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  • 25 Jun 2018 11:33 AM | Jaime Goldman

    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:

    • Examples of library services and resources that foster learner-centered librarianship
    • Initiatives involving broader campus communities to inform and inspire principles of learner-centered practices and/or the application of the ACRL Framework
    • Case studies highlighting effective learner-centered teaching practices for information literacy instruction that facilitate learning by building on prior knowledge and applying information literacy skills in meaningful ways
    • Experiences with the integration of technology, information literacy, and ethical use of resources as well as library programs and services that encourage excellence for all learners
    • Implementations of Scholarships of Teaching and Learning (SotL) and/or High-Impact Educational Practices that are guided by learner-centered pedagogy
    • Other topics relevant to learning-centered librarianship in the field of teaching and learning, leadership and management, technology and access, library environment, as well as partnerships and community outreach.
    • Need additional information to supplement your proposal? Check out the resources provided by the ACRL’s Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Committee

    Submission details:

    Inquiries may be sent to the FACRL Program Selection Committee Chairs at lwharton@fsu.edu or cmoran@broward.edu.

  • 08 Jun 2018 3:11 PM | Jaime Goldman

    FACRL was very involved in this year's FLA Conference, held at the Caribe Royale in Orlando, Florida May 22nd - 25th, 2018.  

    Thank you to all of the FACRL members who helped to make the FLA 2018 Conference a great success!   

  • 06 Jul 2017 11:03 AM | Kim Copenhaver

    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:

    • Building ties with academic and research librarians within the state of Florida,
    • enhancing their leadership abilities through consensus building and project management,
    • sharing their experience with colleagues, and
    • advancing the work of the association and the profession.

    Volunteers must:

    • be a member of FACRL for the duration of the appointment,
    • be willing and able to participate in the activities of the committee, support its mission or concern, and carry out assignments in a timely manner.

    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 copenhka@eckerd.edu. 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!

  • 27 Jun 2017 8:15 AM | Kim Copenhaver

    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: 

    1. Nova Southeastern University; Host: Craig Amos
    2. University of Central Florida; Host: Corinne Bishop and Christina Wray
    3. Florida Gulf Coast University; Hosts: Rebecca Donlan and Sarah DeVille

    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. 

  • 28 Apr 2017 8:44 AM | Deleted user
    The 2017-2018 FACRL election has closed. Thank you to all who ran for office in this year’s closely contested election! The winners are:

    • President Elect: Rebecca Donlan
    • Treasurer: Suzette Spencer
    • Communication Manager: Jaime Goldman
    • Board Members:
      • Michelle Demeter
      • Alyssa Koclanes
      • Scott Schmucker

     Congratulations to each of you and thank you for your willingness to serve.


  • 01 Nov 2016 4:08 AM | Anonymous

    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.

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