Join ACRL for the wide array of association events at the 2016 ALA Midwinter Meeting, held January 8-12, 2016, in Boston. Make sure to visit the conference scheduler to plan your Midwinter Meeting experience.
Framework for Information Literacy Update
How has the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education grown and developed over the last year? Join ACRL for the update session Using the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy: Examples and Ideas to learn more about the Framework. The session will explore examples and themes in Framework dialogue and practice. Attendees will also learn about the Framework Advisory Board Action Plan for providing resources to support and encourage librarians in their use and understanding of the Framework. Copies of the new print Framework booklet will be available for attendees. The session will be held from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. on January 10, 2016, in room 153AB of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.
Value of Academic Libraries Update
Join ACRL’s Value of Academic Libraries Committee for an update session on the Value of Academic Libraries initiative on Sunday, January 10. Learn about a proposed new objective for ACRL’s strategic plan, the Plan for Excellence, to demonstrate how libraries advance issues of equity, access, institutional diversity, and inclusion. Four librarians will present examples of library programs that advance these issues and add value by contributing to university or college goals specifically regarding equity, access to college, and inclusion. The update will be held from 1:00-2:30 p.m. in 253C of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.
SPARC/ ACRL Forum Covers Public Access Policies
Over the past few years, there has been a proliferation of high-profile funders announcing policies requiring greater access to research articles and data. From the White House, to the Canadian Tri-Agency, to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, these policies are now moving into the implementation stage. This challenge is compounded by differences in the requirements across policies, and the ability of individual researchers and institutions to make sense of these differences and comply effectively. The SPARC-ACRL Forum, Complying with Emerging Funder Public Access Policies: How Libraries Can Make It All Work, will explore ways in which the library community can be instrumental in supporting the compliance efforts. Along with identifying some issues and possible strategies, the panelists will discuss services that are being, or have been created or expanded, to help address some of the issues that have been raised. The forum will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 9, in room 253C of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.
ACRL Metrics Workshop and User Group Meeting
Providing data and statistics is a growing part of the academic library assessment process. ACRL and Counting Opinions invite you to attend a demonstration of ACRLMetrics on Saturday, January 9. The free demo and user group meeting will highlight key capabilities including peer group comparisons, built-in report templates, and export capabilities. The session will be held from 10:30 -11:30 a.m. in room 105 of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. For more information, please visit the ACRL Metrics website.
ACRL, Choice Booth Giveaways
Visit the ACRL booth (#1461) in the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center and register to win free registration to ACRL 2017! Themed At the Helm – leading Transformation, ACRL 2017 will be held March 22-25, 2017, in Baltimore. The conference call for participation is now available on the conference website.
Also make sure to stop by the Choice booth (#1465) to see a demonstration of Choice Reviews Online 3, and enter a drawing for a chance to win an iPad Mini. All booth visitors also receive a free Choice coin purse while supplies last.
ACRL/ Harvard LIAL Alumni Activities
The Harvard Institutes for Higher Education (HIHE) is holding two events for ACRL/ Harvard Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians (LIAL) alumni and others interested in the program. The ACRL/LIAL Alumni Information Session will be held from 5:00-5:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 10, 2016, in the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel, Otis Room. An alumni reception will follow from 5:45-6:30 p.m. in the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel, Commonwealth C Room. RSVP online by Monday, January 4. More information on LIAL is available on the program website.