The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is accepting applications from prospective curriculum designer/presenters to create new professional development offerings in two areas: Research Data Management and the Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy. The four selected curriculum designers will work in pairs to plan, develop, and deliver learning experiences for ACRL in each of these two areas. The learning experiences they design will include face-to-face and virtual learning intended to build librarians’ capacity as leaders on issues/projects of campus-wide interest.
Each of the two new professional development areas has its own topical scope and distinct qualifications for applicants. Successful curriculum designer/presenters for both of these new professional development offerings must attend a curriculum design meeting at ALA Midwinter in January 2016, work on curriculum design from January-May 2016, and present one or more webinars in spring 2016 and in-person workshops beginning in summer 2016.
Read more about being a curriculum designer/presenter in the full call for applicants for Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy and Research Data Management professional development. Apply by October 14, 2015, per the instructions in each call. Two small review teams of ACRL member leaders will consider applications. The process includes checking references and an interview. Each group will select designer/presenters and notify all applicants in November 2015.
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com or call (312) 280-2522 with questions.
The articles in the bibliography were chosen by members of the committee based on interest. The list represents a wide variety of disciplines around threshold concepts and serves as an introduction to threshold concepts in the literature of educational theory. There are several examples for how threshold concepts are determined, taught and assessed including case studies and evidence-based assessment.
Articles were chosen from the authoritative resource on threshold concepts: