Standards for Libraries in Higher Education Workshop Call for Facilitators

ACRL is accepting applications from prospective presenters for its licensed workshop, Planning, Assessing, and Communicating Library Impact: Putting the Standards for Libraries in Higher Education into Action.” ACRL is looking to recruit and mentor at least three new presenters for the workshop. Applications are due by 5 p.m. Central on Tuesday, October 25, 2022.

Generally offered as a day-long, in-person workshop led by one to two presenters, this workshop is part of ACRL’s slate of licensed workshops that can be scheduled upon request from libraries, consortia, and other groups across the country. Additionally, there is a virtual option for the Standards workshop that is offered remotely over two half-days. 

Qualifications:

  • Evidence of understanding and/or usage of the Standards for Libraries in Higher Education and their application in libraries.
  • Experience in designing, developing, facilitating, and teaching interactive workshops, in person and/or online.
  • An ability to foster connections and create learning environments in which participants can exchange ideas and share experiences and information.
  • Demonstrated ability in collaborative planning, curriculum design, and project management.
  • Demonstrated teaching experience.

Candidates should highlight additional qualifications in areas such as:

  • Background in assessment and/or benchmarking.
  • Demonstrated understanding and engagement of campus-wide planning.

We encourage applications from individuals who are committed to fostering diverse and inclusive environments, as well as those representing the full array of professional areas and services in academic and research librarianship. ACRL seeks to provide opportunity to underrepresented groups that have been historically marginalized or excluded due to race, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, economic background, age, and/or disability.

Successful members of the presenter team must be:

  • Available to shadow one workshop prior to co-presenting
  • Available to present the Standards workshops (in-person and/or virtual) during the year. These can include in-person licensed workshops, virtual license workshops, and pre-conferences.

The Standards workshop content is dynamic and evolving, and the new presenters will participate in shaping the curriculum as a collegial partner with the current presenters. Serving as a member of the presenter team involves participating in regular planning calls, design meetings, participating in all segments of assigned workshops, and development of materials, exercises and presentations as needed.

New presenters will gain experience by shadowing experienced presenters for one workshop and then team-teach as a presenter (for an average of two workshops per year, depending on demand and scheduling). ACRL will reimburse the new presenters for travel costs for shadowing one in-person workshop (flights, hotel, ground transportation, and per diem for meals). Thereafter, ACRL will reimburse for travel costs and provide an honorarium for workshops presented.

How to Apply

To apply, please prepare the following materials. Applications must be submitted electronically as a single PDF document that includes:

1.    A statement addressing the following questions (two pages max for all):

  • Why do you want to become a presenter for ACRL’s Standards workshop and what can you contribute?
  • Are there relevant experiences of which you would like us to be aware?
  • Are there videos or other materials that demonstrate your talents as a teacher?
  • Are there any identities you hold that may contribute to fuller representation of diverse groups and points of view as part of this workshop?

2.    Your resume or C.V.

3.    The names and contact information for two references who have direct knowledge of your relevant experience and expertise.

The single PDF application must be submitted via email by 5 p.m. Central on October 25, 2022, to Margot Conahan, ACRL Manager of Professional Development, mconahan@ala.org

A selection committee with representatives from the ACRL Value of Academic Libraries Committee and ACRL staff will consider applications and conduct telephone interviews. Applicants will be notified in November 2022. If you have any questions, please contact Margot Conahan at mconahan@ala.org