ACRL announces summer 2009 e-Learning schedule

Contact: Jon Stahler


(312) 280-2511


For Immediate Release

June 22, 2009

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is offering a wide variety of online learning opportunities in summer 2009 to meet the demands of your schedule and budget. Full details and registration information are available on the ACRL Web site at

ACRL offers a variety of timely live Webcasts addressing hot topics in academic librarianship. Webcasts last from an hour and a half to two hours and take place in an interactive online classroom. Group discounts are available for all ACRL e-Learning Webcasts. Summer 2009 Webcasts include:

Text Messaging Reference: Enhancing Reference Services with SMS (July 2, 2009)

Text messaging (also known as SMS) is now one of the most popular ways people connect with friends, family and information. This session introduces and covers the emerging field of SMS reference. It shares practical tips and best practices, as well as the management, technology and assessment considerations for this cutting edge service. Attendees will learn how to choose the best technology for SMS reference at their institution, what the advanced managerial considerations are and what is on the horizon for mobile reference services using SMS.

Academic Librarianship by Design: Enhancing the Libraries Integration into Course/Learning Management Systems (July 28, 2009)

This Webcast will explore the various methods that libraries can employ to further integrate their services and information literacy programs into Course/Learning Management Systems(e.g. Blackboard, ANGEL, eCollege). Using Blended Librarian principles, the Webcast will also explore and examine current ‘case studies’ that demonstrate how to appropriately identify and design library services for a Course/Learning Management System environment both at a course-level and a system-level.

Cyber Zed Shed Webcast Series 1: Facebook, Twitter, and Sprout (August 18, 2009)

Miss the ACRL 14th National Conference in Seattle or one of the Cyber Zed Shed presentations? Now is your chance to check out what you may have missed! The first in a series of Cyber Zed Shed Webcasts will be feature 20-minute presentations on Facebook, Twitter and Sprout with ample time for questions and discussion.

Registration for upcoming ACRL e-Learning events is now open
. Complete details and registration information is available online at Contact Jon Stahler at or (312) 280-2511 with questions about ACRL e-Learning opportunities.

The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is a division of the American Library Association (ALA), representing nearly 13,000 academic and research librarians and interested individuals. ACRL is the only individual membership organization in North America that develops programs, products and services to meet the unique needs of academic and research librarians. Its initiatives enable the higher education community to understand the role that academic libraries play in the teaching, learning and research environments. ACRL is on the Web at