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Please join us, Wednesday March 15th 1-2pm EDT (12-1pm CDT) for the monthly discussion hosted by the ACRL STS Information Literacy committee. This month, Rebecca Ziino Plotke (Research and Instruction Librarian at Worcester Polytechnic Institute) will lead our discussion: "Science Literacy and Reading Primary Literature in Biology"
This discussion will explore information seeking practices and science literacy components taught in a 1000 level (for majors) Biodiversity class. We will cover the class planning process, faculty partnership, in-class instruction, and the learning outcomes for the course. Overall we will look at how science literacy and information literacy concepts come together to teach students about primary literature.
- Reading Primary Literature in Biology (http://biology.kenyon.edu/Bio_InfoLit/index.html)
- Krontiris-Litowitz, J. (2013). Using primary literature to teach science literacy to introductory biology students. Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education, 14(1), 66–77. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3706167/
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The East Side Freedom Library (link is external) has been selected as the 2017 winner of the John Sessions Memorial Award.by Kathleen McCook on Wed, Mar 8, 2017 at 09:42 pm
The award, sponsored by the Department for Professional Employees, AFL-CIO(link is external), recognizes a library or library system which has made a significant effort to work with the labor community and by doing so has brought recognition to the history and contributions of the labor movement to the development of the United States.
The mission of the East Side Freedom Library is “to inspire solidarity, advocate for justice, and work toward equity for all.” As an independent library located in the Payne-Phalen neighborhood of St. Paul, Minn., the ESFL has successfully built relationships with organized labor and community groups that facilitate the empowerment, learning, and engagement of working people.
Since the library was established in 2013, co-founders Peter Rachleff and Beth Cleary have secured a permanent home in a former Carnegie Library, built a collection of 15,000 items, and hosted more than one hundred programs and 6,000 visitors.
Multiple letters from local and regional labor unions glowingly attest to the Library’s leadership in raising awareness of the centrality of workers, immigrants, and the labor movement to the past, present and future of the East Side, Twin Cities, and Minnesota, as well as being a “valuable resource and reliable ally,” “a place where diverse audiences assemble, hold conversations, and explore shared concerns,” “an important extension of the local labor movement,” and repeatedly, a “partner.”
The John Sessions Memorial Award committee includes: Aliqae Geraci (Chair), Hilary Meg Albert, and Phebe L. Dickson.
The East Side Freedom Library will be honored with a plaque at the RUSA Achievement Awards ceremony at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago. The ceremony will be held from 5-6:30 p.m. Sunday, June 25. All conference attendees are invited to the event. Additional event details will be available on the conference website(link is external) in April.
The College and University Section (CUS) of NCLA is issuing a call for proposals for Webinar Wednesday! CUS Webinar Wednesday is an opportunity to present your research, knowledge and experience to your peers within NCLA and beyond, regardless of specialization. We welcome all librarians from all the represented groups from all over the country to submit a proposal. Webinar Wednesdays are intended as shorter presentations, with a maximum presentation time of 40 minutes.
Check out past sessions here: http://www.nclaonline.org/college-university
Interested in presenting? Click here to submit a proposal: http://goo.gl/forms/sDmKpKWRQFClj1yK2
Looking forward to your presentations,
Kelly, Steve, Randall, Andrea, William & Mollie
CUS Executive Board
The Kraemer Copyright Conference offers public, academic, special, and school librarians the opportunity to learn about U.S. Copyright Law and how it impacts the services we offer our patrons. Conference participants will develop a better understanding of the law and learn how to balance the rights of authors and creators with the needs of our library users. The 2017 conference theme is Copyright Collaborations: Education, Advocacy, and Creation.
You can learn more about the conference here: http://www.uccs.edu/copyright/kraemerconference2017.html
Once again, this year's conference registration will be free to all attendees thanks to our generous sponsors. You can register for the conference here: http://www.uccs.edu/copyright/kraemerconference2017/registration.html.
I've helped coordinate this conference for the past four years and would be happy to answer any questions you may have about it.
ACRL Copyright Discussion Group Chair
Assistant Librarian & Coordinator of Scholarly Communications
Miami University Libraries
Oxford, Ohio 45056
Dear ACRL Division-level Committee Leaders,
The spring and early summer are often busy times, so here are some reminders and early notifications about upcoming events and deadlines to help you finish the 2016–17 membership year successfully.
Thanks for all your contributions to date!
Allison Payne, Program Officer
Board Document Deadlines
Spring Board Meeting – Due April 7, 2017; Annual Conference – Due June 2, 2017
To submit a document (e.g., petition to establish a new ACRL unit, funding request, resolution, task force report, etc.) for Board consideration, follow the below steps.
Complete a Board of Directors action form or discussion form working with your ACRL staff and Board liaisons. Requests for supplemental funding should comply with ACRL Policies and Procedures.
Email your Board action form and supporting documents to Allison, with copy to your staff and Board liaisons by the deadline. If you need an extension, contact me in advance of the deadline so that space can be allocated in the draft Board meeting agenda.
Please expect an email acknowledging receipt of your submission within one business day of submission. If you do not receive a confirmation, please email again or call Allison at 312-280-2519.
2017 Annual Conference Meeting agendas - Due June 9
All committee meetings at the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago should post their agendas (drafts are acceptable) by June 9 as public posts in their ALA Connect community and email them to firstname.lastname@example.org for the historical files. Note: If a committee is not meeting, an agenda is not needed.
2017 Annual Conference Meeting Notes/Minutes - Due July 14
All committee meetings at the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago should post their meeting notes/minutes (drafts are acceptable) by July 14 as public posts in their ALA Connect community and email them to email@example.com for the historical files.
Reminder: Official minutes should aim to capture the conversation at a high level and not attribute specific comments to any one person. For tips and pointers, please review Eli Mina’s, ALA Parliamentarian, Making the Meeting resources on the ACRL website (login required).
If a committee is meeting virtually, an agenda should still be submitted to me and posted to ALA Connect at least 10 days before the meeting. The meeting notes should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org and posted to ALA Connect 30 days after the virtual meeting.
Note: This applies to virtual meetings that take place throughout the year, not just around ALA conference time.
SAVE THE DATE! ACRL Virtual Leader Orientation for Committees: May 24
ACRL committee leaders should attend the May 24 Virtual Leader Orientation. The orientation will be a flipped classroom, with pre-recorded content distributed in advance, and a live Q&A on May 24. More information will be sent closer to the orientation date.
SAVE THE DATE! ACRL Leadership Council at Annual Conference: Friday, June 23
You are cordially invited to attend the ACRL Leadership Council session on Friday, June 23, 2017, from 1:00–3:00 p.m. in Chicago. You are also welcome to join a post-Leadership Council Welcome Reception from 3:00–4:00 p.m. for light refreshments and an opportunity to interact informally with fellow ACRL leaders.
Year-end Reports & Work Plans
Staff will be in touch in May with instructions and templates for your 2016–17 year-end report and 2017–18 work plan. As committee leaders, you will be working with your Board and staff liaisons to complete these in the summer.
I know that this is a long list of upcoming events and deadlines, so please do not hesitate to contact me with questions.