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APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED: Call for Presenters – “Engaging with the ACRL Framework” Workshop

Engaging with the ACRL Framework workshop logoThe application deadline to become a presenter for the new Engaging with the ACRL Framework workshop has been extended to 5 p.m. Central, Wednesday, May 31, 2017.

ACRL is accepting applications from prospective presenters for its newest licensed workshop Engaging with the ACRL Framework: A Catalyst for Exploring and Expanding Our Teaching Practices, which will be launched early this summer. Generally offered as a day-long workshop led by two presenters, this workshop joins the slate of ACRL’s other licensed workshops that can be scheduled upon request from libraries, consortia, and other groups. In addition to the in-person workshop, the presenter team will be involved in virtual programming through ACRL’s e-Learning program and other delivery modes.

The original team of three curriculum designer/presenters will be expanded by recruiting and mentoring at least three new presenters for the launch of this new workshop.

Required:

  • Evidence of understanding and use of the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education in your instruction practice, including the underlying theories of Understanding by Design, threshold concepts, and metaliteracy.
  • Experience in designing, developing, facilitating, and leading interactive workshops and other professional development offerings.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage in collaborative planning and teamwork.
  • Experience working in information literacy instruction in academic libraries.

Strongly preferred:

  • Background in instructional design.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness and engagement in information literacy in a higher education context.
  • Ability to deliver effective interactive online instruction and professional development offerings in synchronous and asynchronous environments.

Successful members of the presenter team must be:

  • Available to attend one workshop in summer 2017 in order to shadow current presenters prior to co-presenting.
  • Available to present the Framework workshops and online offerings during the year. These can include in-person licensed workshops, eLearning courses and webinars, and pre-conferences.

The workshop content is dynamic and evolving, and the new presenters will participate in shaping the curriculum as a collegial partner with the current presenters. Serving as a member of the presenter team involves participating in regular planning calls, design meetings, participating in all segments of assigned workshops, and development of materials, exercises and presentations as needed.

The new presenters will gain experience by shadowing experienced presenters for one workshop and then team-teach as a presenter (for an average of two workshops per year, depending on demand and scheduling). ACRL will reimburse the new presenters for travel costs for shadowing one workshop (flights, hotel, ground transportation, and per diem for meals). Thereafter, ACRL will reimburse for travel costs and provide an honorarium for workshops presented.

To apply, please prepare the following materials. Applications must be submitted electronically as a single PDF document that includes:

  1. A statement addressing the following questions (two pages max for all):

a. Why do you want to become a presenter for ACRL’s Framework workshop and what can you contribute?

b. How have you incorporated the Framework into your instruction?

c. How does your understanding and use of the underlying theories of the Framework (Understanding by Design, threshold concepts, and metaliteracy) affect your instructional design and teaching?

d. Describe your experience (individually and/or as part of a team) in designing and delivering interactive workshops and other professional development offerings, both in person and virtually.

  1. Please provide examples of your teaching/training experiences, with links to instructional materials, videos, etc., that demonstrate your abilities as a teacher.
  2. Your resume or C.V.
  3. The names and contact information for 2 references who have direct knowledge of your relevant experience and expertise.

The single PDF application must submitted via email by 5 p.m. Central on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, to Tish Hayes, ACRL Framework Advisory Board Interim Co-Chair, at hayesL45@morainevalley.edu.

A selection committee with representatives from the ACRL Framework Advisory Board, the Framework Curriculum Design Team, and the ACRL Student Learning and Information Literacy Committee will consider applications and conduct telephone interviews. It is anticipated that additional presenters will be selected before the end of June.

If you have any questions, please contact Chase Ollis, ACRL Program Officer, collis@ala.org, 312.280.2521, or Tish Hayes, ACRL Framework Advisory Board Interim Co-Chair, hayesL45@morainevalley.edu, 708.974.5734.

New Presenters for ACRL Scholarly Communication Workshop

The ACRL Research and Scholarly Environment Committee is pleased to announce the selection of Elizabeth Brown, Carla Myers, and Rachael Samberg as the newest presenters for the one-day workshop, Scholarly Communication: From Understanding to Engagement. Elizabeth, Carla, and Rachael join the current presenter team as partners in shaping the curriculum and presenting the workshop.

Elizabeth Brown is the Director of Assessment and Scholarly Communications, Binghamton University; Carla Myers is the Scholarly Communications Coordinator, Miami University; and Rachael Samberg is the Scholarly Communications Officer, University of California, Berkeley.

“We are thrilled to have Elizabeth Brown, Carla Myers, and Rachael Samberg join the presenter team for the Scholarly Communication workshop,” said ACRL Research and Scholarly Environment Committee Chair Amy Buckland of the University of Guelph. “Not only does this group bring a wealth of expertise on a topic considered to be a core competency of the academic librarianship profession, but the enthusiasm with which they have taken on their new roles will ensure these workshops continue to empower participants to help accelerate the transformation of the scholarly communication system.”

