Category Archives: OnPoint

H1N1 and the Library Response Chat Archive

The archive from the “H1N1 and the Library Response” ACRL OnPoint chat held October 20 is now available on the ACRL Website.

Join us on November 12 for the next OnPoint chat, “Getting Involved With ACRL.” In this discussion, ACRL Vice-President Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe and Executive Director Mary Ellen Davis will answer your questions about the wide variety of ways to make the most of your membership by getting involved in ACRL. Learn how and when committee appointments are made along with other ways you can become more active in the ACRL community and contribute to the profession.

Upcoming ACRL OnPoint Chats

Join us for the following upcoming ACRL OnPoint chats in October and November.

October 20, 2009: H1N1 and the Library Response
(10:00 a.m. Pacific | 11:00 a.m. Mountain | 12:00 p.m. Central | 1:00 p.m. Eastern)

This discussion will focus on how libraries are responding to the threat of the H1N1 virus and other similar viruses. Questions to be asked will include: Does the library have a role on campus in helping to prevent viral epidemics? What are current practices for preventing the spread of the H1N1 virus in libraries? How might the library play an educational role in H1N1 and other virus awareness? This month’s chat is convened by: Marcia Thomas, Director of Collections & Technical Services, Illinois Wesleyan University and Meg Miner, University Archivist & Special Collections Librarian, Illinois Wesleyan University.

November 12, 2009: Getting Involved With ACRL
(10:00 a.m. Pacific | 11:00 a.m. Mountain | 12:00 p.m. Central | 1:00 p.m. Eastern)

In this discussion, ACRL Vice-President Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe and Executive Director Mary Ellen Davis will answer your questions about the wide variety of ways to make the most of your membership by getting involved in ACRL. Learn how and when committee appointments are made along with other ways you can become more active in the ACRL community and contribute to the profession.

ACRL OnPoint is a live series of informal monthly chat sessions that provide the opportunity to connect with colleagues and experts to discuss an issue of the day in academic and research librarianship. All ACRL OnPoint chats are free and open to the public. Complete details and login information are available on the ACRL Website.

“Are Reference Desks Passe?” Transcript

The transcript for the July 29, 2009, ACRL OnPoint chat “Are Reference Desks Passe?” is now available on the ACRL Web site. The session explored the causes and consequences of the trend towards eliminating reference desks and focusing on referrals, roaming reference, satellite reference and/or virtual reference instead.

The next OnPoint chat, “Ph.D.s in Academic Libraries: The Role of the Scholar-Librarian,” will take place on September 23, 2009, at 12 pm Central. The discussion will address the hybrid figure of the ‘scholar-librarian,’ focusing on the role of Ph.D. recipients in academic libraries.

ACRL OnPoint Chat – Seattle Green: Lessons learned from greening the ACRL 14th National Conference

The next installment of the ACRL OnPoint chat series, “Seattle Green: Lessons Learned from Greening the ACRL 14th National Conference,” will take place Wednesday, April 29, at 12:00 p.m. CDT. (10:00 am. Pacific | 11:00 a.m. Mountain | 12:00 p.m. Central | 1:00 p.m. Eastern).  Charles Forrest, Karen Munro, co-chairs of the ACRL Green Conference Component Committee, will join Tory Ondrla, ACRL staff member and Green Conference liaison to convene this month’s chat.

The 14th ACRL National Conference in Seattle, WA was the greenest ACRL conference ever, thanks to the hard work, good ideas, and contributions of ACRL members and staff.  Charles, Karen and Tory will share how they “greened” the conference.  They’ll discuss specific sustainability event strategies, lessons learned along the way, and their hopes and dreams for our next conference in 2011.  Bring your interest in greening your own conference, meeting, or event–and your own green experiences and insights!

ACRL OnPoint is a live series of informal monthly chat sessions that provide the opportunity to connect with colleagues and experts to discuss an issue of the day in academic and research librarianship. All ACRL OnPoint chats are free and open to the public. Sessions are unmoderated, one hour in length and take place in a Meebo chat room. For additional information, including access information and archives of past sessions, visit the OnPoint website.

TIME CHANGE – Free ACRL OnPoint Chat Today!

The next installment of the ACRL OnPoint chat series, “What Really Are Student Outcomes,” will take place today, January 14, at 2:00 p.m. CST (12:00 p.m. PST, 1:00 p.m. MST, 3:00 p.m. EST). Please note the time change. The chat will take place at 2p.m. Central. Peter Hernon, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Simmons College, will convene this month’s chat.

At the upcoming ACRL 14th National Conference in Seattle, Hernon will address student learning outcomes, which reflect changes in students (e.g., knowledge, skills, abilities) over the duration of a program of study. The focus is on moving beyond course evaluation and assessment and developing a picture at the program level and institutional levels. Both regional and program accreditation organizations support (demand) this broader view of outcomes assessment, while still encouraging the application of student outcomes (for accountability purposes). Clearly, this focus on accountability, combined with using the results to improve the educational experience, has implications for creating a culture of assessment in libraries.

ACRL OnPoint is a live series of informal monthly chat sessions that provide the opportunity to connect with colleagues and experts to discuss an issue of the day in academic and research librarianship. All ACRL OnPoint chats are free and open to the public. Sessions are unmoderated, one hour in length and take place in a Meebo chat room. For additional information, including access information and archives of past sessions, visit the OnPoint website.

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