Joint Meeting with IL Group: Remote Instruction platforms

The Distance Learning and Information Literacy Discussion groups welcome you to their annual “Meet and Greet” scheduled for Friday, May 13, 2011. The focus of this meeting’s discussion will be the use of web conferencing tools for online instruction, workshops and 1:1 library support for distance learners.

Scheduled demonstrations of remote platforms will include Adobe Connect, WIMBA, and Skype, but we are not limited to discussing these platforms; rather, we would like to have this be a forum for how our colleagues are using remote meeting/instruction platforms for teaching and learning at their institutions.

Joining the ACRLNY Discussion groups allow you to share experiences and get practical ideas and strategies for integrating best practices at your own campuses.

Coming to this open “meet-and-greet” would allow you to connect with colleagues to discuss:

  • Pros and Cons of remote platforms (covering technical issues, pricing and best practices for instituting these tools in your library)
  • Instructional issues related to using these platforms with Distance Learning populations in particular
  • methods and experiences using meeting software in conjunction with course management systems (such as WebCT, Blackboard or Moodle.)

Please RSVP using this google form so that we can give your name to security at the venue. If you are unable to make the meeting, you may also use the RSVP form to share a platform resource and/or let us know if you would like to be notified about future ACRLNY Discussion Group Meetings.

Thank-you for  your interest, looking forward to a good meeting.

Joint Meeting with IL Group 11/19

ACRL/NY Information Literacy and Distance Learning Discussion Groups will be holding a joint meeting on Friday November 19th 2010 at the St John’s University, Queens Campus from 10AM – 12 noon    UPDATE:  Room: Bent Hall 277B     (Campus-provided Directions)  (google maps)

TOPIC:  ‘LibGuides’.   Join your group members for a lively discussion on this online resource that lets you share information with your users. Learn how colleagues are using LibGuides for teaching and learning at their institutions.  Share experiences and get practical ideas and strategies for integrating best practices at your own campuses.    We would like to host some presentations, share resource links and have a group discussion.  We are open to having several presenters, addressing issues below:

  • Pros and Cons of LibGuides (covering technical issues and best practices for instituting these guides)
  • Instructional issues related to LibGuides
  • Share positive methods and experiences using LibGuides through CMS (course management systems) such as WebCT, Blackboard or Moodle.

Please follow the link to this google form to

  1. RSVP for the Friday Nov 19th   (Seating is limited).
  2. add your name to the list of attendees—this is needed to send to security. The name you put on the form should match whatever ID you would present to security (Please note: this DG meeting is open to ACRLNY members)
  3. share a resource, article or exemplary LibGuide that you think does a particularly good job of meeting the issues stated above,
  4. contact the chair of your group (Eloise Bellard for the IL group or Kathryn Shaughnessy for the Distance Learners) if you would be willing to make a brief presentation on an issue related to the topics above. (Note: presenters should plan to take  10-15 minutes  and should contain practical information for the membership)

Thank-you for your interest, looking forward to a good meeting.

FYI:  The 2010 Symposium  “Innovation by Design: Re-Visioning the Library”  is Friday, December 10, 2010 at Baruch College. Registration is limited, and it is filling up fast, so if you want to attend, sign-up now!

Save the Date! Kick-off meeting: 4/9

The newly-formed ACRL/NY Distance Learning Discussion Group is launching on April 9th with a “Meet and Greet.”  We look forward to tackling topics that can inform, inspire, encourage and otherwise rejuvenate Librarians who are working through the challenges and victories that come with supporting distance learning programs.  To indicate your interest in being part of this group, and to weigh in on the topics you’d like to discuss, please fill out this RSVP and survey.

The meeting will take place  9:00 – 10:45 at Adelphi University,  Manhattan Center (Map and info). Please RSVP to ensure that your are on our Security Desk List, and please bring ID to show at the security Desk as well.

At this “open” DLDG meeting, library personnel who are not currently ACRL/NY members can “try-out” a discussion group.  Executive Board members will also be on hand to discuss the professional development opportunities available through membership in the ACRL/NY chapter.