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ACRL Teams with OCLC for Research Agenda
August 20, 2016 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
(via Gwen Gregory, IACRL President) ACRL has selected a team from OCLC Research to design, develop, and deliver a new ACRL “Action-Oriented Research Agenda on Library Contributions to Student Learning and Success.” The team was selected a…
Nominations Sought for I Love My Librarian Award
August 20, 2016 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
(via Gwen Gregory, IACRL President) Nominations are open through Friday, September 19, for the I Love My Librarian Award. The award encourages library users–professors, administrators, students–to submit nominations about how their librar…
NN/LM – GMR Holds Monthly Update for August
August 19, 2016 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region held its monthly update webinar for August on Monday, the 15th. (The update takes place usually on the third Monday of each month.) A recording of the presentation is availa…
Snow Presents at Digitization Conference
August 19, 2016 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
Dr. Karen Snow, Assistant Professor and Ph.D. Program Director at Dominican University’s Graduate School of Library and Information Science, gave two presentations at the 2016 Digitization Conference. This year’s event took place on Thurs…
Online College Students Report for 2016 Released
August 19, 2016 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
The Learning House, Inc., has released the 2016 edition of its annual Online College Students report. This is the fifth year that the report has been published. The goal of the study is to track not just who makes up the current body of online studen…
ALA Task Force on the Context of Future Accreditation Holding Online Forums, Beginning August 18
August 18, 2016 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
(via ACRL) The ALA Task Force on the Context of Future Accreditation is charged to develop a white paper that describes the fields and context for which we will be accrediting in the future, and to make such recommendations as may arise in the proces…
RUSQ Seeking Submissions for “Alert Collector” Column
August 15, 2016 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
(via Mark Shores, Miami University of Ohio) Mark Shores, the new editor of the “Alert Collector” column in Reference and User Services Quarterly (RUSQ), is seeking authors to develop topic ideas for future issues. This popular column in R…
Proposals Sought for Conference About Libraries & Literacy
August 15, 2016 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
(via Liz Humrickhouse-Lee, University of Wisconsin – La Crosse) It is our distinct pleasure to invite you to the first Conference About Libraries & Literacy (C.A.L.L.). The conference is a collaboration between UW-La Crosse Murphy Library, …
ACRL Updates to Standards for Libraries in Higher Education Begin
August 15, 2016 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
(via Gwen Gregory, IACRL President) The ACRL Board of Directors has recently appointed a task force to review and update the Standards for Libraries in Higher Education (SLHE), as appropriate. Like all ACRL standards and guidelines, these are subject…
Vote for NN/LM – GMR Blog’s New Name by August 12
August 15, 2016 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
Note: The deadline for voting has passed, but the slides from the latest “GMR Update” are still available. (via Jacqueline Leskovec, National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region) The National Network of Librari…
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