Entries from November 2009 ↓

New ACRL publication: Framing Instruction

CHICAGOThe Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Framing Instruction,” number 61 in the ACRL Publications in Librarianship (PIL) monographic series. In “Framing Instruction,” John M. Budd of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Information Science and Learning Technologies addresses the philosophical and practical implications of cognition and information and the practice of library instruction in the light of those implications.

Undergraduate students are faced with innumerable challenges as they enter a world with new and different academic demands. Their success, to a large extent, depends on their being able to navigate and interpret the informational maze. Budd presents a complete examination of the cognitive aspects of students’ perceptions and uses of information, including examples that can be adapted for courses or class sessions. “Framing Instruction” will stimulate conversations about the directions instruction can take in the future.

“Framing Instruction” is available for purchase through the ALA Online Store (http://www.alastore.ala.org), by telephone order at (866) 746-7252 in the U.S. or (770) 442-8633 for international customers and will be available at the 2010 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Boston.

Contact: Kathryn Deiss
ACRL
(312) 280-2529
kdeiss@ala.org

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The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is a division of the American Library Association, 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 proposals for 2011 National Conference

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) invites proposal submissions for the ACRL 2011 National Conference to be held March 30 – April 2, 2011, in Philadelphia.

Contributed paper, panel session, preconference and workshop proposals are due May 10, 2010. Cyber Zed Shed presentation, poster session, roundtable discussion and Virtual Conference Webcast proposals are due Nov. 1, 2010. Submit proposals via the online form at http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/events/national/2011/program/index.cfm.

The ACRL 2011 National Conference theme, “A Declaration of Interdependence,” reflects the idea that in order to be successful, libraries must cooperate with each other and interconnect with their campus communities. ACRL invites individuals to submit their most innovative or radical proposals to help make ACRL 2011 a truly revolutionary conference. Submitters are encouraged to investigate the issues and topics described as part of the conference tracks. Track and session format descriptions are available at http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/events/national/2011/program/index.cfm.

Complete details about ACRL 2011, including the full call for participation, are online at http://www.acrl.org/acrl/nationalconference. Questions about the Call for Participation or ACRL 2011 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 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/.