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ACRL Announces New Presenters for “Engaging with the ACRL Framework” Workshop

Engaging with the ACRL Framework workshop presenters

Clockwise from top left: Jenny Dale, Kate Ganski, Kim Pittman, and Samantha Godbey.

The ACRL Student Learning and Information Literacy Committee is pleased to announce the selection of Jenny Dale, Kate Ganski, Samantha Godbey, and Kim Pittman as the newest presenters for the one-day workshop, Engaging with the ACRL Framework: A Catalyst for Exploring and Expanding Our Teaching Practices. Jenny, Kate, Samantha, and Kim join the current presenter team as partners in shaping the curriculum and presenting the workshop.

Jenny Dale is the Information Literacy Coordinator at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro; Kate Ganski is the Interim Assistant Director of Libraries for User Services at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee; Samantha Godbey is the Education Librarian and Assistant Professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas; and Kim Pittman is the Information Literacy and Assessment Librarian at the University of Minnesota, Duluth.

“We are very excited to have Jenny, Kate, Samantha, and Kim join the presenter team for the Framework workshop,” said ACRL Student Learning and Information Literacy Committee Chair Elizabeth Berman of Tufts University. “Not only does this group bring an abundance of expertise on teaching the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education at a time when academic librarians need it most, but their fresh voices and enthusiasm for their new roles will ensure these workshops support librarians in enriching their teaching practices for a long time to come.”

The Engaging with the ACRL Framework workshop is currently offered as a “roadshow” as part of ACRL’s slate of day-long licensed workshops that can be brought to your campus, chapter, or consortia at any time year-round. Contact ACRL Program Officer Chase Ollis at collis@ala.org with questions or to discuss dates, pricing, and details about bringing a workshop to your institution.

Summer 2017 ACRL-Choice Webinars

ACRL-Choice webinars connect academic and research librarians with content and service providers, publishers, authors, and other experts.  Since the launch of the program in 2013, thousands of participants have attended these hour-long interactive sponsored webinars, with topics ranging from using social media to build library communities and the latest reference databases to open access.

For summer 2017, the ACRL-Choice webinar program presents a diverse selection of subjects and experts. Click on each program title for more information and to register.

ACRL-Choice webinars offer a free and convenient way for librarians to learn about new ideas, developments, and products, and to actively participate in discussions with service providers, allowing sponsors to receive unfiltered feedback. Be sure to check out the complete library of ACRL-Choice webinars to date—with more added each month—on the Choice Media Channel.

For more information on upcoming ACRL-Choice webinars, please visit us at www.choice360.org. To discuss becoming an ACRL-Choice webinar sponsor, please contact Pam Marino at pmarino@ala-choice.org.

APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED: Call for Presenters – “Engaging with the ACRL Framework” Workshop

Engaging with the ACRL Framework workshop logoThe application deadline to become a presenter for the new Engaging with the ACRL Framework workshop has been extended to 5 p.m. Central, Wednesday, May 31, 2017.

ACRL is accepting applications from prospective presenters for its newest licensed workshop Engaging with the ACRL Framework: A Catalyst for Exploring and Expanding Our Teaching Practices, which will be launched early this summer. Generally offered as a day-long workshop led by two presenters, this workshop joins the slate of ACRL’s other licensed workshops that can be scheduled upon request from libraries, consortia, and other groups. In addition to the in-person workshop, the presenter team will be involved in virtual programming through ACRL’s e-Learning program and other delivery modes.

The original team of three curriculum designer/presenters will be expanded by recruiting and mentoring at least three new presenters for the launch of this new workshop.

Required:

  • Evidence of understanding and use of the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education in your instruction practice, including the underlying theories of Understanding by Design, threshold concepts, and metaliteracy.
  • Experience in designing, developing, facilitating, and leading interactive workshops and other professional development offerings.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage in collaborative planning and teamwork.
  • Experience working in information literacy instruction in academic libraries.

