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Thursday, April 10, 2014 from 3:00-4:00pm Eastern 


The library profession is in the midst of a paradigm shift, thanks to technology and its impact on literacy and learning. With it have come new leadership roles for librarians, roles that require knowledge and skills not traditionally taught in library school programs. Blended librarianship is one way to embrace these new roles. Join Amanda Hovious as she discusses her journey toward becoming blended, and her perspective on what librarianship will look like in the (not too distant) future.

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This is a free webcast but registration is required. We are integrating digital badges into community for recognition, contributions, and participation. Feel free to spread the word.

monique broekaert's curator insight, March 20, 2014 2:42 AM

Need to see the slides from this

Suvi Morales's curator insight, March 27, 2014 8:51 AM

Librarians need to be more accessible to the community.

John Shank's comment, May 2, 2014 4:25 PM
All, the recording of the webcast is now available at http://blendedlibrarian.learningtimes.net/hovious-shares-perspective-on-future-librarianship-at-spring-bl-webcast/#.U2P_MvldVcF

Sponsored by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), this one-of-a-kind book demonstrates the best tools, resources, and techniques for discovering, selecting, and integrating interactive open educational resources (OERs) into the teaching and learning process. The author examines many of the best repositories and digital library websites for finding high quality materials, explaining in depth the best practices for effectively searching these repositories and the various methods for evaluating, selecting, and integrating the resources into the instructor’s curriculum and course assignments, as well as the institution’s learning management system.

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All, never expected to have this book make CHOICE's OATs selection for 2014. Thanks for all your efforts with getting this work published between JB & ACRL. 

In the face of evolving user needs, many academic libraries are reimagining the services they offer. As instruction moves online, how can libraries best provide support for teaching and learning? As research becomes more reliant on data, computation, and collaboration, where can libraries best add value? As colleges welcome more diverse student populations and greater contingent faculty labor to campus, what is the library’s role? As budgets shrink, how should a library prioritize which resources and services to provide?
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The seventh biennial Library Assessment Conference was held in Houston, Texas, December 5–7, 2018. The conference brought together nearly 600 participants primarily from North American academic libraries. The program offered paper and poster presentations as well as invited keynotes, workshops, and practicums, covering all areas of library assessment.

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Schools have been on a mission to reinvent campus libraries—even though students just want the basics.
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Recording of the August 6, 2019, ACRL Project Outcome: Assessing the Learning Outcomes of Library Instruction presentation, with speakers Eric Ackermann an
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Digital-first. Open source. Subscription. The way textbooks are bought and sold is changing—with serious implications for higher education.
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"Academic librarians cannot escape the implications of the knowledge economy and the pervasion of technology which effects everything that we do. Similarly, we must be prepared to teach our students how to cope in this knowledge society and how to develop the necessary information and digital literacy skills to be productive members of society in a digital environment."

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This week join more than 4,000 of our colleagues worldwide for the first Library 2.019 mini-conference: "Shaping the Future of Libraries with Instructional Design," which will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, March 13th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time.

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In 2019, EDUCAUSE brings librarians’ perspectives into the mix of the annual Top 10 IT Issues list, adding their views on three of the issues.
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We're excited to announce our first Library 2.019 mini-conference: "Shaping the Future of Libraries with Instructional Design," which will be held online (and for free) on Wednesday, March 13th, from 12:00 - 3:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time.

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Among the more fascinating library revitalization projects we have seen recently, one that stands out is Payson Library at Pepperdine University. As we took a closer look, we realized that much of the thinking that informs the Payson Library renovation is replicable and scalable for other institutions, even institutions with quite small library facilities. To …
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The September 2018 issue of College & Research Library News features an article by Rita Vine on “Realigning Liaison with University Priorities: Observations from ARL Liaison Institutes 2015–18.” Vine, head of faculty and student engagement at the University of Toronto Libraries, has served as visiting program officer for the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Reimagining the Library Liaison initiativ
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"This SPEC Kit examines current practices, policies, and ethical issues around libraries and learning analytics. It explores how ARL member institutions are navigating the balance between gathering and managing data in support of learning analytics initiatives and attending to the profession’s ethics commitments."

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Designing library spaces and services that allow for open-ended dialogue, creative expression, and contemplative inquiry may support students seeking
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Opening Keynote for the 2018 PaLA Academy of Leadership Studies (PALS) given on 6/3. This presentation focuses on the five actions (i.e. Act, Communicate, Empo…
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Welcome to 23 Framework Things, an exploration of the Association of College & Research Libraries’ Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.  This academic librarian-focused, self-paced program encourages participants to read, reflect, and respond to prompts and big questions surrounding the implementation of the Framework at their institutions.

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A Penn State team is exploring how using artificial intelligence to evaluate students' information literacy skills can improve the University Libraries' digital badge program. Their prototype was recently selected for Phase One of the $100,000 Nittany AI Challenge.
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UPDATE: ACRL is offering a free webinar Q&A session on these grants and the application process. Join us on March 8th to learn more and have your questions answered. Details are here. ACRL's Academic Library Impact Research Grants support librarians and information professionals conducting research that demonstrates library contributions to student learning and success.
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Change is never easy, but there are times when change is necessary and good. We think it's time for a change in the Blended Librarians Online Learnin…
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The Penn State University Libraries again have been recognized among the top 10 research universities in North America, this year ranking No. 7, and rising to second among public university research libraries in the United States, according to the 2015-16 Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Library Investment Index.
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In Episode 16 of the Dewey Decibel podcast, American Libraries magazine looks at the "fake news" phenomenon—its history, how we become susceptible to it, and how we can fight it.

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When DePaul University opened its new library in 1992, the information ecosystem was on the precipice of change. The internet was becoming mainstream and, with it, libraries’ role in providing access to information was crumbling.

Two and a half decades later, DePaul’s John T. Richardson Library looks the same from the outside. But when visitors walk through its tall-ceilinged hallway and onto the first floor, they enter a space that’s clearly adapted to the digital age.

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This edition of Keeping Up With... was written by Reed Garber-Pearson and Robin Chin Roemer.  Digital pedagogy focuses specifically on the use of technology to break down learning barriers and enhance students’ learning experiences. By definition, its existence dates back to the earliest use of digital tools in classrooms -- however, larger awareness of the need for digital pedagogy has emerged only in the last decade or so, in recognition of the changing relationship between students and computers, handheld devices, social media, and more.

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"Instructional design is a growing field within many universities that offer online programs. The instructional designer works with faculty to plan, design and implement a full course or parts of a course. Instructional designers are usually experts in learning theories and pedagogy, and have a toolbox full of ideas for improving teaching and learning. However, they are many occasions where an instructional designer could benefit from collaborating with a librarian and vice versa. Presenters will explain the role of instructional designers, how collaboration between instructional designers, librarians and faculty might be beneficial, and explain how to prepare future librarians for this kind of work in LIS programs."

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