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ACRL DLS Chair: Kristin Miller Woodward
Vice-Chair: Natalie Haber
Secretary: Andrea Hebert
Archivist: Mike Courtney
Webmasters: Tim Ream and Katie Stewart (dlswebcontact@gmail.com)

Registration Now Open for the DLS Discussion Group’s Fall Presentation!

The Research as Inquiry Framework in Distance Education Courses

Sponsored by the ACRL DLS Discussion Group
Event Date: Thursday, Nov 12, 2015 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
Registration Deadline: November 10th at 5pm

Please join the Distance Learning Section Discussion Group for our fall virtual discussion, The Research as Inquiry Framework in Distance Education Courses. We will host Rebecca Renirie, Global Campus Librarian for Central Michigan University and Smita Avasthi, Public Services Librarian at Santa Rosa Junior College who will present on their implementations of the “Research as Inquiry” framework in the distance education environment. The speakers will discuss how they did it and how they assessed the effectiveness of their application. The first 20 minutes will be a formal presentation followed by 40 minutes for Q& A and discussion.

The webinar is free but space in the webinar is limited to 100 participants, so please register online here: https://goo.gl/JK1heA by November 10that 5pm.

After registration has closed you will receive instructions for joining the webinar or if it is necessary to add you to a wait list, you will be notified via email.

Unanimous Landslide!

Among the seventeen members of the DLS Executive Committee who voted on acceptance of the newly revised Standards for Distance Learning Library Services, the vote was one hundred percent for approval of the draft. The next phase in this cycle of revision is submission to the ACRL Standards Committee (SAC) for their review and approval before sending the new Standards for Distance Learning Library Services to the ACRL Board of Directors for their final review and approval for publication at the ACRL Guidelines, Standards, and Frameworks site.