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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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Member of the Month

Member of the Month: Alyssa Valenti, October 2023

The DOLS Member of the Month initiative started in 2018 as a way to highlight the diverse members of DOLS and their contributions to the distance and online library community. This month, we highlight Alyssa Valenti, Electronic Resources & Web Services Librarian and Library Chair at Raritan Valley Community College. How long have you been…

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Member of the Month: Melissa Atkinson, September 2023

The DOLS Member of the Month initiative started in 2018 as a way to highlight the diverse members of DOLS and their contributions to the distance and online library community. This month, we highlight Melissa Atkinson, Director of Distance & Online Library Services at Abilene Christian University. How long have you been a DOLS member?6…

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Top 5 Articles

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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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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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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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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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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Events

2023 Distance and Online Library Instruction Virtual Poster Session Call For Proposals

Calling all Library Colleagues! 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 fifth annual Distance and Online Library Instruction Virtual Poster Session, which will take…

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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,…