ATG Conferences, Meetings & Webinars 3/9/18

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Professional Growth & Development Opportunities

  • Scholar Commons at Santa Clara University;
  • ACRL EBSS Spring Current Topics Discussion;
  • University of Arizona

Call for Proposals: Colloquium on Libraries & Service Learning

Critically Engaged Librarianship: Exploring Service Learning and Community Involvement
August 9-10, 2018
American University, Washington, D.C.

Join us for the 2018 Colloquium on Libraries & Service Learning!

Conference Focus:

The intended community for this colloquium includes all who are interested in current and potential partnerships among academic librarians, faculty who teach service learning courses, service learning professionals, and community partners. The colloquium is designed to facilitate the sharing of research, ideas, perspectives and best practices in library engagement with/in academic service learning. Students who participated in service learning or community engagement projects are encouraged to attend and submit proposals.

The planning committee welcomes proposals on any aspect of libraries and service learning/community involvement.

Session topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • The Student Experience: Student engagement/career readiness; student learning outcomes/ ACRL Information Literacy Frames;
  • Case Studies: Service-learning throughout the disciplines; innovative programs/collaborations; international service learning (international contexts and/or international students)
  • Community Partners: Libraries and community outreach/reciprocal partnerships; impact of service learning on the community; ensuring or maximizing community benefit. Communities are defined as the campus community, local community, or global community
  • Program Development: Curriculum mapping for service learning courses; setting strategic planning and priorities in the engaged library
  • Assessment: Assessing programs, courses, or initiatives; service learning in university accreditation; impact on student retention; demonstrating the library’s value
  • Research: Action research; engaged scholarship; intersection of critical librarianship and/or critical information literacy and service learning; archiving of service learning products


  • Session length: 45 minutes
  • Requirements: Written paper or designed activity to report the results of research, present a case study, or facilitate an active learning session related to libraries and service learning. Presentations should be approximately 30 minutes followed by a 15 minute Q&A. Presenters are encouraged to supply virtual handouts or other materials as appropriate.
  • Of particular interest are interactive sessions and sessions co-presented by any combination of librarians, teaching faculty, community engagement coordinators, students, and/or community partners.
  • Presentation proposals should include the name of the presenter(s), the title of the session, an abstract (100-200 words) and a short bio of the presenter(s).


  • Session length: 45 minutes. Posters will be on display throughout the conference with 45 minutes dedicated for staffing by author.
  • Requirements: Innovative case studies, practical solutions/models, and research-based projects, or any other presentation that would benefit the service learning library community are all encouraged. Minimum size 24 x 36 inches.
  • Poster proposals should include the name of the presenter(s), the title of the poster, an abstract (100-200 words) and a short bio of the presenter(s).

Lightning Round:

  • Session length: 5-7 minutes. Lightning Round proposals will be grouped by theme if needed.
  • Requirements: Short overview of an innovative service learning project, description of successful engagement with the community, or other examples of engaged librarianship.
  • Lightning Round proposals should include the name of the presenter, the title of the session, an abstract (100-200 words) and a short bio of the presenter.

Submissions are due by March 9. Notifications will occur by late March

Please note: You will need to create a profile in order to submit a proposal. The account creation process is quick and easy, you will need an email address and will be prompted to create a password.

Contact Jennifer Nutefall, University Librarian, Santa Clara University at

Date: Wednesday, March 28 at 1:00 PM CST (11:00 AM Pacific Time and 2:00 PM EST)

Presenter:  Joan K. Lippincott, Ph.D. 

