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in ACRL EBSS Instruction for Educators Committee (Educational and Behavioral Sciences Section)
Topic: ACRL EBSS Instruction for Educators Midwinter Virtual Meeting
Date: Monday, January 13, 2014
Time: 3:00 pm Eastern, 12:00 pm Pacific
Meeting Call-In Number: 513-386-0000
Meeting Access Code: 272713#
1. Welcome and Introductions
2. Finalizing the Rubric:
- 2-3 people needed to give it a final read for consistency.
- Introduction to the rubric - What would we like it to say?
- Next steps
3. Impact of the ACRL IL Standards revision on our committee work?
4. Possible future projects:
- Connecting the Standards wiki http://wikis.ala.org/acrl/index.php/Connecting_the_Standards
- Connecting the ACRL standards with NCATE
- How to educate pre-service teachers about OA education journals and assessing their quality
See more information below about these proposed projects (reprinted from 2011 meeting minutes):
- How to educate pre-service teachers about OA education journals and assessing their quality. This is seen as an important project because teachers leave their institutions and lose access to a lot of the resources they have and at the same time are asked to make evidence- and research-based decisions. Different states have resources available state wide that teachers can use, and school libraries on a district wide level may have subscription resources, too. Promotion of OA publications and strategies for teaching about OA journals may be worth pursuing.
- Connecting the ACRL standards with NCATE (etc). Concern was raised that many education faculty members won’t give time to anything that isn’t addressed in the NCATE standards. This was part of the original idea behind the Connecting the Standards website – a way to connect in a matrix ARCL standards with other K-12 standards. Now that the Information Literacy Standards for Teacher Education have been approved, new efforts should be made to show the connections to teaching faculty. The Committee could develop a document or strategy for this type of outreach/communication.
in ASCLA Library Consultant Interest Group
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Consultants Networking Luncheon hosted by ASCLA Library Consultants Interest Group
12 – 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 25
Do you consider yourself a library consultant? Would you like to become a library consultant? Lunch and learn with colleagues! The Library Consultants’ Networking Luncheon provides an opportunity to meet others and discuss the skills, craft, and business of consulting. Jamie Hollier will share tips and exercises to for relaxation and focus in Preparing to Speak. Brenda Hough will offer techniques for Presenting online: How do you engage a virtual audience? The event is hosted by ASCLA’s Library Consultants Interest Group (http://connect.ala.org/node/151445). Join us in Philadelphia to network and learn.
The event, scheduled for Saturday January 25, 2014 from 12:00 - 2:00 during the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia is a ticketed event. You can add this event to your Midwinter registration or may attend without registering for the full conference. REGISTRATION RATES: ASCLA members, $79; ALA members, $95; non-ALA members, $99; Student/Retired members of ALA, $79.
in ALA Committee on Diversity (COD)
Apply to become a member of the ACRL Immersion Program Faculty
The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is accepting applications for new faculty for the ACRL Immersion Program. Now in its fifteenth year, the ACRL Immersion Program brings together academic librarians for four to five days of intensive work in teaching and information literacy. With over 2,000 graduates of previous national and regional sessions, the Immersion Program has transformed individuals, students, and instruction programs nationally and internationally.
There are generally four Immersion Programs held each year. The Teacher and Program Tracks are normally offered in July or early August; the Assessment and Intentional Teaching Tracks are usually offered in November or early December. Teaching with Technology was offered prior to the ALA Annual Meeting in 2013 with online work for four weeks afterwards. It is tentatively scheduled to be offered in conjunction with ACRL 2015. Practical Management was offered as a one-day workshop in conjunction with ACRL 2013, and is being considered for development as a longer program. While these programs have been foundational for Immersion and are expected to continue, ACRL and the Immersion faculty look forward to new innovations in the curriculum, delivery modality, and in the types of programs offered. We are seeking new colleagues, including librarians and instructional designers with experience working in academic libraries who will creatively develop and refresh these programs in order to take Immersion in new and exciting directions.
The Immersion Program is planned and taught with collaboration and integration as its cornerstones. Faculty members contribute ideas and energy toward common solutions in support of co-faculty and attendees as well as overall Immersion goals and values. While faculty members typically specialize in one or two curricular areas, the teaching and learning experience in Immersion is deeply integrated and holistic. Faculty contribute to the overall program experience by teaching the duration of the program and in several areas of the curriculum.
The complete Call for Immersion Faculty is available online. Application materials must submitted via email by 11:59 p.m. Central time on Monday, March 3, 2014 to Margot Conahan, ACRL Manager of Professional Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Candidates will be interviewed at the ALA Annual Meeting in June 2014. Applicants invited for an in-person interview will be notified by April 30, 2014 so they have sufficient time to make travel plans.
Questions should be directed to Bethany Tschaepe at email@example.com.
in ALCTS (Association for Library Collections and Technical Services)
in RUSA STARS Research and Assessment Committee (Sharing and Transforming Access to Resources Section)