ACRL EBSS (Education and Behavioral Sciences Section) Section
EBSS will hold its 2016 Midwinter Advisory and Executive Committee meetings via Adobe Connect. Per ALA's open meetings policy, both meetings are open to anyone who wishes to attend.
The date for the ADVISORY Committee meeting is Monday, January 11th, 3:00pm EST and the link is: https://meeting.psu.edu/ebssadvmw/
The date for the EXECUTIVE Committee meeting is Wednesday, January 13th, 3:00pmEST and the link is: https://meeting.psu.edu/ebssexecmw/
There is no login, password, or RSVP required.
For descriptions and rosters of these committees, see:http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/directoryofleadership/sections/ebss/ebsswebsite/ebsscommittees/committees
I am currently compiling the agendas for these meetings. Please contact me no later than 5pm EST on Monday, December 28th if you'd like to add any item to the either agenda. Soon thereafter, agendas and related documents will be posted to EBSS's ALA Connect page, http://connect.ala.org/node/87 .
Looking forward to "seeing" you in a few weeks,
EBSS Chair, 2015-2016
The EBSS Reference Sources and Services Committee will be meeting via conference call. This is an open meeting and all are welcome to attend.
The call is scheduled to start Friday, November 20th, 2015 3:00PM Eastern Standard Time.
Dial In Number - 1 (702) 589-8240
Access Code - 7026816
I have attached the draft of the meeting's agenda to this email. Please let me know if you have any questions beforehand.
Event: Education Research Libraries Forum
Date/Time: Thursday, July 9, 2-3 PM CDT
Access: Anyone with the URL for the meeting can enter the room
Due to feedback from several people who would have been traveling on the day the Forum was originally scheduled, I have rescheduled the Education Research Libraries Forum. I hope this will make it easier for people to attend!
The meeting of the Education Research Libraries Forum has traditionally been held annually on Friday afternoon at the summer ALA conference. It does not include a program, but is a discussion that focuses on topics of interest to librarians working with education collections. This year's Forum will be a virtual meeting shortly after ALA in San Francisco. If you work in an education research library, we hope that you will join us. While I will have a list of possible discussion topics to get us started, any participant is free bring up a topic he or she wishes to discuss. The discussions are always varied, and inevitably interesting, so I hope you will make time to join us.
Please review the following tips designed to provide you with a successful meeting experience:
1. Adobe Connect has recently updated their software. When you log-in, you may notice a screen asking you to install the add-in. If you click “yes,” the update will install in about 20-30 seconds. You may need to complete the audio setup wizard after installing the add-in.
2. Use Firefox, if possible -- Internet Explorer and Chrome seem to have some issues.
3. Make certain you have an updated version of Flash.
4. Only use PDF or PPT files.
5. You will need a headset for VoIP. If you are using a machine with a built-in microphone, you will need to disable the built-in microphone and enable the microphone on your headset (a USB headset is best).
6. Once you enter Adobe Connect (you will sign in as a guest -- so no log-in is needed), you will need to click on the speaker and microphone icons to activate -- both need to be GREEN.
7. Please allow a few minutes to get in and test your audio, etc. before the start time.
8. To test audio, click on ‘Meeting’ in upper left corner. Choose the audio set-up wizard. Click through every step, making sure the dropdown is set to your USB headset, and click through to the very last screen. IMPORTANT: You must click all the way through the audio wizard in order to save your selections.
If you have never attended an Adobe Connect meeting before:
· Test your connection: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm
· Get a quick overview: http://www.adobe.com/products/adobeconnect.html
2015 EBSS New Leaders Orientation, AGENDA
Date: June 15, 2015
Time: 4:00-5:00 pm EDT
Location: Virtual Meeting via GoToMeeting
Go to this link from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
You can also dial in using your phone.
+1 (571) 317-3122
Access Code: 458-122-381
- If you’ve never used gotomeeting before, arrive early for a download process
- You’ll want to have a computer with a speaker/mic setup, or a USB headset
- Welcome and Introductions
- Purpose of the virtual meeting
- Proposed outcomes of the meeting
- Follow-up activities
- Welcome to the EBSS Leadership Team
- Run through slide deck
- Tips for being an effective chair
- The EBSS Manual is your friend!
