Learn about OED, imposter syndrome, critical information literacy, more in upcoming ACRL e-Learning webcasts

For Immediate Release
Wed, 08/08/2018

Contact:

Margot Conahan

Manager of Professional Development

ACRL

mconahan@ala.org

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is offering a variety of new e-Learning webcasts to meet the demands of your schedule and budget. These interactive webcasts last 60 minutes and take place in an interactive online classroom; group discounts are available. Learn more about these new events on the ACRL website.

August 2018:

Helping Faculty Find, Use, and Modify Open Educational Resources (August 15, 2018)
Explore what open educational resources (OERs) are; why they have value for students, faculty, and administrators; where OERs can be found; and how academic librarians can play a role in promoting open education on their campuses. Academic librarians across the country are increasingly being asked to play a role in affordable learning initiatives, whether or not they have training in finding and using OERs.

Framing Information Literacy Series: Information Has Value (August 16, 2018)
Learn about the design, implementation, and assessment of a scalable lesson plan that addresses concepts and skills within the Information Has Value frame. Though it was created for a science for non-majors biology class, the presenters will show that the plan can be adapted within other disciplinary contexts.

September 2018:

Special Collections & Archives: Partners in Critical Information Literacy (September 13, 2018)
Discover how to utilize primary sources from special collections and archives to teach critical information literacy. Explore primary source analysis as a critical teaching tool that is rooted in both critical consciousness-raising and postmodern archival theory. Examine more strategies for building teaching and learning programs within archives and special collections libraries.

Imposter Syndrome in Instruction Librarians: Impact and Solutions (September 19, 2018)
Because academic librarians serve as teachers and authority figures in an environment that values complex and specialized expertise, serve as liaisons to highly educated faculty, and are called upon to serve many job functions, impostor syndrome affects many librarians, especially early-career professionals. Learn how to identify impostor syndrome, how it affects us personally and professionally, and how to take steps to push back against it.

October 2018:

Teaching Online in Plain Language: Creating Clear Research Guides, Library Websites, and Online Instruction (October 18, 2018)
“Plain language” is a term from the legal field: federal law requires that government agencies are required to use clear communication that the public can understand and use. As online teachers, we can take advantage of the set of clear guidelines and best practices that has grown up around this requirement. Whether you’re writing for a library website, a tutorial, a research guide or some other format, you’ll learn how to make your materials more accessible to the widest possible audience.

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