This program will introduce several generative AI tools that librarians should know about related to research. After briefly defining generative AI, several AI will be discussed, including Perplexity, Ellicit, and Research Rabbit.
Over a decade ago, Char Booth coined the term “information privilege” and advocated for using the conceptual framework to further critical information literacy and open access. Information privilege critiques how access to information can be disparate, based on an individual’s privilege, and usually informed by one’s institutional affiliation, status, or social identity. The discourse on information privilege in Library and Information Science (LIS) has grown in recent years, with dozens of articles and conference presentations on the topic published in venues focused on critical information literacy, public services, scholarly communication, area studies, and health sciences over the last five years.
As an academic librarian, do you feel a lack of opportunities to network, share best practices, and find support locally? In 2017, a group of instruction librarians from across Tennessee gathered online to discuss creating something beyond the state-wide offerings, which were limited and not always representative of their voices and interests.
In this talk Dr. Theresa Jean Tanenbaum reflects on her experiences advocating for trans-inclusive name change policies in academic publishing over the past three years.
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.
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.
Free Online PresentationFriday, February 25, 20221:00 PM to 2:00 PM CDTPresented via ZoomRegistration Link Liaison librarians are essential to the success of academic libraries; yet many libraries have struggled to define the role of the subject specialist within contemporary academic libraries. This disconnect has resulted in a proliferation of service...
This is a recording of the November 15, 2021 panel presentation: Libraries and Learning Analytics: Facts, False Choices, and Future Forays. The panel included introductory content defining learning analytics from a higher education perspective, outlining the purposes of learning analytics as an assessment approach in support of student success, and describing “false choices” that often derail discussions of learning analytics in the library community.
Free Online Presentation Monday, November 15, 2021 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM CT Presented via Zoom Registration Link Learning analytics offers a new tool in the library assessment toolbox, one that closes gaps left by other assessment methods but also raises myriad questions for librarians. As higher education institutions expand...
Considering Data Literacy Using Kuhlthau’s Information Search Process: Implications for Librarians and Data Providers [video replay]
On August 16, 2021, the ACRL ULS Professional Development Committee sponsored an online program on data literacy using Kuhlthau’s information search process. The panel discussed uses of Kuhlthau’s Information Search Process (ISP) to illustrate ways that librarians can assist students and collaborate with data providers to improve the data search process.