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Are you interested in expanding your professional network; helping shape ACRL by advancing its strategic plan, commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI); and influencing the direction of academic and research librarianship? Are you ready to be considered for an opportunity to adv​ance learning and transform scholarship through a committee appointment?

ACRL Vice-President/President-Elect Erin Ellis invites you to volunteer to serve on a 2022-23 division or section committee. Face-to-face attendance at conferences is not required and committee work can be completed virtually throughout the year. Learn more about the appointments process in the recording of the December 2 “Get Involved: Everything You Need to Know about Volunteering” webcast, available here.

If you wish to be considered for a committee appointment, complete the ACRL volunteer form by Tuesday, February 15, 2022. For more information and a link to the volunteer form, go here.

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Reminder: ACRLog Seeking Bloggers (Deadline Monday, January 31)

(via Jen Jarson, Penn State University)

Interested in writing for ACRLog? We’re looking for a few new bloggers to join our team!

We aim to have a group of bloggers who represent diverse perspectives on and career stages in academic librarianship. We are especially seeking librarians interested in writing about technical services, scholarly communication, technology, and related areas and/or those working at small colleges, community colleges, or private institutions, to balance the strengths of our other bloggers.

Members of the ACRLog blog team write on any issue or idea that impacts academic librarianship, from current news items to workflow and procedural topics to upcoming changes in the profession and more.

ACRLog blog team members typically publish individual posts every 6-8 weeks and sometimes collaborate with other blog team members on co-authored posts. Blog team members also contribute to the work of blog promotion and management (e.g., participate in 2-3 blog team meetings every year).

If you’re interested in joining the ACRLog blog team, please complete our application form. Applications are due Monday, January 31.

Proposals will be evaluated by the existing ACRLog blog team. We will strive to consider the following criteria.

  • diversity of race/ethnicity/sexual orientation/ability
  • voices from a range of academic institutions (for example, community colleges, small colleges) and job responsibilities within academic libraries (for example, cataloging, scholarly communications, etc.)
  • clear and compelling writing style
  • connection between day-to-day work and bigger conversations around theory, practice, criticism, LIS education, and other issues

Please send any questions to Jen Jarson at jmj12@psu.edu. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

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(via Anna Ferri, Roseman University of Health Sciences)

Do you have a great (positive) story about turning a misunderstanding, mistake, or disagreement with a faculty member into a positive experience? Please come share your story at the Health Science Interest Group’s inaugural First Friday Forum on Friday, December 3, at 11:00 AM CDT. No registration is required–please see the Zoom information at the bottom of this e-mail.

We will start with a guest speaker, Dr. Lauren Hays. Dr. Hays has been an academic instruction librarian and is now a lecturing faculty member at University of Central Missouri. She will be teaching a Library Juice course in January called “Faculty and Librarian Collaborations”. After Dr. Hays gets us warmed up, it will be time to chat and commiserate on what really works with faculty and what really doesn’t. Share with other health science and liaison librarians and leave with new ideas on how to connect with faculty and build collaborations.

If you have a facul-tastrophe you would like to share, please contact Karen O’Grady (kogrady@sandiego.edu) so we have some interesting tales lined up. Shy about sharing on Zoom? E-mail your story to Karen and it will be read (anonymously as requested) during our First Friday Forum.

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Join the ACRL Membership Committee at 11:00 AM CDT on Thursday, December 2, for this free online forum explaining how the ACRL committee appointment process works for ACRL division-level committees, section committees, interest, and discussion groups, along with the Leadership Recruitment and Nomination Committee. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about the many opportunities to serve, influence, and contribute to the profession. The session will be archived and made available on the ACRL website.

Speakers:

ACRL President Julie Ann Garrison
Dean
Western Michigan University

Rachel Minkin
Head of Reference Services
Michigan State University Libraries

Russell Michalak
Director of the Library, Archives, & Learning Center
Assistant Professor
Goldey-Beacom College

Heather Smedberg
Reference & Instruction Coordinator
UC San Diego Library

To register, please go here.

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Call for Bloggers: ACRLog (Deadline Mon., Jan. 31)

(via Jen Jarson, Penn State University)

Interested in writing for ACRLog? We’re looking for a few new bloggers to join our team!

We aim to have a group of bloggers who represent diverse perspectives on and career stages in academic librarianship. We are especially seeking librarians interested in writing about technical services, scholarly communication, technology, and related areas and/or those working at small colleges, community colleges, or private institutions, to balance the strengths of our other bloggers.

Members of the ACRLog blog team write on any issue or idea that impacts academic librarianship, from current news items to workflow and procedural topics to upcoming changes in the profession and more.

ACRLog blog team members typically publish individual posts every 6-8 weeks and sometimes collaborate with other blog team members on co-authored posts. Blog team members also contribute to the work of blog promotion and management (e.g., participate in 2-3 blog team meetings every year).

If you’re interested in joining the ACRLog blog team, please complete our application form. Applications are due Monday, January 31.

Proposals will be evaluated by the existing ACRLog blog team. We will strive to consider the following criteria.

