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November 11th SLA/ACRL webinar (at 1:30pm EST) focused on "The Changing Role of the Education Librarian. This presentation provided an overview of the findings of a pre-COVID-19 survey on the job roles and responsibilities of Education librarians. These findings give insight into the diverse educational backgrounds and varied responsibilities of Education librarians related to instruction and instructional design, reference, embedded librarianship, outreach, collaboration, and collection development.” The PPT is embedded, and the recording of this webinar is available at https://zoom.us/rec/share/tjEVIXETI72MH6GEl8D-cUkJWmXApU_qJ3zW94gUgjw3w09JB4bEZQ9F-Hr3JYLr.bj6iUePmEuIJiyvA ...
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Project Information Literacy will be sunsetting PIL's 14-year study of U.S. college students at the end of 2022. However, a new research initiative at PIL is now being envisioned.  In preparation for ending "PIL's College Study," the project has released a new report,  "The Project Information Literacy Retrospective: Insights from more than a decade of information literacy research, 2008-2022"  ( https://projectinfolit.org/pubs/retrospective/ ), authored by PIL Team members Alison J. Head, Barbara Fister, Steven Geofrey, and Margy MacMillan. This 22-page report summarizes the entirety of PIL's research on college students for the first time, all 14 years and ...
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Oct. 14's webinar featured Teacher Librarian Debra Palmer who shared her ethnographic study on making libraries ADA-accessible. Her presentation is recorded at https://zoom.us/rec/share/TcDULq60PIiCUBv3zHcGvXC8wH2N8fTjh516gdK7vAznlI-khTnU0_qltjmMOCvA.SglbIyFR8eX0qDqi Passcode: eC6kP40#
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Inside Higher Ed has an article titled "Undergraduates' Technology Problems and Needs" (https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Ftinyurl.com%2FIHE-TechnologyProblems&data=05%7C01%7CLesley.Farmer%40CSULB.EDU%7Cd68b8d7a08a345596f6008daa60d7042%7Cd175679bacd34644be82af041982977a%7C0%7C0%7C638004873894823049%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=63MWE3MjBkegGPcO3ri3y89GbawXUtSyW7KmprpVrW4%3D&reserved=0 ).
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Media Literacy Report

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This report provides a comprehensive overview and a road to follow in seeing that media literacy becomes part of every nation's cultural fabric, and notes the library's role in supporting and advancing media literacy. Jolls, T. (2022). Building resiliency: Media literacy as a strategic defense strategy for the transatlantic. Center for Media Literacy. https://www.medialit.org/sites/default/files/Building%20Resiliency-Media%20Literacy%20as%20a%20Strategic%20Defense%20Strategy%20for%20the%20Transatlantic%20%28Final%29%20copy.pdf
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September Webinar

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September's webinar hosted by the Special Library Association Academic & Education Community and ACRL's EBSS Education Committee will occur at 1:30pm EST  featured Marc Jeffy, who discussed Franklin University's eweeding project.  Marc Jaffy graduated from Northwestern University and received his M.L.I.S. degree from Kent State University. He is currently the Scholarly Communications and Affordable Learning Librarian at Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio. Before moving to that role in June, 2022, he was the Acquisitions Librarian at Franklin University. “Weeding Ebooks at an Academic Library” discusses an ebook weeding project at Franklin University ...
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August Webinar

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The August webinar hosted by the Special Library Association Academic & Education Community and ACRL's EBSS Education Committee featured UNC Chapel Hill Entrepreneurship and Business Librarian Nancy Lovas, who will discuss inclusive library instruction.      Nancy Lovas works as the Entrepreneurship & Business Librarian at UNC Chapel Hill, where she explores her professional interests of instructional design, teaching, and collaborative partnerships. Nancy is a co-founder and author of the  BizLibratory blog   about academic business librarianship, and holds an MLIS from the University of Maryland-College Park.     Session outcome:  ...
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On July 8's  SLA's A&E and ACRL/Education webinar Amber Eakins, Instructional Librarian at Strayer University, discussed how academic librarians can build instructional programs by partnering with faculty. Her PPT is linked at https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1pwpdJOj6hvAJoJj8V-XEdpObIW7qDDgX/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=107167216046356013902&rtpof=true&sd=true .
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Fakes News Webinar

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On June 10's webinar, the A&E community, along with the ACRL  EBSS Education Coommittee,featured School District Librarian Cassandra Jones. She shared her resesarch on on teachers' perceptions of students' news literacy and possible news curricuum, using fake news as the focus. Her presentation is available at https://bit.ly/CassFakeNews .  The recording is found at https://zoom.us/rec/share/QtKkerNFs92ORwoDef37lmDyggkXGTqkZLqhytcM98fX-I5mdbasH1uY-8GSOBYM.uAC5Ad8ggp3OT8wA
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OER webianr

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The May 13, 2022 A&E/ACRL Education committee webinar featured V. Dozier presenting about OERs in the academic library. V. Dozier is an Education Librarian and Assistant Professor at the University of San Diego, in San Diego, California. V’s research interests include critical librarianship & pedagogy, the experiences of BIPOC and other marginalized populations in academic libraries, and graphic novels/comics in educational settings. She’s presented at academic library and education conferences including the Association for College & Research Libraries and the American Educational Research Association. Recent publications include a book chapter in ...
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Mitinet Webinar

