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Hi all,

At our meeting in May I said I would check to see when the program proposals for ALA are due.  We have until September 1, 2013 to get a program proposal submitted.  Full details on programming are located at http://www.ala.org/acrl/resources/policies/chapter9#nine5two

 

 

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Discussion AOC Online Roundtable Discussion - Collaborating with Campus Partners on Outreach Acitivities

by Kerry Creelman on Tue, Apr 18, 2017 at 12:48 pm

The ULS Academic Outreach Committee offers a series of Online Roundtable Discussions on topics related to Academic Outreach endeavours.  

The ULS Academic Outreach Committee offers a series of Online Roundtable Discussions on topics related to Academic Outreach endeavours.  


April’s Topic:
Collaborating with Campus Partners on Outreach Activities

This month’s discussion will focus on collaborating with campus units on outreach activities. We will talk about establishing partnerships on campus, what types of services, programming, and promotion come out of these relationships, as well as the benefits and challenges of collaborating with units outside of the library. Come prepared to talk about what you’re doing, share ideas, successes, and lessons learned. Join us for a lively discussion and leave with great ideas to bring back to your library!

 

Each discussion will last 1 hour and be limited to 9 participants and 1 facilitator (like a face-to-face roundtable discussion).


All discussions will be hosted on Google Hangouts on Air/YouTube Live. The sessions will be recorded and posted to the
ACRL ULS Academic Outreach Committee YouTube Channel.


Sign up for one of the following dates and times
:

Tuesday, April 25           10am PST / 11am MST / 12pm CST / 1pm EST/ Register

Wednesday, April 26      11am PST / 12pm MST / 1pm CST / 2pm EST/ Register

Thursday, April 27          12pm PST / 1pm MST / 2pm CST / 3pm EST/ Register


*You will need a valid Gmail/Google account to participate. Confirmation details and instructions for accessing the discussion will be sent to participants by email.


Discussions are limited in numbers to encourage active discussion from all participants, varying in expertise. Participants must have a microphone in order to participate. Those interested in observing the discussion are encouraged to review the recordings on our
YouTube Channel.


Instructions for accessing the discussion in Google Hangouts on Air will be sent to participants by email.


Questions?  Please email
ULS.AOC@gmail.com


Best,

ULS Academic Outreach Committee

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Discussion Academic Outreach Online Roundtable Discussions: Outreach to International Students

by Rosan Mitola on Mon, Mar 6, 2017 at 05:33 pm

The ULS Academic Outreach Committee offers a series of Online Roundtable Discussions on topics related to Academic Outreach endeavours.  

March’s Topic: Outreach to International Students

The ULS Academic Outreach Committee offers a series of Online Roundtable Discussions on topics related to Academic Outreach endeavours.  

March’s Topic: Outreach to International Students

This month’s discussion will focus on how libraries approach outreach to international students. We will talk about reaching international students, customizing outreach based on the unique cultural and educational backgrounds of students, and how the library can help international students overcome challenges they face on campus. Come prepared to talk about what you’re doing, share ideas, successes, and lessons learned. Join us for a lively discussion and leave with great ideas to bring back to your library! 

Each discussion will last 1 hour and be limited to 9 participants and 1 facilitator (like a face-to-face roundtable discussion).

All discussions will be hosted on Google Hangouts on Air/YouTube Live. The sessions will be recorded and posted to the ACRL ULS Academic Outreach Committee YouTube Channel.

Sign up for one of the following dates and times:

Tuesday, March 14th     10am PST / 11am MST / 12pm CST / 1pm EST / Register

Wednesday, March 15th     11am PST / 12pm MST / 1pm CST / 2pm EST / Register

Thursday, March 16th     12pm PST / 1pm MST / 2pm CST / 3pm EST / Register

*You will need a valid Gmail account to participate. Confirmation details and instructions for accessing the discussion will be sent to participants by email.

Discussions are limited in numbers to encourage active discussion from all participants, varying in expertise. Participants must have a microphone in order to participate. Those interested in observing the discussion are encouraged to review the recordings on our YouTube Channel.

Instructions for accessing the discussion in Google Hangouts on Air will be sent to participants by email.

