Author Archives: ACRL Instruction

2018 Miriam Dudley Instruction Librarian Award: Sharon Mader

Sharon Mader is the 2018 recipient of the Miriam Dudley Instruction Librarian Award.  The 2017/2018 Awards Committee conducted this interview with her. Of your many accomplishments over the years, what are you the most proud? The accomplishment of which I … Continue reading

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2018 Innovation Award Winner: 23 Framework Things

Trent Brager, University of St. Thomas, Amy Mars, St. Catherine University, and Kim Pittman, University of Minnesota-Duluth, for their work on 23 Framework Things, a free online professional development opportunity that helps librarians engage at their own pace through readings, … Continue reading

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2018 Rockman Award Winner Interview: Jennifer Nutefall

Jennifer Nutefall won the 2018 Ilene F. Rockman Award.  She is the editor of the book Service Learning, Information Literacy, and Libraries.  The 2017/2018 Awards Committee conducted an interview with Jennifer after she received her award. What was the source … Continue reading

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Call for Proposals: 2019 ALA Midwinter Current Issues Virtual Discussion Forum

The IS Current Issues Virtual Discussion Forum is an excellent opportunity for instruction librarians to explore and discuss topics related to library instruction and information literacy. The steering committee welcomes proposals from individuals who are interested in convening this discussion … Continue reading

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Advance your career! Advance your profession! Join the ACRL/IS Mentoring Program!

Do you want to share your professional library instruction experience? Do you want to lead and build a relationship with a new colleague? Feel the need for some professional mentoring? Do you feel you need to develop your library instruction … Continue reading

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IS Building Virtual Community Task Force First Annual Report

In 2017-2018, two Instruction Section groups investigated how the IS could re-envision itself as a virtual section. Now that we no longer hold events at ALA Annual, how do we maximize the professional development, service, and networking opportunities offered by … Continue reading

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Emerging Leaders Report on Building a Virtual Home for the Instruction Section

I’m pleased to present the report of the 2018 Emerging Leaders Group D, who worked on behalf of the Instruction Section to envision the next five years of our transition to a virtual-only Section. As the Building Virtual Community Task … Continue reading

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Call for Nominations: Featured Teaching Librarian

Do you know someone who is an amazing teaching librarian?  If yes, consider nominating them as a Featured Teaching Librarian!   If you’re an amazing teaching librarian, consider nominating yourself. The ACRL Instruction Section Teaching Methods Committee wants to highlight excellent … Continue reading

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Tips and Trends: New Issue on Course Design Frameworks

The ACRL Instruction Section, Instructional Technologies Committee, has published their latest Tips and Trends article, “Frameworks for Blended and Online Course Design,” written by Sarah McDaniel. Tips and Trends introduces and discusses new, emerging or even familiar technologies that can … Continue reading

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Featured Teaching Librarian: Katharine Macy

Several times a year, the ACRL Instruction Section Teaching Methods Committee selects and interviews a librarian who demonstrates a passion for teaching, innovation, and student learning. Name: Katharine Macy Institution: Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis Job Title: Business & Economics Librarian … Continue reading

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