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Call for Authors: Developing a Curriculum to Advance Library-Based Publishing

The “Developing a Curriculum to Advance Library-Based Publishing” project (IMLS, 2016-2018) invites proposals to create a curriculum to support library-based publishers. This invitation extends to professionals in library publishing (past or present), LPC members/practitioners, LIS/iSchool professors, PhD candidates, and others with an interest and/or experience in this growing area of activity. Each proposal may be authored by an individual or a team.

Each proposal should focus on ONE of the following four course topics: Policy, Content, Impact, or Sustainability. See the Library Publishing Curriculum Framework for more details on what each of these course topics might include.

Each selected author will develop a self-paced online course covering approximately 5-7 subtopics and providing approximately 15 hours of instruction and materials.

Selected proposal authors will:

  • Attend an in-person retreat with the project team and fellow authors to review program goals, discuss formats and learning styles, and refine the learning objectives and methods we will use for each course and its subtopics (April-May, 2017).
  • Assemble the following learning materials for each course subtopic: learning objectives, readings, a narrative core for the course, a brief annotated bibliography, case studies, and exercises (May-August, 2017).
  • Refine the materials according to guidance from an Instructional Designer (August-September, 2017).
  • Create a course guide to support those who may use the materials (October 2017).
  • Assist in the creation of evaluation instruments tied to the learning objectives and competencies covered in your course (November-December, 2017).
  • Be invited to participate as a panelist at the 2018 Library Publishing Forum to talk about the project and the course materials (March-April, 2018).

The curriculum is expected to reach more than 100 students in the first year of pilot experiences (2018) through LIS programs, professional development workshops, and online courses.

An honorarium of $4,000 for each of the four course topics (Policy, Content, Impact, and Sustainability) will be provided to each of the four authors (or author teams) as they complete their work on the four course topics in December 2017, in recognition of the time and energy course development requires. Travel expenses will be covered for each of the four authors (or, in the case of a team, the lead author) to attend the in-person retreat. In addition, each author will have an opportunity to present at the 2018 Library Publishing Forum.

Proposals are due by 5pm PT on February 28, 2017. Authors will be notified by March 31, 2017.

Proposals should consist of:

  • A 1-2 page summary of your proposed approach to designing and developing the self-paced online course on one of the four named topics (Policy, Content, Impact, or Sustainability) and its range of potential subtopics (please see the Framework for more information).
  • A current author CV. For team proposals, a CV should be included for each team member, along with brief contribution statements, and a lead author for correspondence should be identified.
  • A brief (one paragraph) statement of purpose, explaining why you are interested in being an author in this project.

Proposals will be reviewed and authors selected by the Advisory Board, with the following criteria in mind:

  • Successful proposals will demonstrate knowledge of the relevant topics, effective written communication skills, understanding of diverse learning styles, and will cover the topics and objectives laid out in the framework.
  • The field of library publishing includes a broad range of publication types and activities (e.g., journals, monographs, ETDs, and textbooks, in both restricted and open access formats), and proposals that reflect this range will be prioritized.
  • Care will be taken to assemble a group of authors with diverse voices in terms of gender, sexuality, race, and cultural backgrounds.

For more information, visit the Call for Authors Google Doc or contact Melanie Schlosser (melanie@educopia.org)  or any member of the Advisory Board with questions.

 

Feedback Survey for the ESSA State Plan Framework

Our OLA/OASL/ACRL Task Force on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) continues to work to get school libraries into Oregon’s implementation plan.  You can help by responding to the Oregon Department of Education’s survey on the plan.  The Task Force developed suggestions for some of the questions on the survey.  These are available on the OLA website at http://www.olaweb.org/oregon-school-libraries-and-the-every-student-succeeds-act.  The more input from Oregon’s library community, the better.

