Category Archives: eLearning

Summer 2015 ACRL e-Learning

ACRL is offering a variety of webcasts this summer to meet the demands of your schedule and budget. These interactive webcasts last 60-90 minutes and take place in an interactive online classroom; group discounts are available.  Full details and registration information are available on the ACRL website.

The Search for Meaningful Metrics: Scholarly Impact & The Role of Academic Libraries (June 3, 2015)
What are meaningful research metrics and how are they supported by today’s academic libraries?  Review the topic of scholarly impact measurement, including current trends related to bibliometrics, altmetrics, and research impact in general. Emphasis will be placed on major tools available to scholars and librarians, as well as special discussions, controversies and developments within the growing field of altmetrics.

Finding Your Role: The Subject Specialist and Digital Humanities (June 11, 2015)
During this webcast the co-editors of Digital Humanities in the Library: Challenges and Opportunities for Subject Specialists will give tips and suggestions for subject specialists interested in working with digital humanities projects, and give details on several case studies covered in their book.  Discover how to initiate, join, or improve subject liaison collaboration on DH projects.

Weed it and Reap: Successful Strategies for Re-shaping Collections (July 15, 2015)
Learn strategies for making successful changes in traditional collections, formulate ideas for communicating with your stakeholders, and transform your institution’s definition of deselection from “periodic weeding” to an “ongoing part of a healthy library ecosystem’s lifecycle.”

Librarians Collaborate! Working Across Two-and Four-Year Institutions to Teach Transfer Students Information Literacy Skills (July 22, 2015)
Learn how librarians at a university and community college collaborated to enhance information literacy instruction for transfer students. Ideas for designing a collaborative professional development workshop to enhance communication and design information literacy student learning outcomes at two and four year institutions will be shared.

Assessing Faculty Perceptions and Use of OER and the Implications for Libraries (August 19, 2015)
Learn about findings focused on instructors’ perceptions and experiences locating and using free textbook alternatives. Three major themes appeared: material accessibility, class preparation, and expectations for students. Using these themes as the framework for the webcast, discuss implications for librarians who want to initiate conversations on their campus about free textbook alternatives; create, or collaborate on, free textbook alternative grants; or assess existing projects.

Collaborating for Student Success: Libraries and High Impact Educational Practices (August 26, 2015)
This interactive webcast will provide a review of research on how high impact practices foster student success nationally. Then, using learning communities (LCs) as a case study, discover how LCs contribute to student retention and success.  Learn about strategies for partnering with other campus units to promote high impact practices and then use the results to demonstrate the value and impact of the library on its campus.

Complete details and registration information for e-Learning webcasts are available on the ACRL website. Contact Margot Conahan at mconahan@ala.org for more information.

April e-Learning from ACRL

ACRL is offering two online learning opportunities this month to meet the demands of your schedule and budget. Full details and registration information are available on the ACRL website.

ACRL webcasts address hot topics in academic librarianship. Webcasts last 90 minutes and take place in an interactive online classroom.

Precision Googling: Techniques to Extract Exactly What You Want from the Largest Search Engine (April 22, 2015)
This interactive webcast will include a review of advanced search techniques, syntax, and operators; explanation of recent changes to the search interface; hands-on practice with advanced search operators and tools; and real-time exploration of and discussion of the algorithms that generate user-specific results.

ACRL online courses provide asynchronous, multi-week content with weekly readings and assignments.

What You Need to Know about Writing Data Management Plans (April 27-May 15, 2015)
Join two experienced data management plan consultants with experience in liaison librarianship and information technology as they demonstrate how all librarians have the ability to successfully consult on data management plan. Each week will include assigned readings, a written lecture, discussion questions, weekly assignments, and live chats with the instructors.

Complete details and registration information for our April e-Learning opportunities are available on the ACRL website. Contact Margot Conahan at mconahan@ala.org for more information.

