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New From ACRL – “The Embedded Librarian’s Cookbook”

June 18, 2014 Kathryn Deiss 0

ACRL announces the publication of The Embedded Librarian’s Cookbook, edited by Kaijsa Calkins and Cassandra Kvenild. The Embedded Librarian’s Cookbook offers step-by-step guidelines for implementing tested approaches to embedded librarianship. Following the popular format of ACRL’s 2009 release The Library Instruction Cookbook, the book features fifty-five “recipes” sorted into categories […]

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“The Librarian Stereotype” Sneak Preview

May 23, 2014 Kathryn Deiss 0

ACRL is pleased to offer a free sneak preview of our forthcoming book The Librarian Stereotype: Deconstructing Presentations and Perceptions of Information Work. Edited by Nicole Pagowsky and Miriam Rigby, The Librarian Stereotype delves into a wide variety of aspects related to how librarians are perceived and perceive themselves. The […]

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ACRL Releases “Snapshots of Reality”

May 2, 2014 Kathryn Deiss 0

ACRL announces the publication of Snapshots of Reality: A Practical Guide to Formative Assessment in Library Instruction by Mary Snyder Broussard, Rachel Hickoff-Cresko, and Jessica Urick Oberlin. Through ten practical chapters, Snapshots of Reality works from the assumption that classroom-based assessment does not have to take away from invaluable instruction […]

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Environmental Scan of OERs, MOOCs, and Libraries

March 4, 2014 Kathryn Deiss 0

ACRL is pleased to announce the release of “Environmental Scan of OERs, MOOCs, and Libraries: What Effectiveness and Sustainability Means for Libraries’ Impact on Open Education,” a research report by Carmen Kazakoff-Lane. Kazakoff-Lane (Extension Librarian at the Brandon University John E. Robbins Library in Brandon, Manitoba, Canada) introduces and provides […]

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Virtually Embedded: The Librarian in an Online Environment

January 30, 2014 Kathryn Deiss 0

ACRL announces the publication of Virtually Embedded: The Librarian in an Online Environment, edited by Elizabeth Leonard and Erin McCaffrey. The rise of online education at institutions of higher learning, together with the increasing cost of higher education, lead some to suggest that online (or distance) education will eventually become […]

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Interactive Open Educational Resources

January 15, 2014 Kathryn Deiss 0

ACRL announces its sponsorship of the publication by Jossey-Bass of Interactive Open Educational Resources: A Guide to Finding, Choosing, and Using What’s Out There to Transform College Teaching by John D. Shank. Recent faculty surveys show that some of the most difficult challenges instructors face when teaching are motivating and […]

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Studying Students: A Second Look

December 17, 2013 Kathryn Deiss 0

ACRL announces the publication of Studying Students: A Second Look, edited by Nancy Fried Foster. The book revisits the ground-breaking ethnographic work done by the University of Rochester’s River Campus Libraries and serves as a follow-up to the 2007 ACRL release Studying Students. Studying Students: A Second Look presents the […]

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New From ACRL: Designing Training

September 26, 2013 Kathryn Deiss 0

ACRL announces the publication of Designing Training by Melanie Hawks, the fifth entry in the ACRL Active Guides series. Focusing on the needs of the adult learner, Designing Training will help librarians and library staff plan training sessions for takeaway value, learner engagement and learning transfer. Hawks provides examples and […]