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Event All the Data: Privacy, Service Quality, and Analytics

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Thu, Jun 18, 2015 at 07:15 pm

ACRL’s The Value of Academic Libraries report emphasized the need for libraries to systematically collect user data in planning and decisionmaking activities. Indeed, many libraries are seeking ways to use such data as part of institutional efforts to better understand and measure library impact and educational outcomes. These efforts have raised many questions about user privacy, anonymity, policy, library values, and service development. This program will prepare librarians to actively engage with these issues.

Event ACRL 101 & Membership Meeting (ACRL)

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Wed, Jun 10, 2015 at 07:07 pm

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

Event "But We're Neutral!" And Other Librarian Fictions Confronted by #critlib

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Mon, Jun 8, 2015 at 11:31 am

Twitter chats are an opportunity for synchronous bursts of conversation on current topics. We started the #critlib chat to build a conversation about issues of critical pedagogy in academic libraries, but topics have grown to include library assessment, gender in RDA, and library responses to social justice actions in our communities. Publicly exploring our assumptions about our profession is sometimes uncomfortable, sometimes fiery, and always an opportunity for growth and action.

Twitter chats are an opportunity for synchronous bursts of conversation on current topics. We started the #critlib chat to build a conversation about issues of critical pedagogy in academic libraries, but topics have grown to include library assessment, gender in RDA, and library responses to social justice actions in our communities. Publicly exploring our assumptions about our profession is sometimes uncomfortable, sometimes fiery, and always an opportunity for growth and action. This panel presentation and discussion will examine how we talk--and don't talk--about critical issues surrounding the profession and our identity within it.

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Event Putting Your Patrons in the Driver's Seat: Assessing the Value of On-Demand Streaming Video

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Mon, Jun 8, 2015 at 11:31 am

Today, more than 90% of Americans watch over 40 billion online videos each month. This session explores some big questions: Why, despite this statistic, do we still see such limited use of and innovation in online video on campuses? What is the opportunity for Patron-Driven-Acquisition models for online video? And, how can we most effectively deploy online video to heighten awareness and use with our patrons?

Event Academic Integrity: An Opportunity for Faculty Development

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Mon, Jun 8, 2015 at 11:31 am

At UC Berkeley the Library is part of a campus-wide task force that is beginning to use faculty concern about plagiarism and cheating as a faculty development opportunity. Flipping the script to a focus on how to support faculty and students in understanding and practicing Academic Integrity, rather than focusing on punishment, also opens the door to improved teaching and learning. Attendees will brainstorm about how librarians can be an important part of this process.

Event Embeddedness-Plus: Combining Embedded Librarianship with Direct Marketing to Underserved Groups

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Mon, Jun 8, 2015 at 11:31 am

Are you interested in pumping up your library’s outreach program to reach even more students? Come learn about a large western university’s “embeddedness-plus” outreach model, which focuses on providing customized outreach to diverse patrons who may be missed in traditional outreach campaigns. We will describe our strategies and suggest how other libraries can identify demographic groups to whom they want to provide outreach and create similar customized outreach programs.

Event Budget & Finance Committee Meeting I (ACRL)

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Mon, Jun 8, 2015 at 11:31 am

Meeting of the Budget & Finance Committee.

Event Board of Directors Meeting I (ACRL)

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Mon, Jun 8, 2015 at 11:31 am

Meeting I of the ACRL Board of Directors

Event Board of Directors Meeting II (ACRL)

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Mon, Jun 8, 2015 at 11:31 am

Meeting II of the ACRL Board of Directors.

Event Budget & Finance Committee Meeting II (ACRL)

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Mon, Jun 8, 2015 at 11:31 am

Meeting II of the Budget & Finance Committee

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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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