Questions?  Please email ULS.AOC@gmail.com

 

Best,

ULS Academic Outreach Committee

 

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Discussion AOC ALA Meeting Minutes

by Kerry Creelman on Tue, Jul 26, 2016 at 04:20 pm

See attached meeting minutes

Discussion ALA 2016 Academic Outreach meeting

by Kerry Creelman on Thu, Jun 23, 2016 at 11:32 am

We will meet Saturday, June 25, 2016, 3-4pm EST
Hyatt Regency Orlando, Bayhill 30

Our agenda is attached and the meeting is open to the public. New committee members and interested parties are welcome to attend and participate.

Discussion Academic Outreach Online Roundtable Discussions: Outreach to Faculty

by Beth Roszkowski on Mon, Jun 13, 2016 at 09:02 am

The next round of the ULS Academic Outreach Committee's Online Roundtable Discussions will take place the week of June 13th.

Each discussion will last 1 hour and be limited to 9 participants and 1 facilitator (like a face-to-face roundtable discussion).  All discussions will be hosted on Google Hangouts on Air. The sessions will be recorded and posted to the ACRL ULS Academic Outreach Committee YouTube Channel. Past discussions are posted there now.

June’s Topic: Outreach to Faculty

The next round of the ULS Academic Outreach Committee's Online Roundtable Discussions will take place the week of June 13th.

Each discussion will last 1 hour and be limited to 9 participants and 1 facilitator (like a face-to-face roundtable discussion).  All discussions will be hosted on Google Hangouts on Air. The sessions will be recorded and posted to the ACRL ULS Academic Outreach Committee YouTube Channel. Past discussions are posted there now.

June’s Topic: Outreach to Faculty

This month's discussion will focus on how libraries approach outreach to faculty. We will talk about reaching faculty, and developing programming for faculty whether they're new, tenure-track, or adjuncts. Come prepared to talk about what you're doing, share ideas, successes, and lessons learned. Join us for a lively discussion and leave with great ideas to bring back to your library!

Tuesday, June 14th          10am PST / 11am MST / 12pm CST / 1pm EST  register

Wednesday, June 15th     11am PST / 12pm MST / 1pm CST / 2pm EST  register

Thursday, June 16th         12pm PST / 1pm MST / 2pm CST / 3pm EST  register

 

To register, select a date/time above and click the “register” link. You will need a valid Gmail account to participate.

Discussions are limited in numbers to encourage active discussion from all participants, varying in expertise. Participants must have a microphone in order to participate. Those interested in observing the discussion are encouraged to watch the live broadcast or review the recordings on our YouTube Channel

Instructions for accessing the discussion in Google Hangouts on Air will be sent to participants by email.

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Discussion Academic Outreach Online Roundtable Discussions: Outreach Programming for Student Orientations

by Beth Roszkowski on Wed, Mar 23, 2016 at 09:53 am

The next round of the ULS Academic Outreach Committee's Online Roundtable Discussions will take place the week of April 4th.

The next round of the ULS Academic Outreach Committee's Online Roundtable Discussions will take place the week of April 4th.

Each discussion will last 1 hour and be limited to 9 participants and 1 facilitator (like a face-to-face roundtable discussion).  All discussions will be hosted on Google Hangouts on Air. The sessions will be recorded and posted to the ACRL ULS Academic Outreach Committee YouTube Channel. Past discussions are posted there now.

April's Topic: Outreach Programming for Student Orientations

This month’s discussion will focus on how libraries approach various orientation activities.  We will talk about new student and transfer orientations typically held in the summer as well as the myriad of activities offered to welcome students back in the fall.  Come prepared to talk about what you’re doing, share programming ideas, successes and lessons learned, and discuss the logistics of specific events. Join us for a lively discussion and leave with great ideas for future programming.

Monday, April 4th            9am PST / 10am MST / 11am CST / 12pm EST  register

Tuesday, April 5th          10am PST / 11am MST / 12pm CST / 1pm EST  register

Wednesday, April 6th      11am PST / 12pm MST / 1pm CST / 2pm EST  register

Thursday, April 7th         12pm PST / 1pm MST / 2pm CST / 3pm EST  register


To register, select a date/time above and click the “register” link. You will need a valid Gmail account to participate.

