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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

Survey for Librarians at ARL Libraries

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“Please consider contributing to what we feel is an important and timely research project by taking a survey on human-based research and user data collection in ARL academic libraries.

The survey is open to all professional-level library employees regardless of appointment status, job type or educational credential – a diverse data pool is key to our query! ”

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Visiting the Anoka-Ramsey Community College Library!

Visiting our CMLE member libraries is always fun! I have never been in a library that did not have some interesting things to see – and this one was no exception! This is the Cambridge campus of Anoka-Ramsey Community College, with another library at the Coon Rapids campus.

Usability in libraries means making things usable for their patrons, and providing this kind of comfortable seating near popular periodicals is a great way to do this. And the view outside that window is lovely; it would be hard to focus on school work, but I’m sure the students persevere!

Although not in the library, this lovely patio area is just outside the library entrance. Look at that view! There are all kinds of trails here, for lunchtime hiking or trail running practice. It is always so nice to see a school that is thinking about the interests of their students this way.

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Chapter Proposals: Finding Success on the Job Hunt and in Your First Job

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“A reminder that the deadline for chapter proposals is April 15.

Working title: The Future Academic Librarian’s Toolkit: Finding Success on the Job Hunt and in Your First Job

Publisher: ACRL Press

Editor: Megan Hodge

Chapter proposals are invited for The Future Academic Librarian’s Toolkit, a book collecting practical strategies on landing a first academic librarian position and building and enhancing one’s professional reputation.
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