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ACRL honors Information Literacy innovators

January 21, 2009 David Free 0

In honor of the 10th anniversary of the popular Information Literacy Immersion Program, 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 […]

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IS Seeks Research for 2009 Annual Conference Program

October 31, 2008 David Free 0

The ACRL Instruction Section Conference Program Planning Committee is planning an exciting program for the 2009 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, Illuminating New Instruction Research: Applying Research to Practice. The goals of this panel program are to spotlight recent instruction-related research and to show how research can be actively used […]

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Erika Linke On The Radio

July 23, 2008 David Free 0

On July 22, ACRL President Erika Linke appeared on the WAMU – American University Radio/ Public Radio International program The Kojo Nnamdi Show as a panelist in a segment titled “More Information, Less Knowledge?”. The hour-long discussion highlights the changes in research habits in the Internet Age and “how our […]

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ACRL Announces “Practical Pedagogy for Library Instructors”

July 11, 2008 Kathryn Deiss 0

ACRL is proud to announce the publication of a new book Practical Pedagogy for Library Instructors: 17 Innovative Strategies to Improve Student Learning edited by Douglas Cook and Ryan L. Sittler. This new volume gathers seventeen case-studies using unique instructional methodologies framed by sound pedagogical theory. This practical casebook is […]

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New ACRL Publications

May 8, 2008 Kathryn Deiss 1

ACRL has released two new publications, Information Literacy Instruction Handbook and Copyright Policies: CLIP Note #39, for your reading pleasure. Both titles are now shipping from the ALA Online Store. The Information Literacy Instruction Handbook takes a practical approach to information literacy, with an emphasis on up-to-date situations and approaches. […]

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ACRL Co-sponsors Sparky Video Contest

May 5, 2008 Kara Malenfant 0

ACRL is pleased to co-sponsor the second annual Sparky Awards, a contest organized by SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) to recognize the best new short videos illustrating the value of information sharing. It aims to broaden the discussion of access to scholarly research by inviting students to […]

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ACRL Instruction Section 2008 Discussion Forum available online

February 22, 2008 David Free 0

The ACRL Instruction Section Research & Scholarship Committee is pleased to offer the content of its Midwinter 2008 Discussion Forum, “Research Into Action: Leveraging Research Into IL Instruction” on the IS Website. An audio recording of the session is available to download or stream, and a PDF of the forum’s […]

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Information Literacy Standards for Anthropology and Sociology Students

February 12, 2008 David Free 0

The ACRL Board of Directors approved the new Information Literacy Standards for Anthropology and Sociology Students at the 2008 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia. The standards were developed by the ACRL Anthropology and Sociology Section (ANSS) Instruction and Information Literacy Committee Task Force on IL Standards. These standards make a […]

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Opportunity to Collaborate on Info Lit Game

December 7, 2007 Kathryn Deiss 0

Karen Markey, faculty member at The University of Michigan Library School of Information is asking for an institution and/or individual to collaborate on testing an information literacy online board game they have designed under the auspices of a grant from the Delmas Foundation. See the story about the invitation to […]