Immersion Management Track: Practical Management for the Instruction Coordinator at ACRL

Practical Management Track — March 25, 2015, Portland, OR
Deadline to register: February 20, 2015

Register by February 20 for the Immersion Management Track: Practical Management for the Instruction Coordinator. The Immersion ’15 Practical Management track will be held in conjunction with the ACRL 2015 Conference in Portland on March 25, 2015.

Instruction coordinators are often well-grounded in theory and instruction practice and have some of the tools they need to begin building campus-wide programs. Frequently, however, coordinators or those in similar roles do not supervise the majority of librarians who participate in a library’s instructional program, presenting challenges to the development of innovative and effective programs. This interactive one-day program will address how to lead from within – developing the powers of persuasion to influence in multiple directions. Other topics include creating the right environment for a successful instruction program, understanding a broader campus environment, providing constructive feedback, and coaching for success.

“The Immersion Program gave me plenty of practical ideas to take home. Being in a room of people all facing the same challenges that I’m facing, and all acknowledging that they ARE challenges is invaluable.” ~ 2013 Practical Management Track Participant
Learning Outcomes
After participating in the Immersion ’15 Practical Management track, you will be able to:
Open a discussion with appropriate leadership about your role and responsibilities
Provide influence in multiple directions in order to achieve programmatic goals
Develop a succinct proposal for administrative consideration
Understand the critical elements for creating a desired environment
Understand the potential of information literacy programs in a larger campus context
Complete details about the program and registration materials are available online. Questions about the Immersion Practical Management Program should be directed to Margot Conahan at mconahan@ala.org.

Dec. 11 application deadline for Immersion ’10 Program

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Dec. 11 application deadline for Immersion ’10 Program
Friday, December 11 is the application deadline for the ACRL Immersion ’10 Program.  Complete program details and application materials are online at http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/issues/infolit/professactivity/iil/immersion/immersion10.cfm.

The ACRL Immersion ’10 Program provides four-and-a-half days of intensive information literacy training and education for academic librarians.  Applications are being accepted for Immersion ’10 Teacher and Program tracks, to be held at Champlain College in Burlington, Vt., July 25-30, 2010:
TEACHER TRACK. This track focuses on individual development for those who are interested in enhancing, refreshing, or extending their individual instruction skills. Curriculum includes classroom techniques, learning theory, leadership, and assessment framed in the context of information literacy.  Participants selected for the Teacher Track will prepare a description of an instructional situation and a related presentation in advance of the Immersion program. During Immersion, participants will revise the presentation based on feedback from colleagues and faculty.

PROGRAM TRACK. This track focuses on developing, integrating, and managing institutional and programmatic information literacy programs. Participants selected for the Program Track will develop individual case studies in advance of the Immersion program. Change dynamics, systems thinking, institutional outcomes assessment, scalability, and the integration of teaching, learning, and technology will be brought to bear on analyzing the various programmatic challenges presented in the case studies. Immersion participants will be expected to develop the case studies

Acceptance to Immersion ’10 is competitive to ensure an environment that fosters group interaction and active participation. The application deadline is December 11, 2009, and notifications will be issued in February 2010.

Questions concerning the program or application process should be directed to Margot Conahan at (312) 280-2522, or e-mail mconahan@ala.org.

REMINDER: May 29 deadline to apply for Immersion Program

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ACRL announces the invitation to apply for its Immersion ’09 Program.  2009 will bring a new structure to the Immersion Program.  For the first time, Intentional Teacher and Assessment tracks will be offered simultaneously in late fall 2009.  This new schedule blends Immersion programs with similar formats and lengths to offer a more cohesive Immersion experience.  It also allows Teacher and Program graduates to continue their experience by applying for Assessment or Intentional Teacher programs to be held in the fall.

Applications are being accepted for Immersion Assessment and Intentional Teacher tracks.  May 29, 2009 is the deadline to apply.

ASSESSMENT TRACK. This program is intended for experienced academic librarians (5+ years teaching experience) active in teaching and learning and those with leadership roles for information literacy (IL) program development who want to improve their knowledge and practice of both classroom and program assessment.  This program will approach assessment from a learning-centered perspective; participants will emerge with a broader understanding of assessment and how to use assessment as an important tool to guide evidence-based classroom, curriculum, and program development.

