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(via ACRL)

ALA and ACRL are committed to supporting our members, staff, and all librarians and library workers during these uncertain times. Now more than ever, academic and research librarians and libraries are essential to a thriving global community of learners and scholars. Whether you are working on campus or supporting your community remotely, ACRL has a variety of easily accessible options for free online professional development to help you build your skills during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Join us this week for a series of three free ACRL Presents webcasts covering topics directly related to online instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic. Sign up for each webcast at the links in the titles and recordings of all of these will be available on our YouTube channel and social media as soon as possible after the live events.

Tuesday, March 17: “Information Literacy at a (Social) Distance: Strategies for Moving Online” – 3:00-4:00 PM Central

Wednesday, March 18: “Pandemic Pedagogy: Resources for Library Instruction at a Distance” – 1:00 – 2:00 PM Central

Friday, March 20: “Copyright for Campus Closures: Exploring the Copyright Issues around Moving Instruction and Reference Online” – 1:00 2:00 PM Central

Visit ACRL Insider for more details on ACRL resources and make sure to visit the ALA Pandemic Preparedness page for more resources on COVID-19.

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(via the ACRL Instruction Section)

The IS Newsletter is soliciting content! The Newsletter editors would love to have your content that addresses:

  • Active learning techniques
  • Learning object creation
  • Student learning outcomes & pedagogy
  • Assessment
  • Instructional design (universal, backward, accessibility, etc.) o Instruction for special populations (e.g., faculty, international students, administrators, etc.)

Please follow the Instruction Section Newsletter Submission Guidelines.

Submission Deadline: Monday, April 6

Send submissions to: instructionsectionnewsletter@gmail.com.

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(via Hailley Fargo, Penn State University)

The ACRL Instruction Section Information Literacy Best Practices Committee and the ACRL FYE Discussion Group seek participants for an upcoming webinar, “Characteristics of Programs of Information Literacy that Illustrate Best Practices”.

Does your information literacy program embody one (or more) of these seven characteristics in your first-year instruction? If so, we’d like to hear from you!

Each panelist will have ten minutes to discuss their first-year information literacy program and how it aligns with the characteristics, including practical and concrete examples. Programs can include both credit-bearing courses and distributed (non-credit bearing) library instruction. Librarians from outside of the United States, community or junior colleges, or historically black colleges and universities are especially encouraged to participate.

Our webinar will be held on Tuesday, April 28 at 1:00 PM CDT.  To express interest, please contact Hailley Fargo, at hailley.fargo@gmail.com, by Monday, March 16.

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(via John Siegel, University of South Carolina Upstate)

Join the upcoming ACRL Health Sciences Interest Group (HSIG) webinar to gain an understanding of the Nursing Information Literacy Framework companion document efforts. Learn about the comparison and contrast between the Nursing Information Literacy Framework companion document and Framework for Information Literacy.

The webinar will be held on Thursday, March 12, starting at 11:00 AM CDT.

Register in advance here.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation e-mail containing information about joining the meeting. If you cannot attend, a link to the recording will be sent.

Our speakers will be the current co-chairs of the HSIG Nursing Information Literacy Framework Working Group:

Laureen Cantwell
Head Access Services & Outreach
Colorado Mesa University

Bethany McGowan
Assistant Professor
Purdue University

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(via Tim Klassen, University of Alberta)

The EDI task force recently completed a report that recommends a number of activities and projects to improve the equity, diversity, and inclusiveness of STS. The task force’s charge has been extended one year in order to begin implementation of the report’s 13 immediate and short-term recommendations. The task force is soliciting at least 4 additional volunteers to aid in this implementation.

Task force appointment terms will begin in March of 2020, and continue through June of 2021.

Anyone interested in applying should fill out the ACRL volunteer form, available here.

Anyone who recently filled out the volunteer form and indicated an interest/willingness to serve on the EDI task force does NOT need to fill out the form again, unless you would like to supply additional information.

The task force asks that you fill out the demographic information questions on the volunteer form to help achieve task force diversity. Volunteers are also welcome to note how their participation on the committee would help achieve this goal.

Applications are due no later than Tuesday, March 10, with appointments sent soon afterward. Volunteering questions can be directed to Rachel Borchardt, at borchard@american.edu.

Thank you for your consideration in helping to make our section more diverse, welcoming and inclusive, as well as a more equitable place for the advancement of science librarianship.

