ACRL Podcast: Developing Informed and Engaged Citizens – The Imperative for Higher Education

Couldn’t make it to National Library Legislative Day in Washington, DC, May 1-2, 2007? View the PowerPoint presentation and listen, below, to an interview with the speaker at ACRL’s luncheon during the briefing day. George L. Mehaffy, Vice President for Academic Leadership and Change at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, spoke to academic librarians on, “Developing Informed and Engaged Citizens: The Imperative for Higher Education.” Hear about his work on campuses through the American Democracy Project and why he sees academic libraries as, “citizenship centers” and “more relevant now than ever in history.”

Time: 12:15

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ACRL Podcast: Ever Wonder What The Future Holds?

The ACRL Research Committee unveiled the top ten assumptions for the future of academic libraries during ACRL National Conference on Saturday March 31, 2007. A panel representing community and liberal arts colleges, research university libraries, as well as an observer of the higher education environment reacted and commented upon the assumptions.

Listen to Pamela Snelson, president, ACRL and college librarian at Franklin and Marshall College, and James L. Mullins, chair of the ACRL Research Committee and dean of libraries at Purdue University discuss the top ten assumptions.

Top ten assumptions for the future of academic and research libraries:

1. There will be an increased emphasis on digitizing collections, preserving digital archives, and improving methods of data storage and retrieval.
2. The skill set for librarians will continue to evolve in response to the needs and expectations of the changing populations (student and faculty) that they serve.
3. Students and faculty will increasingly demand faster and greater access to services.
4. Debates about intellectual property will become increasingly common in higher education.
5. The demand for technology related services will grow and require additional funding.
6. Higher education will increasingly view the institution as a business.
7. Students will increasingly view themselves as customers and consumers, expecting high quality facilities and services.
8. Distance Learning will be an increasingly common option in higher education, and will co-exist but not threaten the traditional bricks-and-mortar model.
9. Free, public access to information stemming from publicly funded research will continue to grow.
10. Privacy will continue to be an important issue in librarianship.

Time: 7:27

About the Music:
The music in ACRL Podcasts is “Don’t you,” mixed by stefsax and available on ccMixter. The music is used under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 license.

ACRL Podcast: Julie Todaro On ACRL Emerging Leaders

Julie Todaro, Vice-President/President Elect of ACRL, talks about her work with the ALA Emerging Leaders and, in particular, with the two groups of Emerging Leaders that ACRL is sponsoring and mentoring.

Time: 8:00

About the Music:
The music in ACRL Podcasts is “Don’t you,” mixed by stefsax and available on ccMixter. The music is used under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 license.

ACRL Podcast: Passionate Policy Wonks Needed

Are you interested in federal legislation and policy affecting libraries? Are you connected in your campus community? Are you willing to work with your members of Congress for change? ACRL needs you!

Listen to ACRL Government Relations Chair W. Lee Hisle discuss the ACRL Legislative Advocate program.

Time: 3:46

About the Music:
The music in ACRL Podcasts is “Don’t you,” mixed by stefsax and available on ccMixter. The music is used under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 license.

ACRL Podcast: Craig Gibson On Student Engagement

Listen to Randy Hensley interview Craig Gibson on the topic of student engagement and the book Student Engagement and Information Literacy. The book is available at the ALA Online Store.

Time: 22:56

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