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Discussion The ACRL Big Easy RoadShow: "Assessment in Action" (New Orleans, 6/22/18)

by Chase Ollis (staff) on Wed, Mar 21, 2018 at 12:34 pm

The ACRL Big Easy RoadShow: "Assessment in Action: Demonstrating and Communicating Library Contributions to Student Learning and Success"

ACRL Preconference @ ALA Annual Conference
Friday, June 22, 2018 | 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. | New Orleans, LA

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The ACRL Big Easy RoadShow: "Assessment in Action: Demonstrating and Communicating Library Contributions to Student Learning and Success"

ACRL Preconference @ ALA Annual Conference
Friday, June 22, 2018 | 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. | New Orleans, LA

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Higher education institutions of all types are facing intensified attention to assessment and accountability issues. Academic libraries are increasingly connecting with colleagues and campus stakeholders to design and implement assessment that documents their contributions to institutional priorities. In this day-long preconference on strategic and sustainable assessment, participants will identify institutional priorities and campus partners, design an assessment project grounded in action research, and prepare a plan for communicating the project results. This preconference is based on the highly successful ACRL Assessment in Action program curriculum.

Learning Outcomes

Preconference participants will be able to...

  • Apply action research as a means to designing robust assessment plans, practices, and processes.
  • Implement assessment practices that document the impact of libraries on student learning, academic programs and activities, and institutional initiatives.
  • Collaborate with key campus partners to plan and conduct assessment that aligns library outcomes with institutional initiatives, priorities, and assessment activities.
  • Use the results of assessment and action research to foster support for library contributions to student learning and success.

Who Should Attend

This preconference is intended for all librarians, library staff, and library administrators who seek to design and implement an assessment project that investigates the impact of the library on student learning and success. The preconference is particularly relevant for those who are interested in working with campus partners and aligning assessment with institutional priorities. Attendees are not expected to have previous experience with assessment.

Presenter

Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe is Professor/Coordinator for Information Literacy Services and Instruction in the University Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as well as an affiliate faculty member in the university’s library school. Lisa was the 2010-2011 President of ACRL. Along with Debra Gilchrist, Lisa was the lead designer for ACRL’s training program for the Standards for Libraries in Higher Education and the IMLS-funded Assessment in Action project. For more information about Lisa, see lisahinchliffe.com/biography.

Registration

How to register

Access the ALA Annual Conference registration materials to submit your registration. The preconference code is ACR1.

Want to add this event to an existing registration?
Visit your dashboard link, which can be found in your confirmation email. If you need additional assistance or cannot locate your confirmation, please call CompuSystems at 866-513-0760 or email alaregistration@compusystems.com.

Registration fees

ACRL member - $225
ALA member - $255
Nonmember - $295

Questions?
Contact Margot Conahan at mconahan@ala.org.

Can’t make it to New Orleans? You can bring this workshop to your campus, chapter, or consortia upon request! Visit the RoadShow section of the ACRL website for more information.

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Discussion The ACRL Mile High RoadShow: “Engaging with the ACRL Framework" (February 9, 2018, Denver)

by Chase Ollis (staff) on Thu, Jan 4, 2018 at 11:04 am

The ACRL Mile High RoadShow: “Engaging with the ACRL Framework: Exploring and Expanding Our Teaching Practices”

ALA Midwinter Meeting Workshop
Friday, February 9, 2018 | 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Denver, CO

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Join us in the Mile High City for the day-long workshop “Engaging with the ACRL Framework: A Catalyst for Exploring and Expanding Our Teaching Practices,” offered at the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting!

The ACRL Mile High RoadShow: “Engaging with the ACRL Framework: Exploring and Expanding Our Teaching Practices”

ALA Midwinter Meeting Workshop
Friday, February 9, 2018 | 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Denver, CO

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Join us in the Mile High City for the day-long workshop “Engaging with the ACRL Framework: A Catalyst for Exploring and Expanding Our Teaching Practices,” offered at the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting!

