ACRL DLS (Distance Learning Section) Section
Kindly forgive the cross posting!
Do you find yourself wishing that someone would have been there to teach you all that you now know? Would you like to walk alongside a new librarian as they enter the profession?
Here is your chance to participate in a great new project from the New Members Round Table of ALA (NMRT), to meet a new librarian ally, and to have someone to guide as they learn the ins and outs of librarianship. The NMRT Mentoring Committee's Career Mentoring Program focuses on long term mentoring. We will pair up "newbie librarians" with "seasoned vets" as part of a year-long mentoring program.
The NMRT Career Mentoring program will last from October 2014 to July 2015. Conference attendance is not required, but membership in ALA is required, and NMRT membership is encouraged.
For further information and to apply, please visit
Please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions after visiting the site.
The New Member Round Table Mentoring Committee
Join the DLS Discussion Group for a Virtual Panel Discussion on Copyright!
Event: ACRL Distance Learning Section Discussion – Copyright or CopyWRONG
Please register at: https://acrl.webex.com/acrl/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=291142864
Date and time: Thursday, October 30, 2014 12:00 pm Eastern
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Often viewed as a hindrance and a source of apprehension, copyright law affects all educators and academic librarians. As colleges and universities increase their online course (educational/instructional) offerings, the rights of ownership and rules of fair use are only further complicated. Join the ACRL Distance Learning Section Discussion Group for a discussion focused on the state of copyright in distance learning. Learn more about the role of librarians in providing resource support for distance learning courses and faculty’s teaching needs. Panelists include Copyright MOOC facilitators Kevin Smith from Duke University and Anne Gilliland (formerly of OSU) from the University of North Caroline-Chapel Hill as well as Luann Edwards of Tiffin University and Patricia Aufderheide of American University, this will be an opportune conversation to advance your understanding and competency in distance learning copyright issues.
Meeting: regular "third Monday" virtual meeting of the DLS Strategic Planning Committee
Date: Sept. 15, 2014
Time: 4-5p ET
Where: committee chair's virtual office [ https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?sid=2009321&password=M.DD3F1810F29EABE6F0AE5CB6FA4C26 ]
All interested members of the Distance Learning Section are welcome to attend. You may want to logon early to run the audio/video setup wizards, or you may opt to communicate during the meeting using the chat option in the virtual office.
Questions: Sandra Lee Hawes, DLS Strategic Planning Committee Chair (2014-2016), sandra.hawes at saintleo.edu or 1.352.588.8262
The DLS Discussion Group committee will meet virtually on September 11th from 12:00 PM to approximately 1:00 PM (Eastern time).
Please join the meeting at http://centralpenn.adobeconnect.com/dls-dg/
You can enter the virtual meeting room any time prior to the meeting to test your system and microphone. If you do not have a microphone, you can participate using the chat feature. Please be sure to have headphones/speakers.
Guests are welcome.
Contact meeting facilitator Jill Hallam-Miller with questions.
Distance Learning Services
Instruction Section Virtual Meeting
Stefanie Buck and Jennifer Rundels, co-chairs
September 11, 2014
1-2 pm Pacific Time, 3-4 pm Eastern time
- Preferred contact information
- Description and Status of current project
- Access to current project site
- Where do we go from here?
- Publishing current project
- Getting feedback
- Assessing use
- What do we consider success?
- Goals for the year
- Next meeting
Instructions for AdobeConnect are attached.