarian Award webpage.

To nominate someone for the Dudley Award, send nominations to Jennifer Knievel, at jennifer.knievel@colorado.edu. The deadline is Friday, December 1. Nominations must include the name, mailing address, e-mail address, and telephone number of the nominee. They must also contain a letter of support detailing the nominee’s qualifications for the Award. Additional letters of support (up to three) are encouraged and will be considered as part of the nomination packet. Nominators should include their name, mailing address, e-mail address, and phone number, and they must submit all nominations electronically.

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STS Signal Call for Submissions (Deadline Oct.2)

(via Melissa Johnson, Augusta University)

As the co-editor of the Signal, the newsletter of ACRL’s Science & Technology Section, I am soliciting news to include in the Fall edition. Can you please send any information you’d like included to Melissa Johnson (mjohns69@augusta.edu) by Monday, October 2? To see the types of content included in past issues, view the Signal archive here.

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