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The Feb. 11 SLA A&E - ACRL/EBSS webinar featured Jake Schurman sharing new faetures of MitiNet/BestMARC utility and learning tool for cataloging. The webinar was recorded at T https://zoom.us/rec/share/kIgdZ9DrFPkDR6oIvT7knprTIYw0opEhGbD3QhiHlFCWAgvAAGfv7OicckY0TZXW.QqY9B56U9OHQOdjw
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The most crednt free webinar hosted by the Special Library Association\Academic & Education Community and ACRL's EBSS Education Committee occurred on January 14. The webinar featured two Humboldt State University Librarians: Cyril Oberlander, University Library Dean, Interim Dean of College of Extended Education & Global Engagement, and Kyle Morgan, Scholarly Communications & Digital Scholarship Librarian. They identified useful roles of academic libraries in scholarly publications, and explained how to establish, maintain, and support a library-based publishing role. The slides are lnked.here . The recording is available at https://zoom.us/rec/share/ZJOfqwK6Hu8rn6wH3r5QGVb5O0uV16WHfkv4DOslZNv67RlBy2b7tzT8_tski4EG.cVVnksftBHIclQ5e ...
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Digital Badges webinar

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December 10's A&E webinar featured Wendy Pothier's presentation on librarian-developed digital badges. This session was also recorded . Wendy  Pothier  is an Associate Professor and Business/Economics Librarian at the University of New Hampshire. She is currently serving as convenor the Association of College and Research Libraries Digital Badges Interest Group. She has been working with digital badges in the classroom and on campus since 2016 and has published several articles on badging in the Journal of Business and Finance Librarianship and the Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning. Wendy  Pothier  will present about ...
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Real Men Read Webinar

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The November 12, 2021 webinar hosted by the Special Library Association Academic & Education Community and ACRL's EBSS Education Committee featured Neil Grimes who discussed the Real Men Read program, a community outreach literacy program.        Neil Grimes serves as Coordinator of the Curriculum Materials Center and works with the Reference and Education Departments.  He has 13 years’ experience working in an urban school district in northeastern Pennsylvania. His research interests include:  community based literacy programs, Real Men Read, male mentorship, academic library-school partnerships, virtual professional development, library outreach ...
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The October 8, 2021 webinar hosted by the Special Library Association Academic & Education Community and ACRL's EBSS Education Committee featured Leah Plocharczyk who discussed services and programs to students with intellectual disabilities (ID), highlighting book clubs. Attendes learned how to develop and sustain a book club that includes adults with intellectual disabilities, assess the success of the club with evaluative tools and make necessary improvements, and analyze useful resources and tools one can access to assist with the successful marketing of a book club for adults with ID   Leah Plocharczyk is the Director of the John D. MacArthur Campus ...
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The September 2021 webinar hosted by the Special Library Association Academic & Education Community and ACRL's EBSS Education Committee featured NASA and its educational programs.  Like the universe itself, the scope of NASA’s free resources can be overwhelming - and always expanding! This presentation by will give an overview of how you can connect with key NASA programs designed to serve informal educators. Learn how to bring real time NASA missions and data into your library, keep up to date on high profile missions, provide STEM opportunities to all patrons, and more.    The meeting eecording is available at https://zoom.us/rec/share/94qOorniiK0i8EWhshQpLCiuHMk97ROlxo0_ZDB1oTw2m_f8MT75hvt_Xv7scI5A.OWNxkV44u-Bp8Bbg ...
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August 13's webinar hosted by the Special Library Association Academic & Education Community and ACRL's EBSS Education Committee occurs at 1:30pm EST on August 13. USC Emeritus Professor and best-selling author Dr. Stephen Krashen will discuss "Free Reading in Higher Education."    "Our goal is to help students develop "academic literacy," which requires the acquisition of academic language and the structure of academic texts. Surprise! The best way to acquire academic literacy is NOT through hard study of vocabulary, grammar, and careful analysis of academic texts. The best way is ... fiction. I will present the strong empirical case for fiction, ...
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The July 9 webinar hosted by the Special Library Association Academic & Education Community and ACRL's EBSS Education Committee featured Towson University Research & Instruction Librarian Miriam DesHarnais.  She discussed the topic  “Juvenile Collections at an Impasse.” " Compare experiences with others struggling to provide juvenile e-book access in academic libraries; evaluate a range of stop-gap solutions to explore locally, and assess our options for future shared learning and advocacy around this issue." Her recording is available here . Her slides are available  at :  https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1Aq74EIGVffms16Myj_-0O-evZLe-fRzgleLZWX9bxXM/edit?usp=sharing ...
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June 11 DEI webinar

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The next free webinar hosted by the Special Library Association Academic Education Community and ACRL's EBSS Education Committee will occur at 1:30pm EST on June 11. University of Notre Dame's Africana Studies and Education Librarian Leslie L. Morgan will discuss the topic is “The Good of our Organization: DEI in Libraries.”   This presentation provides what is possible with the infusion of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion practice within the library of today and the future. There is an old adage that purports organizations that don’t evolve and transform for the current times, will fall away from existence. Libraries are at tremendous risk as a result. Information ...
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Dr. Olga Koz, Senior Research Support Librarian at Kennesaw State Library (Georgia), was the featured  presenter for the the Special Library Association and ACRL's EBSS Education Committee webinar on May 14. She shared her experiences of “A Collaborative Journey: Faculty-Librarian Team teaching the Capstone and Dissertation literature reviews​.”  When librarians and teaching professors work together on the development of graduate students’ research skills and scholarship amazing things happen! This presentation is prepared by the librarian who works with graduate students at the College of Education. It offered a few examples of productive alliance between ...
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