ACRL Seeks Curriculum Designer/Presenters for New Professional Development Offerings

The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is accepting applications from prospective curriculum designer/presenters to create new professional development offerings in two areas: Research Data Management and the Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy. The four selected curriculum designers will work in pairs to plan, develop, and deliver learning experiences for ACRL in each of these two areas. The learning experiences they design will include face-to-face and virtual learning intended to build librarians’ capacity as leaders on issues/projects of campus-wide interest.

The in person workshops to be developed will be offered as “roadshows” upon request on a licensed basis, as with the existing ACRL workshops Planning, Assessing, and Communicating Library Impact: Putting the Standards for Libraries in Higher Education into Action and Scholarly Communication: From Understanding to Engagement. Online offerings to be developed will be part of ACRL’s regular eLearning program and could include multi-week asynchronous courses and topical webcasts of 60-90 minutes each in an interactive online classroom.

Each of the two new professional development areas has its own topical scope and distinct qualifications for applicants. Successful curriculum designer/presenters for both of these new professional development offerings must attend a curriculum design meeting at ALA Midwinter in January 2016, work on curriculum design from January-May 2016, and present one or more webinars in spring 2016 and in-person workshops beginning in summer 2016.

Read more about being a curriculum designer/presenter in the full call for applicants for Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy and Research Data Management professional development. Apply by October 14 21, 2015, (extended deadline) per the instructions in each call. Two small review teams of ACRL member leaders will consider applications. The process includes checking references and an interview. Each group will select designer/presenters and notify all applicants in November 2015.