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ACRL announces new Immersion Program faculty

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the appointment of four new members of the association’s Information Literacy Immersion Program faculty. The new faculty members are:

Char Booth – E-Learning Librarian at the University of California – Berkeley. Booth focuses on the Immersion curricular areas of information literacy, teaching/pedagogy, assessment and learning theory. She received her MLIS in 2005 from the University of Texas at Austin, her MA in Education in Computer Education and Technology in 2008 from Ohio University and is a 2007 alumna of the Teacher Track.

Wendy Holliday – Coordinator of Library Instruction at Utah State University. Holliday’s focus is in the areas of information literacy, learning theory and teaching/pedagogy. She received her MLIS in 2002 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and holds a Ph.D. in History from New York University.

Michelle Millet – Head of Research Services at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Millet will focus on the areas of leadership and assessment. She received her MLIS in 2001 from the University of South Florida and her master’s in History in 2000 from Florida Atlantic University.

Karen Nicholson – Teaching and Learning Librarian at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Nicholson will contribute to the program in the areas of  information literacy and teaching/pedagogy. She received her MLIS in 2001 from McGill University, where she also received an MA in Contemporary French Literature.

“The committee was very impressed by the depth of experience represented among the applicants,” said Julie Planchon Wolf, chair of the selection committee. “These new appointments will enable the Immersion faculty to explore new program areas and delivery methods to complement and extend the impact of a program that has proven its worth many times over.”

Now in its 12th year, the Immersion Program brings together academic librarians for four to five days of intensive work in teaching and information literacy. With nearly 1,600 graduates of previous national and regional sessions, the program has transformed individuals, students and instruction programs nationally and internationally. There are generally four Immersion Program tracks held each year. The Teacher and Program Track Immersion Programs are normally offered in July or early August, with the Assessment and Intentional Teaching Track Immersion Programs usually offered in November or early December.

Visit http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/issues/infolit/professactivity/ii… for more information on the program.

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ACRL is a division of the American Library Association (ALA), representing more than 12,000 academic and research librarians and interested individuals. ACRL is the only individual membership organization in North America that develops programs, products and services to meet the unique needs of academic and research librarians. Its initiatives enable the higher education community to understand the role that academic libraries play in the teaching, learning and research environment. ACRL is on the Web at http://www.acrl.org, Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ala.acrl and Twitter at @ala_acrl.

Apply now for ACRL Assessment/Intentional Teacher Immersion Program

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the invitation to apply for its Immersion ’10 Program. The Immersion Program Intentional Teacher and Assessment Tracks will be offered simultaneously from Nov. 10-14, 2010, in Nashville. Applications for both tracks are being accepted through May 7, 2010. Visit http://www.acrl.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/events/index.cfm (Click “Immersion ‘10”) for complete details about the program, including curriculum, learning outcomes and application instructions.

The Assessment Track is intended for experienced academic librarians (5-plus-years teaching experience) active in teaching and learning, along with those in leadership roles for information literacy (IL) program development who want to improve their knowledge and practice of both classroom and program assessment. This program will approach assessment from a learning-centered perspective. Participants will emerge with a broader understanding of assessment and how to use assessment as an important tool to guide evidence-based classroom, curriculum and program development. Participants will develop a plan for their assessment activities that will form the basis for future engagement with these issues both individually and as a leader of IL initiatives at their institutions.

The Intentional Teacher Track is aimed at the experienced academic librarian (5-plus-years teaching experience, in a library or other setting) who wants to become more self-aware and self-directed as a teacher. The program facilitates the process of critical reflection through peer discussion, readings and personal reflection as a pathway to professional growth and renewal. The Intentional Teacher Track offers a mixture of structured and co-constructed learning segments, such as peer discussions, individual reading and reflection times and participant-led communities of practice.

Acceptance for both tracks is competitive to ensure an environment that fosters group interaction and active participation. Questions concerning the program or application process should be directed to Margot Conahan at (312) 280-2522 or mconahan@ala.org.
Contact: Margot Conahan
ACRL
312-280-2522
mconahan@ala.org
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The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is a division of the American Library Association (ALA), representing more than 12,500 academic and research librarians and interested individuals. ACRL is the only individual membership organization in North America that develops programs, products and services to meet the unique needs of academic and research librarians. Its initiatives enable the higher education community to understand the role that academic libraries play in the teaching, learning and research environments. ACRL is on the Web at http://www.acrl.org/.

