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(via Amber Wessies, Union University)

Registration is open for the free ACRL University Libraries Section Professional Development Committee webinar “Libraries and Learning Analytics: The Future is Now”. The webinar will take place on Friday, July 15, from 1:00 to 2:30 PM CDT. Please see below for a description and the registration link.

Learning analytics offers a new tool in the library assessment toolbox, one that closes gaps left by other assessment methods but requires different ways of framing assessment questions, innovative strategies for using or connecting data, and strengthening collaborations with campus partners. This workshop is a continuation of the November 2021 ACRL ULS webinar, “Libraries and Learning Analytics: Facts, False Choices, and Future Forays” (presentation link available here, recording link available here), and is designed to help librarians take the next step in learning analytics preparedness by guiding them through a series of activities designed to support them in thinking through decisions, data, and conversations necessary for ethical, effective, and engaging learning analytics work at their institutions. Attendees are requested to watch the recording of the earlier session (65 minutes; presentation slides are available separately) as this content is foundational to the current workshop.

This highly-interactive workshop will open by reviewing the next steps identified in the previous presentation and then delve into concrete hands-on activities designed to help librarians prepare to initiate those first steps in collaboration with library and institutional colleagues and students.

  • Presenters and participants will consider questions and problems that may merit a learning analytics approach across a variety of institution types.
  • Presenters will lead a guided activity in which participants apply a user story format to explicitly articulate potential stakeholders, goals, and anticipated outcomes.
  • Participants will brainstorm potential data sources, including those that may not traditionally be considered, to address these user stories.
  • Presenters and participants will discuss how their anticipated user stories and data identification efforts can lead to maximum positive impact of learning analytics work and anticipate ways in which normalizing these processes will expedite future solutions.
  • Participants will identify potential new collaborations with campus partners and students to fill data gaps and ensure that results are accurate and actionable.

To wrap up, presenters will facilitate a conversation about the broader future of learning analytics in libraries, including ways to overcome technical challenges and conduct initial pilot testing of this approach.

Participants will leave this workshop with a solid foundation or action plan for taking the next steps at their institutions and a list of discussion questions and readings for continuing the conversation at their 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.

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

Please direct questions and concerns to Andrea Wright (Andrea.Wright@afacademy.af.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 Andrew Johnson, University of Colorado Boulder)

The ResearchDataQ Editorial Board (part of the ACRL Digital Scholarship Section), is seeking proposals for editorials that will be featured prominently on the ResearchDataQ website. We are seeking editorials that describe services, support, or related activities around research data at your institution. Topics could include the following.

  • Collaborative data management/services (computing infrastructure, storage, software/code, etc.)
  • Data ethics (privacy, ethical sharing, data ownership, data governance, data sovereignty, etc.)
  • Data literacy
  • Data policies
  • FAIR data in practice
  • Qualitative data management and analysis
  • Replication/reproducibility
  • Or anything else you want to share with the ResearchDataQ audience!

Proposals (up to 250 words) should clearly describe the following.

  • The services, support, or related activities you intend to address;
  • How you implemented this and/or what would be required to implement it elsewhere; and
  • How this relates to relevant existing recommendations, policies, or standards (if applicable).

Please submit proposals here by Sunday, July 31. We expect to notify authors of accepted proposals in late August, and we will ask authors to expand accepted proposal topics into approximately 1000-1500 word editorials (ideally by mid-October with the possibility to extend if needed). The editorials will be featured on the ResearchDataQ website on a rolling basis beginning in early 2023.

If you have any questions, please contact Clara Llebot Lorente (incoming Chair) at clara.llebot@oregonstate.edu.

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(via Gwen Gregory, Northern Illinois University)

ACRL invites proposals for the ACRL 2023 Conference, to be held March 15-18 (Wednesday-Saturday) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Higher education has changed dramatically over the last few years. Academic libraries are addressing an increased emphasis on remote learning, rising calls for social justice, and an acknowledged need for flexibility that supports a sustainable work-life balance. At ACRL 2023, explore these issues and more around the theme of “Forging the Future”.

ACRL 2023 features seven session formats to suit a wide range of presentation and learning styles. Lightning talk, poster session, roundtable discussion, and virtual conference presentations are due Thursday, October 13.

In-person or virtual Conference scholarship applications are now available. ACRL anticipates providing over $115,000 in scholarship funding for ACRL 2023. Scholarships typically include complimentary in-person or virtual registration plus an additional travel stipend of $400 – $600 to support in-person participation.

Complete details about ACRL 2023, including the full call for proposals and scholarship application, are available on the conference website.

