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ACRL DLS Chair: Natalie Haber
Vice-Chair: Amanda Ziegler
Secretary: Stephanie Espinoza Villamor
Archivist: Andrea Hebert
Webmasters: Katie Stewart and Matthew Stevons (dlswebcontact@gmail.com)

Call For Nominations: Routledge Distance Learning Librarianship Conference Sponsorship Award!

Do you know or could you be the next recipient of the Routledge Distance Learning Librarianship Conference Sponsorship Award?  If so, the Distance Learning Section (DLS) of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) wants to hear from 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 2019 ALA Annual Conference in Washington, DC (June 20-25, 2019)
  • A commemorative plaque presented at an awards luncheon during ALA Annual

Nominees 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)
  • Participation 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, and/or presentations in areas related to distance learning librarianship

Submissions are due by December 7, 2018.  Self-nominations are welcome.

For more information about this award (including a list of previous winners) and the application form, please visit http://www.ala.org/acrl/awards/achievementawards/dlsaward

Questions? Contact DLS Awards Committee Co-Chairs:

Melissa Atkinson: melissa.atkinson@acu.edu
Cynthia Thomes: cynthia.thomes@umuc.edu

Call For Nominations: Routledge Distance Learning Librarianship Conference Sponsorship Award!

Do you know or could you be the next recipient of the Routledge Distance Learning Librarianship Conference Sponsorship Award? If so, the ACRL DLS Awards Committee wants to hear from 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 2018 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA (June 21-26, 2018)
  • 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
  • Participation 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, and/or presentations in areas related to distance learning librarianship

Submissions are due by December 1, 2017. Self-nominations are welcome.

For more information about this award (including a list of previous winners) and the application form, please visit http://www.ala.org/acrl/awards/achievementawards/dlsaward

Questions? Contact DLS Awards Committee Co-Chairs:
Rebecca Nowicki: Rebecca.nowicki@ashford.edu
Cynthia Thomes: cynthia.thomes@umuc.edu

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.

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.

Call for Proposals – Virtual Discussion Series

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 has been extended to 10/4/2015.

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

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

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