ACRL IS (Instruction Section) Section
Please excuse cross-posting.
Distance Learning Section Discussion Group at Annual 2014
When: Sunday, June 29, 2014 from 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Location: Bally’s Bronze 1
Add the meeting to your schedule: http://ala14.ala.org/node/14682
Join the DLS Discussion Group for an informal discussion of the DLS Program “Leading from the Side” as it applies to distance learning at your library. Share your experiences as a distance librarian who leads through innovation and creativity. Discuss what you learned and how you envision applying it. Attendance at the DLS Program is not required to join us for this timely and important discussion.
The IS Discussion Group Steering Committee will be holding a virtual meeting on Friday, June 6 from 2-3pm. An agenda will be posted early next week.
The meeting will take place on Adobe Connect. Meeting URL: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/r844om9r0u9/
If you have never attended an Adobe Connect meeting before:
(Kindly forgive cross-posting.)
The New Members Round Table offers a free Resume Review Service, Saturday, June 28 and Sunday, June 29, from 9:00 – 5:00, in the ALA Joblist Placement Center at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas!
A schedule of reviewers (with library type and specialization) will be posted on the RRS site a few days prior to the conference. You may want to look at the schedule and jot down a few possible times.
Once at the conference, stop by the Resume Review Service (located inside the ALA Placement Center). At that time, you may make an appointment to see a reviewer or if one is available, you could meet then. Appointments usually fill up quickly, so be sure to make an appointment as early as you can.
Try to be a few minutes early for your appointment. If you are more than 5 minutes late, we cannot guarantee that your appointment will be held. Should you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment, please stop by and let us know.
Appointments are 30 minutes long. Bring copies of your cover letter and/or resume. If applicable, it would be helpful to bring a copy of the job ad. After reading over your resume and/or cover letter, your reviewer will probably ask you a few questions and will probably comment on format, grammar, punctuation, and overall strengths and weaknesses of your documents.
Please be courteous and keep your meeting to the 30 minute limit.
If you would like a second opinion, you may schedule another appointment with a different reviewer (schedule permitting).
The last appointments are 30 minutes before closing each day.
If you have questions, please contact the NMRT Resume Review Service Co-chairs, Cheryl Blevens and Nicole Spoor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Kindly forgive cross-posting.)
The NMRT Resume Review Service Committee is recruiting resume reviewers and booth greeters for the ALA 2014 Annual in Las Vegas who are willing to volunteer to greet participants, and/or review resumes and cover letters of those who are undergoing a job search in this challenging economic climate. The conference review service is free of charge to anyone. Librarians from all types of libraries and specializations are invited to volunteer. We are especially in need of Public, Special and School Media Specialists volunteers.
The NMRT Resume Review Service booth, located inside the ALA Placement Center, is open Saturday, June 28, and Sunday, June 29, from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Appointment are 30 minutes long and usually fill up quickly. The last appointments are scheduled for 30 minutes before closing each day.
If you wish to volunteer or have questions, please contact the NMRT Resume Review Service Co-chairs: Cheryl Blevens (email@example.com) or Nicole Spoor (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please use “2014 Conference RRS Volunteer” in the subject line of your email. Thank you!
I just wanted to call everyone’s attention to the ACRL volunteer form, which is now live: http://www.ala.org/acrl/membership/volunteer/volunteer.
The deadline to volunteer is February 15, 2014, for appointments that begin July 1, 2014.
This year is a little different in IS, as everyone’s current terms will conclude on June 30. Anyone who would like to be considered for re-appointment should fill out a volunteer form and indicate which committee they would like to be re-appointed to. To ensure more continuity from year to year, we are also introducing the position of Vice-Chair for each committee. If committee members are interested in being considered for the Vice-Chair position, they should indicate that on the volunteer form as well.
For more information on ACRL division-level committees, see Megan Griffin's message below. Please let me know if you have any questions!
Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect, ACRL Instruction Section
Literature, Foreign Languages and Literatures, and Theater Arts Librarian
ACRL Instruction Section
Instructional Technologies Committee Meeting
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET / 10:00 am - 12:00 pm PT
- Welcome and Introductions
- Additions & Changes to Agenda
- Updates from Exec (if any)
- IS_Tech Twitter Account - Status Update & Logistical Discussion
- Classroom Control System Wiki Revamp Update
- Tips & Trends
- Documents to review
- New topics?
- Committee makeup / Volunteers for committee chair/co-chair for 2014-2015
- Review Action Items
This meeting will be held via Blackboard Collaborate: https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?sid=2009262&password=M.2F25748272671A278622C9B5C6FCE3
The 2014 Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) Awards nomination period is now open until December 1, 2013.
The Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) is pleased to announce the creation of two new awards to recognize excellence in information literacy and instruction.
The LIRT Librarian Recognition Award will be presented to an individual librarian in appreciation for her/his contributions to the field, while the LIRT Innovation in Instruction Award will be given to a Library that demonstrates innovation in support of information literacy and instruction. Nominations for librarians and libraries of all types are welcomed.
The awards will be presented at the ALA Annual Conference. Award winners will receive a $1,000 cash award, a plaque, and a $500 travel stipend to be used to attend the ALA Annual Conference. Awards are sponsored by the Library Instruction Roundtable.
Recipients will be honored at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas, NV, June 26-July 1, 2014. Winners receive a $1,000.00 cash award, a plaque, and a $500.00 travel stipend to attend ALA Annual.
For full details on how to apply for or nominate an individual/library for these awards, please see: http://www.ala.org/lirt/awards