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  • 09 Mar 2021 3:42 PM | Guy Cicinelli

    Please join us for the next webinar hosted by FLA and FACRL!

    Register at: https://fla.memberclicks.net/fla-facrl-klein

    March 11, 2021, Thursday, 11:00 am -  12:00 pm

    Jesse Klein, Florida State University

    TitleIntroduction to Date Visualization Using Tableau Public

    Description: Tableau is a popular and marketable data visualization tool that faculty and students request training for regularly. In this hands-on workshop, attendees will learn introductory data visualization principles and how they are used to describe, analyze, and communicate data. Using Tableau Public, a free version of the tool, this workshop proceeds with a tour of the Tableau interface, connecting to an example data set, creating a few visualizations, and then pulling those visualizations together to make a dashboard. In closing, attendees will learn where to find resources for subsequent practice and learning. 

    Sign up today!

  • 28 Jan 2021 4:16 PM | Guy Cicinelli

    The first webinar in the new FLA/FACRL Webinar Series is coming up on Thursday, February 18 from 1:00pm - 2:00pm.

    Title: Correlation does not equal Causality: Data Literacy for Everyone
    Speaker: Nick Ruhs, Florida State University
    Registration: https://fla.memberclicks.net/fla-facrl-ruhs

    Description: With the vast amount of statistics and infographics now available at the touch of a finger or click of a mouse, it is often difficult to determine which ones offer an accurate representation of a topic. This interactive workshop will provide an overview of data literacy and reproducibility concepts, and will outline various strategies for determining the integrity and authenticity of data that one might come across in a research article, on social media, or in the news. The overall aim of this session is to give attendees the knowledge needed to determine the purpose for which statistical and pictorial data is being used and whether conclusions using the data are sound. 

    Click here to see the entire FLA/FACRL Webinar Series schedule

  • 20 Jan 2021 4:53 PM | Guy Cicinelli

    Please join us for the the webinar series hosted by FLA and FACRL!

    Each episode in the series is related to data services in academic libraries.

    FACRL members can use the discount code FREE4FACRL for a discount on the entire series!  Please do not share the code with non-FACRL members.

    Click here for the FLA/FACRL Webinar Series Flyer

    February 18 --

    Correlation Does Not Equal Causality: Data Literacy for Everyone
    February 18, 2021, Thursday, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Nick Ruhs, Florida State University
    Registration Link: https://fla.memberclicks.net/fla-facrl-ruhs 

    March 11 --

    Introduction to Data Visualization Using Tableau Public
    March 11, 2021, Thursday, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Jesse Klein, Florida State University
    Registration Link: https://fla.memberclicks.net/fla-facrl-klein

    April 15 --

    Building Data Services Workshop Series: An Interactive Conversation
    April 15, 2021, Thursday, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Cameron Riopelle, University of Miami
    Registration Link: https://fla.memberclicks.net/fla-facrl-riopelle 

    August 19 --

    Data Visualization for the Collective: Developing a Dashboard for Florida Academic Library Assessment
    August 19, 2021, Thursday, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Tammera Race, New College of Florida
    Registration Link: https://fla.memberclicks.net/fla-facrl-race

    September 16 --

    Developing Data Management Support at UF
    September 16, 2021, Thursday, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    Plato Smith, University of Florida
    Registration Link: https://fla.memberclicks.net/fla-facrl-smith

    For more information and episode descriptions, visit the webinar series page at: https://fla.memberclicks.net/fla-facrl-webinar-series

  • 08 Sep 2020 10:06 AM | Guy Cicinelli

    We are excited to announce that registration for the 2020 FACRL Virtual Conference is now OPEN!  

    This year's conference will be FACRL's first ever virtual conference and will be focused on Demonstrating the Value of Academic Libraries During the COVID-19 Pandemic.  