The Scholarly Communication workshop is currently offered as a “roadshow” as part of ACRL’s slate of day-long licensed workshops that can be brought to your campus, chapter, or consortia at any time year-round. Contact Chase Ollis, ACRL Program Officer, at collis@ala.org with questions or to discuss dates, pricing, and details about bringing a workshop to your institution.

Bring the New “Engaging with the ACRL Framework” Workshop to Your Campus

Engaging with the ACRL Framework workshop logoACRL announces its newest workshop, Engaging with the ACRL Framework: A Catalyst for Exploring and Expanding Our Teaching Practices, is now available for scheduling beginning in July 2017. The Framework workshop joins the slate of ACRL’s other workshops that can be brought to your campus, chapter, or consortia upon request throughout the year.

Led by two expert presenters, this one-day immersive workshop supports librarians in engaging more deeply with the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education and in exploring ways it may help enrich their individual teaching practices, as well as their local instruction programs and institutions. This workshop is relevant to any librarian who supports teaching and learning, whether through direct instruction or through instructional programming or initiatives.

Learning Outcomes

  • 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.

More information about the workshop, including a full program description, sample schedule for the day, presenter biographies, and host responsibilities, is available on the ACRL website. For questions about workshop pricing and logistics, or to schedule a workshop at your institution, contact ACRL Program Officer Chase Ollis at collis@ala.org or 312-280-2521.

Call for Presenters – “Engaging with the ACRL Framework” Workshop

ACRL is accepting applications from prospective presenters for its newest licensed workshop “Engaging with the ACRL Framework: A Catalyst for Exploring and Expanding Our Teaching Practices”, which will be launched early this summer. Generally offered as a day-long workshop led by two presenters, this workshop joins the slate of ACRL’s other licensed workshops that can be scheduled upon request from libraries, consortia, and other groups across the country. In addition to the in-person workshop, the presenter team will be involved in virtual programming through ACRL’s e-Learning program and other delivery modes.

The original team of three curriculum designer/presenters will be expanded by recruiting and mentoring at least three new presenters for the launch of this new workshop. Applications are due by 5 p.m. Central on Wednesday, May 24 2017.

Required:

  • Evidence of understanding and use of the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education in your instruction practice, including the underlying theories of Understanding by Design, threshold concepts, and metaliteracy.
  • Experience in designing, developing, facilitating, and leading interactive workshops and other professional development offerings.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage in collaborative planning and teamwork.
  • Experience working in information literacy instruction in academic libraries.

Strongly preferred:

  • Background in instructional design.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness and engagement in information literacy in a higher education context.
  • Ability to deliver effective interactive online instruction and professional development offerings in synchronous and asynchronous environments.

Successful members of the presenter team must be:

  • Available to attend one workshop in summer 2017 in order to shadow current presenters prior to co-presenting.
  • Available to present the Framework workshops and online offerings during the year. These can include in-person licensed workshops, eLearning courses and webinars, and pre-conferences.

The workshop content is dynamic and evolving, and the new presenters will participate in shaping the curriculum as a collegial partner with the current presenters. Serving as a member of the presenter team involves participating in regular planning calls, design meetings, participating in all segments of assigned workshops, and development of materials, exercises and presentations as needed.

The new presenters will gain experience by shadowing experienced presenters for one workshop and then team-teach as a presenter (for an average of two workshops per year, depending on demand and scheduling). ACRL will reimburse the new presenters for travel costs for shadowing one workshop (flights, hotel, ground transportation, and per diem for meals). Thereafter, ACRL will reimburse for travel costs and provide an honorarium for workshops presented.

To apply, please prepare the following materials. Applications must be submitted electronically as a single PDF document that includes:

  1. A statement addressing the following questions (two pages max for all):
    1. Why do you want to become a presenter for ACRL’s Framework workshop and what can you contribute?
    2. How have you incorporated the Framework into your instruction?
    3. How does your understanding and use of the underlying theories of the Framework (Understanding by Design, threshold concepts, and metaliteracy) affect your instructional design and teaching?
    4. Describe your experience (individually and/or as part of a team) in designing and delivering interactive workshops and other professional development offerings, both in person and virtually.
  2. Please provide examples of your teaching/training experiences, with links to instructional materials, videos, etc., that demonstrate your abilities as a teacher.
  3. Your resume or C.V.
  4. The names and contact information for 2 references who have direct knowledge of your relevant experience and expertise.

The single PDF application must submitted via email by 5 p.m. Central on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, to Tish Hayes, ACRL Framework Advisory Board Interim Co-Chair, at hayesL45@morainevalley.edu.

A selection committee with representatives from the ACRL Framework Advisory Board, the Framework Curriculum Design Team, and the ACRL Student Learning and Information Literacy Committee will consider applications and conduct telephone interviews. It is anticipated that additional presenters will be selected before the end of June.

If you have any questions, please contact Chase Ollis, ACRL Program Officer, collis@ala.org, 312.280.2521, or Tish Hayes, ACRL Framework Advisory Board Interim Co-Chair, hayesL45@morainevalley.edu, 708.974.5734.

2017 ACRL Award Winners, Part 2

Congratulations to the following recipients of 2017 ACRL awards. Complete information on the ACRL awards program is available on the association website.

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