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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.


When: Wednesday 18 April 2018, 1:00 PM -2:00 PM (CDT)

Participants must pre-register here:

Only registered users may enter the room (guest access is blocked). Limit of 100 attendees (including speakers) per our license.

Event Login Page:

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:

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

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(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago)

Engaging Students Through Images: Visual Literacy as Active Learning in Library Instruction

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
2pm Eastern (11am Pacific | 12pm Mountain | 1pm Central)

Register: <>

Description: In this webinar, the presenter will share ways to integrate images to enhance student engagement and learning. From using politically charged images to fake images, these active learning techniques can engage with students and support their critical thinking skills and research processes through visual literacy. The presenter will also describe how to gamify library instruction through the act of drawing and concept-mapping. Attendees will learn how to include such activities to expand their students’ user experiences and learning, and will be inspired to apply these techniques into their next library workshop in all subject matters, particularly for one-shot library research instruction.

About the Presenter:

Raymond Pun is the first year student success librarian at Fresno State where he coordinates and organizes the first year information literacy program and student engagement programs on campus. He has presented and published extensively including edited volumes such as The First Year Experience Cookbook and Asian American Librarians and Library Services. An active member of ALA, ACRL, APALA and CALA, Ray also blogs for Credo Reference on the first year experience trends and instructional services <>  and tweets at @raypun101.

Can’t make it to the live show? That’s okay. The session will be recorded and available <>  on the Carterette Series Webinars site for later viewing.

To register for the online event

1. Go to registration page: <>

2. Complete and submit the form.

3. A URL for the event will be emailed to you immediately after registration.

Contact a member of the Carterette Series planning team with questions or suggestions: <>

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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 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 ( or Michelle Keba (

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(via Elizabeth Kocevar-Weidinger, Virginia Military Institute)


RUSA invites experienced librarians and subject matter experts to submit proposals for webinars and online courses to be added to RUSA’s online learning offerings. We particularly encourage submissions that address innovative services and trends, emerging technologies, management and leadership or, staff-training in following topic areas for all libraries: public, school, special and academic:

  1. Reference services
  2. User instruction
  3. Assessment of services
  4. Collection development
  5. Resource discovery and usability
  6. Resource sharing/ILL
  7. Hot or trending topics

Proposals will be accepted through April, 2018. Webinars and online courses approved for presentation will be offered between May 1, 2018 and August 31, 2019. Webinar presenters and online learning instructors are compensated for their work and will receive training and support for Adobe Connect, the webinar technology platform used by the division, and Moodle, the online tool used for courses.

Please note, there are separate forms for course and webinar proposals:
Online course submission form
Online webinar submission form

The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) is a division of the American Library Association.  RUSA serves all types of libraries in reference, user services, adult readers advisory and collection development as well as resource sharing, genealogy and archives, business reference and reference technology. RUSA has six specialty sections that are free to RUSA members: BRASS (Business Reference and Services Section), CODES (Collection Development and Evaluation Section) HS (History Section), ETS (Emerging Technologies Section), RSS (Reference Services Section) and STARS (Sharing and Transforming Access to Resources Section).

Questions about submissions or about RUSA’s online learning programs should be sent to Jessica Hughes, RUSA Executive Director, at

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(via Amy Maroso, Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois)

The CARLI Created Content Committee is pleased to announce registration is open for two copyright-related webinars!

Rights Statements and Using
Thursday, February 1, from 10:00-11:00 am

Join Hannah Stitzlein, Visiting Metadata Services Specialist for the Illinois Digital Heritage Hub at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, as she discusses right statements for library created digital materials. In this webinar, participants will learn how rights statements can be used effectively in digital collections, and how digital library owners can take advantage of the website.

Registration link:

Please register for this session no later than Monday, January 29, 2018.

Copyright Q&A with Sara Benson, Copyright Librarian
March 6, 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Sara Benson is an Assistant Professor and the Copyright Librarian at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library. She has a JD, a Masters of Law, and an MLIS and looks forward to conversing with CARLI members about copyright. You can find her podcast (titled ©hat or ″copyright chat″) on the University of Illinois library site  or on iTunes.

Registration link:

Please register no later than Friday, March 2, 2018. There is a section on the registration page that allows you to ask your copyright question in advance.

Contact the CARLI Office at if you have any questions.