Joan K. Lippincott is the Associate Executive Director of the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), a joint program of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and EDUCAUSE, based in Washington, DC.  Joan is a widely published author and frequent conference speaker.  At CNI, Joan has provided leadership for programs in teaching and learning, learning spaces, digital scholarship, assessment, and collaboration among professional groups. She serves on the boards of the journal portal, The Reference Librarian, and the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD) and on the advisory board of the Journal of Learning Spaces. She served on the board of the New Media Consortium (NMC) and on its advisory boards for theHorizon Report for both higher education and libraries. Joan is the current editor of the EDUCAUSE Review E-Content column. She is past chair of the Association of College & Research Libraries’ (ACRL) New Publications Board, and served as a member of the ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards Review Task Force that produced the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education… 


Providing expertise in the library for faculty, graduate students, and upper level undergraduates seeking assistance with digital scholarship projects is becoming increasingly common. Digital scholarship projects may emerge from faculty research interests, may be a component of classroom assignments, or may be the products of theses or capstone work. In any of these cases, the library’s involvement is a natural extension of its role in support of the university or college’s mission. Joan Lippincott will provide a brief overview of examples of the variety of products using digital scholarship tools and methodologies, followed by a description of digital scholarship centers in libraries, informed by her work at the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI). She will then focus on the distinctions between library-administered digital scholarship centers and those administered through faculty groups, departments, or colleges. As libraries embark on planning for digital scholarship, it is important to understand some of these distinctions, make informed choices, and set up appropriate structures and arrangements.

Connection Tips:

  1. Prior to accessing the meeting, you will need to have the most up-to-date version of Java downloaded.
  2. Make sure you have the most recent WebEx software by checking the system requirements. This especially applies to users accessing the meeting through a mobile device.
  3. Attendees will need a USB headset (and an Internet connection) to utilize the VoIP feature. It is recommend that all attendees have headsets with microphones available. If you are using a machine with a built-in microphone, you will need to disable the built-in microphone and enable the microphone on your headset (a USB headset is best).
  4. Please allow a few minutes to get in and test your audio, etc. before the start time. Early login for tech setup and troubleshooting is suggested. The WebEx meeting room will open 15 minutes before the presentation begins.
  5. If attendees have any difficulties accessing the meeting, they can call WebEx’s tech support number at 877-469-3239.

If you have never attended WebEx Event before:

  • Meeting tips:

If you have any questions, contact your EBSS Members-at-Large Yu-Hui Chen ( or Cass Kvenild (…

The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, November 15-16, 2018

Theme: Power & Resistance in Library Pedagogy

**Registration will be free

This symposium is an effort to expand ongoing discourse surrounding critical pedagogy and higher education within academic libraries. Additionally, we hope to augment conversations on these topics between librarian educators, disciplinary faculty, and other campus instructors. Teaching information literacy is highly collaborative, often sharing space with supporting diversity and instilling awareness of inequality and privilege on our campuses, which allows educators to unpack the neoliberal influences over curriculum and the inner-workings of academia. Thus, by implementing our most effective teaching for learning that embodies the whole student, we explore critical pedagogy as a shared and ongoing conversation. With this symposium, we hope to make critical pedagogy more accessible to all, discussing a range of theory and practice (praxis), in order to have greater discourse.

This conference will include proposal-based sessions, keynotes, and workshops spread across two days. More details coming soon. We invite proposals for symposium sessions in any of the following formats:

  •        Presentations and/or panels, 50min.
  •        Facilitated roundtable discussions, 50min.
  •        Workshops, 50min.
  •        Lightning talk sessions, 10min. per person/group

The loose theme for this year is Power & Resistance in Library Pedagogy. However, topics within the broader realm of critical pedagogy won’t be excluded. Some suggested topics (expanding from the theme) include:

  •        Praxis: applying pedagogical theory to practice (related to critical theory, Critical Race Theory, Queer Theory, feminist pedagogy, etc.)
  •        Problematizing neutrality in libraries
  •        Power and “empowerment” in the classroom
  •        Assessment and critical praxis
  •        Neoliberalism in higher education
  •        Criticism of critical pedagogy
  •        Identity and role of librarians as educators through a critical lens
  •        Emotional labor of librarianship
  •        How to engage in effective discourse with power structures when you have little power yourself

Please submit proposals at our Google form by April 16, with notification by April 30. For background on the first CLAPS in 2016, see  Send questions to Nicole Pagowsky (on behalf of the planning committee) at


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