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(via Vanessa Lawrence, ACRL Science & Technology Section)

On Thursday, March 12, at 1:00 PM CDT, please join the monthly discussion hosted by the ACRL STS Information Literacy committee. This month Kelee Pacion, Biology Librarian at Princeton University Library will lead our discussion: Incorporating Wikipedia into the Sciences.

Discussion Description: In this chat, Kelee will share ideas about teaching a variety of classes on the topic of how to engage with and edit Wikipedia in the sciences.  This includes working with the Wiki.Edu community, and teaching a credit bearing course on Applied Science Communication at Cornell University.  The discussion will include how Kelee has transferred her idea to a new position at a Princeton University and talk about some of the issues she encountered on introducing this concept at both universities.

Before the discussion, Kelee asks that you familiarize yourself with the topic here. Please go here to register for the chat before the designated time. Test your technology compatibility with Zoom here.

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, at mailto:coope377@umn.edu.

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(via Ma Lei Hsieh, Rider University)

This is our last call to respond to the survey “Use of ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education“. The purpose of this survey is to determine the adoption of the Framework into information literacy (IL) instruction sessions and assessment programs in college libraries in the U.S.

If you have not responded, please take this important survey by Friday, February 28. By participating, you may request a summary of the survey results. It will take approximately 10 minutes to complete the survey.

Click here to continue if you are willing to participate. Thank you.

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(via Dr. Beate Gersch, Harvard University)

The Management & Leadership Committee is kicking off its spring webinar series this Wednesday. Please note the updated information about our April webinar on Managing Up with EDI.

Interested, but can’t attend? No worries, if you register, you’ll receive the recording.

Hope you can join us!


Emotions in the Workplace

Wednesday, February 26, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. CST

Register: https://ala-events.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Zdzg4HkUTF-So1HUxL3_Nw

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Many different forms of work contain a requirement, often unspoken, for employees to “put on a happy face,” and careers like librarianship, with high customer-service interactions requiring emotional labor, often tax employees’ physical and emotional health. This work can be even more draining for employees who are marginalized by virtue of their race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability. Leaders are influential in setting the stage for how emotion work is viewed in an organization and can thus play a role in creating conditions that encourage emotionally healthy work environments for everyone. In this session, we’ll discuss the science behind emotional labor, emotional intelligence, and emotional regulation. We’ll also offer suggestions for leaders to implement practices that lessen the negative impacts such work can bring and enhance emotional understanding and management.

Presenter: Miriam L. Matteson

Associate Professor at the Kent State University School of Information and Interim Associate Dean in the College of Communication and Information

Miriam’s research broadly explores emotion in the workplace, including emotional labor, dispositional affect, as well as interpersonal and emotional soft skills in a variety of library settings. She is also engaged in research and program development on continuing management education for librarians. She has published in College and Research Libraries, Library and Information Science Research, Library Management, Library Quarterly, and portal: Libraries and the Academy. She is the editor of the Future Voices in Public Services column in Public Services Quarterly. Before earning her PhD in Library Science from the University of Maryland she worked as a reference and instruction librarian at the University of Maryland University College. She has also worked as a music cataloger at Indiana University, and a project manager at Universidad Simon Bolivar in Caracas, Venezuela.


Management & Leadership: The Practical Application of the Theories Behind Team Building

Thursday, March 19, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. CST

Register: https://ala-events.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_YHUq8CRXQ1urPY2Lz_bAQw

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Working in teams can be a productive method of completing complex tasks while also engaging in participatory learning. Team-based work combines the skills, knowledge, and experience of individuals to work and create with innovation and efficiency. However, team building is an ongoing process, and those in leadership should be thoughtfully intentional when it comes to team building. This webinar will look at team development models, their practical application, and use by managers and leaders.

Presenter: Nikhat J. Ghouse (pronounced: Nick-Khath Goss)

Associate Librarian for the Social Sciences and the Coordinator of the Diversity Alliance Residency Program at American University

In addition, to her day job, Nikhat works at an Organization Development Consultant within libraries and academia. Her area of expertise includes change management, strategic planning, diversity & inclusion, and facilitation. Additionally, Nikhat is the incoming Chair of the ACRL Instruction Section. She completed her Master of Science in Organization Development at the School of Public Affairs at American University,  a Master of Library and Information Science at the University of Pittsburgh, and a Bachelor of Arts in History at Cleveland State University.


