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New e-learning course: “Virtual Reference Competencies II”

December 21, 2007 David Free 0

Registration is now open for the new ACRL e-learning course, “Virtual Reference Competencies II: Practice and Expand Communications Skills and Knowledge.” The course will be offered January 28 – February 16, 2008. ABOUT THE COURSE Virtual reference service requires all of the same professional communications skills and knowledge as face-to-face […]

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C&RL News – December 2007

December 10, 2007 David Free 0

The December 2007 issue of C&RL News is now online and in the mail. Two articles this month focus on the challenges and opportunities of library renovations. Stephanie J. Graves details her experience providing instructional services outside the library as a “Homeless instruction librarian” during a renovation project at Southern […]

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Student Plagiarism Webcast Registration Deadline November 30!

November 30, 2007 David Free 0

Friday, November 30, is the deadline to register for the upcoming ACRL Webcast “The Role of the Librarian in Combating Student Plagiarism.” The Webcast will be presented on December 6, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific, 12:00 p.m. Mountain, 1:00 p.m. Central, and 2:00 p.m. Eastern. This 1.5-hour Webcast explores the […]

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John Waters Talks To ACRL

November 29, 2007 David Free 0

An interview with Baltimore filmmaker John Waters recorded at the 13th National ACRL Conference in Baltimore on Saturday March 31, 2007. Waters was interviewed by ACRL President Pamela Snelson, ACRL Conference Program Committee member, Carlos Melian, ACRL member and podcast introducer, David Free, and ACRL Content Strategist, Kathryn Deiss. Waters […]

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Watch 13th National Conference Highlights

November 29, 2007 David Free 0

The Baltimore Convention Center played host to about 3100 academic librarians who came March 29-April 1, 2007, to navigate new technologies and cruise the exhibits at the 13th National Conference of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association. Speakers included filmmaker John Waters […]

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ACRL Podcast: Scholarly Communication Research Agenda

November 5, 2007 David Free 0

ACRL has issued a new white paper, “Establishing a Research Agenda for Scholarly Communication: A Call for Community Engagement,” resulting from a one-day invitational meeting to collectively brainstorm the evidence needed to manage and influence the changing system of scholarly communication. Listen to the co-chairs of ACRL’s Scholarly Communications Committee […]

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ACRL Podcast: Visual Literacy Meets Information Literacy

August 8, 2007 David Free 0

Randy Hensley (University of Hawaii at Manoa) interviews Danuta Nitecki (Yale University), Loanne Snavely (Penn State University), and Cindy Cunningham (The Corbis Corporation) about visual literacy and its connection to and role in information literacy, the subject of their ALA 2007 Annual Conference presentation on June 24, 2007. The conference […]