Professional Growth & Development Opportunities
- London Info International;
- ACRL – Choice
- North Carolina Central University’s School of Library and Information Sciences;
- Fighting Fake News with the ACRL Framework
An ACRL e-Learning webcast
Date: Thursday, November 30, 2017 (1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Central)
Discussions and debate surrounding fake news have increasingly dominated the news cycle itself. And everyone from educators to journalists to policy makers have grappled with ways to understand and to solve fake news issues. However, for librarians much of this discourse probably sounds familiar. While the attention paid to fake news is a more recent phenomenon, the work librarians have done to address fake news, and misinformation more broadly conceived, is not new. Librarians have focused on helping people develop information literacy skills, to in part deal with misinformation, for quite a long time. Librarians, and academic librarians more specifically, can play a vital role in empowering and equipping students to participate in an increasingly complicated information ecosystem.
In this webcast, explore strategies and techniques for teaching people the literacy skills they need to combat fake news. The interactive webcast will incorporate time for interactive discussion, online polls, reflection, brainstorming, and sharing ideas. Leave the webcast with concrete strategies, materials, and talking points that you can use in your teaching and outreach efforts.
- Identify factors, both historic and current, that contribute to fake news and misinformation
- Discover and examine the connections between information and news literacy skills and competencies
- Apply news literacy skills and competencies to the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy
- Develop interactive lessons that enhance students’ information and news literacy skills and empower students’ to navigate and evaluate misinformation
- Construct strategies for outreach and collaboration on news literacy initiatives and projects…
ACRL member: $50
ALA member: $75
This online course is an overview and critical examination of leadership theories for library leaders. Students will explore the concepts of leadership and followership and critically examine several popular leadership theories including emotional intelligence and transformational, authentic, and servant leadership. Students will perform a personal SWOT analysis of their leadership skills and abilities and create their own definition and theory of leadership and how it manifests itself in a library. After each week, students will re-evaluate their SWOT analysis, definition, and theory and think about how they could incorporate that week’s information. By the end of the class students will have developed their own personal leadership SWOT, definition, and theory that they can use to guide their leadership and career development.
After completing this class, participants will be able to
- Articulate their own definition and theory of leadership in order to better inform their leadership practice
- Assess their own leadership skills in order to improve their leadership practice
- Critically think about and evaluate concepts of leadership and followership in order to better understand the leadership/followership process
Who Should Attend
Formal and informal library leaders looking to improve the leadership practice, especially those new to leadership.
Dr. Jason Martin is the Associate Dean of the Walker Library at Middle Tennessee State University. Previous to his time at MTSU, he was the Head of Public Services at Stetson University and the Head of the Curriculum Materials Center at the University of Central Florida. His research interests include organizational culture and library leadership, and he has published and presented in numerous journals and national, regional, and state conferences. He holds a BA and MLS from the University of South Florida and a EdD in Educational Leadership from the University of Central Florida.
ACRL member: $135
ALA member: $175
Monday 4 December
Business Design Centre, London
Booking for Research Information’s conference for publishers, librarians and academics closes tomorrow (Wednesday 29 November). To secure one of the last remaining places, book now!
Our agenda brings together experts from each of the three principle stakeholder groups in the scholarly research cycle to discuss how each can help the other.
The basis of our keynote paper is our own survey report, Challenges in Scholarly Publishing Research: Perspectives and recommendations from the publishing, library and research sectors, which reports on the views and recommendations of Research Information readers from across the industry, alongside some in-depth interviews with leading industry figures.
All delegates will receive a copy of this report free of charge (it will be available to purchase after the conference for £250).
Our conference will end with a panel discussion, which will be your chance to be part of the debate.
Join us on the day for just £195, to include lunch and a drinks reception
Book now and we hope to see you there!
- Gregg Gordon, managing director of SSRN and the thought leader behind Tomorrow’s Research Today;
- Judith Coffey Russell, Dean of University of Libraries, University of Florida;
- Karen Bjork, Head of Digital Initiatives, Portland State University Library;
- Morgan Ziontz, Communications Manager bepress;
Moderator:Jean Shipman, Vice President of Global Library Relations, Elsevier
Date: Friday, April 6, 2018
Location: The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education in Chapel Hill.
The Planning Committee is currently accepting proposals for presentations that reflect the 2018 conference theme: Blazing a New Path: Diversity, Collaboration, and Innovation.
Libraries strive to offer users the widest possible array of content to meet their information needs, but face many challenges in doing so. In the face of external constraints, such as budget cuts and reduced staffing, the complexities of scholarly publishing, and constantly shifting patron needs, innovation in the face of change has become a necessary tool for survival.
Please join us for a day of discussion around how we’ve collaborated across traditional organizational boundaries to find new ways to get things done, how we’ve expanded conversations to include people and ideas outside of traditional norms to improve services and workflows, how we’ve worked to expand the diversity of the staff at our organizations, and ways we’ve re-scoped our collections and/or workflows to acknowledge the diversity of our user populations to better serve their needs.
Proposals may address any aspect of the serials industry or serials management and may be submitted by any member of the community including librarians, staff, students, publishers, and vendors.
Proposals should be submitted using this form. The deadline for submissions is Friday, December 8, 2017.
Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.