Discussion Group Events

The DOLS Discussion Group promotes the sharing of expertise and ideas related to distance and online services and resources. Event information is sent through the ALA dls-l@lists.ala.org discussion list. Recordings of additional events can be found on ACRL’s YouTube page.

Upcoming Events

  • On Monday, November 14, 2pm EST/11am PST, the DOLS Discussion Group will hold the annual Ask the Room online event. Registration information will be shared soon.

Past Events

2022

  • On January 31, 2022, the DOLS Research and Publications Committee hosted an author forum on the changing publishing landscape for online librarians. A recording of this event is available online.
  • On March 30, 2022, the DOLS Discussion Group hosted the panel discussion, Copyright for Online and Distance Librarians. A recording of this event is available online.
  • On June 6, 2022, the DOLS Discussion Group and the DOLS Conference Program Planning Committee hosted the Designing Accessible and Inclusive Online Tutorials event. A recording of this event is available online.

2021

  • On Monday, November 15, 2021, the DOLS Discussion Group held the annual Ask the Room online event.
  • DOLS AC&DG: Awards Reception and Lightning Talk
  • Discussion Group Event
  • Discussion Group Spring Panel Event

2020

  • Discussion Group Event: Ask the Room: Perspectives on Remote Librarianship
  • Discussion Group Event Spring Exchange Notes
  • Discussion Group Event: Ask the Room: Software for Remote Library Services
  • Discussion Group Ask the Room Event: Follow up
  • Discussion Forum: Online Learning & Non-Traditional Student Populations
  • Discussion Group’s Fall Check-in: Instruction & Library Services during COVID-19
  • Discussion Group’s Fall Check-in: Instruction & Library Services during COVID-19: Semester Wrap-Up
  • Discussion Group Event: Ask the Room

2019

  • Discussion Group Ask a Question Event
  • Discussion Group: Ask the Room Forum: Strategic Planning for Distance Library Services
  • Discussion Group Event: Ask the Room: Teaching Information Literacy in Online Spaces

2018

  • Discussion Group Spring Forum
  • DLS Roundtable on Inclusive Teaching
  • Discussion Group Fall Forum on Open Educational Resources

2017

  • Discussion Group Event: Using the Community of Inquiry to Engage Online Students
  • DLS Roundtable Conversation: Tools for Online Learning
  • DLSDG Round Table Discussion: Assessing Asynchronous Engagement
  • Discussion Group Presents: Highlighting the Work of Heather Blicher, Distance Librarianship Award Winner

2016

  • ACRL DLS Assessment at a Distance: In Theory and Practice Meeting
  • Show and Tell: Cool Tools for Distance Library Services (DLS Dg Post-Annual Event)
  • Discussion Group Round Table Conversation: All about Videos

2015

  • Virtual Panel Discussion on Defining Distance in the Academic Library
  • Discussion Group Hosts Framework Workshop
  • Join the DLS Discussion Group at ALA
  • Discussion Group: Topics of Interest Survey
  • DLS DG Webinar: The Research and Inquiry Framework in Distance Education Courses

2014

  • Discussion Group at Midwinter
  • Discussion Group at Annual 2014