Program

The ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education - with its emphasis on self-reflective and lifelong learning and on conceptual understandings about information, research, and scholarship and encouraging - has prompted many librarians to consider their teaching practices from fresh angles, as they explore their evolving instructional roles within and beyond the library classroom. The Framework’s vision of information literacy education as a shared responsibility of all educators suggests both opportunities and challenges for teaching librarians, as we expand pedagogical approaches and partnerships. This workshop supports librarians in engaging more deeply with the Framework and exploring ways that it may help to enrich their individual teaching practices, as well as their local instruction programs and institutions.

Throughout this workshop participants will explore concepts and pedagogical approaches outlined in the Framework and their significance to their own instructional work. Attendees will apply their learning and reflection to creating instruction plans for their local contexts and considering possibilities for growing teaching partnerships.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will:

  • Recognize the overarching goals and the major components of the Framework and what theories influenced the document's creation.
  • Reflect on their personal perspectives on and experiences with the Framework and how these influence their engagement with the document.
  • Examine their unique institutional and instructional contexts and the possibilities and constraints these contexts present for their pedagogical work,
  • Apply principles of instructional design to develop instruction that is centered on the Frames and that fosters learning transfer and metacognition.
  • Explore the unique knowledge and experiences that librarians bring to teaching and learning and their implications for expanding librarians' instructional roles and partnerships.
  • Explore how the Framework can be used to foster dialogue and collaboration among educators.

Presenters:

Samantha Godbey is Education Librarian at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where she is liaison to the College of Education and Department of Psychology. In this role, she has worked directly with faculty to integrate research-based assignments and information literacy concepts into their courses. Samantha’s research focuses on the Framework as well as information literacy instruction and assessment, and she is co-editor of Disciplinary Applications of Information Literacy Threshold Concepts (ACRL, 2017). She holds a Master of Library and Information Science from San Jose State University and a Master of Arts in Education from the University of California at Berkeley.

Lindsay Matts-Benson is the Instructional Designer for the University of Minnesota Libraries in Minneapolis, where she collaborates and consults with librarians and library staff on building accessible, thoughtful and creative instructional material, such as online tutorials, websites, videos and in-person presentations. Lindsay has designed online learning modules and developed semester-long courses ranging from insurance law and trial advocacy skills to library research skills and job searching using library databases. Lindsay holds a Master of Arts in Learning Technology with a certificate in e-learning from the University of St. Thomas, and a Master's in Library and Information Science from Dominican University in River Forest, IL. Along with Andrea Baer and Brittney Johnson, Lindsay co-designed this workshop curriculum.

Registration

Access the ALA Annual Conference registration materials to submit your registration. The workshop code is ACR1.

Want to add this event to an existing registration?
Visit your dashboard link, which can be found in your confirmation email. If you need additional assistance or cannot locate your confirmation, please call CompuSystems at 866-513-0760 or email alaregistration@compusystems.com.

Registration fees
ACRL member - $255
ALA member - $295
Nonmember - $325

Questions?
Contact Margot Conahan at mconahan@ala.org.

Can’t make it to Denver? You can bring this workshop to your campus, chapter, or consortia upon request! Visit the RoadShow section of the ACRL website for more information.

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Discussion New ACRL e-Learning Online Course: "Engaging with the ACRL Framework" (October 16 - November 17, 2017)

by Chase Ollis (staff) on Tue, Oct 10, 2017 at 11:01 am

Engaging with the ACRL Framework:
A Catalyst for Exploring and Expanding our Teaching Practices

An ACRL e-Learning Online Course
October 16 – November 17, 2017

Engaging with the ACRL Framework:
A Catalyst for Exploring and Expanding our Teaching Practices

An ACRL e-Learning Online Course
October 16 – November 17, 2017

The ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education - with its emphasis on self-reflective and lifelong learning and on conceptual understandings about information, research, and scholarship and encouraging - has prompted many librarians to consider their teaching practices from fresh angles, as they explore their evolving instructional roles within and beyond the library classroom. The Framework’s vision of information literacy education as a shared responsibility of all educators suggests both opportunities and challenges for teaching librarians, as we expand pedagogical approaches and partnerships. This ACRL e-Learning course supports librarians in engaging more deeply with the Framework and exploring ways that it may help to enrich individual teaching practices, local instruction programs, and institutions.

