ACRL Presents program offers free occasional webcasts on issues of broad interest and importance to the academic and research library community.
Learn how to foster conversation and lead change on campus and beyond with Libraries Transforming Communities (LTC): Models for Change, a free learning series on dialogue and deliberation from ALA, ACRL, and the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation. Through three free webinars in fall 2017, participants will learn to convene critical conversations with people with differing viewpoints; connect more meaningfully with library users and better meet their needs; and translate conversation into action.
Participants who view all three webinars are invited to attend a free one-day pre-conference workshop on Feb. 9, 2018, at the 2018 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Denver. Details about the workshop will be shared during the webinars.
Introduction to Dialogue & Deliberation for Academic Libraries (September 13, 2017)
This free webinar series is offered as part of Libraries Transforming Communities (LTC): Models for Change, an initiative of the American Library Association (ALA) and NCDD that seeks to strengthen libraries' roles as core community leaders and agents of change. LTC: Models for Change is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).
Essential Partners' Reflective Structured Dialogue Method (October 11, 2017)
Join Essential Partners to learn how their Reflective Structured Dialogue method can help academic libraries resolve conflicts, restore trust, gain understanding and move toward collaborative action on campus and beyond.
National Issues Forums (November 15, 2017)
Join the National Issues Forums Institute (NIFI) to learn how academic libraries can convene deliberative forums on important issues, thereby solidifying their role as a campus center for interdisciplinary and intellectual development while exploring pathways to civic engagement.
Celebrating Open Access Week - What We Talk About When We Talk About Open Access (October 25, 2017)
Open Access Week is an international event that celebrates the open movement. We work with colleagues to plan creative programs that spread awareness of open access. But what do we talk about when we talk about open access? How can we tailor our messages to communicate with a variety of audiences succinctly and persuasively? Join colleagues to reflect on our messages and see how peers have taught about openness. Free registration is now available.
The New Academic Library Impact Report (November 9, 2017)
Join ACRL’s Value of Academic Libraries committee chair,the project director, and team members to hear about the context for this action-oriented research agenda and plans for future directions including new programs for travel scholarships and research mini-grants. This forum will allow community members to ask questions and give reactions to the report.