  • diversity of race/ethnicity/sexual orientation/ability
  • voices from a range of academic institutions (for example, community colleges, small colleges) and job responsibilities within academic libraries (for example, cataloging, scholarly communications, etc.)
  • clear and compelling writing style
  • connection between day-to-day work and bigger conversations around theory, practice, criticism, LIS education, and other issues

Please send any questions to Jen Jarson at jmj12@psu.edu. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

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(via Ruth Slagle, Jackson State Community College)

Registration is now open for the ACRL DOLS (Distance and Online Learning Section) Instruction Committee webinar “Carrying Accessibility Forward”. This free online event will take place Wednesday, December 1, starting at 1:00 PM CDT. See below for more information.

This past year certainly cast a spotlight on the importance of accessibility in online teaching and learning. Accessibility, however, is more than best practice checklists, Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), or legalities. Join us as our presenter, Katie Quirin Manwiller, Education Librarian and Assistant Professor at West Chester University, shares her knowledge of disability and accessibility, addressing what the future could hold for universal design for learning (UDL) and practical ways to implement UDL in online instruction.

To register for the webinar, please go here.

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(via Deb Villavicencio-Eschinger, CHOICE)

“Toward Inclusive Excellence”, the DEIA content channel from CHOICE/ACRL, seeks guest blog post contributors for Winter-Spring 2022.

If you are interested in writing about issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion, particularly, as they affect the academic library community, please e-mail dvillavicencio@ala-choice.org, with your thoughts on a possible topic and a brief bio. There is a modest honorarium available to authors of published blog posts. To read some of our recent blog posts, go here.

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(via Maura Seale, University of Michigan)

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 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. Columns are limited to 2000 words.

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 Friday, November 19, to crlnframework@gmail.com.

Past columns may be found on College & Research Libraries News archives here. College & Research Libraries News “Instructions for Authors” may be found here.

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(via Anna Sandelli-University of Tennessee, Knoxville)

Registration is now open for the webinar “Libraries and Learning Analytics: Facts, False Choices, and Future Forays”. This free presentation is sponsored by the ACRL University Libraries Section Professional Development Committee. It will take place on Monday, November 15, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM CDT. Register here. More information is below.

Learning analytics offers a new tool in the library assessment toolbox, one that closes gaps left by other assessment methods but also raises myriad questions for librarians. As higher education institutions expand their learning analytics initiatives, librarians need to prepare to participate in learning analytics as campus partners. Librarians should be aware of current definitions and common deployment models for institutional learning analytics, understand the purposes and pitfalls of learning analytics as an approach to support student learning, and develop a plan for learning analytics engagement that fits their values as well as institutional and library needs. To advance this work, librarians need to know the facts, avoid false choices, and plan for deep engagement.

This panel will open with introductory content defining learning analytics from a higher education perspective, outlining the purposes of learning analytics as an assessment approach in support of student success, and describing “false choices” that often derail discussions of learning analytics in the library community. Together, panelists and participants will engage in an interactive, “hands-on” activity to consider user stories, research questions, or data sources that can be used in library learning analytics and sort them into “high impact,” “low impact,” and “red flag” categories as a basis for guided discussion. The session will close with a conversation about unique roles librarians can play in learning analytics, next steps for research and practice in this work, and a list of discussion questions and readings for continuing the conversation at individual institutions.

Presenter Bios.

Megan Oakleaf is an Associate Professor at Syracuse University’s iSchool. She is the PI of two IMLS grants on libraries and learning analytics, Library Integration in Institutional Learning Analytics and Connecting Libraries and Learning Analytics for Student Success.

Ken Varnum is a Senior Program Manager in Library Information Technology at the University of Michigan. He is the Technical Lead for the IMLS Library Learning Analytics Project and works with the library’s analytics data retention and access processes.

Rebecca Croxton, Head of Assessment at UNC Charlotte’s library, is the PI for a campus wide student success initiative focused on quantifying the role of student engagement with the library and other co-curricular and extracurricular activities.

If you can’t make this session but wish to view a recording later, please register so that you’ll receive an e-mail that includes a link to the video of the presentation.

Please direct questions and concerns to Laura Gariepy (lwgariepy@vcu.edu) or Sam Harlow (slharlow@uncg.edu), co-chairs of the ACRL ULS Professional Development Committee. A full list of the committee’s past and future programs is available here.

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(via Robin Ewing, St. Cloud State University)

Registration is now open for the free ACRL EBSS (Education and Behavioral Sciences Section) Instruction for Educators Committee webinar “The ACRL Framework and Teacher Education: Shaping the Companion Document for Instruction for Education”. It will take place on Friday, December 10, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM CDT, via Zoom. More information is below.

What do education librarians and faculty need from a companion document to the ACRL Framework? The EBSS Instruction for Educators Committee invites you to join colleagues to discuss how the new Education Companion Document to the Framework (a work in progress) could support your work with teacher education faculty and students. This workshop will give you a chance to discuss and provide feedback in small groups. Help shape the new document!

To register, please go here. Discussion questions and links to the companion document will be sent to all registrants in a confirmation e-mail two weeks before the event. Check the event website for additional information and updates.

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