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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

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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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