Category Archives: eLearning

Teaching Information Literacy Threshold Concepts Webinar Archive

The video archive of yesterday’s ACRL Presents webinar “Teaching Information Literacy Threshold Concepts: Lesson Plans for Librarians” is now available. The webinar featured a conversation with Gayle Schaub and Hazel McClure, two of the editors of the ACRL publication Teaching Information Literacy Threshold Concepts.

The webinar video is available below and on the ACRL YouTube channel.

ACRL Presents Webinar: Teaching Information Literacy Threshold Concepts: Lesson Plans for Librarians (7/29)

Join us for the free ACRL Presents webinar, “Teaching Information Literacy Threshold Concepts: Lesson Plans for Librarians,” on Wednesday, July 29, from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Central (11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Pacific | 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Mountain | 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Central | 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Eastern).  Please note that you can convert additional time zones online at www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html.

Participate in a conversation with Gayle Schaub and Hazel McClure, two of the editors of the exciting new book from ACRL, Teaching Information Literacy Threshold Concepts.

  • Hear about how their early exploration of threshold concepts led to this collection of lesson plans from librarians around the country.
  • Learn more about teaching with a focus on conceptual understandings rather than skills.
  • Sample some of the lesson plans to see how you can use and adapt them for your own context.

How to register
Submit your free registration online by 2:00 p.m. Central, July 28, 2015.  The webcast will be recorded and made available shortly after the live event.

Questions should be directed to mconahan@ala.org.

Upcoming ACRL Webcast – Librarians Collaborate! Working Across Two-and Four-Year Institutions (7/22)

Join ACRL for the e-Learning webcast, “Librarians Collaborate! Working Across Two-and Four-Year Institutions to Teach Transfer Students Information Literacy Skills,” on Wednesday, July 22 (1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Central).

Typically, librarians at four year colleges and universities and their feeder institutions do not communicate about information literacy instruction. Rather than sharing details about the information literacy needs of students in each year of college we work within our institutions to meet institutional information literacy goals. As a result we may not be aware of  specific information literacy skills needed by students who transfer.  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.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the importance of investigating information literacy programs for transfer students at regional community colleges and four year institutions.
  • Learn strategies for fostering communication with academic librarians within their service region.
  • Learn techniques for sharing information literacy strategies and developing mechanisms for ongoing collaboration between feeder institution librarians and university librarians.

Presenter(s): Margaret Gregor, Instructional Materials Center Librarian, Appalachian State University; Deborah Joyner, Director, Learning Resource Center, Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute; Kelly McCallister, Distance Education Librarian, Appalachian State University

Registration materials and details on the webcast are available online, and group registration and other discounts are available.  Contact mconahan@ala.org or call (312) 280-2522 with questions.

 

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.

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