May 19 is the registration deadline for ACRL preconferences
ACRL is offering three preconferences in conjunction with the 2006
American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in New Orleans,
Louisiana, on Friday, June 23, 2006. Friday, May 19, is the advance
registration deadline. Registration materials are available at
*Assessment and Beyond: Starting It Off, Pulling It All Together and
Making Decisions (Friday, June 23, 2006, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
Learn about the common methods of assessment and gain hands-on
experience to design a tool that can be used to start assessment
activities. Find out about methods to analyze and interpret results of
information gathering and examine ways to manage information and data.
After participating in this preconference, you can be assured that you
are taking correct first steps in assessment activities.
*Federated Search: How Do We Teach It? (Friday, June 23, 2006, 1:00 -
Hear practical advice on how to integrate federated search into
existing information literacy courses and curricula. During this
half-day preconference, develop learning outcomes as well as a framework
for introducing federated search and related information literacy
concepts, and lesson plans and exercises for use in the classroom.
Identify specific outcomes from the Information Literacy Standards for
Higher Education which relate to federated search, and find out how to
calculate at what class level certain federated search features and
related information literacy concepts should be introduced.
*Taking Your Library Liaison Program to the Next Level: Strategies for
Outreach and Integration (Friday, June 23, 2006, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
Participate in an overview of library liaison programs and strategies
for strengthening or revitalizing liaison programs. Learn about methods
of effective program development to ensure curricular integration of
library services and resources. During the preconference, you will be
engaged through a variety of exercises, including case studies of
liaison roles involving discipline-based academic programs,
interdisciplinary research, and such initiatives as learning
communities, undergraduate research programs, and diversity and
globalization initiatives. Learn how to develop outreach/marketing
plans for liaison programs to expand the scope and depth of interaction
between liaison librarians and their constituencies.
Complete details about these ACRL professional development
preconferences are available online at www.ala.org/acrl/events (Click
"ACRL @ ALA Annual Conference). Questions? Contact email@example.com.
ACRL is a division of the American Library Association (ALA),
representing more than 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