Assn. of College & Research Libraries
Learn about findings which focused on instructors’ perceptions and experiences locating and using free textbook alternatives. Discuss implications for librarians who want to initiate conversations on their campus about free textbook alternatives; create, or collaborate on, free textbook alternative grants; or assess existing projects.
Find out how to turn bad news into an opportunity to reinforce trust in your library among library staff, patrons, and the local community. Learn how to identify small bed bug problems before they turn into infestations. Understand the principles of communicating with the media to learn how, when, and what to communicate to avoid making a bad situation worse and engage the trust and confidence of the library community.
Beyond Worksheets: Using Instructional Technologies for Authentic Assessment of Student Learning (ACRL)
This webcast will discuss the importance of designing authentic learning activities tied to information literacy learning outcomes. Learn about a number of instructional technologies that provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate learning while engaging in higher-order skills such as critical thinking, synthesis, and analysis of information. Engage in analysis of several tech tools and assessment techniques for use in varied instructional scenarios.
This interactive webcast will provide a review of research on how high impact practices foster student success nationally. Then, using learning communities (LCs) as a case study, it will provide information on how LCs contribute to student retention and success. It will also recommend strategies for partnering with other campus units to promote high impact practices and then use the results to demonstrate the value and impact of the library on its campus.
During this webcast the co-editors of Digital Humanities in the Library: Challenges and Opportunities for Subject Specialists will discuss their recent book, give tips and suggestions for subject specialists interested in working with digital humanities projects, and give details on several case studies covered in the book.
Critical library instruction, situated within critical pedagogy, examines power and privilege in the classroom and beyond. Through this webcast, participants will begin to situate this praxis for their own roles as librarian educators.
Librarians Collaborate! Working Across Two-and Four-Year Institutions to Teach Transfer Students Information Literacy Skills (ACRL)
Learn how librarians at a university and community college collaborated to enhance information literacy instruction for transfer students. Ideas for designing a collaborative professional development workshop to enhance communication and design information literacy student learning outcomes at two and four year institutions will be shared.
What is the 21st century library? Will it be a makerspace, a learning commons, or a sustainer of collections? Through an examination of collection development trends, this webcast will explore the political currents converging in libraries and higher education that are obfuscating our community-oriented values in favor of privatization.
What are meaningful research metrics and how are they supported by today’s academic libraries? In this webcast, we review the topic of scholarly impact measurement, including current trends related to bibliometrics, altmetrics and research impact in general.
Learn strategies for making successful changes in traditional collections, formulate ideas for communicating with your stakeholders and transform your institution’s definition of deselection from “periodic weeding” to an “ongoing part of a healthy library ecosystem’s lifecycle.”