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(via Emily Rimland, Pennsylvania State University)

The ACRL Digital Badge Interest Group is excited to host our Spring Program! Please join us for “Micro-credentials in Economic Data Literacy and  FRED® (Federal Reserve Economic Data): A Professional Development Badge for Librarians”. It will take place on Tuesday, June 7, at 12:00 PM CDT. No registration is required; please see below for instructions on accessing the meeting.

Description

The Library Services and the Economic Education team at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis have developed a free micro-credential program on economic data literacy for librarians. In this presentation we provide a working definition of economic data literacy, linking it to seven foundational competencies. We describe the structure of the program, showcasing one of its modules to illustrate the workflow of participants. We conclude by summarizing lessons learned and feedback we received.

Presenter Biography

Please learn more about our speaker, Diego Mendez-Carbajo, here

Accessing Meeting

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android here. The meeting password is 914843.

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(via Kirstin Duffin, Eastern Illinois University)

Join us on Monday, June 13, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM CDT, for the annual ACRL Science & Technology Section Government Information Update! This year’s topic is the new National Institutes of Health (NIH) Data Management and Sharing Policy that will be implemented in January, 2023. The potential impacts of this policy on libraries and library workers will be addressed by our four presenters: Kristin Briney (Biology & Biological Engineering Librarian at Caltech), Lisa Federer (Data Science and Open Science Librarian at the National Library of Medicine), Taunton Paine (Director of Scientific Data Sharing Policy at NIH), and Robyn Reed (Biomedical Informatics and Emerging Technologies Librarian at Penn State College of Medicine).

This is a free, virtual program that is open to all. Register in advance here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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(via ACRL)

ACRL invites proposals for the ACRL 2023 Conference, to be held March 15-18 (Wednesday-Saturday) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Higher education has changed dramatically over the last few years. Academic libraries are addressing an increased emphasis on remote learning, rising calls for social justice, and an acknowledged need for flexibility that supports a sustainable work-life balance. At ACRL 2023, explore these issues and more around the theme of “Forging the Future”.

ACRL 2023 features seven session formats to suit a wide range of presentation and learning styles. Contributed paper, panel session, and workshop proposals are due Friday, June 3. Lightning talk, poster session, roundtable discussion, and virtual Conference presentations are due Thursday, October 13.

Through its Core Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, and dedication to open and equitable scholarship, ACRL strives to develop an inclusive Conference program that will provide opportunities to underrepresented groups that have been historically marginalized or excluded due to race, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, economic background, age, and disability. The Association also seeks participants from all types of libraries, positions, and experiences, including nonlibrary faculty, staff, and administrators. Individuals are encouraged to address how their proposed sessions and their personal and professional experiences will advance these goals, promote equity and inclusion, and broaden the perspectives of Conference attendees.

Complete details about ACRL 2023, including the full Call for Proposals, are available on the Conference website. Registration opens in September of 2022.

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(via Jenny Wong-Welch, San Diego State University)

Do you work in an academic library that has recently changed its hiring practices to be more inclusive? Please consider submitting a chapter for an upcoming ACRL book focusing on inclusive academic librarian recruitment. Please see the call for proposals below, and feel free to visit the website for the book (see below) for more details on possible topics, proposal submission guidelines, etc. Proposals are due by Friday, June 24, and authors will be notified of acceptance or rejection by Monday, August 1.
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Call for Proposals:

There is an urgent need to reimagine the academic librarian hiring process in a way that prioritizes inclusion while minimizing unrealistic burdens on candidates if the profession is to truly become welcoming and diverse. Academic librarian hiring practices often go unchanged or unexamined for several years at a time, leading to variations between search committees and outdated practices that fail to reflect the current or future culture of the library.

We are seeking chapters for an upcoming ACRL publication, that highlight efforts to transform recruitment processes in academic libraries to be more inclusive. While the focus of this book, titled Toward Inclusive Academic Librarian Hiring Practices, will be on practical strategies implemented by academic libraries, we also welcome proposals that are theoretical in nature as long as they highlight the practical implications for academic librarian recruitment. As editors of this volume, we envision three broad sections that will have submissions that discuss aspects of recruitment and hiring practices prior to, during, and after the candidate search.

For more information about the book, including possible chapter topics, please visit here.

When you are ready to submit a proposal, please use this form (also linked on the website for the book).

 

Book Editors:

Jenny Wong-Welch, San Diego State University

Kathryn Houk, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Jordan Nielsen, Vanderbilt University

Questions? Please send us an e-mail at inclusive.ac.lbr.hiring.practices@gmail.com.

