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Exploring ACRL Midwinter Topics
Engaging with the ACRL
Framework: A Catalyst for
Exploring and Expanding Our
Teaching Practices

The ACRL Framework for Information
Literacy for Higher Education - with its
emphasis on self-reflective and lifelong learning and on conceptual understandings about
information, research, and scholarship and
encouraging - has prompted many librarians to consider their teaching practices from
fresh angles, as they explore their evolving
instructional roles within and beyond the
library classroom. The Framework's vision
of information literacy education as a shared
responsibility of all educators suggests both
opportunities and challenges for teaching librarians, as we expand pedagogical approaches
and partnerships. This day-long workshop
supports librarians in engaging more deeply
with the Framework and exploring ways that

it may help to enrich their individual teaching practices, as well as their local instruction
programs and institutions. The workshop
will be held from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on
Friday, February 9. Complete details are
available at
Update on ACRL's Value of
Academic Libraries Initiative
Learn about ACRL's recent research report,
Academic Library Impact: Improving Practice
and Essential Areas to Research, at this session
from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, February
11. Developed for ACRL by OCLC Research,
this valuable resource investigates how libraries can increase student learning and success
and effectively communicate their value to
higher education stakeholders. Join members of ACRL's Value of Academic Libraries
committee to hear about the context for this
action-oriented research agenda and plans for
future directions, including new programs for
travel scholarships and research mini-grants.
This forum will allow community members to
ask questions and give reactions to the report.
Applying Descriptive
Cataloging of Rare Materials
Sponsored by ACRL's Rare Books and
Manuscripts Section, this day-long workshop
will provide an introduction to DCRM(MSS),

the new RBMS standard for cataloging individual manuscripts. Attendees will acquire an
understanding of the considerations involved
in cataloging individual manuscripts, and will
gain practice in applying DCRM(MSS) to the
cataloging of different types of manuscripts
commonly found in special collections using
provided examples. Each attendee will receive
a hard copy of the DCRM(MSS) manual.
Participants should have experience in MARC
cataloging using AACR2; familiarity with
DCRM(B) and/or DACS will be helpful.
Cosponsored by the Denver Public Library,
the workshop will be held onsite at DPL from
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. on Monday, February
12. More details are available at


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