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Call for Participation: RUSA Name Change Task Force Asks Members to “Name RUSA”
June 15, 2016 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
(via RUSA) The Reference and User Services Association is considering a change in the name of the organization to ensure the continuous support and representation of its current and future members’ needs and interests. RUSA members represent a …
Volunteer for New ACRL Task Force on Academic Librarian Standards by June 30
June 15, 2016 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
(via ACRL) The Board approved, through virtual vote during May 15–22, 2016, the ACRL Status of Academic Librarians Standards and Guidelines Review Task Force to review six standards and guidelines pertaining to the status of academic librarians…
Reminder–IDS Project Annual Conference Next Month
June 15, 2016 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
(via Mark Sullivan–IDS Project Executive Director, SUNY Geneseo) The IDS Project’s 12th Annual Summer Conference is Thursday, July 28, and Friday, July 29, at the Desmond Hotel and Conference Center, in Albany, NY. This year’s confe…
ILL Discussion Group at ALA Annual
June 15, 2016 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
(via Krista Higham, Millersville University—STARS ILL Discussion Group Chair) For those attending ALA Annual in Orlando, please join us for the ILL Discussion Group. It will take place on Saturday, June 25, from 10:30 to 11:30 AM, in the Orange…
Craig Chosen as Next CARLI Senior Director
June 11, 2016 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
(via CARLI and Dr. Christophe Pierre, Vice President for Academic Affairs at UIUC) Please join me in welcoming Anne Craig as the new Senior Director of the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI). Anne will start on July 1, …
June 14 Twitter Chat on Polling Tools
June 11, 2016 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
(via Carl Lehnen, IACRL Communications Committee Co-Chair) Join @ACRL_IS_ITECH for a Twitter chat about the use of polling tools in academic libraries on Tuesday, June 14, at 1:00 PM CST. You will have the opportunity to share your own experiences wi…
Reminder–RUSA Virtual Town Hall on June 15
June 11, 2016 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
(via RUSA) The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) is hosting a virtual Town Hall meeting on Wednesday, June 15, at 3:00 PM CST, to give all RUSA members (and prospective members) a chance to ask questions about the organization and give i…
RUSA Publications and Communications Committee Seeking Volunteers
June 11, 2016 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
(via RUSA) The RUSA Publications and Communication Committee is currently accepting volunteer applications from RUSA members to lead the transition and future directions of the RUSA Voices blog. The focus of the RUSA Voices blog will be for contribut…
August 4 Workshop on Teaching ACRL Info. Lit. Framework Thresholds
June 11, 2016 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
(via ALA) Are you looking to get fully acclimated with ACRL’s newly-adopted Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education, learn what each of the threshold concepts are, and determine how to incorporate them into information literacy …
Update on Framework for Info. Lit. Sandbox
June 11, 2016 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
(via ACRL) ACRL has selected the Cherry Hill Company to develop the Framework Sandbox. The Sandbox will be an open-access database for librarians and other academic partners to share, organize, and archive educational resources related to the use of …
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