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Top 5 Articles on Online Library Orientations

Compiled and annotated by Ella Gibson and Ruth Monnier, members of the DOLS Research and Publications Committee. Orienting students and faculty to the library and what it has to offer is an important first step for student success. But how do you create a successful online library orientation and if you create such an orientation,…

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Get feedback on your learning objects

The Distance & Online Learning Section’s Mentoring & Networking and Discussion Group have teamed up to share in the instructional development process and learn from each other! We are inviting DOLS members to get feedback on a learning object that they have created or are in the process of developing. Participants will receive feedback at…

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Spring 2024 Author Forum

Please join ACRL’s Distance and Online Learning Section (DOLS) Research and Publications Committee Wednesday, March 6, 2024 at 2 PM ET/1 PM CT/12 PM MT/11 AM PT for a conversation with Dr. Kirsten Hostetler, the Instruction and Outreach Faculty Librarian at Central Oregon Community College. In January 2022, her article “Understanding academic librarians’ one-shot instructional…

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2023 Publications

Calling all DOLS members: The Research & Publications Committee wants to celebrate what you’re writing, designing, and saying! Please share your publications, posters, and presentations via this brief Google Form. We know distance and online learning is only one piece of the larger educational puzzle, so if your publications are outside that scope… share them…

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2022 Publications

Calling all DOLS members: The Research & Publications Committee wants to celebrate what you’re writing, designing, and saying! Please share your publications, posters, and presentations via this brief Google Form. We know distance and online learning is only one piece of the larger educational puzzle, so if your publications are outside that scope… share them…

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Top 5 Articles on Anti-racism and Teaching and Learning Online

Compiled and annotated by Brittni Ballard, Kelsey Diemand, Niki Fullmer, Sam Harlow, and Kaiya Schroeder, members of the DOLS Anti-racism and Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee. The internet may technologically connect us more now than ever, but how socially connected are institutions and their teachers and learners? The five articles in this collection explore the…

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Top 5 Articles on Algorithmic Literacy

Compiled and annotated by Michael Saar, Peter Brunette, and Natalie Haber, members of the ACRL DOLS Research and Publications Committee. Algorithms have become increasingly influential in shaping the way we access, evaluate, and use information. This collection of article summaries delves into the topic of algorithms and its implications for information literacy. The articles highlight…

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Top 5 Articles on Instructional Design in Library Instruction

Compiled and annotated by Camille Abdeljawad and Ella Gibson, members of the DOLS Research and Publications Committee. Academic librarians are increasingly being asked to participate in instructional design, whether for library instruction or other university-related tasks. The five articles in this collection explore instructional design and the various roles librarians play in the process. These…

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Top 5 Articles on Remote Work in Librarianship

Compiled by Heather Dalal and Theresa Mastrodonato, members of the DOLS Research and Publications Committee. Along with other professionals, librarians have proven to be productive and effective working remotely during the Covid-19 pandemic. The five articles selected for this collection discuss remote work and flexible working arrangements in librarianship. We learned that remote work is…

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Top 5 Articles on Supporting Online MLIS Students

Compiled and annotated by Brittni Ballard and Chimene Tucker, members of the ACRL DOLS Research and Publications Committee. Conversations about distance and online librarianship often fail to include distance and online library students. The five articles in this collection explore the intersections of librarianship, teaching, and learning from the perspectives of distance and online library…