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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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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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AI Panel

Join the Discussion Group for a panel on artificial intelligence’s impact on online learning on Monday, March 18th from 1-2pm EST. Register online. The panelists will describe how they are using AI tools to support students and in their own work, as well as touch on some of the questions they find this emerging technology…

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Volunteer for DOLS!

DOLS is run by amazing librarians like you! ACRL’s volunteer form is open. Please consider volunteering by February 28th. Volunteer terms begin July 1st and run for two years. Volunteers must maintain active ALA membership.

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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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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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Writing For Instruction Materials

This workshop on writing for instruction materials facilitated by Heidi Burkhardt covers foundational principles and helpful guidelines that you can use anytime you’re trying to explain how to do something in writing. While synonymous with writing for web pages, strategies and best practices in web writing are useful for tutorial creation, online learning objects, and…

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Call for Presenters

The ACRL Distance and Online Learning Section (DOLS) Conference Program Planning Committee is soliciting speakers for their panel presentation, “Learners of 2030: Preparing for Literacies and Skills of the Future.” This program will be a 60-minute interactive panel presentation held at the ALA Conference, June 22 through June 27, 2023 in Chicago, Illinois (exact date…

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Fall Back: Regrouping after failure

We all fail. It’s what happens afterwards that helps us grow and learn. Join Ashley Maynor, NYU Libraries, Isabel Soto-Luna, University of Nebraska Omaha Libraries, and Lisa Becksford, Virginia Tech’s Newman Library, as they discuss their failures and how they overcame and even celebrated them.  ACRL Distance & Online Learning Section presents this event Wednesday,…