Discussion Groups

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19 total

ACRL Assessment Discussion Group  

Charge: To provide a forum for assessment librarians – and those with responsibility for, and interest in, library assessment – to discuss methods, training, results, impact, institutional needs and challenges, and seek solutions to common problems faced by the library assessment community.

  last person joined 11 days ago

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ACRL Balancing Baby and Book Discussion Group  

Charge: To create a discussion forum for academic librarians on the challenges and opportunities present in being or preparing to become a parent while continuing to work and/or maintain a career track. The discussion group will be an opportunity to share knowledge and experience about work related issues, for example library and university policies and procedures (leave, tenure, etc), managing expectations of colleagues, and negotiating agreements with supervisors, and parenting related issues, for example finding quality day care, managing yours and your partners expectations, and spending quality time with your child(ren). Discussions at ALA conferences will give participants an opportunity to learn from both experienced parents and new parents while also provide a forum for open conversations with library administrators and colleagues about the positive and negative effects parenthood can have on work performance and career.

  last person joined 2 months ago

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ACRL Copyright Discussion Group  

Charge: To provide a forum to discuss copyright issues that confront those working in academic and research libraries.

  last person joined 7 days ago

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ACRL First Year Experience Discussion Group  

Charge: To facilitate a platform for discussion and idea exchanges related to the library's role in the new student's first year experience in higher education. This could include, but is not limited to, discussions related to student transition and preparedness issues, transfer student populations, information literacy programs, outreach, and cross campus collaboration. The group could be of interest to any librarians working with this population at a variety of schools such as community colleges, four- year colleges, research universities, and even possibly those working in a K-12 setting.

  last person joined 11 days ago

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ACRL Heads of Public Services Discussion Group  

Charge: To provide a forum and opportunity for academic librarians to openly discuss and explore common issues, ideas, problems, and opportunities associated with the administration, management and delivery of public services in academic libraries.

  last person joined 11 days ago

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ACRL Hip Hop Librarian Consortium Discussion Group  

Charge: A discussion forum for academic librarians to discuss hip hop information literacy and how it aligns with the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.

  last person joined 19 days ago

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ACRL Human Resources and Organizational Development Discussion Group  

Charge: To facilitate the exchange of emerging trends and effective practices related to human resource management and organizational development and to support the network and professional development of individuals with these responsibilities in academic and research libraries. Topics include: recruitment and retention; performance management; organizational climate, culture, and effectiveness; promotion and tenure systems; strategic planning; relationship building with library leadership and across organizations.

  last person joined one month ago

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ACRL International Perspectives on Academic and Research Libraries Discussion ...  

Charge: The International Perspectives on Academic and Research Libraries Discussion Group serves to promote awareness and discussion of the international, transnational, and global dimensions of issues critical to the future of academic and research libraries, to promote comparative study of academic library trends, issues, and operations, and to promote collaboration between academic and research librarians on issues benefiting from an international perspective.

  last person joined 18 days ago

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ACRL Language and Linguistics Discussion Group  

Charge: To provide a forum for discussion of current trends, practices, and challenges related to working with non-English language services, vernacular resources, and linguistics materials in academic libraries. To provide a supportive network facilitating mentorship, idea sharing, and collaboration on language topics among librarians with diverse functions and specializations. To highlight the importance of academic libraries' language collections and services both on campus and in the broader community.

  last person joined 18 days ago

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ACRL Leadership Discussion Group  

Charge: Provides a forum for conversation, communication and collaboration about leadership and management issues important to academic librarians.

  last person joined 11 days ago

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ACRL Learning Commons Discussion Group  

Charge: This discussion group will be open to all who wish to share knowledge about information commons/learning commons. It is very important to begin this discussion group when the concept of the information commons is still in its formative stages, since this time period will provide a resource for newly opened commons to share their experiences and to track the evolution of more established commons. This discussion group will provide a forum at the annual meetings where librarians who are involved with or interested in information commons/learning commons can learn about and foster ideas pertinent to the concept of the information commons/learning commons. Meetings of the discussion group will give an opportunity to share new developments at individual facilities, innovative service implementations, present successful projects, and understand current trends in the field.

  last person joined 3 months ago

ACRL Librarians From Very Small Academic Institutions Discussion Group  

Charge: To provide a forum for the discussion of issues as they relate to very small libraries, including dealing with small staff, scaling library trends and initiatives to tiny institutions, budget limitations, and other professional topics.

  last person joined 11 days ago

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ACRL Library and Information Science Collection Discussion Group  

Charge: To assess continuing education, and community building needs and desires of members and to communicate those needs to STS council; and to develop and implement continuing education projects, as approved by the committee and STS Council.

  last person joined one month ago

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ACRL Library Support for Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) Discussion ...  

Charge: The Library Support for MOOCs ACRL Discussion Group provides librarians with an opportunity to share information about how libraries are supporting the provision of MOOCs created by their campuses. As more and more academic institutions offer Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), librarians are interested in exploring their roles in this new teaching environment. In discussion lists and blogs, at conferences and meetings, librarians have discussed both the challenges and the opportunities that MOOCs provide and the implications of MOOCs as they relate to intellectual property, fair use, licensing, instructional support for instructors and courses, open source content, and supporting students’ acquisition of research and information literacy skills. The rapid evolution in this area prevents many librarians from keeping abreast of developments on their own. This Discussion Group allows librarians participating in the support and provision of MOOCs to share strategies and resources and also provides an opportunity for networking that could result in collaborations. For librarians not yet involved in MOOCs, the Discussion Group can be a tool for keeping current on the issues.

  last person joined one month ago

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ACRL MLA International Bibliography in Academic Libraries Discussion G ...  

Charge: To further communication regarding the use of the MLA international bibliography in academic libraries through discussion related to: the structure and terminology of the bibliography; the accessibility of print and electronic version of the bibliography; subject coverage of the bibliography; and users' manuals and bibliographic instruction designed for the bibliography.

  last person joined 3 months ago

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ACRL Philosophical, Religious, and Theological Studies Discussion Grou ...  

A forum to discuss issues related to philosophical, religious, and theological studies librarianship.

  last person joined an hour ago

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ACRL Student Retention Discussion Group  

Charge: To discuss methods, best practices, and assessment for developing case-by-case and programmatic efforts related to student retention.

  last person joined one month ago

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ACRL Undergraduate Libraries Discussion Group  

Charge: To promote communication among undergraduate librarians by providing a forum for regular discussion of current issues related to provision of library services to undergraduate students at research universities.

  last person joined 18 days ago

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SCHOLCOMM - ACRL Scholarly Communication Discussion Group  

Charge: The Scholarly Communication Discussion Group is an informal and in-depth discussion of one or more hot topics that impact Open Access initiatives and the many related opportunities which aim to advance the dissemination of scholarship without economical, legislative or technical barriers.

  last person joined 4 hours ago

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