ACRL invites applications for Immersion ’10 Program

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is accepting applications for its Immersion ’10 Program. Complete program details and application materials are online at http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/issues/infolit/professactivity/iil/immersion/immersion10.cfm. The application deadline is Dec. 11, 2009.

The ACRL Immersion ’10 Program provides four-and-a-half days of intensive information literacy training and education for academic librarians. Applications are being accepted for Immersion ’10 Teacher and Program tracks, to be held July 25-30, 2010, at Champlain College in Burlington, Vt.

The Teacher Track focuses on individual development for those who are interested in enhancing, refreshing or extending their individual instruction skills. Curriculum includes classroom techniques, learning theory, leadership and assessment framed in the context of information literacy. Participants selected for the Teacher Track will prepare a description of an instructional situation and a related presentation in advance of the Immersion program. During Immersion, participants will revise the presentation based on feedback from colleagues and faculty.

The Program Track focuses on developing, integrating and managing institutional and programmatic information literacy programs. Participants selected for the Program Track will develop individual case studies in advance of the Immersion program. Change dynamics, systems thinking, institutional outcomes assessment, scalability and the integration of teaching, learning and technology will be brought to bear on analyzing the various programmatic challenges presented in the case studies developed by participants.

Acceptance to Immersion ’10 is competitive to ensure an environment that fosters group interaction and active participation. The application deadline is Dec. 11, 2009, and notifications will be issued in February 2010.

Questions concerning the program or application process should be directed to Margot Conahan at (312) 280-2522, or e-mail mconahan@ala.org.

Contact: Margot Conahan
ACRL
(312) 280-2522
mconahan@ala.org

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The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is a division of the American Library Association (ALA), representing nearly 13,000 academic and research librarians and interested individuals. ACRL is the only individual membership organization in North America that develops programs, products and services to meet the unique needs of academic and research librarians. Its initiatives enable the higher education community to understand the role that academic libraries play in the teaching, learning and research environments. ACRL is on the Web at http://www.acrl.org/.

Apply now for ACRL Immersion ‘09 Assessment and Intentional Teacher programs

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Institute for Information Literacy announces the invitation to apply for its Immersion ’09 program. For the first time, the Intentional Teacher and Assessment Tracks will be offered simultaneously from Dec. 2-6 in Nashville. Applications for both tracks are now being accepted through May 29. Visit http://www.acrl.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/events/index.cfm (Click “Immersion ‘09”) for complete details about the program, including curriculum, learning outcomes and application instructions.

The Assessment Track is intended for experienced academic librarians (5-plus-years teaching experience) active in teaching and learning along with those in leadership roles for information literacy (IL) program development who want to improve their knowledge and practice of both classroom and program assessment. This program will approach assessment from a learning-centered perspective; participants will emerge with a broader understanding of assessment and how to use assessment as an important tool to guide evidence-based classroom, curriculum and program development. Participants will develop a plan for their assessment activities that will form the basis for future engagement with these issues both individually and as a leader of IL initiatives at their institutions.

The Intentional Teacher Track is aimed at the experienced academic librarian (5-plus-years teaching experience, in a library or other setting) who wants to become more self-aware and self-directed as a teacher. The program facilitates the process of critical reflection through peer discussion, readings and personal reflection as a pathway to professional growth and renewal. The Intentional teacher Track offers a mixture of structured and co-constructed learning segments, such as peer discussions, individual reading and reflection times and participant-led communities of practice.

Acceptance for both tracks is competitive to ensure an environment that fosters group interaction and active participation. The application deadline is Friday, May 29. Questions concerning the program or application process should be directed to Margot Conahan at (312) 280-2522 or mconahan@ala.org.
Contact: Margot Conahan
ACRL
312-280-2522
mconahan@ala.org

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The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is a division of the American Library Association (ALA), representing more than 13,000 academic and research librarians and interested individuals. ACRL is the only individual membership organization in North America that develops programs, products and services to meet the unique needs of academic and research librarians. Its initiatives enable the higher education community to understand the role that academic libraries play in the teaching, learning and research environments. ACRL is on the Web at http://www.acrl.org/.

ACRL honors Information Literacy innovators

CHICAGO — In honor of the 10th anniversary of its popular Information Literacy Immersion Program, the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) will present a Special Presidential Recognition Award to the founding members of the Institute for Information Literacy Steering Committee and Immersion faculty at the ACRL 14th National Conference in Seattle. Committee and faculty members will be recognized and presented with certificates acknowledging their contributions to ACRL at the keynote session at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 13.