ACRL Presents Webcast –Putting the Framework for Information Literacy into Action (3/4)

small_bannerJoin us for the free ACRL Presents webcast, “Putting the Framework for Information Literacy into Action: Next Steps,” on Wednesday, March 4, from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Central.  Following the ACRL Board Action at Midwinter, the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education is now a dynamic living document that has great potential for transforming information literacy research and practice.  This webcast will provide an overview of next steps for the Framework and will highlight examples of how librarians are already incorporating it into their work.  Join us to learn more about plans for creating resources and professional development opportunities to support librarians in using the Framework and contributing to its growth.

Learning outcomes:

  • Become more familiar with how the threshold concept foundation of the Framework can inform action research and curriculum design.
  • Explore examples of how librarians are experimenting with the Framework in a variety of contexts.
  • Hear about next steps for using the Framework and how you can contribute.

Presenters: ACRL President Karen Williams and Sharon Mader, ACRL Visiting Program Officer for Information Literacy

How to register
Submit your free registration online by noon Central, March 3, 2015.  The webcast will be recorded and made available shortly after the live event.

Questions should be directed to mconahan@ala.org.

ACRL e-Learning webcast series: Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy

Registration is available for the three-part e-Learning webcast series, From Awareness to Transformation: Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy in 21st Century Academic Libraries. This webcast series, organized by the ACRL Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy task force, will focus on practical approaches to building and strengthening connections between scholarly communication and information literacy in academic libraries.  These webcasts build on the work introduced in the ACRL white paper, Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy: Creating Strategic Collaborations for a Changing Academic Environment.

  • Webcast 1: Creating Strategic Collaborations – Starting the Conversations, Making the Connections, Taking Advantage of Opportunities (December 10, 2014)
  • Webcast 2: Designing Job Descriptions for New Roles: Integrating Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy into Library Liaison Job Descriptions (January 15, 2015)
  • Webcast 3: Is Copyright the Third Rail in Information Literacy, or a Common Denominator? (February 18, 2015)

These webcasts will provide content of use to a broad audience, from library staff who might have just begun these conversations to those who have already successfully addressing facets of the changing scholarly communication and information literacy landscape. Each webcast is related to the others but is also independent so you can do all three or just choose one or two that best meets your needs.

Complete details including webcast descriptions and learning outcomes for each webcast, and registration materials are available online. Contact Margot Conahan at mconahan@ala.org or call (312) 280-2522 with questions.

Fall 2014 ACRL e-Learning

elearning bigACRL is offering a variety of online learning opportunities in fall 2014 to meet the demands of your schedule and budget. Full details and registration information are available on the ACRL website.

ACRL online courses provide asynchronous, multi-week content with weekly readings and assignments. Online courses scheduled for fall 2014 include:

Managing Change in Academic Libraries (October 13-November 3, 2014): Change can be difficult to deal with in any workplace, but the fast pace of change in libraries is particularly difficult.  Designed for library supervisors who will need to lead staff (at any level) through change, learn about the potential impact of the stress of change, and how to properly prepare others and one’s self for change.

Preparing for Accreditation: An Introduction for Librarians (October 20-November 7, 2014): This course will assist librarians in preparing for accreditation and will take a “how to do it” approach with an emphasis on compiling evidence, writing persuasive self-study documents, and creating long-term plans as part of and aligned with institutional accreditation efforts.

ACRL webcasts address hot topics in academic librarianship. Webcasts last 90 minutes and take place in an interactive online classroom. Group discounts are available for all ACRL e-Learning webcasts. Fall 2014 webcasts include:

Moving from Impossible to Manageable: Helping Students Manage and Focus Research Topics (October 22, 2014): Learn tips and strategies about collaborating with academic faculty to offer meaningful instruction addressing the skills students need to use when they go about defining, modifying, and planning an “information need” at the beginning of the research process.

Precision Googling: Techniques to Extract Exactly What You Want from the Largest Search Engine (November 13, 2014): This interactive webcast will include a review of advanced search techniques, syntax, and operators; explanation of recent changes to the search interface; hands-on practice with advanced search operators and tools; and real-time exploration of and discussion of the algorithms that generate user-specific results.

Complete details and registration information for all fall 2014 e-Learning opportunities are available on the ACRL website. Contact Margot Conahan at mconahan@ala.org for more information.

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