    This year's FACRL Virtual Conference will include:

    • 12 Live Presentations
      • 4 Sessions with 3 Concurrent Tracks: Administration, Instruction, and Outreach
    • Interactive Poster Session with 6 Poster Presentations
    • Lightning Round Session with 5 Lightning Talks
    • and More!

    2020 FACRL Virtual Conference Details 


    Friday, October 16th, 2020, from 9:00 AM to 3:45 PM (EST).

    Registration Costs: 

    FACRL members = $15. 

    Non-FACRL members = $45 (includes a 1-year FACRL membership!)

    Register Now!

    Conference Agenda:

    For the conference schedule and a list of the all the presentations,

    visit the Conference Agenda page

    There are still Sponsorship Opportunities available. Contact the Sponsorship Committee Chair, Craig Amos, at camos@broward.edu for more details!

    Please contact FACRL President Alyssa Koclanes (koclanan@eckerd.edu) with any questions!

    We look forward to seeing you online!

  • 09 Jul 2019 11:14 AM | Jaime Goldman

    FACRL was once again very involved in the annual Florida Library Association (FLA) Conference.  The 2019 FLA Conference was held May 15-17, 2019 at the DoubleTree at Universal, Orlando, FL.  FACRL events, presentations, and sponsored events included: 

    The FACRL Sponsored Coffee Break was a welcomed sight prior to the opening general session and the FACRL Board had the opportunity to network with FACRL members and FLA attendees and to promote our upcoming 2019 FACRL Conference.  


    The FACRL organized presentation, Even the Odds: Libraries Solving the Student Textbook Problemwas held on Thursday, May 16th at 9:30am, and included speakers Rebecca Donlan (Florida Gulf Coast University Library Services), Amy Filiatreau (Eugene M. and Christine E. Lynn Library, Lynn University), Peggy Glatthaar (Florida Gulf Coast University Library Services), and Danielle Rosenthal (Florida Gulf Coast University Library Services).  Librarians from two Florida universities showed how they are providing learning resources for free or dramatically reduced cost, providing access to traditional course texts through reserve collections and creating OER. Funding, faculty incentives, identifying textbooks, maintaining the collection, and marketing the program were discussed.


    The FACRL Board Meeting was held on Thursday, May 16th at 11:00am.  Minutes from that meeting can be found here.  At the board meeting, the FACRL board of directors rolled over to the newly elected board and we all thanked outgoing FACRL President Rebecca Donlan for her work and service.  


    For more information, and to see a summary of tweets from @FACRL on Twitter during #flacon2019, please see our Twitter hashtag collection below: 

  • 11 Jun 2019 9:52 AM | Guy Cicinelli

    Join your fellow FACRL colleagues on June 12th for the ACRL webinar "Controversial Topics and Difficult Dialogues - Strategies for Addressing Misinformation in the Library."  Please see below for host libraries and for more information on how to attend!

    ACRL Webinar Details:

    Controversial Topics & Difficult Dialogues -
    Strategies for Addressing Misinformation in the Library

    Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 2:00 pm- 3:00 PM EST

    Various locations across Florida (please see below)

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    South Florida Location:

    Broward College, Central Campus

    • University/College Library
    • 1st Floor, Room 162
    • Directions 

    Questions? Please contact your host: Suzette Spencer

    Central Florida Location:

    Eckerd College

    • Peter H. Armacost Library
    • Friends Room (#203)
    • Light refreshments will be provided - please RSVP by June 10th. 
    • RSVP Link

    Questions? Please contact your host: Alyssa Koclanes

    North Florida Location:

    University of North Florida 

    • Thomas G. Carpenter  Library
    • RSVP: Pat Madrid or Susie Parks, call (904) 620-1485 for parking info & bring a photo ID to enter the library

    Questions? Please contact your host: Lisandra Carmichael

    We hope to see you at one of our host libraries for this great event!

  • 01 May 2019 3:38 PM | Jaime Goldman

    We hope you can join your fellow FACRL colleagues on May 15th for the ACRL webinar "An Introduction to the Creative Commons."  Please see below for host libraries and for more information on how to attend!