INTENTIONAL TEACHER TRACK. This program is aimed at the experienced academic librarian (5+ years teaching experience, in a library or other setting) who wants to become more self-aware and self-directed as a teacher.  This program facilitates the process of critical reflection through peer discussion, readings, and personal reflection as a pathway to professional growth and renewal. The program offers a mixture of structured and co-constructed learning segments, such as peer discussions, individual reading and reflection times, and participant-led communities of practice.

CURRICULUM

Visit www.acrl.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/events/index.cfm (Click “Immersion ‘09”) for complete details, including curriculum, learning outcomes, and more.

HOW TO APPLY

Application instructions are online at www.acrl.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/events/index.cfm (Click “Immersion ‘09”).  Acceptance is competitive to ensure an environment that fosters group interaction and active participation.  The application deadline is Friday, May 29, 2009.

LOCATION AND DATES

Immersion Assessment and Intentional Teacher tracks will be held in Nashville, December 2-6, 2009.

Questions concerning the program or application process should be directed to Margot Conahan at 312-280-2522; mconahan@ala.org

Apply for Immersion Assessment and Intentional Teacher Tracks – deadline May 29

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The ACRL Institute for Information Literacy is excited to announce the invitation to apply for its Immersion ’09 Program.  2009 will bring a new structure to the Immersion Program.  For the first time, Intentional Teacher and Assessment tracks will be offered simultaneously in late fall 2009.  This new schedule blends Immersion programs with similar formats and lengths to offer a more cohesive Immersion experience.  It also allows Teacher and Program graduates to continue their experience by applying for Assessment or Intentional Teacher programs to be held in the fall.

Applications are being accepted for Immersion Assessment and Intentional Teacher tracks.  May 29, 2009, is the deadline to apply.

ASSESSMENT TRACK.
This program is intended for experienced academic librarians (5+ years teaching experience) active in teaching and learning and those with leadership roles for information literacy (IL) program development who want to improve their knowledge and practice of both classroom and program assessment.  This program will approach assessment from a learning-centered perspective; participants will emerge with a broader understanding of assessment and how to use assessment as an important tool to guide evidence-based classroom, curriculum, and program development.

INTENTIONAL TEACHER TRACK. This program is aimed at the experienced academic librarian (5+ years teaching experience, in a library or other setting) who wants to become more self-aware and self-directed as a teacher.  This program facilitates the process of critical reflection through peer discussion, readings, and personal reflection as a pathway to professional growth and renewal. The program offers a mixture of structured and co-constructed learning segments, such as peer discussions, individual reading and reflection times, and participant-led communities of practice.

CURRICULUM
Visit www.acrl.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/events/index.cfm (Click “Immersion ‘09”) for complete details, including curriculum, learning outcomes, and more.

HOW TO APPLY
Application instructions are online at www.acrl.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/events/index.cfm (Click “Immersion ‘09”).  Acceptance is competitive to ensure an environment that fosters group interaction and active participation.  The application deadline is Friday, May 29, 2009.

LOCATION AND DATES
Immersion Assessment and Intentional Teacher tracks will be held in Nashville, December 2-6, 2009.

Questions concerning the program or application process should be directed to Margot Conahan at 312-280-2522; mconahan@ala.org

Apply for Immersion Assessment and Intentional Teacher Tracks – deadline May 29

IMMERSION PROGRAM

ASSESSMENT AND INTENTIONAL TEACHER TRACKS
Nashville, Tennessee

December 2-6, 2009
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The ACRL Institute for Information Literacy is excited to announce the invitation to apply for its Immersion Program. 2009 brings a new structure to the Immersion Program.  For the first time, Intentional Teacher and Assessment tracks will be offered simultaneously in late fall 2009.  This new schedule blends Immersion programs with similar formats and lengths to offer a more cohesive Immersion experience.  It also allows Teacher and Program graduates to continue their experience by applying for Assessment or Intentional Teacher programs to be held in the fall.

Applications are being accepted for Immersion Assessment and Intentional Teacher tracks.  May 29, 2009, is the deadline to apply.

ASSESSMENT TRACK. This program is intended for experienced academic librarians (5+ years teaching experience) active in teaching and learning and those with leadership roles for information literacy (IL) program development who want to improve their knowledge and practice of both classroom and program assessment.  This program will approach assessment from a learning-centered perspective; participants will emerge with a broader understanding of assessment and how to use assessment as an important tool to guide evidence-based classroom, curriculum, and program development.  Participants will develop a plan for their assessment activities that will form the basis for future engagement with these issues both individually and as a leader of IL initiatives at their institutions.


