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Recording for Creating the Big Picture: Improving Instruction Programming through Curriculum Mapping

On April 25th the Instruction Section’s Management and Leadership Committee hosted a virtual event titled Creating the Big Picture: Improving Instruction Programming through Curriculum Mapping. Stefanie Metko and Amanda MacDonald (Virginia Tech) covered the purposes and goals for a curriculum … Continue reading

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Featured Teaching Librarian: Hannah Gascho Rempel

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: Hannah Gascho Rempel Institution: Oregon State University Job Title: Science Librarian & Graduate Student Services … Continue reading

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Building Virtual Community Brainstorming Sessions

Please join the ACRL Instruction Section’s Building Virtual Community Task Force for live brainstorming sessions on IS’s transition to an all-virtual section. Here is our schedule with discussion topics; see below for webinar access info. May 25, 2018 at 11:00 … Continue reading

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2018 IS Annual Virtual Discussion Forum

Critical reading is defined as reading for a “. . . deeper understanding of how information is constructed, valued, and embedded within larger conversations.” But how can we best integrate critical reading into our professional practice? Join the ACRL Instruction … Continue reading

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April 2018 Site of the Month

The Peer-Reviewed Instructional Materials Online (PRIMO) Committee of the Instruction Section of ACRL is pleased to announce that a new Site of the Month interview has been posted to our committee website. April 2018 Site of the Month: Research Essentials … Continue reading

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Instruction Section committee appointment process for the coming year

Submitted on behalf of Meghan Sitar, Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect, ACRL Instruction Section I have completed the Instruction Section committee appointment process for the coming year. Following Merinda’s lead from last year, I wanted to make the process more transparent for the Section … Continue reading

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Recording for Collective Learning: Developing an Instruction Community of Practice

On April 11th the Instruction Section’s Management and Leadership Committee hosted a virtual event titled: Collective Learning: Developing an Instruction Community of Practice. Amanda Peters and Doreen Bradley (University of Michigan) and Marybeth McCartin (New York University) and Nicole Brown … Continue reading

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Featured Teaching Librarian: Becky Canovan

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: Becky Canovan Institution: University of Dubuque Job Title: Assistant Director of Public Services Number of … Continue reading

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ACRL Instruction Section Members Needed for Interviews

Dear ACRL-IS members, As the Instruction Section transitions to a virtual community, we are exploring innovative and exciting ways to engage members! An enthusiastic and creative group of 2018 ALA Emerging Leaders are crafting a plan for member engagement alongside … Continue reading

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Building Virtual Committee Task Force

Instruction Section colleagues, Beginning with the 2018 American Library Association Annual Conference in New Orleans, the Instruction Section (IS) will no longer hold in-person events at the ALA Annual Conference. This will complete the section’s transition to working virtually, as … Continue reading

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