Category Archives: Academic

CALL: The Grounded Instruction Librarian: Participating in the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning

From library listserve:

“Dear colleagues,

Are you a librarian engaged in the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (SoTL)?

Proposals are now being sought for an edited collection entitled The Grounded Instruction Librarian: Participating in The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. The volume, which is scheduled for publication by ACRL in 2018, will provide librarians with an introduction to key theories, research, and practices that underpin the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (SoTL), as well as case studies of how these theories are being used in library instruction. The book offers a mix of theoretical and practical views of the topic designed to deepen librarians’ understanding of SoTL and enable them to apply theories to their own instructional practices.

Authors are invited to submit a case study chapter proposal as an email attachment in Word or PDF to librariansotlbook@gmail.com on or before June 1, 2017. The full call for proposals is available here (or by visiting http://bit.ly/librarianSoTL).

Please email librariansotlbook@gmail.com with any questions. Thank you for your consideration!

Sincerely,

Melissa Mallon, Director of Peabody Education Library /Director of Liaison & Instruction Services at Vanderbilt University

Rhonda Huisman, Director of University Library Services at Marian University (IN)

Lauren Hays, Instructional and Research Librarian at MidAmerica Nazarene University

Cara Bradley, Liaison Services Coordinator at the University of Regina in Saskatchewan, Canada

Jackie Belanger, Assessment Librarian at the University of Washington Libraries

Manuscript Editors


Melissa Mallon
Director of Peabody Library
Director of Liaison & Instruction Services

Vanderbilt University
PMB 135 | 230 Appleton Place
Nashville, TN 37203″

Academic Libraries: Looking for Info on Scholarly Research!

From researcher Laura I. Spears, PhD:

Dear Colleagues:

Thanks to those who have already participated and for your responses to us about this study!  PLEASE share this link with ALL of your institution’s librarians and professional staff professional-level library employees regardless of appointment status, job type or educational credential – a diverse data pool
is key to our query!

Background:
In light of the increasing demand for scholarly research in libraries, we are seeking to explore the research training and supports for academic librarians to help effectively meet evidence-based decision making requirements and to balance human subject research standards.

This multi-method approach includes a survey of academic librarians; and, an examination of IRB standards and digital data collection research practices in ARL libraries.

You may access the online survey by clicking on this link or by copying and pasting the URL below into your Internet browser. The survey will close on Friday, May 5, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST.

Follow this link to the Survey:
https://ufl.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4PLeZDdtTj6uUXb

This study has been approved by the UF Institutional Review Board
(IRB201700941). If you would like more information about this study, please contact Dr. Laura Spears, at laura.spears@ufl.edu or (352) 273-2711.

Thank you and best regards!

Laura I. Spears, PhD
Assessment Librarian
University of Florida Smathers Libraries
LW519
(352) 273-2711

Library discount for Twin Cities Startup Weekend Education

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From the ITEM Listserve:
“Hello, ITEM members,
I’m helping an education professor at St. Kate’s develop a Twin Cities Startup Weekend Education, so I was able to get a discount for any library staffers who are interested and I wanted to pass on the information to you.
*Launch a startup to help solve education’s greatest problems!* 2017 Twin Cities Startup Weekend Education (TCSWEDU) is a 54-hour event that brings together passionate educators, entrepreneurs, developers and designers to help design and produce viable products, services, and school models that solve some of education’s most pressing problems. *Pitch to prototype in 54 hours! No experience required!*
On Friday night, ANYONE with any idea related to education has 60 seconds to pitch it to the whole group. From there, participants vote and form teams around the boldest ideas. After that, it’s all about action!

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New Open Toolkit for Teaching File and Data Management

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We are very pleased to share this announcement on the latest release from the ETD+ project.

The ETD+ Toolkit (https://educopia.org/publications/etdplustoolkit) is an approach to improving student and faculty research output management. Focusing on the Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (ETD) as a mile-marker in a student’s research trajectory, it provides in-time advice to students and faculty about avoiding common digital loss scenarios for the ETD and all of its affiliated files.

The ETD+ Toolkit provides free introductory training resources on crucial data curation and digital longevity techniques. It has been designed as a training series to help students and faculty identify and offset risks and threats to their digital research footprints. Continue reading New Open Toolkit for Teaching File and Data Management