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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)

Round Table Conversation

Topic: All about Videos

Join the Distance Learning Section Discussion Group for our first Roundtable Conversation. Our goal is to gather distance learning librarians into breakout rooms to encourage active conversations about this month’s topic: All About Videos – technology, relevance, accessibility, and assessment. Discussion will be focused on how we use technology to create engaging, accessible, relevant videos and how we assess their value. Space is limited, so sign up today!

Date: Tuesday November 29th

Time: 2:30 PM Eastern, (1:30 PM Central, 12:30 PM Mountain, 11:30 AM Pacific)

Register online (FREE): http://bit.ly/dlsdgroundtableregister

For questions, contact either Dr. Kristin Heathcock at kheathcock@hccfl.edu or Lindsey Wharton at lwharton@fsu.edu.

Routledge Distance Learning Librarianship Conference Sponsorship Award

Do you know or could you be the next recipient of the prestigious Routledge Distance Learning Librarianship Conference Sponsorship Award?  

The Distance Learning Section (DLS) of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) wants to honor you.

This prestigious award sponsored by the Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group honors an ACRL member who has made valuable contributions to the field of distance librarianship. The winner receives:

  • $1,200 to attend the 2017 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, IL (June 22-27, 2017)
  • A commemorative plaque presented at an awards luncheon during ALA Annual.

The applicant should demonstrate achievement in one or more of the following areas:

  • Support for distance learning librarianship and library services, e.g., service to students and faculty, innovation and/or leadership
  • Participate in the creation and/or implementation of distance library programs or services of exemplary quality
  • Successful collaboration with faculty in support of information literacy and/or other aspects of library instruction or services for distance students
  • Significant research, publication, or presentations in areas of distance learning librarianship

Send in your submission by December 2, 2016.  Self-nominations are welcome. For complete information about this award and the application form, please visit: http://www.ala.org/acrl/awards/achievementawards/dlsaward

Questions? Contact DLS Awards Co-Chair Committee Chairs; Rebecca Nowicki: Rebecca.nowicki@ashford.edu or Brandon West westb@geneseo.edu.

Show and Tell: Cool Tools for Distance Library Services

Join the ACRL DLS Discussion Group’s post-annual event, “Show and Tell: Cool Tools for Distance Library Services,” on July 27th from 2:30 – 4:00 ET. This online discussion will feature six presentations from librarians with new and innovative ideas for working with distance learning students. After the presentations, participants will have the opportunity to work in small groups to create an implementation plan for a cool tool or service in their own libraries.

Registration is limited to 100 total participants.

Event Registration Page- http://ala.adobeconnect.com/e2p6xi6ritw/event/registration.html

Registration will close on July 20th or when capacity is reached.

You will receive a registration confirmation with information about connecting to the session once your registration has been submitted and accepted.

Please contact Jill Hallam-Miller at jbhm001@bucknell.edu with questions.

Celebrate with DLS & Elizabeth Brumfield!

The Distance Learning Section (DLS) of ACRL invites you to attend a luncheon ceremony at the ALA Annual conference in Orlando where we will be honoring this year’s recipient of the Routledge Distance Learning Librarianship Conference Sponsorship Award, Elizabeth Brumfield.

This event is free of charge thanks to a generous donation by the Taylor & Francis Group.

When: Saturday, June 25th from 1:00- 3:30 pm
Where: Lake Highland room, Hilton Orlando, 6001 Destination Parkway

Space is limited so register early!
To register: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/M6X3B5G.

If you need to cancel your registration for any reason, please contact Rebecca.Nowicki@ashford.edu  or westb@geneseo.edu so that a spot can be opened up for someone on the waitlist.

We hope to see you there!

Get Involved with ACRL as a DLS Leader!

The Distance Learning Section (DLS) of ACRL is seeking:

  • Two candidates to run for Vice-Chair on the 2017 ballot, a three-year total commitment.
  • Two candidates to run for Secretary/Archivist Elect on the 2017 ballot, a two-year total commitment.
  • Two candidates to run for Member-at-Large on the 2017 ballot, a two-year total commitment.

Please see either the attached DLS Recruitment Letter or visit http://connect.ala.org/node/253324 for an explanation of the responsibilities for each position.

All nominees must be current DLS members and have consented to their candidacy. Only two candidates may run for each office so if more than two candidates are nominated, the DLS Nominating Committee will select the two candidates to run on the Spring 2017 ballot. Elections will be conducted by ballot. All candidates will be notified of the election results via email on Friday April 28, 2017.

If you are interested in nominating yourself or someone else (with their permission) please send a brief biography and statement of interest to the DLS Nominating Committee Chair, Kathleen Pickens, at Kathleen.pickens@cincinnatistate.edu by August 1, 2016.