Extreme Makeover: A Blueprint for Redefining the Role of the Liaison Librarian in the Academic Library

What does it mean to be an engaged liaison in today’s academic library? New trends in liaison roles have shifted the focus of many librarians from traditional activities to new areas, such as scholarly communication and research data management. Join the ACRL Instruction Section’s 2017 Midwinter Virtual Discussion Forum to delve into the issues related to these trends and hear about one librarian’s experience using a model of change management to successfully engage this shift. The ACRL IS Discussion Group Steering Committee presents:

Extreme Makeover: A Blueprint for Redefining the Role of the Liaison Librarian in the Academic Library

A virtual discussion led by Cinthya Ippoliti, Associate Dean for Research and Learning Services at Oklahoma State University on Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. Central Time.

Find out more about the session by reading the discussion digest: http://acrl.ala.org/IS/2017-ala-midwinter-current-issues-virtual-discussion-forum/

Join the forum: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/r90eus6xh2c/


In Their Own Words: Feedback from Today’s Academic Medical Library Users

ACRL and CHOICE present a FREE webinar:

Thursday, November 10, 2016
2:00 PM Eastern
1:00 PM Central
12:00 PM Mountain
11:00 AM Pacific

Are you aligned with your health and medical students? Find out through feedback and trends collected from faculty, undergraduate and graduate students. This session features guest speaker Joe Costello, Informationist at Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine, who will join our panel to discuss the challenge of discovering and accessing vital health and medical resources.

Reimagining the Academic Library

ACRL and CHOICE present:
Reimagining the Academic Library
With David W. Lewis

April 21, 2016
2:00 PM Eastern
1:00 PM Central
12:00 PM Mountain
11:00 AM Pacific


Libraries must change their practices and transform their role to maintain centrality in the evolving university environment. Forces confronting university libraries include the shift from print to digital documents, the evolving nature of the scholarly record, the economics of information, and the demographics of the profession. To adapt, libraries must consider the library as place and the retirement of print collections. They must develop the capacity to preserve digital content, reposition the library in the information marketplace, and define the library’s job in the age of the smart machine. This webinar presents concrete steps academic libraries should take to advance their place on campus.

Embedded Librarianship for the First Year Experience Librarian

***Please Excuse the Cross Postings****

The ACRL/NY First Year Experience Discussion Group Presents: “Embedded Librarianship for the First Year Experience Librarian”

Come participate in an enlightening conversation where we will exchange ideas on:

1. Outreach and Team-teaching pedagogies
2. Information Literacy Instruction Resources
3. The ACRL Framework

When: Friday April 15, 2016, 9:00am to 10:45am
Where: Mercy College – Manhattan
66 West 35th Street, New York, NY 10016
Room #721
(All attendees must bring a photo ID)

Please RSVP online by Wednesday April 13, 2016 at http://tinyurl.com/acrlny-fye-spr16

Refreshments will be served!

Discussion Groups are a member benefit. You must be an ACRL/NY member to attend and participate. ACRL/NY membership is separate from membership to ACRL National. Not an ACRL/NY member yet? Now is the time to join or renew. Please visit http://www.acrlny.org/join-us/

If you would like to confirm the status of your membership, please contact Werner Sbaschnik, Membership Secretary, at sbaschnikw@oldwestbury.edu

All ACRL/NY events, programs, and meetings follow our Code of Conduct. For more information, please see http://acrlny.org/about2/code-of-conduct/

Please RSVP by Wednesday April 13, 2016 at the following URL : http://tinyurl.com/acrlny-fye-spr16

Questions?: Carl.Andrews@bcc.cuny.edu or MarkAaron.Polger@csi.cuny.edu

We look forward to seeing you on April 15, 2016!

A Textual Analysis of Course Syllabi for Library- and Research-Related Terminology: A Quantitative Approach to Faculty Outreach

Please join us, Thursday April 21st, 2-3 PM EST (1-2PM CST) for the monthly
discussion hosted by the ACRL STS Information Literacy Chat sub-committee!
This month, Sarah Hood (Head Research & Instruction Librarian, J. Drake Edens
Library- Columbia College) will lead our discussion: “A Textual Analysis of
Course Syllabi for Library- and Research-Related Terminology: A Quantitative
Approach to Faculty Outreach”

Discussion Description:

If the eyes are a window to the soul, then the syllabus is a window to the
faculty’s mind-map of their course. Come join us as we engage in a discussion
of one librarian’s journey into the world of course syllabi at a small,
private, liberal arts institution. Using simple and inexpensive online tools,
Sarah Hood will explain how she was able to glean valuable information as part
of an ongoing effort to collaborate with faculty on her campus to provide the
highest quality information literacy instruction.

To add fuel for our discussion we recommend you check out this resources
before the chat:

Smith, C., Doversberger, L., Jones, S., Ladwig, P., Parker, J., &
Pietraszewski, B. (2012). Using Course Syllabi to Uncover Opportunities for
Curriculum-Integrated Instruction. Reference & User Services Quarterly, 51(3),
263 – 271. https://curate.nd.edu/downloads/und:6q182j64q3m
As an advocate of information literacy, what are various ways that you and
your staff are establishing collaborative relationships with your campus
faculty, specifically in regards to library instruction?
Columbia College is a very small institution. It is entirely possible, likely
even, that the way in which I went about this study is not feasible at your
institution. In what way then might you revise this methodology to better fit
your situational circumstances?
If you could tell faculty anything you wanted to about the construction of
their course syllabi, what would it be?

Please register and access the event using the links below:

Event Registration Page:
Event Login Page: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/e74pa6o12yr/event/login.html

Access: Only registered users may enter the room (guest access is blocked).
Limit of 100 attendees (including speakers)

Note: Please do not access the meeting link above prior to 15 minutes before
the start time, as you may interrupt another meeting.

If you have never attended an Adobe Connect meeting before:

Test your connection:
Get a quick overview: http://www.adobe.com/products/adobeconnect.html

Interested in leading an STS monthly chat on a relevant science and
information literacy topic? Have any questions about the STS-IL chats? Please
send your inquiries to Laksamee Putnam, lputnam@towson.edu
For an archive of past messages from the ILI listserv, visit: http://lists.ala.org/sympa/info/ili-l.

Assessment in Action

WNY/O ACRL Fall Conference, 2015

Friday, October 30, 2015 – 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
RIT Inn & Conference Center
5257 W. Henrietta Rd
Henrietta, NY 14467
Phone: 585-359-1800

Our speakers for the day:

Gabriela Castro Gessner, Research and Assessment Analyst, Cornell University Library
Zsuzsa Koltay, Special Projects Librarian, Cornell University
Bonnie J.M. Swoger, Science Librarian, Head of Reference and Access Services, Milne Library at SUNY Geneseo
Corey Ha, Head of ITS, Milne Library at SUNY Geneseo

The conference program will follow shortly. More information can be found here: http://wnyoacrl.org/wnyo-acrl-fall-conference-2015-2/.

Registration is open until October 16. Register online at https://wsadmzxukh.formstack.com/forms/wnyoacrl_fall_conference_2015.

Any questions or comments can be directed to:
Jonathan Coe
Programs Chair, WNY/O ACRL
Niagara University Library,
Niagara University, NY 14109
(716) 286-8005