Category Archives: eLearning

ACRL Presents – Celebrating Fair Use Week, “The Fair Use Factors: Their History and Application” (2/25)

Fair Use Week LogoJoin us for the free ACRL Presents webcast, “The Fair Use Factors: Their History and Application,” on Thursday, February 25, 2016, from 1:00 — 2:00 p.m. Central time (11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Pacific | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Mountain | 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Central | 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern.  Convert additional time zones online.)

The language of the fair use factors has changed very little since the nineteenth century, but the doctrine of fair use has changed a great deal. Understanding the history of the factors, particularly their changing importance, is crucial to making accurate fair use decisions today. This webcast will focus on fair use cases from the last forty years, tracing the relative importance of the four statutory factors and their subfactors. Participants will then be asked to practice applying current fair use law to a series of hypothetical fact patterns.

Learning outcomes:

  • Learn the history of fair use factors and subfactors including commerciality, publication status, and transformativeness.
  • Learn the current relative importance of the four fair use factors and their subfactors.
  • Use this knowledge of the fair use factors to make fair use decisions.

Presenter: Ana Enriquez is a copyright lawyer who focuses on the issues facing libraries, universities, and other cultural institutions. She has taught copyright and internet law in several contexts, including as the Head Teaching Fellow for the online course CopyrightX from 2013 to 2015. She is a member of the Illinois and Massachusetts bars and is a graduate of Berkeley Law and Harvard College.

How to register:
Submit your free registration online by February 24, 2016.  Login details will be sent via email the afternoon of February 24.  The webcast will be recorded and made available shortly after the live event.

Questions should be directed to  More details about Fair Use Week, February 22-26, 2016, are available online.

ACRL Presents Webcast – Celebrate Open Access Week all 52 weeks of the year (10/19)

Join ACRL for a free ACRL Presents webcast to kick-off Open Access Week.  The webcast, “Celebrate Open Access Week all 52 weeks of the year” will be held Monday, October 19, from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Central time (11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Pacific | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Mountain | 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Central | 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern).

The work done to highlight open access on campus during OA Week is a significant opportunity to increase engagement.  How can you harness the energy from OA Week throughout the rest of the year?  Join us for some tips and tricks to integrate open access into the internal life of the library, and the external life of campus, year-round.  Learn ways to incorporate open access concepts in to various library departments and how to tie in open access to other campus events throughout the year.

Speaker: Amy Buckland, Institutional Repository Manager, University of Chicago

Free registration is now available.  The webcast will be recorded and the archive will be shared after the live event.  Contact with questions.

ACRL e-Learning call for proposals – 11/6 deadline

Submit a proposal for a live webcast or asynchronous online course and share your cutting-edge practices and innovative developments with your colleagues.  Check out the ACRL e-Learning Call for Proposals online.  Proposals are due November 6, 2015.

e-Learning Formats
Webcasts: ACRL webcasts are 60-90 minutes in length, including time for audience Q&A.  Presenters can use PowerPoint, online polls, white board, and other interactive tools during the webcast.  Participants can interact with the presenters via text-based chat or audio.  ACRL offers e-Learning webcast presenters a 10% royalty of webcast registration revenue, less production fees, split between the presenters.

Online Courses: ACRL online courses are primarily asynchronous events offered over the course of three or four weeks.  Online courses are offered on the Moodle platform.  Courses should include weekly readings, discussion questions, assignments, chat sessions, and/or a final assignment.  ACRL provides  one-time $1,000 for content development for new multi-week courses, as well as a royalty of 10% of the course registration fees, split between the presenters, each time the course is offered.

How to submit a proposal
Proposals must be submitted via the online submission form by November 6, 2015.

Questions should be directed to Margot Conahan at or call (312) 280-2522.

Upcoming ACRL Webcast – Collaborating for Student Success: Libraries and High Impact Educational Resources

elearning bigJoin ACRL for the e-Learning webcast “Collaborating for Student Success: Libraries and High Impact Educational Resources” on Wednesday, August 26 (1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Central).

In 2008 the Association of American Colleges and Universities published High-Impact Educational Practices by George D. Kuh. These high-impact practices (HIPs) have been well-researched and proven to contribute to student success and retention. Because of their success, HIPs have been implemented at many colleges and universities across the U.S. 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, it will provide information on how LCs contribute to student retention and success. It will also recommend 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.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Define high impact educational practices in order to understand their impact on student success.
  • Determine best practices in working with high impact practices in order to ally with campus learning goals and strategic plans.
  • Apply best practices on using data from work with high impact practices in order to demonstrate the value of the library.

Presenter(s): Jenny Dale, First Year Instruction Coordinator, University Libraries, University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Kathryn Crowe, Associate Dean for Public Services, University Libraries, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Registration materials and details on the webcast are available on the ACRL website, and group registration and other discounts are available. Contact or call (312) 280-2522 with questions.

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.

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