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Tips and Trends: AI Developments and Resources for Academic Librarians

By Justine Martin and Matt ArmstrongInstructional Technologies CommitteePDF version of Spring 2024 Tips and Trends Overview and Definition Today’s artificial intelligence, specifically generative AI, uses technologies such as machine learning, large language models, and massive datasets to create human-like content … Continue reading

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Tips and Trends: QR Codes

New this issue: To improve accessibility, Tips and Trends will be published as a blog post (below) and in PDF format. By Kelly Safin and Elizabeth SternerInstructional Technologies CommitteePDF version of Winter 2024 Tips and Trends Overview and Definition The … Continue reading

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Volunteer for an ACRL IS Committee (Deadline 2/28/24)

The ACRL committee volunteer form for section and division-level appointments (including appointments to the ACRL Instruction Section) is now open! Please note that you must be a current member of ACRL IS to serve on an IS committee.  Visit http://www.ala.org/acrl/membership/volunteer/volunteer … Continue reading

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Call for Nominations: ACRL IS Featured Teaching Librarian

Do you know someone who is an amazing teaching librarian? Consider nominating them as a Featured Teaching Librarian! If you’re an amazing teaching librarian, consider nominating yourself. Submit your nominations using the FTL Nomination form by December 16th, 2023. Several times during the year, … Continue reading

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Tips and Trends: Response Systems

Padlet, Mentimeter, Poll Everywhere and other audience response systems are the focus of the latest Tips & Trends article, Engaging Students with Response Systems. Authors Melissa Johnson and Catie Carlson highlight examples of improved engagement with this technology, and considerations … Continue reading

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Tips and Trends: Virtual Reality

What role can virtual reality programs or services play in a library? Examples and considerations for implementation are shared in the latest Tips & Trends article, Virtual Reality, Mixed Reality, and Augmented Reality, written by Hui-Fen Chang and Hanwen Dong. … Continue reading

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Teaching Method Committee’s Selected Resources Bibliography Now Available

The ACRL Instruction Section Teaching Methods Committee has added new committee-recommended sources from 2022-2023 to their Selected Resources for Teaching Methods and Instructional Design in Library Instruction and their Selected Resources for Assessment in Library Instruction Lists. The committee updates … Continue reading

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ILBP Exemplary Programs Interview with Silvia Lin Hanick and Ian McDermott at LaGuardia Community College

Interview completed in Spring 2021 by Michael Courtney, Outreach & Engagement Librarian, Indiana University Bloomington; Brianna Buljung, Teaching & Learning Librarian, Colorado School of Mines; Shane Roopnarine, Assistant Librarian, University of Central Florida Libraries; and Maya Hobscheid, Instructional Design Librarian, … Continue reading

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2023 Teaching Methods Virtual Event Recording

On April 3rd, 2023, the Teaching Methods Committee hosted its virtual event, titled “Teaching Material, Visual, and Political Literacy: Primary Sources in Library Instruction.” Four librarians and archivists from the University of Kentucky, including Jay-Marie Bravent, Colleen Barrett, Anu Kasarabada, … Continue reading

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