2018 FACRL Annual Conference: Learner-Centered Librarianship
Don't miss this fantastic opportunity to apply for one of the student scholarships to attend the 2018 FACRL Annual Conference, “Learner-Centered Librarianship.” The conference will take place on Friday, October 19, 2018, at the Florida Gulf Coast University located in Fort Myers, Florida.
Application deadline: Friday, August 17. Winners will be notified on or before Friday, August 31.
Don't Delay! Apply Today! https://goo.gl/forms/uUf4PiqeAfDSHb2A2
Questions? Please contact Ava Brillat, FACRL Scholarship Chair at email@example.com.
The Florida Chapter of ACRL (FACRL) is seeking proposals for presentations and poster sessions for the 2018 FACRL Annual Conference exploring learner-centered librarianship in academic libraries through and beyond instruction programs. Learning involves both content and resources, as well as information processes such as information seeking with connection to all aspects of library work and service models. As academic libraries increasingly shift focus to learner-centered programming, collections, pedagogy and practices, an opportunity has arisen to rethink our roles in relation to the learning experience. The 2018 FACRL conference will allow for reflection, planning, and development in this growing area. The annual conference will be held on Friday, October 19, at the Florida Gulf Coast University Cohen Center Ballroom in Fort Myers, FL.
Presentations and posters of superior quality may be considered for future publication in The Reference Librarian, a major refereed journal published by Taylor and Francis. Consider reviewing the Instructions for Authors to learn about the expectations of content and writing for this peer-reviewed journal.
Presentations and posters may address the following, but all proposals relevant to learner-centered librarianship will be considered:
Inquiries may be sent to the FACRL Program Selection Committee Chairs at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
FACRL was very involved in this year's FLA Conference, held at the Caribe Royale in Orlando, Florida May 22nd - 25th, 2018.
Are you looking for ways to expand your professional network and contribute to FACRL? Serving on an FACRL committee is a great way to become involved and make an impact on the profession. Committee volunteers help shape FACRL by advancing its strategic plan and influencing the direction of academic and research librarianship within the state of Florida. If you would like to become more engaged, I encourage you to volunteer to serve on an FACRL committee. Make a difference, expand your professional network and build leadership capacity; volunteer today!
Volunteers benefit by:
How to apply: FACRL members should visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FACRLCommitteeApplication and submit the volunteer application form by July 17, 2017. If you are not yet a member of FACRL, please visit http://facrl.org to learn more about our low cost-high value membership categories!
If you have any questions about using the volunteer form, please contact FACRL President, Kim Copenhaver at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your interest in contributing to the success of FACRL and the academic libraries of Florida. We look forward to your future involvement with FACRL!
The FACRL is pleased to present a collaborative viewing opportunity of ACRL’s live e-learning webcast, “Fighting Fake News with the ACRL Framework.” This professional development opportunity is scheduled for July 20, 2017 from 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT and will be hosted at regional locations throughout the state followed by a moderated discussion of program content. Non-FACRL members are welcome and encouraged to attend. Stay tuned for registration emails & links from each of the viewing locations.
Date: Thursday, July 20, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM-3:30 PM
Registration information and viewing locations:
We hope you can join us at one of these FACRL viewing locations for the webcast and moderated discussion that will follow. Please contact the host of each location with any questions that you may have.
Congratulations to each of you and thank you for your willingness to serve.
Denisse Solis is an online MLIS graduate student at Kent State University concentrating on academic librarianship and special collections. She is an ARL Diversity Scholar, and 2016-2017 ALA Spectrum Scholar. Solis graduated from Florida International University with bachelor’s degrees in history, art history, and a certificate in European studies. She currently works at FIU as a copy cataloger and has interests in rare book librarianship, information literacy, and social justice. In her free time she enjoys exercising, reading, traveling, and taking naps with her two cats.
Kaleena Rivera is a Senior Library Technical Assistant at Florida Gulf Coast University's Archives, Special Collections, & Digital Initiatives. She is currently earning her Masters in Information Science at Florida State University's School of Information and hopes to become a digital librarian. She would like to thank the FACRL Board for this honor and her supervisors for their gracious support.
Carolyn Moritz is an MSI student at Florida State University's iSchool with a concentration on Web Development & Administration. She is a member of the IDEA Learning Community and the ALA Student Chapter at FSU, and is interested in digital institutional repositories and the Open Source Initiative. Her interest in academic libraries began while working in Information Technology Services at Eckerd College and she hopes to remain involved in academic libraries and ACRL endeavors throughout her career.