Managing Up with EDI in Mind: Collaborations to Strengthen a Community

Thursday, April 2, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. CST

Register: https://ala-events.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_BGOh5svUQEaz3JWV5GA8XA

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Librarians who lead teaching programs often face challenges such as lack of formal authority, uneven participation in teaching initiatives, and lack of shared language and priorities surrounding diverse instructional services offered within an institution. At the University of Delaware Library, Museums, and Press, we recently discovered that these challenges, while familiar to longstanding instructional programs, are also true for a fledgling leadership development effort, and that collaborations between these two programs has powerful potential for cultural and structural change. In this session, the presenters will share how their partnership strengthened their individual programs and their ability to center Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in their practice. Participants will reflect on how you engage EDI concepts in your instructional program and practice and where there is room for improvement; discuss the intersection of instruction skills and leadership and management skills and brainstorm ways to link these conversations on your own campus; and understand the value of strategic partnerships to get by-in and support program goals.


Maisha Carey, Organizational Development and Learning Librarian, Senior Assistant Librarian, University of Delaware

In this newly developed role of Organizational Development and Learning Librarian, Maisha is part of the Human Resources team and works closely with Library administration to design and implement initiatives that support the organization’s strategic directions with particular attention to its foundational principles of organizational effectiveness and inclusive excellence. Maisha represents the Library on the collegewide Chief Diversity Advocate group and is a member of the inaugural class of Diversity Engagement Fellows. Maisha is also program coordinator for the Pauline A. Young Residency Program, one of the oldest diversity librarian residency programs in the country.

Meg Grotti, Assistant Head of Instructional Services, University of Delaware

Meg is an associate librarian at the University of Delaware, where she serves as Assistant Head of Instructional Services in the reference and instructional services department. She facilitates the community of practice surrounding teaching and learning services across departments and leads programmatic planning for these services as chair of the Teaching and Learning Committee. Meg supervises two librarians who are focused upon information literacy, outreach and undergraduate student success, and serves as liaison to the College of Education and Human Development. Meg is also the leader of UD’s campus open textbook initiative.

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(via Annie Armstrong, University of Illinois at Chicago)

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, 2020. The Research Forum offers librarians 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, blind review process.

Proposals are due Wednesday, March 18. Applicants will be notified regarding acceptance the week of March 30.

Selection Criteria

Proposals are evaluated based on the extent to which they meet the following criteria.

  • measure or investigate issues of high interest to librarians, especially those in Education and Behavioral Sciences.
  • represent innovative, original research.
  • show evidence of carefully planned research design and thoughtful analysis.
  • clearly identify what stage of the project has been completed and estimate a timeline for the remainder of the project. (Note: Research may be in progress at the time of proposal, but some results/findings must be available by the presentation date. Research that has been previously published or accepted for publication by January 1, 2020 will not be considered.)

Proposal Submission Instructions

To submit a proposal, submit the following as two separate documents (.doc or .pdf) via email to the current committee chair. The proposal document must NOT show your name, institution, or any personally identifying information.

Title page, including:

  • Proposal title
  • The following information for each presenter:
    • name and institution
    • phone number
    • e-mail address

Proposal (250-300 words), including:

  • proposal title
  • statement of the research question(s)
  • research goals and objectives
  • design/methodology
  • results or findings (or potential results or findings, if research in progress)
  • explanation of relevance/value to academic librarians, especially to those in EBSS subject areas
  • discussion of innovation/originality of research

Email submissions to EBSS Research Co-Chair Samantha Godbey at samantha.godbey@unlv.edu  by Monday, March 18.

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ACRL Endorses Protocols for Native American Materials

(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago)

ACRL, at the request of its Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS), has endorsed the Protocols for Native American Materials.

In April 2006 a group of nineteen Native American and non-Native American archivists, librarians, museum curators, historians, and anthropologists gathered at Northern Arizona University Cline Library in Flagstaff, Arizona. The participants included representatives from fifteen Native American, First Nation, and Aboriginal communities. The group met to identify best professional practices for culturally responsive care and use of American Indian archival material held by non-tribal organizations.

The resulting Protocols build upon numerous professional ethical codes; a number of significant international declarations recognizing Indigenous rights, including several now issued by the United Nations; and the ground-breaking Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Protocols for Libraries, Archives, and Information Services.

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