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Call for Submissions: 2019 Miriam Dudley Instruction Librarian Award

Submission Deadline: Friday, December 7, 2018 This award recognizes an individual librarian who has built a record of contributions over time that have advanced the pursuit of teaching and learning in a college or research library environment. The award honors … Continue reading

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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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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 Seeks Liaison to the National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience

The ACRL Instruction Section (IS) is currently seeking applications to serve a three-year term (through July 2021) as the ACRL liaison to the National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience.  Liaisons are responsible for outreach, education, and communication between the … 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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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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Annual Virtual Discussion Forum Recording

Thanks to everyone who attended our Annual Virtual Discussion Forum this past Wednesday: Critical Reading for Learning and Social Change, sponsored by the Discussion Group Steering Committee of ACRL’s Instruction Section! Here are the links to the recording, chat transcript, and digest … Continue reading

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