Discussions are limited in numbers to encourage active discussion from all participants, varying in expertise. Participants must have a microphone in order to participate. Those interested in observing the discussion are encouraged to watch the live broadcast or review the recordings on our YouTube Channel

Instructions for accessing the discussion in Google Hangouts on Air will be sent to participants by email.

 

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Discussion Round Up: Outreach Programming for Themed Events

by Beth Roszkowski on Mon, Mar 7, 2016 at 01:08 pm

The Outreach Programming for Themed Events online roundtable discussions, hosted in February, explored what themed events and programs libraries are offering, what displays are created, partnerships with campus units and/or community group

The Outreach Programming for Themed Events online roundtable discussions, hosted in February, explored what themed events and programs libraries are offering, what displays are created, partnerships with campus units and/or community groups, marketing techniques, assessment approaches, and lessons learned from these programs. Two topics that came up as challenging for attendees were gathering feedback from students and the overall assessment of outreach events.

A variety of examples were offered by discussion participants, including:

  • Valentine’s Day activities: blind date with a book

  • National Library Week: whiteboard activities – what do you love about the library?

  • Public programming: library partnered with community groups and created programming themed around a topic (e.g., “games, gaming, and play”). Programming activities included workshops, panels, and film screenings

  • One book programs: panel discussions and movie screenings.

    • Some one book programs partner with city and community libraries and campus partners

  • Poetry Month: partner with academic departments to promote events

  • March Madness

  • Whether events were planned with a targeted audience in mind

  • Marketing: connect with academic advisors - they have direct communication with students across the disciplines.

  • Assessment suggestions: share photos to thank participants for attending the event, measure if supplies (e.g., free food) ran out, how many filled out a survey or signed up for a mailing list, use a whiteboard or flipchart to ask for feedback from attendees.

  • Displays:

    • pop-up displays

A library has had success with a rolling display that can be removed from public spaces, updated, and rolled out throughout the library -http://demco.com/goto?BLK00173375

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Discussion Academic Outreach Online Roundtable Discussions: Outreach Programming for Themed Events

by Beth Roszkowski on Thu, Jan 28, 2016 at 11:37 am

The next round of the ULS Academic Outreach Committee's Online Roundtable Discussions will take place the week of February 8th.

 

The next round of the ULS Academic Outreach Committee's Online Roundtable Discussions will take place the week of February 8th.

 

Each discussion will last 1 hour and be limited to 12 participants and 1 facilitator (like a face-to-face roundtable discussion).  All discussions will be hosted on Google Hangouts on Air. The sessions will be recorded and posted to the ACRL ULS Academic Outreach Committee YouTube Channel. Past discussions are posted there now.

February’s Topic: Outreach Programming for Themed Events

This conversation will focus on how libraries can use themed events, such as National Library Week, Women’s History Month, and African American History Month, to create awareness of their services and resources. We will talk about a variety of upcoming events, share programming ideas, successes and lessons learned, and discuss the logistics of specific events. Join us for a lively discussion and leave with great ideas for future programming.

Sign up for one of the following dates and times:

Monday, February 8th            9am PST / 10am MST / 11am CST / 12pm EST register  

Tuesday, February 9th          10am PST / 11am MST / 12pm CST / 1pm EST register

Wednesday, February 10th  11am PST / 12pm MST / 1pm CST / 2pm EST register

Thursday, February 11th       12pm PST / 1pm MST / 2pm CST / 3pm EST register


To register, select a date/time above and click the “register” link. You will need a valid Gmail account to participate.

Discussions are limited in numbers to encourage active discussion from all participants, varying in expertise. Participants must have a microphone in order to participate. Those interested in observing the discussion are encouraged to watch the live broadcast or review the recordings on our YouTube Channel.

 

Instructions for accessing the discussion in Google Hangouts on Air will be sent to participants by email.

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Discussion Academic Outreach Online Roundtable Discussions: Outreach Programming for Banned Books Week

by Beth Roszkowski on Wed, Sep 30, 2015 at 09:35 am

Banned Books Week (BBW) is a celebrated week at academic libraries nationwide. Participants for these round table discussions shared their experiences of creating displays, events, and programming for BBW at their library. Participants discussed past programs and upcoming plans for BBW 2015.