Strongly preferred:

  • Background in instructional design.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness and engagement in information literacy in a higher education context.
  • Ability to deliver effective interactive online instruction and professional development offerings in synchronous and asynchronous environments.

Successful members of the presenter team must be:

  • Available to attend one workshop in summer 2017 in order to shadow current presenters prior to co-presenting.
  • Available to present the Framework workshops and online offerings during the year. These can include in-person licensed workshops, eLearning courses and webinars, and pre-conferences.

The workshop content is dynamic and evolving, and the new presenters will participate in shaping the curriculum as a collegial partner with the current presenters. Serving as a member of the presenter team involves participating in regular planning calls, design meetings, participating in all segments of assigned workshops, and development of materials, exercises and presentations as needed.

The new presenters will gain experience by shadowing experienced presenters for one workshop and then team-teach as a presenter (for an average of two workshops per year, depending on demand and scheduling). ACRL will reimburse the new presenters for travel costs for shadowing one workshop (flights, hotel, ground transportation, and per diem for meals). Thereafter, ACRL will reimburse for travel costs and provide an honorarium for workshops presented.

To apply, please prepare the following materials. Applications must be submitted electronically as a single PDF document that includes:

  1. A statement addressing the following questions (two pages max for all):

a. Why do you want to become a presenter for ACRL’s Framework workshop and what can you contribute?

b. How have you incorporated the Framework into your instruction?

c. How does your understanding and use of the underlying theories of the Framework (Understanding by Design, threshold concepts, and metaliteracy) affect your instructional design and teaching?

d. Describe your experience (individually and/or as part of a team) in designing and delivering interactive workshops and other professional development offerings, both in person and virtually.

  1. Please provide examples of your teaching/training experiences, with links to instructional materials, videos, etc., that demonstrate your abilities as a teacher.
  2. Your resume or C.V.
  3. The names and contact information for 2 references who have direct knowledge of your relevant experience and expertise.

The single PDF application must submitted via email by 5 p.m. Central on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, to Tish Hayes, ACRL Framework Advisory Board Interim Co-Chair, at hayesL45@morainevalley.edu.

A selection committee with representatives from the ACRL Framework Advisory Board, the Framework Curriculum Design Team, and the ACRL Student Learning and Information Literacy Committee will consider applications and conduct telephone interviews. It is anticipated that additional presenters will be selected before the end of June.

If you have any questions, please contact Chase Ollis, ACRL Program Officer, collis@ala.org, 312.280.2521, or Tish Hayes, ACRL Framework Advisory Board Interim Co-Chair, hayesL45@morainevalley.edu, 708.974.5734.

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.

New Presenters for ACRL Scholarly Communication Workshop

The ACRL Research and Scholarly Environment Committee is pleased to announce the selection of Elizabeth Brown, Carla Myers, and Rachael Samberg as the newest presenters for the one-day workshop, Scholarly Communication: From Understanding to Engagement. Elizabeth, Carla, and Rachael join the current presenter team as partners in shaping the curriculum and presenting the workshop.

Elizabeth Brown is the Director of Assessment and Scholarly Communications, Binghamton University; Carla Myers is the Scholarly Communications Coordinator, Miami University; and Rachael Samberg is the Scholarly Communications Officer, University of California, Berkeley.

“We are thrilled to have Elizabeth Brown, Carla Myers, and Rachael Samberg join the presenter team for the Scholarly Communication workshop,” said ACRL Research and Scholarly Environment Committee Chair Amy Buckland of the University of Guelph. “Not only does this group bring a wealth of expertise on a topic considered to be a core competency of the academic librarianship profession, but the enthusiasm with which they have taken on their new roles will ensure these workshops continue to empower participants to help accelerate the transformation of the scholarly communication system.”

The Scholarly Communication workshop is currently offered as a “roadshow” as part of ACRL’s slate of day-long licensed workshops that can be brought to your campus, chapter, or consortia at any time year-round. Contact Chase Ollis, ACRL Program Officer, at collis@ala.org with questions or to discuss dates, pricing, and details about bringing a workshop to your institution.

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