Category Archives: Conferences

ACRL Program Proposals for 2018 ALA Annual Conference

ACRL invites its committees, sections, interest groups and individual members to consider submitting program proposals for the 2018 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans.

For the first time, program proposals will be submitted via a centralized submission site for all ALA Divisions, RoundTables, Committees, and Offices. ACRL members must choose “ACRL” on the first screen of the submission form in order to have the program included in the ACRL pool of programs to be reviewed.

There will be a virtual meeting at 11:00 a.m. CST on June 1, 2017, for ACRL units and members interested in submitting proposals for a 2018 ALA Annual Conference program. The purpose of this meeting is to provide potential conference program planners with an understanding of the Annual Conference program planning process, including budgets, timelines and planning tips.

RSVP online to attend the June 1 virtual meeting. Once login instructions are available, attendees will be notified. Login instructions will also be posted on the main ACRL page in ALA Connect.

2018 ALA Annual Conference program proposals are due August 25, 2017. The ACRL Professional Development Committee will review proposal and select 2018 Annual Conference programs, with notifications issued in October 2017.

More details about the Annual Conference program process are on the ACRL website. Contact ACRL Program Officer Megan Griffin at mgriffin@ala.org or ACRL Manager of Professional Development Margot Conahan at mconahan@ala.org with questions concerning the program proposal process.

Instruction Section Preconference – Teaching Information Literacy with a Social Justice Lens (6/23)

The ACRL Instruction Section is offering the full-day preconference, “Going with (and Growing with) the Framework: Teaching Information Literacy with a Social Justice Lens,” in conjunction with the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, June 23, 2017.

Through panel presentations and hands-on workshops, develop strategies and approaches for teaching the Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education that also incorporate a social justice lens. The transition from the Standards to the Framework has been challenging for many librarians, especially because the Framework calls for a conceptual approach to information literacy instruction, instead of relying on measurable, skills-based outcomes. Yet the Framework may provide opportunities for deeper, more transformative learning and challenge students to think more critically about their own power and privilege, as well as the lack of certain voices, within the information ecosystem.

Presenters
Samantha Becker, Campus Engagement Librarian, Drake University
Alexandra Chappell, Arts & Humanities Team Leader, The Claremont Colleges
Dani Brecher Cook, Director of Teaching and Learning, University of California, Riverside
Lisa Hinchliffe, Professor/ Coordinator for Information Literacy Services and Instruction, University of Illinois Urbana
kYmberly Keeton, Lincoln University
Leslie L. Morgan, University of Notre Dame
Karen Nicholson, Manager, Information Literacy, University of Guelph
Nicole Pagowsky, Associate Librarian and Instruction Coordinator, University of Arizona
Laura Saunders, Assistant Professor, Simmons College
Maura Seale, Collections, Research, & Instruction Librarian, Georgetown University
Allegra Swift, Scholarly Communication & Publishing Coordinator, Claremont Colleges
Desirae Zingarelli-Sweet, Reference & Instruction Librarian, Loyola Marymount University

Complete details including registration materials are available online.  Contact Margot Conahan at mconahan@ala.org with questions.

2017 ACRL / PLA Joint Presidents’ Program at ALA Annual Conference

Bernard (Bernie) BanksJoin ACRL and PLA for a joint Presidents’ Program at the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago!  Hosted by ACRL President Irene M.H. Herold and PLA President Felton Thomas Jr., this program will take place from 10:30 -11:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 24, 2017, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, Grand Ballroom A/B.

Featuring leadership expert Bernard (Bernie) Banks, Associate Dean for Leadership Development and Clinical Professor of Management at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, this program will offer key leadership development for all levels of academic, research, and public librarians who are faced with complex problems. Banks will discuss how organizational challenges can be understood from a variety of perspectives, giving attendees a more complex approach to developing effective, robust solutions. This event is a “can’t-miss” for those interested in increasing their leadership responsibilities, as well as those looking to expand their ability to understand and assess multi-faceted challenges.

The 2017 ACRL/PLA Joint Presidents’ Program is open to all conference attendees.

 

2018 ACRL President’s Program Planning Committee Invites Your Participation

At the 2018 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans, the ACRL President’s Program will explore the idea of resilience in (hopefully) all of its complexity. As a first step in our planning process, we want to hear your stories about resilience and how you have experienced it in your workplace. We are not looking for a specific type of story or any particular focus. Please share as much or as little as you like through our form.

We would love to hear your stories as soon as possible! Our preferred date to receive them is by Monday, June 19, 2017, but the form will remain open for some time after the 2017 ALA Annual Conference.

The planning committee will use the stories we gather to identify the scope and themes for the program. We will also share them with the speakers to help them as they prepare. To protect your anonymity, we will redact names and institutions from the stories before sharing them with speakers; and we will not share these stories in any form publicly.

Thank you again for sharing your time and experiences.  If you have questions, additional comments to share, or ideas for good speakers, please contact Jeanne Davidson at jeanne.davidson@sdstate.edu.

ACRL 2017 Conversation: What’s Going on in the Swamp?

Below is an invitation from colleague Alan Inouye of ALA’s Washington Office, to join him for informal conversation at the ACRL 2017 Conference. For more on the latest happenings in D.C., join the ACRL Town Hall: Academic Libraries and New Federal Regulations on Friday, March 24, 2017, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., BCC Room 316.

What’s Going on in the Swamp?

With the election of the 45th President of the United States and 115th Congress, there’s a lot going on in Washington—to say the least! Net neutrality, copyright, federal funding, and the list goes on. You’re invited to talk about these developments with me, Alan Inouye, Director, ALA’s Office for Information Technology Policy, based in Washington, D.C. I am available for informal discussion on Thursday 3-4 p.m. and Friday 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. If interested, please email me at ainouye@alawash.org to arrange a meeting place and time. We’d likely meet at the roundtable area or a café.

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