Banned Books Week (BBW) is a celebrated week at academic libraries nationwide. Participants for these round table discussions shared their experiences of creating displays, events, and programming for BBW at their library. Participants discussed past programs and upcoming plans for BBW 2015. Book displays of challenged or banned materials is a common way for libraries to participate especially for those with limited time and/or resources. Beyond displays, a variety of outreach events and programs are discussed ranging from “read outs” of passages from banned books to interactive displays utilizing whiteboards or voting contests using sports brackets. The discussions included tactics to overcoming challenges of attracting students to events, communicating with faculty, encouraging students to check out materials from displays, and navigating the subject matter of challenged and banned books. Participants also discussed methods used for marketing, partnering with campus and community organizations, tips for planning, and assessing BBW efforts.

 

Online roundtable discussions can be viewed on the Academic Outreach Committee's youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjxSyisSf1WgdclboIzfM7Q

 

Highlights

Examples of BBW programming:

  • Displays (interactive, encouraging students to check out materials)

    • Interactive (why a book was banned, students guess title)

    • Open displays (to encourage students to check out materials)

    • Online or in-person brackets - books go head-to-head similar to sports brackets (e.g. March Madness)

  • Self-guided discussions via whiteboards

  • Banned book read outs - students, faculty, and staff read excerpts from their favorite banned books, virtual read outs housed on youtube

  • Banned Books Buffet - event for students to “book taste” banned or challenged materials

  • Mini-presentations by faculty members and other groups on campus in the library about BBW and intellectual freedom

  • Exhibits (displays encased in glass)

Marketing methods to improve attendance at BBW events:

  • Social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), Library website, blogs

  • While tabling at other campus events

  • Campus email to students that promotes upcoming events

  • Campus calendar

  • Newsletter

  • Academic departments (English, art, theatre, education)

  • Sending language to subject specialists, liaisons to share with departments

  • Instant marketing--Holding event in highly trafficked, visible location.  

Possible partners for programming:

  • Diversity Studies

  • Student Affairs and offices affiliated (Women’s Center, Intercultural Center, Interfaith, LGBT Resource Center)

  • English, theatre, art, and education departments

  • Residential directors

  • Local Public Library

  • City wide programs such as a committees for a common read or a book festival

Other suggestions:

  • Plan ahead (a month or more) for events

  • Plan 2 weeks ahead for displays (no time? ask student workers to help with displays)

  • Include free food at events to attract students

  • Make buttons from book covers for students

  • Bookmarks to promote other titles

  • Create a subject guide about Banned Books - promote on the Libraries’ homepage as a feature for students

  • Consider ways to engage distance learning students - film and upload read outs, create an instagram or other online challenge

Assessment Ideas:

  • Surveys (suggestion: embed surveys into some other activity, such as students registering for a prize drawing. Also, do one big end of semester/year survey about all events, asking students which they attended, and feedback for each event)

  • How many books are checked out from a display

  • Comments from students attending events or participating in an interactive display

 

Resource List and Links

ALA’s Resources on Banned and Challenged Books

Includes links to promotional items, frequently challenged books, and other ideas and resources.

Bracketology: Tips for March Madness Style Bracket for Banned Books Week. From SUNY Oneonta Milne Library.

University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries 2014 Banned Book Buffet Event Photos

 

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Discussion Academic Outreach & Engagement Ctte ALA Annual Meeting Agenda

by Kerry Creelman on Thu, Jun 18, 2015 at 10:05 am

The Academic Outreach Committee will meet during the ULS All Committee Meeting Sunday, June 28, 10:30-11:30am in the Hilton San Francisco Union, Plaza B.

The meeting is open and anyone interested in the work of committee is encouraged to attend!

Agenda

The Academic Outreach Committee will meet during the ULS All Committee Meeting Sunday, June 28, 10:30-11:30am in the Hilton San Francisco Union, Plaza B.

The meeting is open and anyone interested in the work of committee is encouraged to attend!

Agenda

  1. Introductions & Committee Overview
  2. Summarize year’s accomplishments
    1. Online Roundtable Discussions Pilot
    2. Partnership with Library Marketing & Outreach Facebook Group
  3. Review & develop ideas for next year
    1. Programming (Online Discussions, etc)
    2. Resources (toolkit, etc)
    3. Conference proposal (ALA or ACRL)
  4. New Business
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