ACRL Summer Learning Opportunities

Keep your mind sharp with ACRL’s online professional development opportunities. ACRL is offering a variety of online learning opportunities this summer to meet the demands of your schedule and budget. Learn about these events and more on the ACRL website.

Online library instruction: Best practices for live synchronous teaching – July 8, 2021
Synchronous online library instruction — classes delivered live via Zoom, Webex, or other conferencing platforms — have become much more common in the past year, but most of us never learned in library school how to approach this teaching format. This interactive webcast will help your live online classes become a little less nerve-wracking.

The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: An Off-RoadShow webcast series – July 19 | July 26 | August 2, 2021
The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning is a movement in higher education to study the teaching and learning that occurs on college campuses in order to improve student learning. Librarians are uniquely situated to impact the learning of students in a variety of ways including: at the reference desk, in one-shot sessions, in one-on-one consultations, through collaboration with faculty, in workshops, and through co-curricular activities. During this interactive webcast series, discover how your teaching impacts student learning.

Copyright and Course Reserves: A Three-Part Webcast Series – July 21 | July 29 | August 4, 2021
During this three-part webcast series, explore issues related to copyright for print, electronic, and media reserves. Explore copyright issues including first sale doctrine and fair use and explore ways in which libraries can lawfully connect faculty and students with materials.

A Practical Guide to Implementing UDL in Libraries – August 2-22, 2021
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) has been around for some time and many librarians have heard of it. Yet, it remains challenging for librarians to implement UDL, as much of the available literature is focused on classroom faculty and often does not match our needs. It is one thing to understand the theory of UDL and have a desire to try it, but to move from theory to practice, librarians also need to have a tool kit of actual concrete techniques that will work in a library setting. The aim of this online course is to do just that—provide specific UDL strategies that librarians can implement.     

Building Your Research Management Toolkit: A multi-day virtual workshop – August 3-4, 2021
Research data management has emerged as a need among academic researchers and liaisons are building skills in response. This online workshop will assist liaisons to identify their existing skills and mindsets that transfer to research data management services, and then create a learning plan for the RDM specific knowledge needed to serve their subject disciplines. Tools, hints, and tricks will be shared that facilitate partnerships on campus with disciplinary faculty and with other RDM service providers.