The survey closes January 16, so please act now. Take the survey here: http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/results/?id=399

Take Action: Senate Confirming Hearing for Secretary of Education

Senate confirmation hearings begin today for President-Elect Trump’s cabinet nominees. On Wednesday, January 11th at 10:00am, the Senate’s Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions is scheduled to begin hearings on Betsy deVos’ nomination as Secretary of Education. Engage in the process by adding your voice to the conversation. Contact the Committee Chair (R) or the Ranking Member (D) (Oregon has no senators on this committee).

Committee Chair, Lamar Alexandar (R), (202) 224-4944 (Washington, D.C. office)
Ranking Member, Patty Murray (D), (202) 224-2621 (Washington, D.C. office)

Kate Rubick Awarded ACRL-OR Professional Development Scholarship

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Kate Rubick, Lewis & Clark College

The first 2016-2017 ACRL-OR Professional Development Scholarship has been awarded to Kate Rubick of Lewis & Clark College. This scholarship is designed to allow ACRL-OR members the chance to apply for awards of up to $250 to attend conferences, workshops, courses, seminars, or other learning opportunities three times throughout the year. You can find out more about the multiple scholarship opportunities ACRL-OR provides here on the ACRL-OR Scholarships page.

Rubick will use her award to attend the March 2017 ACRL National Conference in Baltimore, MD both to learn from other librarians using Joseph Bizup’s BEAM framework to teach research-based writing and to deliver a panel presentation on her own librarian-faculty teaching collaboration based on BEAM.

Rubick is looking to build community among librarians and faculty teaching with BEAM and to make the BEAM framework more widely known. To that end, Rubick notes in her scholarship application that she may turn her national talk and lessons learned into a short talk for the regional conference held by ACRL-OR and ACRL-WA. Be on the lookout for that future session! Rubick will also be scouting new ideas on instruction to share with the Instruction Team she chairs at Lewis & Clark’s Watzek Library.

Are you looking for support to attend a professional development event of your own? Applications for the ACRL-OR Professional Development Scholarship are reviewed three times a year. The next deadline is March 31, 2017.

~ Uta Hussong-Christian, ACRL-OR Past President
Oregon State University Libraries & Press

Congratulations to the Winners of the ACRL OR School/Academic Librarian Collaboration Scholarship

 

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Delia Wallis, Hermiston High School and Jacquelyn Ray, Blue Mountain Community College

We are pleased to announce the recipients of our first ever award of the ACRL Oregon School/ Academic Librarian Collaboration Scholarship: Delia Wallis of Hermiston High School and Jacquelyn Ray of Blue Mountain Community College. This scholarship was created to foster collaboration between academic librarians and school librarians.

 

Wallis and Ray intend to use their award for a project that will identify key gaps in the writing skills of students leaving high school and entering college. Wallis and Ray will align the curriculum standards of their institutions and survey their faculty on issues they see that may be addressed by information literacy efforts. The culmination of this work will be channeled into an all-day workshop for educators.

In addition, they will be collaborating with academic and school librarians in the Salem-Keizer area who just completed a similar program and are eager to share their experiences.

Our congratulations to Delia Wallis and Jacquelyn Ray. We look forward your successful collaboration.

OSU Libraries Seminar Presentation on Student Use of Closed Captions and Transcripts on 12/9

The OSU Libraries’ Library Faculty Association invites colleagues and friends to the December 9th Seminar Series Presentation, Scaling Up: Lessons Learned from a National Study on College Student Uses and Perceptions of Closed Captions and Transcripts, with Dr. Katie Linder of Oregon State University Ecampus  Research Unit. The Ecampus Research Unit recently completed a national study on college students’ uses and perceptions of closed captions and transcripts. In this presentation, Dr. Katie Linder will share results from the study and will also discuss how the national study grew out of smaller research projects. She will also share the next steps for the project to scale it even further. Participants will leave with a sense of how to grow larger research projects over time, seeding them with exploratory studies and small seed funds of $5,000 or less.

