Call for Proposals: The ACRL University Libraries Section Current Topics Discussion Group will host one or two virtual presentations in Spring 2023. We invite proposals for either lightning talks (10-15 minutes) or full session talks (30-45 minutes). Presentations should be focused on issues and problems of current interest to university libraries and librarians.
How can librarians collaborate effectively to promote cross-disciplinary scholarship and teaching in digital humanities? What are examples of spaces, activities, and programs developed cooperatively by librarians and digital humanities colleagues?
As instructional designers, our choices impact learners in a variety of different ways and take on more importance when the instructor and learner are unseen participants in the learning process. One of the key frameworks in use for the creation of learning objects is Universal Design for Learning (UDL). It has provided many librarians a roadmap for creating learning objects by providing guidance on making design choices that recognize the diverse ways in which learners engage with virtual content.
Introducing Conversations About Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility to Personnel at a Mid-Sized Academic Library (video replay)
This is a recording of the June 15, 2022 presentation: Introducing Conversations About Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility to Personnel at a Mid-Sized Academic Library. During the presentation the speakers described their experiences facilitating discussions on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility at the W. Frank Steely Library of Northern Kentucky University (NKU).
Learning analytics offers a new tool in the library assessment toolbox, one that closes gaps left by other assessment methods but requires different ways of framing assessment questions, innovative strategies for using or connecting data, and strengthening collaborations with campus partners. This workshop is a continuation of the November 2021 ACRL ULS webinar, “Libraries and Learning Analytics: Facts, False Choices, and Future Forays” (presentation link, recording link), and is designed to help librarians take the next step in learning analytics preparedness by guiding them through a series of activities designed to support them in thinking through decisions, data, and conversations necessary for ethical, effective, and engaging learning analytics work at their institutions.
Introducing Conversations About Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility to Personnel at a Mid-Sized Academic Library
Presenters will describe their experience, as four white women, facilitating conversations about diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility and share best practices for creating safe spaces for meaningful discussion. Presenters will discuss next steps and how they are turning these conversations into actionable and measurable library wide projects. The program will conclude with a brief discussion on initiating these challenging, but crucial conversations when your organization has historically lacked diversity.
Preparing University Libraries for a Post-Pandemic World: A Discussion of the ULS Future of University Libraries Group
The Future of University Libraries Discussion Group invites you to join them for an online conversation about the future of academic libraries post-pandemic on Thursday May 19, 2:00-3:15 EDT.
This is a recording of the March 28, 2022 presentation: Designing Email Challenges for Remote Teach and Learning. During the presentation the speakers shared how they use email challenges to engage their campus as well as communities outside their university. The approach allows for diverse participation by anyone with an internet connection and an email address regardless of their location, while also providing flexibility for asynchronous instruction.
This is a recording of the February 25, 2022 presentation: Team Based Subject Liaisons: A Model for Research Engagement. During the presentation, Honora Eskridge and Alex Carroll discussed a team-based liaison model that can be used to achieve more consistent, sustainable outcomes.
Teaching and learning has changed as a result of the pandemic, and many of those changes are here to stay. As many of our institutions continue to embrace more online instruction, e-mail based challenges can provide a flexible way to meet the needs of varied learner populations.