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(via Leeanne Romane, McMaster University)

Registration is open for the webinar “Introducing Conversations About Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility to Personnel at a Mid-Sized Academic Library”. This free presentation is sponsored by the ACRL University Libraries Section Professional Development Committee. It will take place on Wednesday, June 15, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM CDT via Zoom.

During the spring 2021 semester, librarians and instructional designers at W Frank Steely Library facilitated a series of focused conversations with library personnel centered on introducing ideas of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (IDEA) related to different workflows and functions in our library (collections, hiring/leadership, customer service, and teaching). Each facilitator focused on one library function and provided short readings, resources, and guided questions to engage participants over the course of three to four group sessions. Groups had conversations unique to their area, for example, one group focused on diverse collection management strategies and vocabularies, while others discussed fostering an inclusive work environment through diverse hiring practices, teaching pedagogy, and customer focused spaces and services.

Prior to the conversations, all library personnel completed a university mandated online DEI training. The training grounded some of the conversations around power and privilege.  At the conclusion of the conversation series, a list of actionable items was generated and shared with the entire library.

Presenters will describe their experience, as four white women, facilitating these conversations, including their challenges and share best practices for creating safe spaces for meaningful discussion. Presenters will discuss next steps and how we are turning these conversations into actionable and measurable library wide projects. The program will conclude with a brief discussion on  initiating these challenging, but crucial conversations when your organization has historically lacked diversity.

Presenter Bios

Andrea Brooks (she/her) is the Pedagogy & Assessment librarian at Northern Kentucky University and the former chair of the library’s Inclusive Excellence committee. She has long held roles relevant to teaching and leading information literacy efforts at her campus. Her research interests most recently include the application of critical and digital pedagogies to her teaching and assessing learning in ways that ground student voices.

Georgia Knuehl (she/her) is the instructional designer for the College of Health and Human Services at NKU, also serves as the chair of the Staff of the Steely Library and is a serving member of the inclusive excellence and training and engagement committees. Also, she is currently a graduate student in the pursuit of a masters in communications.

Crissy Ross (she/her) is the Director of the Johnnie Mae Berry Library at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College. She has worked in libraries for over 25 years in various roles and is passionate about open content, social justice, IDEA, information literacy, and access to higher education.

Stephanie Korslund (she/her) is the senior instructional designer for the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Cincinnati. She has over a decade experience in working with teachers on the development and design of quality learning experiences. Her current research revolves around the intersection of instructional design and open education, and creating accessible learning spaces online.

To register, please go here. If you can’t make this session but wish to view a recording later, please register so 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 Michael Saar, Lamar University)

Have you ever found yourself weighed down as a result of saying “Yes!” too often at work? Join us for a virtual conversation on “Resisting Overcommitment”! Register for the ACRL Instruction Section VEC Current Issues Discussion Forum, featuring discussion moderator Katrina Spencer, Librarian for African American & African Studies at the University of Virginia. The webinar will take place on Wednesday, June 15, from 1:00 to 2:15 PM CDT.

As ours is a service role which incorporates instruction and engagement with a variety of publics, library workers can find ourselves committed to a broad swath of projects and stretched a bit too thin. This session will invite participants to discuss recognizing signs of overcommitment and strategies for avoiding it. This discussion is important in a profession in which burnout is rampant in the best of times and as we enter the third year of a pandemic whose uncertainties challenge our mental health. The session is aimed at teaching each other to exercise boundary-setting practices that preserve our wellness, capacities for compassion, and work-life balance.

This virtual discussion is free and open to all. Please be aware that the speaker is seeking financial support; for more details, see the full announcement here. A recording will be made available after the session to all registrants.

Register here now, as space is limited. To prepare for the discussion, please review this document.

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(via Sam Zelick, University of North Carolina Wilmington)

Join the ACRL Science and Technology Section’s Information Literacy Committee at 3:00 PM CDT on Wednesday, May 25, for a virtual idea exchange.

At our last event, a journal club discussion focused on the article “A Noteworthy Next Class: Making Learning Objectives Work for You”. Participants expressed an interest in trading ideas, tips, stories, and strategies for aligning learning outcomes with the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education in a STEM context. This session is a continuation of that discussion and will provide opportunities for participants to drop into different breakout rooms based on Frame to exchange ideas. No need to have attended the previous session in order to participate.

Registration is required. Please go here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Please bring your own teaching tip, activity idea, or learning outcome to share. We’re looking forward to chatting with you all!

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