Category Archives: Standards, Guidelines, and Frameworks

REMINDER – Feedback due May 23 on Proposed Revisions to Standards for Libraries in Higher Education

slheAn ACRL task force is seeking input on draft documents that outline potential changes to the the Standards for Libraries in Higher Education (SLHE).  Provide feedback by submitting your comments through an online feedback form by Tuesday, May 23.

Additionally, the task force held an online open forum on May 11. A recording of that session and presentation slides are now available online.

The SLHE, adopted in 2011, are designed to guide academic libraries in advancing and sustaining their role as partners in educating students, achieving their institutions’ missions, and positioning libraries as leaders in assessment and continuous improvement on their campuses. Libraries in higher education are increasingly required to demonstrate their value and document their contributions to overall institutional effectiveness and be prepared to address changes in higher education. The SLHE is a framework for library planning and assessment that can be used for a variety of circumstances including annual planning, program review, and accreditation self-study.

Direct any questions to the task force chair, Andrea Falcone at Andrea.Falcone@ucdenver.edu or (303) 352-3953.

Bring the New “Engaging with the ACRL Framework” Workshop to Your Campus

Engaging with the ACRL Framework workshop logoACRL announces its newest workshop, Engaging with the ACRL Framework: A Catalyst for Exploring and Expanding Our Teaching Practices, is now available for scheduling beginning in July 2017. The Framework workshop joins the slate of ACRL’s other workshops that can be brought to your campus, chapter, or consortia upon request throughout the year.

Led by two expert presenters, this one-day immersive workshop supports librarians in engaging more deeply with the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education and in exploring ways it may help enrich their individual teaching practices, as well as their local instruction programs and institutions. This workshop is relevant to any librarian who supports teaching and learning, whether through direct instruction or through instructional programming or initiatives.

Learning Outcomes

  • Recognize the overarching goals and the major components of the Framework and what theories influenced the document’s creation.
  • Reflect on their personal perspectives on and experiences with the Framework and how these influence their engagement with the document.
  • Examine their unique institutional and instructional contexts and the possibilities and constraints these contexts present for their pedagogical work,
  • Apply principles of instructional design to develop instruction that is centered on the Frames and that fosters learning transfer and metacognition.
  • Explore the unique knowledge and experiences that librarians bring to teaching and learning and their implications for expanding librarians’ instructional roles and partnerships.
  • Explore how the Framework can be used to foster dialogue and collaboration among educators.

More information about the workshop, including a full program description, sample schedule for the day, presenter biographies, and host responsibilities, is available on the ACRL website. For questions about workshop pricing and logistics, or to schedule a workshop at your institution, contact ACRL Program Officer Chase Ollis at collis@ala.org or 312-280-2521.

REMINDER – Register by May 10 for Forum on Proposed Revisions to Standards for Libraries in Higher Education

slheAn ACRL task force has released draft documents that outline potential changes to the the Standards for Libraries in Higher Education Provide feedback either by attending an upcoming online open forum or by submitting your comments through an online feedback form by Tuesday, May 23.

Register by May 10 to join the free online open forum Seeking Feedback on Draft of Revised Standards for Libraries in Higher Education to be held on Thursday, May 11, 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 | 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern.  Convert additional time zones online.)

 

Seeking Feedback on Draft of Revised Standards for Libraries in Higher Education

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An ACRL task force seeks comments on a draft of potential changes to the the Standards for Libraries in Higher Education (SLHE) before completing final revisions and submitting the standards with a recommendation to approve them. Like all ACRL standards and guidelines, these are subject to a regular cyclical review. Please review the draft documents and provide feedback either by attending an upcoming online open forum or by submitting your comments through an online feedback form by Tuesday, May 23.

Join the free online open forum Seeking Feedback on Draft of Revised Standards for Libraries in Higher Education on Thursday, May 11, 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 | 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern.  Convert additional time zones online.)

How to Register
Submit your free registration online by May 10, 2017.  Login details will be sent via email the afternoon of May 10.  The webcast will be recorded and made available shortly after the live event.

Tech Check
The online open forum takes place in a WebEx meeting room. Make certain you have an updated version of Java. Make sure you have the most recent WebEx software by checking the system requirements. This especially applies to users accessing the meeting through a mobile device. We recommend a USB headset. Please allow a few minutes to get in and test your audio, etc. before the start time.

Background
The SLHE, adopted in 2011, are designed to guide academic libraries in advancing and sustaining their role as partners in educating students, achieving their institutions’ missions, and positioning libraries as leaders in assessment and continuous improvement on their campuses. Libraries in higher education are increasingly required to demonstrate their value and document their contributions to overall institutional effectiveness and be prepared to address changes in higher education. The SLHE is a framework for library planning and assessment that can be used for a variety of circumstances including annual planning, program review, and accreditation self-study.

Questions?
Contact the task force chair, Andrea Falcone at Andrea.Falcone@ucdenver.edu or (303) 352-3953.

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