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(via Nancy Gibson, Austin Peay State University)

The ACRL Contemplative Pedagogy Interest Group offers a series of informal online discussions on topics related to contemplative pedagogy in the college or university setting. The next webinar will take place on Wednesday, February 24, from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM CDT. The topic will be “Healing Information Disorder”. A description of the webinar’s format and content is below.

Misinformation and disinformation run rampant. “Post-truth” and “post-privacy” are no longer unimaginable concepts. Unprecedented levels of participation enrich our information ecosystem yet also muddy the waters. As information professionals, we are tasked with teaching how to navigate our shifting information landscape; as contemplative pedagogy practitioners, we have the opportunity to teach to heal.

A short presentation will be followed by open discussion for academic librarians to share how we work to heal information disorder. What traditions and practices have helped? What guiding principles and texts support this healing? What kinds of support do we need as teachers? As people? Where do we go from here?

To register, please go here. Direct any questions to Nancy Gibson, at gibsonn@apsu.edu.

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(via Gwen Gregory, Northern Illinois University)

ACRL announces the opening of registration for the ACRL 2021 Virtual Conference, “Ascending into An Open Future.” The Conference will be held April 13-16 (Tuesday-Friday).

ACRL 2021 features a mix of more than 300 live and on-demand programs, interactive discussion groups, eye-popping posters, a social wall, fun connections and prizes, and content on demand for 30 days. The conference also features author Tressie McMillan Cottom and journalist Mona Chalabi as keynote speakers, along with invited presentations from Kaetrena Davis Kendrick and We Here administrators Jennifer Brown, Jennifer Ferretti, and Charlotte Roh.

The early-bird registration deadline is Friday, March 12. For more information, and to register, please go here.

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(via ACRL)

Did you know that in-person attendance at conferences isn’t required to serve on ACRL division and section committees? Learn more about the process in this video from the ACRL Membership Committee explaining how the ACRL committee appointment process works for ACRL division-level committees, section committees, interest, and discussion groups. The webcast recording, freely available on the ACRL YouTube channel, provides an opportunity to learn more about the many opportunities to serve, influence, and contribute to the profession.

The volunteer deadline is Friday, February 12.

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(via Annie Armstrong, University of Illinois at Chicago’s Daley Library)

The Education and Behavioral Sciences Section Research Committee of ACRL invites proposals for presentations at their virtual research forum, to be held online in early May, 2021. Our charge is to investigate and propose ways for education and behavioral science librarians to share ideas about new directions in education and behavioral science librarianship, research in progress or recently completed, and other current topics of interest.

The Research Forum encourages and supports researchers of all levels and offers an opportunity to present research that is currently underway through a 10-minute lightning talk format. Participation in the forum offers presenters an opportunity to share their work in a peer-reviewed venue and receive feedback from the ACRL community. Lightning talks are selected via a competitive, open peer review process.?Those who are not selected will receive formative feedback from the EBSS Research Committee.

Proposals are due Friday, March 19. Applicants will be notified regarding acceptance the week of March 29.

Proposal Submission Instructions

To submit a proposal, e-mail the information below in a document (.doc or .pdf) to the EBSS Research Committee Chair, Annie Armstrong, at annie@uic.edu.

Proposals should be approximately 250-300 words, and will be evaluated via rubric by the extent to which they address the following elements:

  • Proposal Title
  • Presenter Information:
    • Names and institutional affiliations of presenter(s)
    • Phone number
    • E-mail address
  • Relevance & Value: The proposal clearly articulates relevance and value of the research project to academic librarians, and has broad appeal to academic librarians and/or relevance to an education, behavioral, or social sciences subject area.
  • Innovation & Originality: The proposal makes a clear and compelling case for the innovation and originality of the research and its contribution to the field. The research explores novel ideas, approaches, or concepts or offers new approaches to common topics.
  • Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Lens: The proposal clearly explains how the research relates to Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion (EDI) and/or provides evidence of how research affects diverse communities. If the research is not specific to EDI, the proposal acknowledges the  implications of the project’s limited perspective or scope in this regard.
  • Research Design & Analysis: The proposal describes research questions, objectives, methodology, and results/findings. Project design/methodology is appropriate to the stated research question(s) and objectives and there is evidence of carefully planned research design and thoughtful analysis (i.e., results/findings).
  • Project Status/Timeline: ?The proposal clearly identifies what stage of the project has been completed and estimates a timeline for the remainder of the project. (Note: Research may be in progress at the time of proposal submission, but some results/findings must be available by the presentation date. Research that has been previously published or accepted for publication by January 1, 2021, will not be considered.)

Please direct any questions to Annie Armstrong.

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(via Nancy Gibson, Austin Peay State University)

The ACRL Contemplative Pedagogy Interest Group offers a series of informal online discussions on topics related to contemplative pedagogy in the college or university setting. The next webinar will take place on Wednesday, February 24, from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM CDT. The topic will be “Healing Information Disorder”. A description of the webinar’s format and content is below.

