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Event ACRL 101 & Membership Meeting (ACRL)

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Wed, Jun 25, 2014 at 07:37 pm

ACRL leaders will meet with the first-time attendees and explain how to get the most out of the ALA Annual Conference experience, as well as opportunities for engagement with ACRL. A membership meeting (30 minutes) will be followed by the orientation program.

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Discussion NMRT RESUME REVIEW APPOINTMENT DEADLINE EXTENDED

by Cheryl Blevens on Mon, Jun 23, 2014 at 09:22 am

We have extended the closing date for you to make an appointment to have your resume reviewed to Tuesday, June 24 at 5pm.  Hurry and make an appointment to get free resume help from industry experts! Follow this URL: https://sites.google.com/site/2014alanmrtrrrs/, click on the link to the appointment request form, complete the requested information and click “Submit.” You will be contacted by return email.

Event Tenure-track Support Systems: Perceptions of Academic Librarians

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Jun 20, 2014 at 07:37 pm

In the tenure process for academic librarians, institutional support plays a major role in their success. A survey of tenure-track librarians was conducted to gauge their perceptions of financial, institutional and sometimes emotional support given by academic libraries to their librarians. In this session, we will discuss some key findings in how librarians perceive the support for tenure that they receive.

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Event Get Writing! Overcome Procrastination, Remove Roadblocks and Create a Map for Success

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Jun 20, 2014 at 07:37 pm

Overcome procrastination, remove roadblocks and create a map for successful completion of your paper. In this hands-on workshop you’ll break down you writing project into manageable steps with deadlines and learn simple approaches and techniques for sticking to your schedule. Whether you’re just beginning the publishing process or are a more seasoned writer stuck on a project that needs to get out the door, this workshop will help you get going and stay on track.

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Event Are You Taking a Gamble on Your Academic Library Career by Having a Baby (or Two)?

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Jun 20, 2014 at 07:37 pm

This program presented by two academic librarians, and coincidentally both mothers of identical twins, will explore what the research says about the impact of having children on an individual’s academic library career. The presenters will also lead a discussion about what individuals and ACRL can do to create better working conditions for parents.

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Event ACRL President's Program: Financial Literacy at Your Library

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Jun 20, 2014 at 07:37 pm

The program will bring together leaders in financial advising and higher education to discuss ways in which college students especially can learn how to more effectively manage their finances. Featuring speakers Ferris State University President David Eisler and Washington Post columnist and financial educator Michelle Singletary, the program will highlight ways in which librarians and libraries can partner with others on and off campus to aid our students in these endeavors.

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Event Using Instructional Design Applications to Effectively Flip Library Instruction

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Jun 20, 2014 at 07:37 pm

Instructional design applications help to determine the efficacy of learning outcomes for any subject. This presentation is designed to demonstrate how instructional design applications can assist librarians with successfully flipping their classrooms. Several instructional design models will be reviewed and the presenter will cover why flipping the classroom enhances learning environments.

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Event Librarians as Digital Leaders: Collaborating on the Development and Use of Digitized Collections

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Jun 20, 2014 at 07:37 pm

Digitization has enormous potential to bring local history collections to a wider audience, often through academic and public library partnerships. In this session participants will hear from several successful collaborations funded through IMLS that highlight promising practices for the wider dissemination of digitized collections. Panelists will share tools they leveraged to bring their materials to researchers, students, and the general public, as well as evidence of how these collections are being used in unanticipated ways.

Digitization has enormous potential to bring local history collections to a wider audience, often through academic and public library partnerships. In this session participants will hear from several successful collaborations funded through IMLS that highlight promising practices for the wider dissemination of digitized collections. Panelists will share tools they leveraged to bring their materials to researchers, students, and the general public, as well as evidence of how these collections are being used in unanticipated ways.

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Event Making Tenure: A Model for Collaborative Publishing

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Jun 20, 2014 at 07:37 pm

Discover a new group publishing model that supports academic librarians in tenure-track positions. Listen as newly tenured and new tenure-track faculty librarians demonstrate their model and provide the tools you need to bring the model back to your own library environment. From the research brainstorming step through journal selection and the submission process, you will learn to tackle publishing obstacles such as the Institutional Review Board application, fair work distribution, group organization, and clear communication.

Discover a new group publishing model that supports academic librarians in tenure-track positions. Listen as newly tenured and new tenure-track faculty librarians demonstrate their model and provide the tools you need to bring the model back to your own library environment. From the research brainstorming step through journal selection and the submission process, you will learn to tackle publishing obstacles such as the Institutional Review Board application, fair work distribution, group organization, and clear communication.

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Event Virtual Reference with JoinMe

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Jun 20, 2014 at 07:37 pm

Need to virtually show and tell a patron how to use a library service? Want to conduct potent virtual sessions that go beyond chat or a phone call? These are a few scenarios that can be accomplished with JoinMe. JoinMe is a simple web tool that allows screensharing, chat, and VOIP. The speaker will introduce you to the free web-based service called JoinMe that allows you to show and tell your patrons anything.

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The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), a division of the American Library Association, is a professional association of academic librarians and other interested individuals. It is dedicated to enhancing the ability of academic library and information professionals to serve the information needs of the higher education community and to improve learning, teaching, and research.

Learn more about ACRL on the ALA website.

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