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(via Debbie Campbell, CARLI)

The CARLI Instruction Committee’s theme for this year is “We Can’t Do It Alone: Joining Forces For Sustainable Partnerships”. Through a series of online events, the committee will offer opportunities to learn how to extend information literacy programs in ways that are scalable and sustainable. Because webinars can be an effective format for outreach and information literacy education to both faculty and students, we’ll kick things off with an online session on best practices for webinars.

Join us for “Leading Online Sessions: Tips for Engaging Webinars”, given by Stephanie Richter and Cameron Wills, both of Northern Illinois University. The webinar will take place on Wednesday, December 6, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM CST. More information about the webinar’s content and the presenters’ backgrounds is below.

Do you want to know the secret to designing and leading effective online sessions? Join us as we share tips for producing engaging, interactive webinars no matter what platform you are using. You will learn the recommended techniques to prepare participants before they attend your live session. You will also learn how to communicate with and manage the interactions of your participants, best practices for designing online presentation content, and the advantages of recording the session.

Stephanie Richter is the Assistant Director of the Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois. She consults with and provides professional development for faculty on integrating technology into teaching, and works closely with academic and support units at the university on their teaching and teaching with technology needs. Ms. Richter holds a Master of Science in Education in Instructional Technology from Northern Illinois University, and is currently pursuing a doctorate in Instructional Technology.

Cameron Wills is a Research Associate for the Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois. In his role, he investigates best practices in teaching tools and technologies, and develops and delivers professional development on emerging instructional technologies. Mr. Wills holds a Master of Science in Education in Instructional Technology from Northern Illinois University and is currently pursuing a doctorate in Instructional Technology.

To register, go here. This webinar will be recorded and available on the CARLI website for later viewing. Please send any questions to

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(via ACRL)

Join us for the free ACRL Presents webcast, “The New Academic Library Impact Report,” on Thursday, November 9, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Central time (9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Pacific | 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Mountain | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Eastern. Convert additional time zones online.) Learn about ACRL’s new report, Academic Library Impact: Improving Practice and Essential Areas to Research, now available for download or purchase. Developed for ACRL by OCLC Research, this valuable resource investigates how libraries can increase student learning and success and effectively communicate their value to higher education stakeholders.

Submit your FREE registration online by noon Central time on Wednesday, November 8. Login details will be sent via email the afternoon of November 8. The webcast will be recorded and made available shortly after the live event.

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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.


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 Sarah Miles, NNLM South Central Region)

We are very excited to announce our next SCR CONNECTions webinar, to be held on Wednesday, October 11, from 10:00 to 11:00 AM CST. Guest speaker Annie Norman, Director and State Librarian for the Delaware Division of Libraries, will present “Holistic Data for Healthy Libraries”.  No registration is required for this class. More information about the webinar is below.

Similar to biological organisms, our organizations require healthy and effective systems in order to thrive. A holistic view of libraries as a system makes possible new insights and approaches to old challenges. In this session, learn how Delaware libraries are applying a systems approach, using data strategically and holistically to increase their value and to improve services and outcomes for Delawareans.

Dr. Annie Norman is State Librarian of Delaware, and under her leadership the Delaware Division of Libraries received the Delaware Quality Award of Merit and the Delaware Library Association Institutional Award in recognition of performance excellence principles and practices. She currently serves on the boards of the Delaware Quality Partnership and the Mid-Atlantic Alliance for Performance Excellence, and is also a member of the Working Group for the national COSLA/IMLS Measures That Matter data project.

This webinar will be eligible for one hour of Medical Library Association (MLA) Continuing Education credit and will be archived for future viewing. For more information, including instructions for accessing the session, go here.

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(via Rebecca Brown, University of Utah)

This is the National Library of Medicine webinar for which you’ve been waiting. Receive answers to the following questions and more.

  • Have you wondered why you see duplicate icons on citations in PubMed?
  • Or why you don’t see icons where you expect?
  • Are you switching vendors and don’t know how that will affect your service?
  • Were you suddenly given the responsibility for your library’s LinkOut account and don’t know where to start?

We will go back to the basics of LinkOut and show you how to get the most of your library’s service. Take an inside look at the three NLM linking services, LinkOut, Outside Tool, and LinkOut Local, and how they differ. Learn why multiple icons display on citations in PubMed and how to see only the ones you want. Following a 30-minute presentation, LinkOut experts will be available to answer your questions.

To register, go here or here.

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