Think, Create, Share, Grow: Setting the Stage for Collaborative Inquiry (AASL)
”We don’t so much create our space, as our space creates us.” (Churchill) Learning environments must be designed to support inquiry and the development of skills, responsibilities, dispositions and self-assessment strategies that students need for success. The implementation of L4L requires several levels of collaboration between instructors and students. The school library is one of the few large spaces filled with resources where users can meet, plan and collaborate on learning objectives. Let’s explore it.
ACRL / ACRL_CLS
The Current Status of Academic Librarians: The Best of Times or the Worst of Times?
Given the current fiscal environment, how do we, as academic librarians, maintain or improve our status in order to position ourselves for the future? Is this really the “best of times” where we can redefine our profession and seize the opportunity to reevaluate and retool our responsibilities and workflow or is it the “worst of times” where we experience continued economic uncertainty, the effects of workload creep, and a barrage of new initiatives facing us?
Subjects: Career Advice, Librarianship, Organizational Change, Professional Development, Trends and Forecasting
Moderator: David McCaslin, Head of Access and Fulfillment Services, California Institute of Technology
Speakers: Robert Farrell, Assistant Professor, Library Coordinator of Information Literacy & Assessment, Lehman College, City University of New York; Samantha Hines, Head, College of Technology Library, University of Montana Mansfield Library; Gail M. Staines, Assistant Vice President, University Libraries, Saint Louis University; Suzy Szasz Palmer, Dean of the Greenwood Library, Longwood University
ACRL / ACRL_STS
NIH’s Public Access Policy and the Library: Use, Development, and Ramifications
This panel will explore the diverse roles of librarians in supporting the NIH Public Access Policy. Participants will recap the NIHPA policy, PubMedCentral submissions, and bibliographic management tools developed to help identify articles requiring PMC submission. They will also discuss the benefits of this dramatic increase in PMC?s freely available health science articles to researchers and libraries since 2008, alongside counter attempts by opponents hoping to derail the NIH Public Access Policy.
Subjects: Administration and Management, Ethics, Equity of Access, Guidelines and Standards, Scholarly Communication
Speakers: Heather Joseph, Executive Director, SPARC; Scott Lapinski, Digital Resources and Services Librarian, Countway Library, Harvard Medical School; Neil M. Thakur, Special Assistant to the NIH Deputy Director for Extramural Research, National Institutes of Health - Office of Extramural Research
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