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ACRL IS Seeks National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience Liaison

The ACRL Instruction Section (IS) is currently seeking applications to serve a three-year term (through July 2018) as the ACRL liaison to the National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience.  Liaisons are responsible for outreach, education, and communication between the National Resource Center and ACRL in order to form strong relationships and advance the interests of ACRL and IS.

About the National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience

The National Resource Center’s mission reads: “Building upon its history of excellence as the founder and leader of the first-year experience movement, the National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition serves education professionals by supporting and advancing efforts to improve student learning and transitions into and through higher education. We achieve this mission by providing opportunities for the exchange of practical and scholarly information as well as the discussion of trends and issues in our field through the convening of conferences and other professional development events such as institutes, workshops, and online learning opportunities; publication of scholarly practice books, research reports, a peer-reviewed journal, electronic newsletters, and guides; generating, supporting, and disseminating research and scholarship; hosting visiting scholars; and maintaining several online channels for resource sharing and communication, including a dynamic website, listservs, and social media outlets.”  For more information about the organization, please visit http://www.sc.edu/fye/ or contact the previous liaison Anne-Marie Deitering (anne-marie.deitering@oregonstate.edu).

Submission Requirements

Deadline for Applications: September 18, 2015

Nominees must submit:

  • A letter of application articulating qualifications to Mark Szarko, IS Past Chair, at szarko@mit.edu.
  • A current vita.

Expectations:

  • Liaison attends the Annual Conference on the First Year Experience (organized by the National Resource Center), which takes place in February.
  • Attendance at ALA Midwinter Meetings or Annual Conferences is optional.
  • Liaison must be willing to advocate for the importance of school and academic libraries in student learning and successful transitions.
  • Liaison should effectively share information about ACRL strategic initiatives and agendas to the NRCFYE.
  • Liaison will regularly report back to ACRL and the Instruction Section about upcoming NRCFYE events and initiatives.

Required Qualifications:

  • Current member of IS and ACRL.
  • Experience working with first year students.
  • Demonstrated interest in quantitative research in higher education.
  • Interest in coordinating activities to increase interaction between the National Resource Center, ACRL, and IS.
  • Financial support to attend the Annual Conference on the First Year Experience for the length of the three-year term if not funded by ACRL. (Note: Liaison may apply for up to $1500 in conference funding from the Liaison Grants Committee, but funding is not guaranteed).
  • Experience with or interest in outreach and advocacy to campus stakeholders engaged in the first-year experience movement.
  • Excellent communication skills.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Record of serving IS and/or ACRL on committees, task forces, etc.
  • Advanced degree or credential in teaching.
  • Experience conducting research on the first-year experience.

If you have any questions about the process, please contact IS Past Chair Mark Szarko at szarko@mit.edu.

ANSS Seeks American Anthropological Association Liaison

The ACRL Anthropology and Sociology Section (ANSS) is currently seeking applications from ANSS members to serve a three-year term (July 1 2015- June 30, 2018) as the ACRL Liaison to the American Anthropological Association (AAA). Details and submission guidelines are available at ACRL ANSS Liaison Recruitment Form for AAA 2015-2018 (PDF). Additional information is also available on the ANSS website. The deadline for applications is May 8, 2015.

For more information, contact Katie Elson Anderson (katie.anderson@camden.rutgers.edu) or Jenny Bowers (jennifer.bowers@du.edu).

ASA Liaison Application Deadline Extended

The ACRL Anthropology and Sociology Section (ANSS) is currently seeking applications to serve a three-year term (July 1, 2015- June 30, 2018) as the ACRL liaison to the American Sociological Association (ASA). Liaisons are responsible for outreach, education, and communication between ASA and ACRL to form strong relationships and advance the interests of ACRL and ANSS. Details and deadlines will be posted below. For more information contact Katie Elson Anderson (katie.anderson@camden.rutgers.edu) or Jenny Bowers (jennifer.bowers@du.edu).

Details and submission guidelines are available in the ACRL ANSS Liaison Recruitment Form for ASA 2015-2018 (PDF). More information is also available on the ANSS website. The deadline for applications has been extended to January 20, 2015.

New ACRL IS Tips and Trends

The ACRL Instruction Section Instructional Technologies Committee has published their latest Tips and Trends covering “Online Presentation Creation Tools,” written by Brad Sietz and Caroline Sinkinson. Tips and Trends introduce and discuss new, emerging, or even familiar technologies which can be applied to the library instruction setting. Learn more about how to use online presentation creation tools to present content, encourage active and engaged classroom learning, and create online learning artifacts.

Submit Proposals for RBMS 55th Annual Preconference

Paper proposals for the 55th Annual Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS) Preconference are due Dec. 16. Held June 24-27, 2014, in Las Vegas, the preconference, themed Retrofit: Exploring Space, Place and the Artifact in Special Collections, will consider the broad metaphorical themes of space, place, and the artifact in the special collections milieu inspired by the RBMS preconferences and meetings of the early 1960s.

While special collections practices may have changed over the last 50 years, our core issues echo the challenges faced by our predecessors. Financial problems? Cataloging and classifying? Acquainting the public with rare materials? Special collections professionals today regularly confront challenges in the development of collections, the creation and use of space, and the definition of our roles within the larger contexts of institutional administration and intellectual life. Focusing on the artifact, the library/archive, and the marketplace, RBMS aims to honor the past by addressing ways to “retrofit” ideas concerning these spaces and places fifty years ago and how pertinent these concepts are today.

Registration opens in February 2014. More information is available on the preconference website.

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