ACRL Seeking Presenters for “Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy” Workshop

Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)

May 20, 2016

(via Gwen Gregory, IACRL President)

ACRL is accepting applications from prospective new presenters for the workshop “Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy“. The day-long workshop will be led by two expert presenters at locations across the country. This new in-person workshop is intended to increase librarians’ leadership on issues and projects related to scholarly communication’s connection with information literacy. The target audience for the workshops is academic librarians with responsibilities related to coordinating and teaching in the areas of scholarly communication and information literacy. ACRL seeks to expand our pool of presenters by recruiting experienced individuals to join our existing team. Presenters may also be asked to present webcasts or teach online courses.


  • Membership in ACRL
  • A designated role in scholarly communication and/or information literacy within your library
  • Evidence of understanding of the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education, the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education, and a wide range of scholarly communication issues as pertaining to libraries and higher education
  • A deep conceptual understanding of the intersections between information literacy and scholarly communication
  • Experience with instructional design or workshop design and meeting facilitation
  • Demonstrated ability to engage in collaborative planning
  • Experience working in academic or research libraries
  • Availability to participate in curriculum updates and workshop planning during monthly one-hour conference calls
  • Availability to attend up to two roadshows to be offered in fall/winter 2016 to shadow current presenters, then co-present an average of two workshops per year

Strongly Preferred

  • Ability to observe the “Building a Curriculum on the Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy” workshop, held in conjunction with the ALA Annual Conference on Friday, June 24, 2016, in Orlando, FL
  • Prior attendance at an ACRL Scholarly Communication “Roadshow” workshop and/or the ACRL Information Literacy Immersion Program


The workshop content is dynamic and evolving, and the new presenters will participate in shaping the curriculum as a collegial partner with the current presenters. The workshop curriculum has been designed and will be piloted at the ALA Annual Conference. New presenters would be expected to participate in curriculum updates.

New presenters will gain experience by shadowing experienced presenters and team-teaching a section or assignment before taking a leading role. The new presenters will ideally participate in two workshops during fall/winter 2016 and present a minimum of two workshops per year thereafter. Presenters may need to participate in planning calls and/or in-person meetings held in conjunction with the ALA Midwinter and/or Annual Conference. Presenters must be able to participate in a training session, currently being created, for presenters of all ACRL professional development licensed workshops. ACRL will reimburse the presenters for travel costs for workshop presentation to include flights, hotel, ground transportation, and per diem for meals. ACRL provides a modest honorarium to experienced presenters.

How to Apply

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

  • A statement addressing the following questions (two pages max for all)--in answering the first question, please use examples of your instructional experiences in your response, including links to teaching materials, videos, etc. In answering the second and third questions, demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of the intersections of scholarly communication and information literacy by selecting an element and discussing it in detail.

             Why do you want to be a presenter for this workshop?
             What experience do you have in developing curricula?
             Are there relevant experiences of which you would like us to be aware?

  • Your resume–the names and contact information for two references who have direct knowledge of your experience and expertise

The single PDF application must be submitted via email by 5:00 PM CST on Friday, June 3, 2016, to Merinda Kaye Hensley, member of the ACRL Intersections Professional Development Working Group, at ACRL has formed a small review team, separate from the current presenters, to consider applications and conduct telephone interviews. The group will select new presenters for 2016-2017 and notify all applicants by Friday, June 17, 2016.

If you have questions of any kind, don’t hesitate to contact Merinda Kaye Hensley, at or (217) 244-1880.

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