Katie Linder is the Director of Research for OSU’s Extended Campus (Ecampus) Research Unit.

The presentation will take place in the Willamette Industries Seminar Rooms on the third floor of the Valley Library (Valley 3622) from 10:00 – 11:30am. Light refreshments will be provided. Please contact Uta.Hussong-Christian@oregonstate.edu with any questions. Library visitor info (including campus map and parking info) can be found online: http://osulibrary.oregonstate.edu/visit). The presentation will also be streamed live, and remote participants can join the meeting online.

ACRL-OR Supports School Library Programs

In a recent collaborative effort between the Oregon Association of School Libraries (OASL), the Oregon Library Association (OLA), and the Oregon chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL-OR), a task force formed to write a policy advisory letter to the Oregon Department of Education (ODE), regarding their implementation plan for ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act). All three organizations respectfully recommended to support school librarians as part of this plan.

ACRL-OR recognizes the role that school libraries play in student learning and success and in creating successful college students, and hope to see this reflected in our state’s implementation of ESSA. At this stage in the process, we believe that combining our support with OASL and OLA will provide the strongest message, but look forward to further supporting this effort from an academic library perspective in the future.  Please read the letter sent to the Deputy Superintendent of ODE in November 2016 here: http://www.olaweb.org/assets/Communications/2016-17_communications/oasllettertoode.pdf

Round One: Professional Development Scholarship Deadline Approaching

The deadline to apply for the first round of the Professional Development Scholarships is Wednesday, November 30, 2016!  Up to three $250 scholarships may be awarded this year.

The ACRL-OR Professional Development Scholarships may be used toward conferences, workshops, courses, seminars, or other learning opportunities. All ACRL-Oregon members may apply. Please visit our scholarship page as well as our FAQ, which contains more information on the evaluation process. To apply, use the online form.

Questions? Contact the ACRL-OR Board President:
Stephanie Debner
ACRL-OR President, 2016-2017
stephanie.debner@mhcc.edu
Mt. Hood Community College

ACRL Oregon/Washington Fall Conference at Menucha Wrap Up

All good things…can live on!  Though the conference is over and you’re back into your routine, take a moment to revisit the content that most inspired you.  ACRL OR 2016 Photo of Conference Attendees

Oh, and don’t forget share your Creativity Card. Even if  you didn’t make it to Menucha this year, check out the great keynote talks, 10-minute talks and posters at your convenience. You can access available presentations and posters on the conference website and revisit (or add to) the Twitter conversation via #acrlpnw and @acrl_or.

ACRL Road Trip: From Baltimore to Washington, D.C. to Meet Your Legislator

Are you going to the ACRL conference in Baltimore this spring? Interested in a little side trip to Washington, D.C.?

A fellow ACRL-Oregon member suggested that this might be an ideal time to go talk to your legislators! You can make an appointment to talk to legislative staff about what matters to you in Oregon and in your district, be it libraries, copyright, intellectual freedom, privacy, or higher education.

How do I set up a meeting?

Most of the legislators have a “contact me” page on their website and some of them include a “request a meeting” option, which is probably the best way to schedule a meeting. You can also call their DC office directly (again, phone numbers are on the website).

Use this easy tool to find your elected officials: http://cqrcengage.com/alaor/. Enter your zip code to find information tailored to your district.

What do I talk about? Do I have to come up with talking points on my own?

You don’t have to do this alone. There are resources available to help you from:

  • Your own library: Materials from you library (in your legislator’s district) can help you tell your story.
  • The State Library: they make a handout each year of how LSTA dollars are used; additionally, the State Librarian, MaryKay Dahlgreen, is an excellent resource who knows what is happening with libraries, copyright, privacy, etc. at a national level because the State Librarians meet regularly.
  • The OLA Library Development and Legislative Development CommitteeFeel free to contact committee co-chairs Abigail Elder or Janet Webster for any questions or help in preparing for your meeting.