Throughout this online course, explore concepts and pedagogical approaches outlined in the Framework and their significance to your instructional work. Apply learning and reflection to creating instruction plans for your local contexts and considering possibilities for growing teaching partnerships.

Learning Outcomes

  • Reflect on your personal perspectives on and experiences with the Framework and how these influence your engagement with the document.
  • Examine your unique institutional and instructional contexts and the possibilities and constraints these contexts present for your pedagogical work.
  • Apply principles of instructional design to develop instruction that is centered on the Frames and that fosters learning transfer and metacognition.
  • Explore the unique knowledge and experiences that librarians bring to teaching and learning and their implications for expanding librarians' instructional roles and partnerships.
  • Explore how the Framework can be used to foster dialogue and collaboration among educators.

Presenter

Lindsay Matts-Benson is the Instructional Designer for the University of Minnesota Libraries in Minneapolis, where she collaborates and consults with librarians and library staff on building accessible, thoughtful and creative instructional material, such as online tutorials, websites, videos, and in-person presentations. Lindsay has designed online learning modules and developed semester-long courses ranging from insurance law and trial advocacy skills to library research skills and job searching using library databases. Lindsay holds a Master of Arts in Learning Technology with a certificate in e-learning from the University of St. Thomas, and a Master's in Library and Information Science from Dominican University.

Registration

Registration materials and complete details are available online. Contact mconahan@ala.org with questions.

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Event Continuing Education/Professional Development Discussion Group

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Mon, Jun 8, 2015 at 11:31 am

Discussion of Hot Topics in Professional Development

Event Continuing Education/Professional Development Discussion Group

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Fri, Jun 20, 2014 at 07:37 pm

Discussion of Hot Topics in Professional Development, including MOOCs, Social Media, Training Plans, etc.

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Event Continuing Education/Professional Development Discussion Group

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Wed, Dec 18, 2013 at 07:22 pm

Using MOOCs for continuing education. Come discuss the pros and cons of using MOOCs, best practices for using MOOCs in professional development and relevant topics.

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Event Continuing Education / Professional Development Discussion Group (ACRL)

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Wed, Jan 9, 2013 at 12:13 pm

Explore the issues of cross training across library units due to workload readjustment. How effective is cross traiing? Is cross training appropriate for all units?

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Event Continuing Education / Professional Development Discussion Group: Too Many Conferences, Too Little Time

by ALAConnect Helpdesk (staff) on Sat, Jun 9, 2012 at 01:08 am

Timezone:
US/Pacific (-7)

Timezone:
US/Pacific (-7)

Too Many Conferences, Too Little Money: While budgets tighten, the number of conferences is expanding. Conference attendance has traditionally been used to keep current with the skills and knowledge needed by library staff to effectively perform their duties. Should liaison librarians attend academic discipline conferences rather than a general conference? Should technical services staff attend a topical conference or a general conference? Discuss the many options and how you determine the best conference to attend to enhance your professional development.

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Discussion Discussion Topic at ALA - Implementing Self-Directed Learning (SDL) in Your Library

by Elizabeth Avery on Tue, Sep 1, 2009 at 10:10 am

Join us at the Continuing Education/Professional Development Discussion Group meeting on Saturday July 11, 1:30-3:00 p.m. at the Sheraton Mississippi Room.

We will look at the uses of SDL customize training programs for individual employees. We will discuss how to develop SDL packages, get buy-in from the staff, and evaluate the success of the program.

Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) discussion group that provides a forum for issues of current interest for librarians and others about continuing education for librarians and library staff.

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