Welcome to ACRL/DVC
The ACRL-Delaware Valley Chapter is a chapter of the Association of College & Research Libraries, a division of the American Library Association. Founded in 1951, it is the oldest local ACRL chapter. More than two hundred academic librarians from Eastern Pensylvania and Delaware are Chapter members. If you aren’t already a member, please join us today.
The Chapter's goal is “to promote library and information services and library and information professionals in college, university and research organizations within the Delaware Valley” as stated in its constitution. The Chapter provides opportunities for professional development and networking and promotes the exchange of ideas and information among its members through its biannual programs and mentoring program.
Call for Proposals
ACRL/DVC is planning a program on libraries and online learning. With the changing nature of higher education, the focus on MOOCs, expanding online programs, as well as hybrid courses, libraries have continued to work towards enhancing the library experience, both in-person and online.
Have you provided research support to students in online courses? Worked with faculty who teach online? How has your library tried to integrate more library resources into courses using online components? Have you developed online programs to support information literacy or lifelong learning? How has your library expanded services by leveraging online technologies? Have you developed any assessment or user experience strategies to determine effectiveness of online learning as it relates to library services?
If you were or are involved in any online, library-related services, consider sharing your experience and thoughts with other academic librarians. We invite you to submit proposals on any aspect of online learning and librarianship. A committee of ACRL/DVC board members will select the final presentations; this is an opportunity to add a peer-reviewed presentation to your CV!
The program will be on Wednesday, April 30 at the Penn State Great Valley campus in Malvern. All presentation slots will be 20 minutes long followed by a short period for questions and answers. To submit a proposal, simply send an email with a presentation title and description (300 words maximum) to Tina Hertel [email@example.com] by March 25 at 5:00 pm. Please contact Tina if you need further information.
Call for Nominations
The ACRL/DVC Nominations Committee is seeking candidates for the upcoming Spring 2014 board elections! Please contact the chair of the Nominating Committee if you would like to nominate yourself or a colleague for one of the three open board positions.
- · Vice President/President-Elect (3-year term)
- · Director-at-Large (3-year term)
- · Treasurer (2-year term)
Nominating Committee, chair: Jutta Seibert, ACRL/DVC Past-President
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