    ACRL Webinar Details:

    An Introduction to the Creative Commons

    Wednesday, May 15, 2019, 2:00 pm- 3:30 PM

    Various locations across Florida (please see below)

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    South Florida Location:

    Broward College, Central Campus, University/College Library

    Questions?  Please contact your host Suzette Spencer

    Central Florida Location:

    University of Central Florida, John C. Hitt Library

    Questions?  Please contact your host Sandy Avila

    North Florida Location:

    Florida State University

    • Strozier Library, R&D Commons
    • Exact location TBD
    Questions?  Please contact your host Michael Meth


    Stay tuned for more details about the June 12th ACRL Webinar!

    Controversial Topics & Difficult Dialogues -Strategies for Addressing Misinformation in the Library

    FACRL Hosts:

    • Eckerd College
    • University of North Florida
    • Broward College

  • 29 Mar 2019 2:47 PM | Jaime Goldman

    Register today to attend these FACRL sponsored activities at FLA!


    Dear FACRL Member,

    Please join FACRL for the following activities scheduled during the 2019 FLA Annual Conference:

    Early bird registration for the 2019 FLA Annual Conference closes on Monday, April 1st! 

    Register today for FLA 2019!

    We hope to see many of you in Orlando in May!

  • 28 Mar 2019 3:46 PM | Jaime Goldman

    FACRL Hurricane Michael Disaster Relief Fund

    On behalf of the Florida Chapter of the Association for College and Research Libraries (FACRL) we would personally like to thank you for your generous donations to the FACRL Hurricane Michael Relief Fund. FACRL was able to provide $500 for relief efforts to each of the following academic libraries affected by Hurricane Michael: 

    • Florida State University - Panama City
    • Gulf Coast State College
    • Chipola College

    We hope that this amount, though small, will be of some aid to the libraries and their staff affected by this storm as they continue to rebuild after last year's devastation. We have already received personal thank you letters from the recipients of our fundraising efforts, and were pleased to hear that our donations are helping those families in need during this long road to recovery.  

    Thank you for helping your colleagues during this difficult time!


    Rebecca Donlan

    President, FACRL

  • 26 Mar 2019 2:19 PM | Jaime Goldman

    2019 FACRL Board Election Results

    We would like thank all of the FACRL members who volunteered to share their time and talent to serve on the FACRL board by running in the 2019 elections.

    Please join us in congratulating the newest members of the FACRL Board!  

    Vice President/President-Elect: Alyssa Koclanes

    Communication Manager: Guy Cicinelli

    Board Member At Large: Jaime Goldman

    Board Member At Large: Rachel Cooke

    Board Member At Large: Mark Marino

    Board Member At Large: Kearin Reid (1-year)

    The new FACRL Board outlined below will begin their terms following the 2019 FLA Conference in May. 

    FACRL Board of Directors (2019-2020):

    • Craig Amos, President (2018-2021)
    • Alyssa Koclanes, President-elect (2019-2022)
    • Sandy Avila, Secretary (2018-2020)
    • Suzette Spencer, Treasurer (2017-2020)
    • Guy Cicinelli, Communications Manager (2019-2021)
    • Rebecca Donlan, Past-President (2017-2020)
    • Lisandra Carmichael, Member at Large (2018-2020)
    • Michael Meth, Member at Large (2018-2020)
    • Kearin Reid, Member at Large (2019-2020) 
    • Rachel Cooke, Member at Large (2019-2021)
    • Jaime Goldman, Member at Large (2019-2021)
    • Mark Marino, Member at Large (2019-2021)

    Thank you for your participation in the 2019 FACRL Board Elections and congratulations to our newest Board Members!

    The 2019 FACRL Nominating Committee:

    • Kim Copenhaver, Past-President

    • Rebecca Donlan, President

    • Craig Amos, President-Elect

The Florida Association of College & Research Libraries (FACRL) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

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