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ACRL EBSS Instruction for Educators Midwinter Virtual Meeting

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:

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.