INTENTIONAL TEACHER TRACK.
This program is aimed at the experienced academic librarian (5+ years teaching experience, in a library or other setting) who wants to become more self-aware and self-directed as a teacher.  This program facilitates the process of critical reflection through peer discussion, readings, and personal reflection as a pathway to professional growth and renewal. The program offers a mixture of structured and co-constructed learning segments, such as peer discussions, individual reading and reflection times, and participant-led communities of practice.

CURRICULUM
Visit www.acrl.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/events/index.cfm (Click “Immersion ‘09”) for complete details, including curriculum, learning outcomes, and more.


HOW TO APPLY
Application instructions are online at www.acrl.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/events/index.cfm (Click “Immersion ‘09”).  Acceptance is competitive to ensure an environment that fosters group interaction and active participation.  The application deadline is Friday, May 29, 2009.

LOCATION AND DATES
Immersion Assessment and Intentional Teacher tracks will be held in Nashville, December 2-6, 2009.

Questions concerning the program or application process should be directed to Margot Conahan at 312-280-2522; mconahan@ala.org.

Dec. 8 deadline to apply to Immersion ’09

Monday, December 8, 2008 is the deadline to apply to the ACRL Institute for Information Literacy Immersion ’09 Program.

2009 will bring a new structure to the Immersion Program. Teacher Track and Program tracks will continue to be offered together in summer 2009, and for the first time, Intentional Teacher and Assessment tracks will be offered simultaneously in late fall 2009.  This new schedule blends Immersion programs with similar formats and lengths to offer a more cohesive Immersion experience.  It also allows Teacher and Program graduates to continue their experience by applying for Assessment or Intentional Teacher programs to be held in the fall.

TEACHER TRACK. The Teacher Track focuses on individual development for those who are interested in enhancing, refreshing, or extending their individual instruction skills. Curriculum includes classroom techniques, learning theory, leadership, and assessment framed in the context of information literacy.  Participants selected for the Teacher Track will prepare a description of an instructional situation and a related presentation in advance of the Immersion program.

PROGRAM TRACK. The Program Track focuses on developing, integrating, and managing institutional and programmatic information literacy programs. Participants selected for the Program Track will develop individual case studies in advance of the Immersion program. Change dynamics, systems thinking, institutional outcomes assessment, scalability, and the integration of teaching, learning, and technology will be brought to bear on analyzing the various programmatic challenges presented in the case studies. Immersion participants will be expected to develop the case studies into an action plan for implementation at the home institution.

LOCATION AND DATES
Immersion ’09 will be held at the Eckerd College Conference Center and Lodge in St. Petersburg, Florida, July 26-31, 2009.

CURRICULUM
Visit www.acrl.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/events/index.cfm (Click “Immersion ‘09”) for complete details about the program tracks, including curriculum, learning outcomes, and more.

HOW TO APPLY
Application instructions are online at http://www.acrl.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/issues/infolit/professactivity/iil/immersion/Immersion_09_Invitat.cfm.  Acceptance to Immersion ‘09 is competitive to ensure an environment that fosters group interaction and active participation.  The application deadline is Monday, December 8, 2008.

A limited number of partial scholarships are available for Teacher Track applicants only.  Details are available online.

Questions concerning the program or application process should be directed to Margot Conahan at 312-280-2522; mconahan@ala.org.

Immersion ’09 deadline December 8

December 8 is the deadline to apply to the Teacher and Program tracks of the ACRL Institute for Information Literacy Immersion ’09 Program, to be held July 26-31, 2009 at the Eckerd College Conference Center and Lodge in St. Petersburg, Florida. The Teacher Track focuses on individual development for those who are interested in enhancing, refreshing, or extending their individual instruction skills. Curriculum includes classroom techniques, learning theory, leadership, and assessment framed in the context of information literacy. The Program Track focuses on developing, integrating, and managing institutional and programmatic information literacy programs. Participants selected for the Program Track will develop individual case studies in advance of the Immersion program. Change dynamics, systems thinking, institutional outcomes assessment, scalability, and the integration of teaching, learning, and technology will be brought to bear on analyzing the various programmatic challenges presented in the case studies.


Visit www.acrl.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/events/index.cfm (Click “Immersion ‘09”) for complete details about the program tracks, including curriculum, learning outcomes, Teacher Track scholarships, and to apply. Acceptance to Immersion ‘09 is competitive to ensure an environment that fosters group interaction and active participation.  The application deadline is Monday, December 8, 2008.

Questions concerning the program or application process should be directed to Margot Conahan at (312) 280-2522 or mconahan@ala.org.