Members of the founding Steering Committee are Louis Albert, Lori Arp, Esther Grassian, Thomas Kirk, Cerise Oberman (chair), Shelly Phipps, Loanne Snavely, Mitch Stepanovich, Julie Todaro, Karen Williams and Lizabeth “Betsy” Wilson.

Founding faculty members are Eugene Engeldinger, Debra Gilchrist, Randy Hensley, Joan Kaplowitz, Sharon Mader, Mary Jane Petrowski and Karen Williams. The faculty has grown to include Craig Gibson, Carol Hansen, Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, John Holmes, Mary MacDonald, Megan Oaklfeaf, Tiffani Travis, Dane Ward, Beth S. Woodard, Susan Barnes Whyte and Anne Zald.

“Ten years ago, the first Immersion Program was held at SUNY Plattsburgh. Since then 1,073 librarians have been selected to participate in this competitive program,” said ACRL President Erika Linke. “It is not only the programs that have made a difference. The faculty engaged in developing the first program and subsequent faculty have further developed a program that has matured and deepened. Given the importance that this initiative has had on academic librarians and ACRL, I would like to recognize the contributions of the founding members of the Institute for Information Literacy Steering Committee and the faculty memberswho have contributed to the success of this program.”

The ACRL Institute for Information Literacy Immersion Program provides instruction librarians the opportunity to work intensively for four-and-a-half days on all aspects of information literacy. The program currently consists of teacher, program, intentional teacher and assessment tracks. The tracks offer a wide range of intellectual tools and practical techniques to help build or enhance instruction programs. Visit the ACRL Web site for more information on the ACRL Institute for Information Literacy Immersion Program.

Contact: Margot Conahan
ACRL
312-280-2522
mconahan@ala.org

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The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is a division of the American Library Association (ALA), representing nearly 13,000 academic and research librarians and interested individuals. ACRL is the only individual membership organization in North America that develops programs, products and services to meet the unique needs of academic and research librarians. Its initiatives enable the higher education community to understand the role that academic libraries play in the teaching, learning and research environments. ACRL is on the Web at http://www.acrl.org/.

ACRL invites applications for Immersion ’08 Program

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Institute for Information Literacy is pleased to announce a new third immersion track for its upcoming National Immersion Program. Previously offered as a stand-alone program, “The Intentional Teacher: Renewal through Informed Reflection,” will join the highly regarded teacher and program tracks of immersion.

Applications are now being accepted for the Immersion ’08 Program in the following tracks:

Teacher Track. The Teacher Track focuses on individual development for those who are interested in enhancing, refreshing or extending their individual instruction skills. Curriculum includes classroom techniques, learning theory, leadership and assessment framed in the context of information literacy. Participants selected for the Teacher Track will prepare a description of an instructional situation and a related presentation in advance of the immersion program.

Program Track.
The Program Track focuses on developing, integrating and managing institutional and programmatic information literacy programs. Participants selected for the Program Track will develop individual case studies in advance of the program. Change dynamics, systems thinking, institutional outcomes assessment, scalability and the integration of teaching, learning and technology will be brought to bear on analyzing the various programmatic challenges presented in the case studies. Immersion participants will be expected to develop the case studies into an action plan for implementation at the home institution.

Intentional Teacher Track. The Intentional Teacher track is aimed at the experienced academic librarian (5+ years teaching experience, in a library or other setting) who wants to become more self-aware and self-directed as a teacher. This track facilitates the process of critical reflection through peer discussion, readings and personal reflection as a pathway to professional growth and renewal.

Visit the ACRL Web site for complete details about the three program tracks, including learning outcomes and more.

Location and dates
Immersion ’08 will be held at the University of California, San Diego (Immersion ’08 is not sponsored by the University of California).

Teacher Track program dates: July 27 – Aug.1, 2008
Program Track program dates: July 27 – Aug. 1, 2008
Intentional Teacher program dates: July 27 – 31, 2008

How to apply
Complete details about Immersion ’08, as well as the online application form and instructions, are available online. Acceptance to Immersion ’08 is competitive, to ensure an environment that fosters group interaction and active participation. The application deadline is Monday, Dec. 3, 2007. A limited number of partial scholarships are available for Teacher Track applicants only. Details on scholarships are available online.
Send questions concerning the program or application process to Margot Conahan at (312) 280-2522 or msutton@ala.org.

ACRL is a division of the American Library Association (ALA), representing more than 13,000 academic and research librarians and interested individuals. ACRL is the only individual membership organization in North America that develops programs, products and services to meet the unique needs of academic and research librarians. Its initiatives enable the higher education community to understand the role that academic libraries play in the teaching, learning and research environments.