ACRL/NY May Distance Learning meeting: May 15, 2015 – Mercy College, Manhattan campus

The ACRL/NY Distance Learning Discussion Group is pleased to sponsor a meeting on Friday May 15, from 9:30-11:00 am at the Mercy College, Manhattan campus (66 W 35th St, New York, NY).

Join us for coffee/noshes as we talk with our colleagues about library services to Distance Learners, share tips and tricks, catch-up on OLC/Merlot conference highlights, and talk about using LibGuides as a pedagogical “start” to Scholarly Conversation.

Many institutions use LibGuides as a platform to provide 24/7 information to online learning students. While provision of service through LibGuides need not be static,  it does require purposeful design to have LibGuides move beyond pathfinder to become a platform to create and sustain scholarly conversations. Using Alison Hicks’ recent hybridpedagogy article as a springboard for conversation, the DL Discussion Group looks forward to  speaking with DL colleagues about  their philosophy behind the creation and use of LibGuides, focusing on ways that we can avoid the “oppression” trap, especially for those students we may never “see”.

Hicks, A. (2015, April 16). LibGuides: Pedagogy to Oppress? Retrieved April 22, 2015, from http://www.hybridpedagogy.com/journal/libguides-pedagogy-to-oppress/

This is a face-to-face meeting for ACRL/NY members only. Participation in all discussion groups is a benefit of ACRL/NY membership, and allow us to share experiences and get practical ideas and strategies for integrating best practices at a variety of campuses.

Please use the RSVP Link below so that we can provide your name to security at the venue.  Even if you are unable to make the meeting, you may also use the RSVP form to share a resource, suggest a topic and/or let us know your preferences for getting information regarding future ACRL/NY Discussion Group Meetings.

RSVP to ACRLNY May DL meeting: http://goo.gl/PaouQK

The DL-SIG is also planning to host a web-based, ACRLNY members-only events this summer, more details to follow!

NOTE:  If you are not yet a member, joining 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).  You can  join today to start enjoying other professional development, conference, workshop and networking benefits.   http://acrlny.org/join-us/

About John Pell

John Pell is an assistant professor and librarian at Hunter College in New York City.

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