ACRL/NY Distance Learning Discussion Group Meet and Greet, April 20

update: Danielle Apfelbaum kindly shared her presentation with us.

The ACRL/NY Distance Learning Discussion Group is pleased to sponsor a meet-and-greet on Friday April 20, from 9:30-11:00 am at the Mercy, Manhattan campus. The topic of conversation will be ?E-Portfolios & the Academic Librarian.?

E-portfolios are enjoying a renaissance, as students from various disciplines are encouraged to create digital projects that move beyond the traditional research paper; e-portfolios (whether campus-wide platforms, or course wikis) can lend themselves to a capturing assess-able improvement in the skills required to successfully navigate Information and Communication technologies. Join the ACRL/NY Distance Learning discussion group us as we talk with Nancy Wozniak (Instructional Designer, Learning Architect and ePortfolio Program Manager, SUNY Stonybrook) and Danielle Apfelbaum (Reference and Instruction Librarian, NYIT, Old Westbury) about the use of e-portfolios as a platform for professional development platform, a tool for faculty collaboration and an occasion for librarians to engage in campus and departmental discussions about the implementation of Information- and ICT-literacy standards within distance learning environs.

This is an a�?Open” Discussion meeting, allowing non-members to get their “feet wet” in ACRL/NY participation; thus both ACRL/NY Members and non-members are welcome to this meeting. Participation in all Discussion Groups is a benefit of ACRL/NY 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 a�?meet-and-greeta�? will allow you to connect with colleagues to discuss:

Using E-portfolios as a professional platform
The increasingly-important role of E-portfolios in Higher education
Instructional issues related to using e-portfolios with Distance Learning faculty and students in particular
Methods and experiences using of using e-portfolio adoption as a segue to collaboration with faculty

Please this RSVP form ( ) 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 ACRL/NY Discussion Group Meetings. For a map, consult the DL blog:

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