The Distance Learning Section (DLS) of ACRL is seeking:
- Two candidates to run for Vice-Chair on the 2017 ballot, a three-year total commitment.
- Two candidates to run for Secretary/Archivist Elect on the 2017 ballot, a two-year total commitment.
- Two candidates to run for Member-at-Large on the 2017 ballot, a two-year total commitment.
Please see either the attached DLS Recruitment Letter or visit http://connect.ala.org/node/253324 for an explanation of the responsibilities for each position.
All nominees must be current DLS members and have consented to their candidacy. Only two candidates may run for each office so if more than two candidates are nominated, the DLS Nominating Committee will select the two candidates to run on the Spring 2017 ballot. Elections will be conducted by ballot. All candidates will be notified of the election results via email on Friday April 28, 2017.
If you are interested in nominating yourself or someone else (with their permission) please send a brief biography and statement of interest to the DLS Nominating Committee Chair, Kathleen Pickens, at Kathleen.email@example.com by August 1, 2016.
The recording of DLS’s recent webinar, Exploring Online Student Engagement: Encouraging Active Learning at a Distance, from May 4th, 2016, is now available!
Check out the recording on YouTube.
Description of the Event:
Exploring Online Student Engagement: Encouraging Active Learning at a Distance
Date: Wednesday, May 4th, 2016
This session includes three presentations. Christina Pryor & Kyla Hunt from Amigos Library Services will share practical tips to give warm and humorous presentations, avoid common pitfalls, and increase audience participation. Next, Victoria Raish from Penn State University will share her experience using the social media tool, Yammer, to bring the same robustness of face-to-face debates to the online environment. Finally, Adele Merritt Bernard, Arlene Alleyne-Regis & Selwyn Rodulfo from the University of the West Indies Open Campus will share their experiences creating a positive and active learning experience and engaging library users across a diverse and distributed university population.
Want to present on a distance learning topic at the ACRL 2017 Conference in Baltimore, MD? There’s still time to submit your proposals!
Check out the official ACRL 2017 Call for Participation to learn more about the presentation options.
DLS Leadership Breakfast | Save the Date and Time
6/26/2016 | 8-9:30 am EDT
at Café Matisse – Rosen Plaza Hotel
9700 International Drive, Orlando, FL
Formal Invitation to Follow
For sitting and incoming elected officers and committee chairs/co-chairs
Call for Proposals: Exploring Online Student Engagement: Encouraging Active Learning at a Distance
Do you encourage active learning in your online instruction? Do you have strategies for promoting online student engagement? Would you like to share what you’ve learned with your colleagues?
The ACRL Distance Learning Section Instruction Committee would like to invite you to submit a proposal to be part of our Spring Online Panel Discussion where participants will share strategies and practical tips for engaging students and promoting active learning in online environments. The proposal from can be found here:
Proposals should not be more than 300 words in length and should include a very brief biographical sketch (additional 150 words or less) of the presenter(s), as well as links to any online materials that will be discussed in the presentation, if available. The Distance Learning Section Instruction Committee will review and select from the proposals submitted. The deadline for submitting proposals is March 9th, 2016.
Submit your proposal now!