Celebrate Community College Month with ACRL!

April is Community College Month, and that presents a great opportunity to get the word out about why community colleges matter, how your college is serving your community’s needs today, and why public support for our colleges is more important than ever.

ACRL Presents: The Community College Library: Integrating the Framework into Library Instruction

ACRL’s The Community College Library book series highlights the innovative work of community college librarians across the country.

Join editors and authors of this series on Thursday April 21 at 1:00pm Central for a free webinar to learn how two groups of contributors to the books integrated the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education into their library instruction. Librarians from Kapi’olani Community College will explain how they shifted from the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education to the Framework while focusing their assessment on student learning outcomes as opposed to student output. A librarian and English faculty from Nashville State Community College will share their experience of utilizing process praise while integrating Framework concepts throughout a semester-long course.

Free Project Outcome Webinar

Join us on Monday, April 18 at 3:00pm Central for the free webinar, “Evaluating Library Instruction at 2-Year and 4-Year Institutions” and learn how to use Project Outcome as a catalyst for research. Librarians from Seminole State College of Florida and University of Central Florida will discuss using the Project Outcome for Academic Libraries toolkit to investigate the similarities and differences in the perceived student satisfaction/value of library instruction at a two-year and a four-year institution.

Learn More About CJCLS

The Community and Junior College Libraries Section (CJCLS) is a section of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association. CJCLS contributes to library service and librarianship through those activities which relate to libraries and learning resources centers and services and which support the educational programs in community and junior colleges and equivalent institutions.

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Open Educational Resources and Affordability (Off-RoadShow Virtual Workshop)

ACRL’s virtual Open Educational Resources (OER) and Affordability RoadShow will help you understand the basics of OER and how libraries can be involved in affordability initiatives at your institution. This introductory virtual workshop is intended for academic librarians and library staff interested in learning about OER and/or developing OER initiatives. The online workshop begins with foundational knowledge about OER: What are OER? How do they impact faculty and students? We also discuss examples of and opportunities for library involvement in affordability initiatives, analyze stakeholders and institutional context, and determine appropriate strategies and goals for real-world application.