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Online Doc Call for Nominations: Instruction Section Miriam Dudley Instruction Librarian Award

by Mark Szarko on Mon, Oct 5, 2015 at 03:03 pm

The ACRL Instruction Section is now accepting nominations for the prestigious Miriam Dudley Instruction Librarian of the Year Award. This award recognizes an individual librarian who has made an especially significant contribution to the advancement of instruction in a college or research library environment. The award honors Miriam Dudley, whose pioneering efforts in the field of bibliographic instruction led to the formation of the ACRL Instruction Section.

Award

The ACRL Instruction Section is now accepting nominations for the prestigious Miriam Dudley Instruction Librarian of the Year Award. This award recognizes an individual librarian who has made an especially significant contribution to the advancement of instruction in a college or research library environment. The award honors Miriam Dudley, whose pioneering efforts in the field of bibliographic instruction led to the formation of the ACRL Instruction Section.

Award

A plaque and a $1000.00 cash award, sponsored by the Instruction Section, are presented during the Instruction Section program at the ALA Annual Conference.

Criteria

Nominees should have achieved distinction in one or more of the following areas:

  • Planning and implementation of an academic instruction program in a library environment that has served as a model for other programs nationally or regionally
  • Production of a body of research and publication that has a demonstrable impact on the concepts and methods of teaching and information-seeking strategies in a college or research institution
  • Sustained participation in organizations, at the regional or national level, devoted to the promotion and enhancement of academic instruction in a library environment
  • Promotion, development, and integration of education for instruction in ALA accredited library schools or professional continuing education programs that have served as models for other courses and programs

Submissions

Electronic submissions are required. Nominations must include the name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number of the nominee with a letter of support detailing the nominee’s qualifications for the award. Additional letters of support are encouraged, up to three will be considered.

Nominators:  Please include your name, mailing address, email address, and phone number.

E-mail the nomination to IS Miriam Dudley Award Chair, Mark Szarko, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), T: (617) 258-8022, E-mail: szarko@mit.edu.

Note: Nominees will be judged on an individual basis. This award cannot be given to a pair or group of individuals.

Submission Deadline: Friday, December 4, 2015

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Online Doc Final Agendas for IS Executive Committee Meetings

by Mark Szarko on Thu, Jun 18, 2015 at 08:57 am

Meeting schedule as follows:

ACRL Instruction Section Executive Committee I
Saturday, June 27, 2015 
8:30 am – 10:00 am Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Powell Room

ACRL Instruction Section Executive Committee II ALA
Saturday, June 27, 2015 10:30 am – 11:30 am 
Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Powell Room

ACRL Instruction Section Executive Committee III ALA
Sunday, June 28, 2015 10:00 am – 11:30 am 
Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Sunset Room

Online Doc Draft agendas for Executive Committee meetings at ALA Annual

by Mark Szarko on Fri, Jun 12, 2015 at 09:48 am

Attached are draft agendas for the IS Executive Committee Meetings in San Francisco. Final agendas will be posted here by June 19. Date, time, and location for each below:

ACRL Instruction Section Executive Committee I
Saturday, June 27, 2015
8:30 am – 10:00 am Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Powell Room

ACRL Instruction Section Executive Committee II ALA
Saturday, June 27, 2015 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Powell Room

Attached are draft agendas for the IS Executive Committee Meetings in San Francisco. Final agendas will be posted here by June 19. Date, time, and location for each below:

ACRL Instruction Section Executive Committee I
Saturday, June 27, 2015
8:30 am – 10:00 am Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Powell Room

ACRL Instruction Section Executive Committee II ALA
Saturday, June 27, 2015 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Powell Room

ACRL Instruction Section Executive Committee III ALA
Sunday, June 28, 2015 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Sunset Room