- Doing meetings the EBSS way
- What the chair does
- What I wished I’d known
- building a community of practice
- motivating committee members
- encouraging accountability
Saturday, June 27th
The Moscone Center, Room 3018 (W)
Eduardo Tinoco, Associate University Librarian and Business Librarian, University of Southern California, University Park Campus
Jared Hoppenfeld, Business Librarian / Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University
Large numbers of veterans enrolled in academic institutions using educational benefits provided through the “Post-9/11 GI Bill” remain an invisible library constituency. To highlight what we do to help, current librarian and former U.S. Army Ranger, Eduardo Tinoco, presents an environmental scan of veteran services at academic institutions. Then, Jared Hoppenfeld, a business librarian, describes library support given to the national Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV) program, designed to create small business owners.
Dear EBSS Colleagues:
Please join us for the online EBSS Current Topics Discussion “Assessing Pre-Service Teachers’ Information Literacy Skills” on December 17.
Date: Wednesday, December 17
Time: 3:00-4:00 p.m. Central
Access at: https://acrl.webex.com/acrl/onstage/g.php?MTID=ed0fd4515f6a2b4ed2ead51cf02e31c9e
(Note that the session will be recorded and shared later with the list.)
Topic: Assessing Pre-Service Teachers’ Information Literacy Skills
· Rachel Wadham, Education and Juvenile Collections Librarian, Brigham Young University
· Suzanne Julian, Information Literacy Librarian, Brigham Young University
· Jennifer Wimmer, Faculty, Teacher Education, Brigham Young University
Today information literacy is critical especially for students as they prepare to enter professional careers. For a program that prepares classroom teachers, tying information literacy instruction to professional preparation is critical. This presentation will discuss the findings and outcomes of a project done in the Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University to determine how to tie information literacy to the professional curriculum. In the many information literacy studies, few have connected the assessment of skills to program improvements. This study sought to fill that gap by first assessing students’ skill levels and then using this data to direct changes in coursework, structures, instruction, and pedagogy within the School of Education and Harold B. Lee Library. This cross disciplinary study, conducted by experts in the library and from the School of Education, used the iSkills assessment, an outcomes-based assessment that measures students’ ability to think critically in a digital environment through a range of real-world tasks (ets.org/iskills). The data gathered from this test and from subsequent focus groups yielded important information about current student’s abilities that will allow Brigham Young University’s School of Education to determine what learning outcomes can be improved to help increase information literacy. The presenters will discuss the accuracy and usability of the iSkills test in assessing the information literacy of students studying to become teachers at Brigham Young University. Second, describe what the assessment revealed about the skill level and deficiencies of these students. Third, describe how based upon the data collected, learning outcomes, coursework, and pedagogy designed to improve information literacy is being imbedded in instruction in the School of Education and Harold B. Lee Library.
1. Prior to accessing the meeting, you will need to have the most up-to-date version of Java downloaded.
2. Attendees will need a USB headset (and an Internet connection) to utilize the VoIP feature. It is recommend that all attendees have headsets with microphones available. If you are using a machine with a built-in microphone, you will need to disable the built-in microphone and enable the microphone on your headset (a USB headset is best).
3. Please allow a few minutes to get in and test your audio, etc. before the start time. Early login for tech setup and troubleshooting is suggested. The WebEx meeting room will open 15 minutes before the presentation begins.
4. If attendees have any difficulties accessing the meeting, they can call WebEx’s tech support number at 877-469-3239.
If you have never attended WebEx Event before:
- How do I join a meeting demo: http://wlc.webex.com/players/hdiRTE/HDIFrameset.htm?agg=MC/EN/MC_EN_T27FR17-524_ag
- System Requirements: https://support.webex.com/MyAccountWeb/systemRequirement.do?root=Tools&parent=System
If you have any questions, contact your EBSS Members-at-Large Jennifer Harvey (email@example.com) or Mary Feeney (firstname.lastname@example.org). We hope you will join us for this interesting presentation and discusssion!