Category Archives: TechConnect

Keeping Up With… Gamification

The second edition of Keeping Up With…, ACRL’s new online current awareness publication featuring concise briefs on trends in academic librarianship and higher education, is now available.  This month’s issue features a discussion of Gamification by Bohyun Kim, editor of the ACRL TechConnect blog.

Keeping Up With… is available on the ACRL website and each issue will be send via email to ACRL members. Non-members  can visit our email subscription page to sign up to receive Keeping Up With… and a variety of other ACRL awareness publications including the ACRL Update newsletter and table of contents alerts for C&RL and C&RL News.

ACRL is currently accepting topic suggestions for future editions of Keeping Up With… . Visit the Keeping Up With… website for more information or contact David Free at with questions or to submit topics.

Student Response Systems OnPoint Chat

Join Emily Rimland and Alice Whiteside of Penn State University at 12:00 p.m. Central on August 10, 2011, for an ACRL OnPoint Chat to discuss the next generation of student response systems. Many instruction librarians are familiar with student response systems (a.k.a. clickers) as tools for engaging students and assessing their learning during instruction sessions. This chat will introduce the web-based tool Poll Everywhere as an example of a next generation student response system, discuss advantages of a web-based tool, and describe how to get started with it in the classroom. Come share your experiences with your peers!

ACRL OnPoint is a live series of informal text-based 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 and take place in a Meebo chat room (text-based chat, no audio or visuals). Complete details and access information are available on the ACRL Website.