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ACRL-Oregon Election Results

The ACRL-Oregon election results are in!

The ACRL-Oregon board is pleased to present its newly-elected officials, who will start their terms on September 1:

Additionally, the changes to the by-law regarding the ACRL-Oregon Award for Excellence were approved. Those changes will be presented to the OLA Board at its next board meeting and the by-laws updated.

Many thanks to all the candidates who ran for office in this election, and thanks to all the members who participated by casting their vote!

Stephanie Debner

President
ACRL-Oregon Chapter | Oregon Library Association – Academic Division

Reminder: Participate in ACRL-Oregon and OLA by Voting!

You should have received emails via Memberclicks with invitations to vote in both the current ACRL-Oregon and OLA elections. Historically, we have low voter turnout for elections in both organizations, so I am encouraging every member to participate in ACRL-Oregon and OLA by voting.

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OLA elections

  • Close on Monday, May 15
  • Election for Vice-President/President-Elect, Secretary, and Treasurer
  • To read about the candidates, see the Candidates’ Statements

ACRL-Oregon elections

For both elections, you will need to log in to your OLA member account in order to fill out the ballot.

If you have any questions about the current elections, please let me know.

Stephanie Debner
President, ACRL-Oregon

Request for Proposals – 2017 Information Literacy Summit

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The Information Literacy Advisory Group of Oregon (ILAGO) is accepting proposals for presentations at the 2017 Information Literacy Summit.

The 11th annual ILAGO Information Literacy Summit will be held Saturday, May 13, 2017 at Washington State University’s campus in Vancouver, WA.

The theme for this year’s IL Summit is “Assessment” but we invite a variety of presentations related to information literacy.

Program proposals will be accepted until March 3rd, 2017.

For more information, or to submit a proposal, please see: http://tinyurl.com/zxvmuwz or contact Mark Peterson at mark.peterson@mhcc.edu

 

Engagement Opportunity – Participate in a Research Study

Librarians at Penn State University are conducting a study on the presence and use of prayer spaces in academic libraries – and need your help!

If you are currently employed at or are a student at a college or university in
the United States, please consider responding to their survey before February 28. 2017.

The survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete, and will not
collect any identifiable information.

Access the survey through this anonymous link:
https://pennstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0BZDw1us678jfUx

Initial survey results will be available at ACRL 2017 in Baltimore, with future wide dissemination planned.  If you have questions or concerns, please contact the investigators:

Emily Mross, ELM43@psu.edu, 717-948-6130

Christina Riehman-Murphy, CER20@psu.edu, 215-881-7911

ILAGO developing a shared metacognitive self-assessment tool

The Information Literacy Advisory Group of Oregon (ILAGO) board would like to share with the ACRL-OR library community about an exciting project they’re initiating in 2017. ILAGO is developing a shared metacognitive self-assessment tool of students’ research strategies that can be used in concert with institution-specific learning assessments. The overall goal is to work with instruction librarians to create and share a validated assessment tool that helps establish the baseline research strategies and conceptual knowledge that best support college level work.
The project will also enable ILAGO to:

  • Sustain a discussion in our community of educators to articulate what we value in students’ Information Literacy skills and practices as they enter college.
  • Engage regional IL stakeholders such as colleagues in the Oregon Association of School Libraries (OASL), Oregon Library Association Library Instruction Round Table (OLA-LIRT), the Oregon Writing Educational Advisory Committee (OWEAC), ACRL Oregon, and College Librarians and Media Specialists (CLAMS, Washington State).

To develop the assessment tool, ILAGO is using a model provided by The Metacognitive Awareness of Reading Strategies Inventory (MARSI). This inventory functions as both a teaching tool and an assessment of student’s self-reported reading and thinking strategies.

The MARSI was validated through a qualitative study (cited below) with an iterative design approach. The researchers took a large set of reading strategy statements generated by Reading faculty and, through a few rounds of student testing, pared them down to a manageable set of 30 statements in a one-page list. The strategy statements are also grouped by type so that areas of learning can be identified.

Model study:
Mokhtari, K., & Reichard, C. A. (2002). Assessing students’ metacognitive awareness of reading strategies. Journal of educational psychology, 94(2), 249.

ILAGO will continue to provide updates on the project and solicit future participation as the work evolves. Please contact Sara Robertson (sara.robertson@pcc.edu) or Candice Watkins (cwatkins@tacomacc.edu), project leads for ILAGO, with any questions or input.

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.