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Tell us about your favorite Instructional Technology tool!

The DOLS Web Committee is looking to create a monthly forum for Section members to highlight the wide range of technologies used for online instruction, including new tools for teaching, online activities, established tools used in new ways, etc. For example, are you using Poll Everywhere in a new way?  Are you a big fan…

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In Remembrance: Joe Harzbecker (1959-2024)

Earlier this month, DOLS lost a valued member of our Section, Joseph Harzbecker.  Joe was an enthusiastic and dedicated member of the DOLS community, serving as co-chair of the Strategic Planning Committee and member of the Research & Publications Committee. We’re grateful to have worked with Joe and for his contributions to supporting online and…

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AI in Academic Libraries: Teaching and Learning

Please join the ACRL Distance and Online Learning Section (DOLS) Instruction Committee on Monday, November 6, 2023 at 2 pm ET/1 pm CT/12 pm MT/11 am PT for “AI in Academic Libraries: Teaching and Learning.” We are pleased to welcome Amy James and Ellen Hampton Filgo, from Baylor University, to speak about AI in Academic…

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CFP: Distance and Online Learning Virtual Poster Session – Proposals due 2/11

Calling all librarians! Do you have a tool, project, or great idea about teaching and learning online that you’d like to share with your peers? The ACRL Distance and Online Learning Section Instruction Committee (DOLS-IC) invites you to submit a proposal to our fourth annual Distance and Online Library Instruction Virtual Poster Session, which will…

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DOLS Member Publications Survey

Hello Distance and Online Learning Section members! The DOLS Research and Publications Committee would like to highlight publications by DOLS members published in or since 2018. The DOLS Member Publications Survey is available for you to enter your information about your publication. The information collected from this survey will be added to the DOLS Zotero…

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DOLS Mentorship Program 2021-2022

The DOLS Mentoring and Networking Committee invites you to participate in the launch of our DOLS Mentorship program!

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Welcome to the New DOLS Website

Hello Distance and Online Learning Section members! The past year has been out of the ordinary for several reasons, including the unexpected demise of the previous DOLS website. The DOLS Web Committee has spent the past year working with DOLS committees and ALA to design a new website and restore archival access to some content…

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Top 5 Articles on COVID-19 Pandemic: A Year in Review

Compiled and annotated by Erica Getts and Ruth Monnier, members of the DOLS Research and Publications Committee. The COVID-19 pandemic has likely forever changed how organizations, including libraries that offer distance services, operate. One year in, let’s take some time to review the lessons learned, including the differences between regular distance librarianship and emergency distance…

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Top 5 Articles on Inclusivity

Compiled and annotated by Mandi Goodsett and Cynthia Thomes, members of the DOLS Research and Publications Committee. Jan. – March 2021. As distance/online learning has become more prevalent, librarians have sought guidance about how best to meet the needs of all students in an equitable manner, regardless of race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender…