ACRL Discussion Groups

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18 total

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 one year ago

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ACRL Continuing Education/Professional Development Discussion Group  

Charge: To provide a forum for issues of current interest for librarians and others abut continuing education for librarians and library staff. Discussions will share information and experiences, and discuss strategies to address common problems in the development of skills and knowledge needed in the fast changing library environment.

  last person joined 8 days 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 18 hours 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 2 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 one year 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 2 months 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 2 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 2 days ago

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ACRL Library and Information Science Collection Discussion Group  

A forum for discussion of current issues and problems related to collections in LIS fields.

  last person joined 2 months 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 2 days ago

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ACRL Media Resources Discussion Group  

Charge: To provide assistance in the planning, selection, distribution, and use of electronic media resources and services; to promote the use of electronic media as resources for instruction and scholarly research; to further cooperation among computing services, media departments, and libraries in the academic environment; to encourage and support the scholarly study of media; to support current and continuing education for media librarianship; and to encourage cooperation with other groups, committees, and associations.

  last person joined 7 months 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 2 months ago

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ACRL New Members Discussion Group  

Charge: This discussion group is a welcoming place for new members interested in academic and research libraries. This group offers a place to ask questions, make connections with other members, and start off on the right foot. This discussion group also provides the opportunity for experienced librarians to mentor those incoming new faces by answering questions, advertising volunteer opportunities or other events, and offering advice as necessary.

  last person joined 29 days ago

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ACRL Personnel Administrators & Staff Development Discussion Group  

Charge: This group of administrators, who are direct reports to the library director, will meet to discuss topics of interest related to their role within their library and their institution. Discussion topics could include: relationship building with the director/dean; assistant/associate librarian's role in library development; developing partnerships across the institution; strategic planning, budgeting, management and/or personnel issues.

  last person joined 2 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 2 months ago

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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 2 days 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 2 days 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 19 days ago

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