ACRL/NY Distance Learning SIG: “meet-and-greet” on Friday June 7, 2013

The ACRL/NY Distance Learning Discussion Group is pleased to sponsor a “meet-and-greet” on Friday June 7, from 9:30-11:00 am at the Mercy, Manhattan campus. The topic of conversation will be  “Library Instruction in the Online Environment:  Designing for Use and Assessment.”

When tackling library instruction for an online environment, a librarian needs to present information in a way that is  both helpful for users and assessable for administrators.  Join the ACRL/NY Distance Learning discussion group us as we talk with Robin Naughton, PhD (Drexel) about developing library instruction modules that are both user-friendly and assessment friendly.

Dr. Naughton is an experienced researcher, educator, and information professional. Her latest research explores human-computer interaction (HCI) with a particular focus on user interface design and the use of user-centered research methods.

The June 7th meeting  an “Open” meet and greet, allowing non-members to get their “feet wet” in ACRLNY participation; thus both ACRL/NY Members and non-members are welcome to this meeting.  Participation in all Discussion Groups is a benefit of ACRLNY membership, and allows 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” will allow you to connect with colleagues to discuss:

  • The increasingly-important role of instructional design and assessment in Higher education
  • Library instruction design and assessment as it relates to Distance Learning faculty and students in particular
  • the development of “designed/assessment-oriented” Library modules as a segue to collaboration with teaching faculty

Please this RSVP link ( ) so that we can provide 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 discussion.

Kathryn G. Shaughnessy

ACRLNY – Distance Learning SIG Chair

NB: discussion group meetings are just one of many benefits extended to members of the ACRL-NY chapter.  Membership in our local chapter is a “New York Bargain” —  ranging from a mere $10 (for students) to  $25 (for National members) to $35 (for Non-ACRL National members).  If you are not yet a member,  join today to start enjoying other professional  development, conference, workshop and networking benefits. ( )

Kathryn G. Shaughnessy

Associate Professor / Librarian

Fellow, Vincentian Center for Church and Society

Senior Fellow, Center for Teaching and Learning

St. John’s University Library, Queens

(718) 990-1454

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