ACRL UpdateThursday, September 21, 2006
1. Registration is now open for ACRL's Fall Virtual Institute2. ACRL invites applicants for IIL Immersion ’07 Program - deadline to apply December 1, 20063. Register for ACRL workshops on assessment, instruction, and research models by December 8, 20064. Apply for the 2007 ACRL Best Practices in Marketing Academic and Research Libraries @ your library® Award!
1. Registration is now open for ACRL's Fall Virtual Institute
Registration is now open for the ACRL Fall Virtual Institute, "The User at the Center." The institute, which will be held completely online, will be offered on November 9, 2006
, and will focus on how libraries can use technologies and practice to put the user at the center of the information enterprise on campus. Maximize your ability to meet your mission on your campus by discovering new tools and new ways of thinking about users and their behaviors. Programs include a framing featured speaker, Jeffrey Trzeciak, University Librarian at McMaster University (Canada), as well as concurrent sessions focusing on topics varying from vlogging to wikis to user perceptions. Complete details about the institute, including registration materials, are online at http://www.ala.org/ala/acrl/acrlevents/fallvirtualinstitute.htm
. October 26, 2006, is the advance registration deadline.2. ACRL invites applicants for IIL Immersion ’07 Program - deadline to apply December 1, 2006
ACRL's Institute for Information Literacy (IIL) invites you to apply for its first international Immersion program which will be held at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, August 5-10, 2007
. Immersion '07 will be four-and-one-half days of intensive training and education for academic librarians. Immersion ’07 will provide you with the intellectual tools and practical techniques to help you build or enhance your instruction programs. A faculty of nationally recognized librarians will offer the program. Program sessions fall into two separate tracks:
TEACHER TRACK. This track focuses on individual development for those who are interested in enhancing, refreshing, or extending their individual instruction skills. Curriculum includes classroom techniques, learning theory, leadership, and assessment framed in the context of information literacy.
PROGRAM TRACK. This track focuses on developing, integrating, and managing institutional and programmatic information literacy programs. Participants selected for the Program Track will develop individual case studies in advance of the Immersion program. Immersion participants will be expected to develop the case studies into an action plan for implementation at the home institution.
Complete details about Immersion '07 as well as the online application form and instructions are online at www.ala.org/acrl/events
(Click “Immersion ‘07”). Acceptance to the Immersion Program is competitive; participation is limited to 90 individuals to ensure an environment that fosters group interaction and active participation. The application deadline is Friday, December 1, 2006.
3. Register for ACRL workshops on assessment, instruction, and research models by December 8, 2006
ACRL is offering three professional development workshops in conjunction with the 2007 American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting in Seattle, Washington. The workshops will be held on Friday, January 19, 2007
, from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Registration materials and complete details about the workshops are online at http://www.acrl.org/
(click “Events & Conferences”).* Assessment of Academic Library Effectiveness: Using ACRL Standards for Continuous Evaluation
Learn about the new ACRL Standards for Libraries in Higher Education as a framework for assessing all academic libraries. Discover how to use commonly-collected information: statistics for internal and peer comparison of inputs and outputs, as well as user satisfaction and service quality data for evaluating the academic library. A hands-on activity session will involve all attendees in a small group learning exercise to apply some of the principles introduced at the workshop.* Creating the One Shot Library Workshop Step-by-Step
This workshop will provide an overview and hands-on practice of a well tested process for designing one-shot library workshops. The process, covered in the book by the presenter called Creating the One-Shot Library Workshop: A Step-by-Step Guide (ALA Editions), will help you build effective and interesting sessions that ensure learning objectives are being met. Find out how to employ specific techniques to avoid information overload and increase learning.*Managing the Changing Research Models in the Humanities
In an academic setting where many undergraduates never learned the models for conducting research with print materials, and many graduate students and faculty struggle with evolving electronic interfaces, those transmitting research skills need new metaphors, communication techniques and, perhaps, objectives. This full-day workshop will provide an overview of the current environment in humanities research, focusing on library services and communication initiatives. Explore the effects of classroom presentation techniques on educational outcomes and acquire communication techniques to promote library services to humanities constituencies.4. Apply for the 2007 ACRL Best Practices in Marketing Academic and Research Libraries @ your library® Award!
This award will be presented at the 13th ACRL National Conference in Baltimore, Maryland, March 29-April 1, 2007. Sponsored by the ACRL Marketing Academic and Research Libraries Committee and funded by Springer, the award will be given to the academic/research library in each category (community college, college, and university) that demonstrates an outstanding best practices marketing program. Programs must have been in place for one year and selection will be based on the most complete documentation.
Each winning library will receive a plaque and $2,000 award. Portfolios are due December 4, 2006.
For more details, visit the Awards section of the ACRL Web site at www.ala.org/acrl
, or contact Megan Bielefeld, email@example.com