ACRL & PLA Present: Data Tools for Library Groups and States
Monday, December 11, 2023 at 1:00pm Central
Join ACRL and PLA staff to discuss the data and assessment products, Project Outcome and Benchmark, and how they can help your group, consortia, or state library administrative agency. Libraries across the country use these tools for benchmarking, understanding trends, advocating for better resources, and assessment. Utilizing the group functionalities of these tools will allow you and your group’s member libraries to easily use peer data, standardized measurements, and robust interactive reporting tools to demonstrate the value of library programs and services.
The Threshold Achievement Test for Information Literacy (TATIL)
Learn more about ACRL's newest assessment tool! The Threshold Achievement Test for Information Literacy (TATIL) is a powerful tool to add to your assessment program. It will facilitate conversations on your campus and throughout the profession about what information literacy means to students today and into the future.
Creating Welcoming Spaces in Academic Libraries
Members of ACRL’s New Roles and Changing Landscapes Committee and invited panelists discuss strategies and assessment techniques for making your library welcoming to all users.
ACRL’s Strategic Vision for Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
Members of the ACRL Board of Directors and ACRL EDI Committee speak on the ACRL Plan for Excellence’s newest goal area, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, which was approved by the Board in November 2022. Learn about the committee’s current and future programming to carry out their objectives. Board members share how ACRL will center and emphasize the Board’s vision and implementation for the new EDI goal and objectives, as well as implications for the Association more broadly.
A discussion about library-centered inclusive leadership with an expert panel that reflects on the proposed definition of inclusive leadership, shares their diverse experiences in the profession, and spurs discussion among participants. During this session, attendees will increase their understanding of inclusive leadership, grow their awareness of best practices to embed DEI in leadership approaches, and learn about professional development opportunities to build leadership capacity.
Libraries and Learning Analytics: The Future is Now
Learning analytics offers a new tool in the library assessment toolbox, one that closes gaps left by other assessment methods but requires different ways of framing assessment questions, innovative strategies for using or connecting data, and strengthening collaborations with campus partners. This highly interactive workshop is a continuation of the November 2021 ACRL ULS webinar, "Libraries and Learning Analytics: Facts, False Choices, and Future Forays" (watch recording), and is designed to help librarians take the next step in learning analytics preparedness by guiding them through a series of activities designed to support them in thinking through decisions, data, and conversations necessary for ethical, effective, and engaging learning analytics work at their institutions.
ACRL/SPARC Forum: Emerging “Inclusive Access” Programs and Their Implications for Course Material Affordability
In an effort to make course materials more affordable and accessible, many campuses are experimenting with “Inclusive Access” programs. Designed by the textbook industry, Inclusive Access is a sales model that adds the cost of digital course content into students’ tuition and fees. While the advertised benefits of these programs have been widely promoted, there are also drawbacks for students and faculty that deserve equal attention concerning affordability, course material accessibility, and student data privacy. This ACRL/SPARC Forum webcast explored these emerging Inclusive Access programs and offer suggestions for libraries on how to thoroughly examine their legal, financial, and ethical implications—and how to center student needs and voices in these conversations.
Ethical Engagement in Learning Analytics: Lessons Learned by Campus Colleagues
Is your library considering, initiating, or already engaging with campus partners in institutional learning analytics efforts? Are you concerned about negotiating new territory for students, establishing new practices and policies, guiding data collection and analysis, and aligning learning analytics with your professional and personal ethics and values? In this webinar, sponsored jointly by ACRL’s Value of Academic Libraries and Professional Values Committees, hear from a panel of higher education experts in learning analytics, data governance, data privacy, data security, and assessment. These panelists have addressed many of the questions libraries are currently grappling with and are now engaging in learning analytics and assessment with and on behalf of their students.
The Community College Library: Integrating the Framework into Library Instruction
ACRL’s The Community College Library book series highlights the innovative work of community college librarians across the country. In this webinar, learn how two groups of contributors to the books integrated the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education into their library instruction. Librarians from Kapi’olani Community College will explain how they shifted from the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education to the Framework while focusing their assessment on student learning outcomes as opposed to student output. A librarian and English faculty from Nashville State Community College will share their experience of utilizing process praise while integrating Framework concepts throughout a semester-long course.
Hybrid Challenges in the New Normal
Learn the answers to questions like, How have users’ experiences, needs, and desires shifted? How have we as academic libraries pivoted in what we do to meet these needs? What are the challenges and opportunities of working simultaneously in in-person and virtual environments? Join us as we discuss new initiatives established for hybrid work, covering technology challenges, OER during the pandemic, digital lending issues, and emerging add-on roles and "other duties as assigned."
Introduction to Benchmark: Library Metrics and Trends
Learn more about Benchmark, the new data collection and visualization tool for academic libraries. Benchmark provides libraries with data visualizations that allow them to compare their inputs and outputs to peer groups and nationwide data. Peer comparisons can help libraries better understand their performance and can support everyday decision making, such as establishing baselines and identifying opportunities to improve service.
Celebrating Open Access Week: Scaling Open to Fit Local Needs
Institutions’ approaches to ‘Open’ movements, specifically Open Access and Open Educational Resources, can vary wildly depending on institutional size, financial situation, staff availability, and community needs. Projects need to be adapted to meet the unique nature of each institution. Join authors from ACRL’s The Scholarly Communications Cookbook to learn how librarians at all kinds of institutions can adapt workshops, consultations, and other projects to their local needs. This panel consisted of recipe authors from different institution types: a regional comprehensive university, an R-1 flagship university, a private university, and a community college system. Panelists will describe some of the open initiatives at their institutions and how they have scaled the project to their specific needs. They also offered suggestions for adapting open projects to your needs.
Opening Peer Review in LIS
What does it mean to peer review in library and information science? What does it mean to be reviewed? How do our professional identities intersect with this vital research and publishing role? And what does it mean when peer review is opened to reveal these identities? In celebration of Peer Review Week 2021, this free webcast with Emily Ford shared insights into peer review in LIS as discussed in Stories of Open: Opening Peer Review through Narrative Inquiry, a newly published book from ACRL.