Misinformation and disinformation run rampant. “Post-truth” and “post-privacy” are no longer unimaginable concepts. Unprecedented levels of participation enrich our information ecosystem yet also muddy the waters. As information professionals, we are tasked with teaching how to navigate our shifting information landscape; as contemplative pedagogy practitioners, we have the opportunity to teach to heal.

A short presentation will be followed by open discussion for academic librarians to share how we work to heal information disorder. What traditions and practices have helped? What guiding principles and texts support this healing? What kinds of support do we need as teachers? As people? Where do we go from here?

To register, please go here. Direct any questions to Nancy Gibson, at gibsonn@apsu.edu.

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Call for Participation: ACRL COVID-19 Library Protocols Survey

(via the ACRL Value of Academic Libraries COVID-19 Subcommittee)

The COVID-19 Library Protocols survey is now open. This survey is being conducted by the ACRL Value of Academic Libraries (VAL) Committee to gather information on how academic libraries have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic, including its impacts on services, resources, staff, and patrons. Information gathered through this survey will be analyzed to identify COVID responses by libraries and identify practices that may help libraries plan and respond to similar future situations.

This survey has been reviewed and approved by ACRL. It takes about 15 minutes to complete, depending on your responses. Additional instructions are below.

  • Please respond by physical library building unless COVID protocols were applied uniformly across all libraries within a larger system. Please provide both the name of the larger organization and the specific unit (e.g. University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library and Eccles Health Sciences Library).
  • Reporting of all data will be in aggregate. Individual institutions or individuals will not be identified without explicit prior permission.
  • Recognizing that COVID responses may have changed or evolved since the start of the pandemic, please provide responses that document the entire timeline for the pandemic.
  • We realize that response options and terminology vary greatly from institution to institution, so please use your best judgment when reading and replying to the questions.
  • Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey request.

To access the COVID-19 Library Protocols survey, please go here.

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ACRL’s Popular RoadShow Workshops are Going Off-Road

(via ACRL)

The ACRL RoadShow program brings high quality workshops directly to campuses covering a wide range of topics that help academic librarians tackled the greatest issues facing the profession today. The program, however, has been on hold due to the impact of COVID-19.

Now, workshop teams are pivoting the same great content from these workshops into new Off-RoadShow virtual learning opportunities. Current Off-RoadShows including Scholarly Communication and Open Educational Resources & Affordability are being presented as multi-part webcast series designed for individual or group participation. Learn more on ACRL Insider and reserve your spot today.

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(via Emily Gilbert, IACRL Vice-President/President-Elect)

Join the Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries for a viewing of the ACRL webinar “Teaching Online in Plain Language: Creating Clear Research Guides, Library Websites, and Online Instruction”. We will stream the webinar on Zoom and discuss it afterwards. The viewing and discussion will take place on Wednesday, January 27, from 1:00 to 2:30 PM CDT.

Please register here. A brief description of the webinar is below.

“Plain language” is a term from the legal field: federal law requires that government agencies are required to use clear communication that the public can understand and use. As online teachers, we can take advantage of the set of clear guidelines and best practices that has grown up around this requirement. The federal plain language guidelines are fully in line with web usability recommendations, and can help streamline and clarify our online teaching. Whether you’re writing for a library website, a tutorial, a research guide or some other format, you’ll learn how to make your materials more accessible to the widest possible audience without dumbing them down.

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(via Abbie Basile, Old Dominion University)

The ACRL Academic Library Services for Graduate Students Interest Group‘s Notable Works for Library Support of Graduate Students Working Group seeks nominations for our inaugural annual Notable Works List. Our goal is to recognize and showcase excellent professional contributions that inform the work of library colleagues who support graduate students.  Submissions can include projects and publications by library workers or by researchers in related fields who shed light on important elements of serving graduate students.

Categories of work to be considered include the following.

  • journal articles/conference proceedings
  • websites
  • blog posts
  • library resources/research guides
  • digital learning objects/tutorials/instruction videos
  • conference program/presentation/panel
  • media/multimedia/video
  • game/software
  • other

Please nominate work here. You are encouraged to submit both your own work and that of colleagues. We are especially interested in projects that meet the criteria in our rubric.

The submissions deadline is Friday, March 5. Please direct any questions to Abbie Basile (abasile@odu.edu), Geoff Johnson (geoff.johnson@ucdenver.edu), or Mark Lenker (mark.lenker@unlv.edu).

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(via Anne Casey, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University)

The ACRL Distance and Online Learning Section (DOLS) Strategic Planning Committee invites you to complete the following brief survey to inform our work on the next version of the Section’s strategic plan. Every three years the strategic plan is reviewed and revised by the Strategic Planning Committee and your feedback is invaluable to this process. We appreciate responses from members and nonmembers of DOLS. Distance and online librarianship is more relevant than ever and we value feedback from all of you!

The survey is open now and the deadline to complete has been extended to Tuesday, January 19. To access the survey, please go here. If you have any questions, please direct them to the Committee Co-Chairs, Victoria Raish (vrc112@psu.edu) or Michael Courtney (micourtn@indiana.edu.

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