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Discussion ALA Annual Pre-conference on Reflective Teachinc

by Nancy Fawley on Fri, May 8, 2015 at 01:49 pm

The Instruction Section is sponsoring a pre-conference workshop at ALA Annual, for the first time in many years. See below for details and visit the website for additional information.
 
Reflective teaching: Self-evaluation to assess and improve your teaching practice
 
Friday, June 26, 1-4 pm
 
Workshop leaders: Wendy Holliday and Anne-Marie Deitering

 

The Instruction Section is sponsoring a pre-conference workshop at ALA Annual, for the first time in many years. See below for details and visit the website for additional information.
 
Reflective teaching: Self-evaluation to assess and improve your teaching practice
 
Friday, June 26, 1-4 pm
 
Workshop leaders: Wendy Holliday and Anne-Marie Deitering

 

Reflection is a central component of effective teaching practice and successful student learning. But reflection can sometimes seem fuzzy, without purpose, and lack connection to larger program goals. In this three-hour workshop, participants will learn techniques and strategies for more structured and intentional reflection. Participants will learn how to identify, articulate, and diagnose teaching and learning “problems” that they encounter in the classroom, analyze their role as a teacher in that situation, and then apply techniques of reflective practice to address those learning problems and improve student learning. Participants will also explore collaborative reflective practices in order to build reflective practice into their instruction programs.

 

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Discussion NMRT Mentoring Committee Seeking More Mentors

by Cheryl Blevens on Thu, Oct 30, 2014 at 03:58 pm

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?

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
http://www.ala.org/nmrt/oversightgroups/comm/mentor/mentoringcommittee

Please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions after visiting the site.

Sincerely,

The New Member Round Table Mentoring Committee
NMRT_Mentoring@yahoo.com

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Discussion Distance Learning Section Discussion Group at Annual 2014

by Cheryl Blevens on Tue, Jun 3, 2014 at 01:47 pm

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

 

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.

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Discussion HOW’S YOUR RESUME AND COVER LETTER?

by Cheryl Blevens on Mon, Mar 10, 2014 at 02:37 pm

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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.

(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 nmrtrrs@yahoo.com.

 

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Discussion NOW RECRUITING: 2014 ANNUAL CONFERENCE NMRT RRS VOLUNTEERS!

by Cheryl Blevens on Mon, Mar 10, 2014 at 02:36 pm

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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.

(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 (cheryl.blevens@indstate.edu) or Nicole Spoor (nicolespoor@gmail.com). Please use “2014 Conference RRS Volunteer” in the subject line of your email. Thank you!

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Discussion Library Instruction Round Table Launches 2 New Awards!

by Sherri Brown on Fri, Sep 20, 2013 at 09:54 am

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 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

 

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Discussion ACRL-IS Information Literacy in the Disciplines Committee - ALA Annual Meeting Agenda

by Steven Hoover (non-member) on Mon, Jun 10, 2013 at 09:48 am

Hi All,

Attached is the agenda for ACRL-IS Information Literacy in the Disciplines.

The meeting is open to all, please feel free to attend!

Steven

Discussion Call for Submissions and Nominations for PRIMO


by Stephanie Michel on Tue, Apr 16, 2013 at 02:29 pm

The Peer Reviewed Instructional Materials Online (PRIMO) Committee of the ACRL Instruction Section invites you to submit your online information literacy tutorial, virtual tour, or other online library instruction project for review and possible inclusion in PRIMO: Peer-Reviewed Instructional Materials Online.

***Deadlines for Spring 2013***

Nominations: April 25, 2013
Submissions: May 9, 2013

Additional information about PRIMO, as well as the submission and nomination forms, is available from the following link:

The Peer Reviewed Instructional Materials Online (PRIMO) Committee of the ACRL Instruction Section invites you to submit your online information literacy tutorial, virtual tour, or other online library instruction project for review and possible inclusion in PRIMO: Peer-Reviewed Instructional Materials Online.

***Deadlines for Spring 2013***

Nominations: April 25, 2013
Submissions: May 9, 2013

Additional information about PRIMO, as well as the submission and nomination forms, is available from the following link:

http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/directoryofleadership/sections/is/iswebsite/projpubs/primo

Site submissions for PRIMO are accepted continually, but are reviewed for possible inclusion twice per year.  If you would like to submit your own project for consideration, please use the Submission form rather than the Nomination form. For further information, please contact committee co-chairs Duffy Tweedy at dtweedy@ucsd.edu or Ben Oberdick at oberdic1@mail.lib.msu.edu

 **Important note**

All submissions will be acknowledged shortly after the submission deadline. If you submit a project for review and do not receive an acknowledgment after the submission deadline, please contact the PRIMO co-chairs with a request for verification that your submission was transmitted successfully.

Duffy Tweedy
U.S. History / Sociology Librarian
Social Sciences & Humanities Library
UC San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093
dtweedy@ucsd.edu
(858) 822-4810
 
Benjamin Oberdick
Information Literacy Librarian
Michigan State University Libraries
366 W. Circle Drive, E-119A
East Lansing, MI 48824
oberdic1@mail.lib.msu.edu
517-884-0895

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Discussion ACRL Committee Volunteer Deadline is Feb 15

by Christy Stevens on Mon, Feb 4, 2013 at 03:23 pm

Hello Instruction Section Members!

This is just a quick reminder that the February 15th deadline for volunteering for ACRL Instruction Section (IS) committees is quickly approaching. You can peruse IS committee charges, current rosters, and web pages at the following site: http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/directoryofleadership/sections/is/iswebsite/committees/commiteecharges.

Hello Instruction Section Members!

This is just a quick reminder that the February 15th deadline for volunteering for ACRL Instruction Section (IS) committees is quickly approaching. You can peruse IS committee charges, current rosters, and web pages at the following site: http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/directoryofleadership/sections/is/iswebsite/committees/commiteecharges.

If you'd like to volunteer for an IS committee, you can do so by visiting the online volunteer form available at http://www.ala.org/acrl/membership/volunteer/volunteer.

Thanks!

Christy Stevens
Instruction Section Vice-Chair
Reference & Information Literacy Coordinator
Cal Poly Pomona University Library
3801 West Temple Avenue
Pomona, California 91768
crstevens@csupomona.edu ~ x4236

 

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Discussion Information Literacy in the Disciplines - Virtual Meeting

by Steven Hoover (non-member) on Wed, Nov 14, 2012 at 07:54 am

The Information Literacy in the Disciplines Committee will hold its virtual midwinter meeting on Thursday, December 13th, at 11AM (EST).  The meeting will be held using ALAConnect and freeconferencecall.com.

If you would like to attend, please contact the co-chair of the committee for details (sjhoover@syr.edu).

The agenda is attached.

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