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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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(via Jennifer Sharkey, Illinois State University)

This is a last-minute reminder to register for this free webinar, which will give an overview of how to volunteer for an ACRL committee.

Registration Link: here

Date and Time: Wednesday, January 13, at 1:00 PM CDT

Topic: “ACRL Get Involved: Everything You Need to Know about Volunteering for an ACRL Committee”

Description: Please join the ACRL Membership Committee for a free online forum explaining how the ACRL committee appointment process works for ACRL division-level committees, section committees, interest groups, and discussion groups.

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(via Dr. Andrea Baer, Rowan University)

Registration is now open for the 2021 ACRL SLILC (Student Learning and Information Literacy Committee) Midwinter Virtual Discussion, which will focus on open and inclusive pedagogies. The event, titled “Open and Inclusive Pedagogies from and Beyond Your Living Room”, will take place on Wednesday, February 10, from 3:00 to 4:00 PM CDT. After registering, please be sure to complete this short pre-event survey. To foster group discussions, registration will be capped at 300 participants. More information on the event’s content and format is below.

Facing the challenges of a global pandemic and confronting the harsh realities of racial and social injustice over this past year, teaching librarians have become increasingly attuned to the value of open and inclusive pedagogies. This is reflected in growing conversations about open educational practices (OEP), which extend beyond the mere use of open educational resources to include “collaborative, pedagogical practices employing social and participatory technologies for interaction, peer-learning, knowledge creation and sharing, and empowerment of learners” (see Catherine Cronin & Iain MacLaren’s “Conceptualizing OEP” here). Open educational practices are intended to remove barriers to meaningful learning and to invite students to be active agents in their learning.

This “Ask the Room” discussion-based event will be an opportunity for fellow librarians to share opportunities, challenges, and questions related to open educational practices in their everyday work now and in the foreseeable future. The event organizers (the ACRL SLILC Committee Open Educational Practices team) will use participants’ ideas and feedback to inform future professional development offerings and resources.

All are welcome. No ALA membership or conference registration required.

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(via Melissa Mallon, Vanderbilt University)

The call for chapter proposals is now open for Exploring Inclusive & Equitable Pedagogies: Creating Space for All Learners, an upcoming ACRL Press publication. Published by ACRL Press. The link to the full call is here. The deadline to submit proposals is Friday, January 15. More information is below.

About the Book

We seek to deepen our understanding of equitable and inclusive theories and practices in order to provide instructors with new grounding for both their individual teaching and their instruction program. Some of the questions we seek to address in this publication include: How do theories and practices related to equitable and inclusive pedagogies inspire your teaching? How have librarians engaged in equitable and inclusive teaching? How might librarians implement equitable and inclusive pedagogy in ways specific to library instruction?

Taking an inclusive approach to content, chapters will take a variety of formats such as: reflective and personal essays, narratives, analytical and academic essays, case studies, autoethnographies, lesson plans, or zines and other graphic formats. You can share your ideas for your own teaching or take a more programmatic approach. Submissions may reflect the range of instructional activities and settings with which academic library educators engage: special collections, data management, information literacy, digital scholarship, open education, and others, across the many different types of academic libraries. We encourage submissions from institutions that are underrepresented in information literacy literature, such as community colleges and minority-serving institutions.

Our book is unique in that it will share a range of theories related to equitable and inclusive pedagogies while also featuring examples of inclusive teaching in action. Academic library educators will gain both the theoretical foundations and practical applications to adopt more inclusive teaching practices.

Submission Procedure

Please submit an initial chapter proposal description of up to 500 words and a tentative chapter title. The proposal form also asks you to include your approach (e.g., reflective essay on a theoretical approach, case study about data skills workshops) and a description of the content you will include in your chapter. Additional fields include: the author(s)’ names, titles, and institutional affiliations.

Please submit proposals here.

Publication Timeline

  • Proposals are due by Friday, January 15.
  • Authors will be notified of their status (accept or decline) by Monday, February 15.
  • A first draft of approximately 2000-5000 words (excluding endnotes and bibliography) will be due on Saturday, May 15.
  • After receiving editorial feedback, a final draft will be due on Monday, August 30.

Chapters must not be previously published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere.

Special Note: We acknowledge the nature of the difficult times we are living in means schedules can be unpredictable. If you have an idea though are unsure of your schedule, please reach out to one of the editors to express your interest and share your idea. We can try to accommodate you.

The expected book publication is 2022. Chapter authors will be able to make their chapters open access by posting final copies of their chapter in their institutional repositories.

or questions or to request additional information, please e-mail inclusivepedagogiesbook@gmail.com.

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

Join the Illinois Association of College & Research Librariers 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.

Date: Wednesday, January 27
Time: 1:00-2:30 PM CDT
Registration: go here

A description 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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Reminder: College & Research Libraries News Seeking Cover Art

(via ACRL)

The publication College & Research Libraries (C&RL) News is looking for images from library collections to feature on upcoming covers. If you have items in your collections that you think would make attractive C&RL News covers, we would love to see them.

To submit images (or image collections), send URLs for Web-based images or images directly as attachments to David Free, at dfree@ala.org. Please include a brief description of the item and your collection. Images selected to appear as C&RL News covers will require a high-resolution electronic image (300 dpi or higher) to be submitted prior to the publication date.

Complete guidelines for the submission of cover illustrations are available on the C&RL News website.

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(via ACRL)

Are you looking for ways to expand your professional network and contribute to ACRL? Committee volunteers help shape ACRL by advancing its strategic plan and influencing the direction of academic and research librarianship. Serving on a committee or editorial board is a great way to become involved and make an impact on the profession.

If you’d like to become more engaged, ACRL Vice-President/President-Elect Julie Garrison invites you to volunteer to serve on a 2021-22 division or section committee. The ACRL committee volunteer form for section and division-level appointments is now open! If you wish to be considered for a committee appointment, complete the ACRL volunteer form by Friday, February 12, 2021. For more information and a link to the volunteer form, please go here.

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UIUC’s Sara Holder is ACRL Member of the Week for November 30

(via ACRL)

Sara Holder is the director of reference and research services at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Sara has been a member of ACRL for 22 years and is the ACRL Member of the Week for November 30, 2020.

Sara recently brought together subject experts in wellness programing as an editor of the ACRL publication, Student Wellness and Academic Libraries: Case Studies and Activities for Promoting Health and Success, which includes case studies, commentary, and research on student wellness initiatives in academic libraries.

To read the full interview, please go here.

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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 is Friday, December 18. You may access the survey here.

Please feel free to reach out with questions. You may contact Victoria Raish (vrc112@psu.edu) or Michael Courtney (micourtin@iu.edu<mailto:micourtin@iu.edu>), who are the Co-Chairs of the DOLS Strategic Planning Committee.

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