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Online Doc IS Executive Committee Meeting - Final Agenda

by Mark Szarko on Tue, Nov 4, 2014 at 11:54 am

Name: ACRL IS Executive Committee Meeting

Start Time: 11/04/2014 1:00 PM Central

Duration: 01:00 hour

URL: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/r2tffr3t4oa/ 

Access: Anyone who has the URL for the meeting can enter the room

Passcode Protection: No

 

Here are a few tips we’ve discovered that you can pass onto committee members:

Name: ACRL IS Executive Committee Meeting

Start Time: 11/04/2014 1:00 PM Central

Duration: 01:00 hour

URL: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/r2tffr3t4oa/ 

Access: Anyone who has the URL for the meeting can enter the room

Passcode Protection: No

 

Here are a few tips we’ve discovered that you can pass onto committee members:

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. 

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Online Doc Executive Committee Meeting

by Mark Szarko on Wed, Oct 29, 2014 at 11:40 am

ACRL Instruction Section

Executive Committee Meeting

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm, EST

Adobe Connect

 

DRAFT AGENDA

 

I. Welcome and introductions

 

II. Committee Project Updates (20 min)

 

Objectives: To review the work of committees in order to answer any questions or discuss any issues that have arisen recently

 

Prep: None, other than for liaisons for committees/task forces below:

ACRL Instruction Section

Executive Committee Meeting

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm, EST

Adobe Connect

 

DRAFT AGENDA

 

I. Welcome and introductions

 

II. Committee Project Updates (20 min)

 

Objectives: To review the work of committees in order to answer any questions or discuss any issues that have arisen recently

 

Prep: None, other than for liaisons for committees/task forces below:

 

  • Web Site Revision Task Force (Karen Munro)

 

III. Appointment of IS administrator positions (20 min)

 

Currently, administrator positions that sit on the Communications Committee are selected by that committee, which means that ½ of the committee works on various aspects of IS communications (web site, newsletter, e-mail lists, social media, ILI-L), and ½ serves as a de facto screening committee, with little to do otherwise. In consultation with the current chair of Communications, we agreed that we need to move responsibility for these appointments elsewhere, but haven’t yet figured out what that new process would look like.

 

Objectives: To begin discussions on how to appoint administrator positions so that we can have a new process in place before the next appointment cycle.

 

Prep: Consider other ways of appointing administrator positions other than the current model.

 

To join the meeting:

Name: ACRL IS Executive Committee Meeting

Start Time: 11/04/2014 1:00 PM Central

Duration: 01:00 hour

URL: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/r2tffr3t4oa/ 

Access: Anyone who has the URL for the meeting can enter the room

Passcode Protection: No

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Online Doc Volunteer for an IS Committee

by Mark Szarko on Wed, Dec 4, 2013 at 08:08 pm

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.
 

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!
 
--Mark
 
Mark Szarko
Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect, ACRL Instruction Section
Literature, Foreign Languages and Literatures, and Theater Arts Librarian
MIT Libraries
szarko@mit.edu
(617) 258-8022
http://libraries.mit.edu/profile/szarko
 
 
From: Megan

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Online Doc ACRL Instruction Section Communication Committee Meeting ALA Annual Minutes 2013

by Anne Melville on Fri, Jul 19, 2013 at 12:15 pm

The 2013 ACRL Instruction Section Communication Committee Meeting from ALA Annual in Chicago are attached

Online Doc Instruction Section Executive Committee Annual 2013 agendas

by Susan Miller on Fri, May 17, 2013 at 10:15 am

Attached are the agendas for the three Instruction Section Executive Committee meetings at the ALA Annual Conference 2013 in Chicago.

Online Doc ACRL IS 2012 Plan for Excellence Implementation Report

by Susan Miller on Wed, Aug 22, 2012 at 09:22 am

The ACRL Instruction Section 2012 Plan for Excellence Implementation Report is attached.

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Fosters the profession of academic and research librarianship and enhances the ability of academic and research bibliographic instruction librarians to serve effectively the library and information needs of current and potential library users.

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