The ACRL Presents program offers free occasional webcasts on issues of broad interest and importance to the academic and research library community. ACRL Presents webcasts are recorded and closed captioning is available in the Zoom platform. Check back for upcoming live sessions, or browse our archived recordings below.
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.