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ACRL Issues Policy Statement on Open Access to Scholarship by Academic Librarians
July 23, 2016 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
(via Gwen Gregory, IACRL President) The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is pleased to announce its new "Policy Statement on Open Access to Scholarship by Academic Librarians", which reads: "Scholarship by academic librarians adva…
Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians Seeking Applicants
July 9, 2016 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
(via ACRL) The Harvard Institutes for Higher Education annual Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians program, led by leading faculty of the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE), details important leadership concepts and applies them to t…
Applications for Assessment Curriculum Designer/Presenters Due July 14
July 9, 2016 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
(via ACRL) Individuals interested in contributing to creating two new ACRL learning opportunities on assessing library impact should apply by 4:00 PM CST on Thursday, July 14. The selected curriculum designer/presenters will create new opportunities …
Deadline to Apply for OpenCon 2016 Conference Scholarship is July 11
July 9, 2016 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
(via ACRL) Join the next generation of advocates and scholars to shape the future of Open Access, Open Education, and Open Data! Are you a librarian who’s passionate about opening up access to educational and scholarly resources? Keen on being …
Reminder–RUSA Name-Change Task Force Seeking Feedback
July 8, 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 …
ACRL Distance Learning Section Seeking Officers
July 8, 2016 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
(via Kathleen Pickens, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College) The Distance Learning Section (DLS) of ACRL is seeking: two candidates to run for Vice-Chair on the 2017 ballot, a three-year total commitment two candidates to run for Secretar…
MLA Seeking Volunteers for Committees--Deadline July 15
July 8, 2016 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
(via MLA) Medical Library Association President Teresa L. Knott will appoint a limited number of members to new juries, task forces, and work groups to begin work immediately. If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the volunteer form …
ACRL Board Outlines Next Steps in Information Literacy Discussion
July 3, 2016 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
(via ACRL) The ACRL Board of Directors continued its discussion about the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education at its meeting on Monday, June 27. The ACRL Board recognizes that there are librarians who are seeking guidance for usin…
August 4 Workshop on Teaching Threshold Concepts
July 3, 2016 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
(via ALA) ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, Keys to Teaching the Six Threshold Concepts with Joanna M. Burkhardt. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 1:30 PM CST on Thursday, August 4. OverviewAre you looking to get fu…
ALA Course on Becoming a Library Copyright Specialist
July 3, 2016 - Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)
(via ALA) ALA Editions announces a new iteration of our popular eCourse, Becoming the Copyright Specialist in Your Library. Lesley Ellen Harris will serve as the instructor for a 4-week facilitated eCourse starting on August 22, 2016. Learning Outcom…
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