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 a�?starta�? 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,A� it does require purposeful design to have LibGuides move beyond pathfinder to become a platform to create and sustain scholarly conversations. Using Alison Hicksa�� recent hybridpedagogy article as a springboard for conversation, the DL Discussion Group looks forward toA� speaking with DL colleagues aboutA� 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 a�?seea�?.

Hicks, A. (2015, April 16). LibGuides: Pedagogy to Oppress? Retrieved April 22, 2015, from

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.A� 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.

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

NOTE:A� If you are not yet a member, joining our local chapter is a a�?New York Bargaina�? a��A� ranging from a mere $10 (for students) toA� $25 (for National members) to $35 (for Non-ACRL National members).A� You canA� join today to start enjoying other professional development, conference, workshop and networking benefits.A�A�

About John Pell

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

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