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CFP: ACRL Framework for IL in the Distance Learning Environment

By sgodbey on September 25, 2015 3:02 PM | Permalink

Call for Proposals

Do you have activities or approaches applying the new Framework for Information Literacy in the distance learning environment that you would like to share with peers? The ACRL Distance Learning Section Discussion Group would like to invite you to submit a proposal to be part of our virtual discussion series.

The deadline to submit proposals is 9/30/2015

You will be notified by 10/15/2015 if chosen to be a panelist.

Tina Adams and Jill Hallam-Miller (DLS DG Co-Chairs),
DLS Discussion Group Committee

CFP: Peer-Assisted Learning in Academic Libraries

By sgodbey on August 14, 2015 3:38 PM | Permalink

The editors of the forthcoming Libraries Unlimited book Peer-Assisted Learning
in Academic Libraries seek chapter proposals from librarians who have utilized
peer-assisted learning programs to enhance library services in the areas of
reference, instruction, and/or co-curricular outreach.  Our interpretation of
peer-assisted learning is based on the definition developed by O’Donnell and
King in their book Cognitive Perspectives on Peer Learning, which describes
peer-assisted learning as “An educational practice in which students interact
with other students to attain educational goals." In the context of academic
libraries, peer-assisted learning is differentiated from the practice of
assigning student employees transactional functions, such as circulation and
shelving, and instead focuses on strategically preparing, placing, and
supporting student employees in situations where they can enhance the learning
experiences of other students.  This book will provide a diversity of
perspectives on the design, implementation, and assessment of peer-assisted

CFP: Libraries and the Public Purposes of Higher Education

By sgodbey on August 14, 2015 3:26 PM | Permalink

Libraries and the Public Purposes of Higher Education
March 20, 2016


Boston, MA


Join us for the 2016 Colloquium on Libraries & Service Learning being held in conjunction with the 30th anniversary conference of Campus Compact.


Conference Focus:

The intended community for this pre-conference colloquium includes all who are interested in current and potential partnerships between academic librarians, faculty who teach service learning courses, service learning professionals and community partners.  The pre-conference is designed to facilitate the sharing of research, ideas, perspectives and best practices in library engagement with/in academic service learning.

The planning committee welcomes proposals on any aspect of libraries and service learning. 

Session topics may include, but are not limited to

    Added value
    Case studies
    Institutional priorities
    Student engagement
    Student learning outcomes