ACRL programs at the 2017 ALA Annual Conference

A brief overview

ACRL Board of Directors

  • Board of Directors Meeting I: Saturday, June 24, 1:30–5:30 p.m.
  • Board of Directors Meeting II: Monday, June 26, 1:30–4:30 p.m.

During Board I, there will be an open microphone period from 4:00–4:30 p.m. Note that this period cannot be used to request that the Board take an immediate action. All guests planning to address the Board during the open microphone session are asked to arrive by 4:00 p.m.

Sessions highlights

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Using the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy: Examples and Ideas, 10:00–11:30 a.m. This discussion will focus on the development of disciplinary information literacy frameworks and provide an opportunity for sections and interest groups to share their process and progress on creating new frameworks.

Teaching with the Framework from the Ground Up, 10:30–11:30 a.m. In this discussion, participants will be challenged to evaluate what students need to learn to be successful, learn how to demonstrate and communicate with faculty of the benefits of the ACRL Framework, and explore “visions of the possible” in how to effectively promote ACRL Framework success stories, demonstrating applications and a variety of pedagogical methods.

Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy Roadshow Showcase, 1:00–2:30 p.m. Scholarly communication and information literacy are dynamic and intersecting strands in librarianship. They not only reinforce each other, they also further the larger aims of students, faculty, librarians, and entire institutions. Participants will be guided to discovering core concepts of the intersections and reflecting how the intersections can strengthen various library initiatives, and will be provided examples of how the intersections bolster the messages of librarians in various roles, with a short demonstration of the Intersections Roadshow curriculum.

SPARC-ACRL Forum: Save the Data: The Role of Librarians in #datarescue Collaborations, 3:00–4:30 p.m. In the current political climate, the endangerment of federally funded research results, including data, has become a reality. In response to such potential data loss, librarians, archivists, and researchers have joined forces in grassroots efforts like “DataRefuge” events and “Endangered Data Week,” raising awareness and enabling data to be saved that otherwise might disappear. This session will feature speakers presently or recently involved in #datarescue work, reporting out on the movement, identifying challenges and lessons learned, offering guidance and tips for potential local #datarescue efforts, and recommending what further roles organizations like ACRL and SPARC can play in this space.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Update on the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education, 10:30–11:30 a.m. Hear the latest news about the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education, including the launch of the Framework Sandbox for examples and experimentation by the community. Learn about ACRL’s professional development resources designed to assist librarians in using the Framework and contributing to its growth.

Update on Value of Academic Libraries Initiative, 1:00–2:30 p.m. Hear the final report on ACRL’s “Action-Oriented Research Agenda on Library Contributions to Student Learning and Success.” A team from OCLC Research—which ACRL selected to design, develop, and deliver the new action-oriented agenda—has been working since August 2016 and now is ready to present the agenda and corresponding data visualization tool. Visit the project page for the full report and research agenda at

Update on the ACRL Academic Library Trends and Statistics Survey, 3:00–4:00 p.m. This meeting will bring attendees up to date concerning the elimination of the NCES Academic: Library Survey and the migration of some components into IPEDS (Integrated Postsecondary Education Data system). Implications for the annual ACRL Academic Library Trends and Statistics survey will be discussed.

ACRL Standards for Libraries in Higher Education Review Task Force Forum, 3:00–4:00 p.m. Learn about progress to review and update ACRL’s Standards for Libraries in Higher Education (SLHE). Like all ACRL standards, guidelines, and frameworks, these are subject to a regular cyclical review. In this forum, task force members will highlight progress on the revised SLHE, which is designed to guide academic libraries in advancing and sustaining their role as partners in educating students, achieving their institutions’ missions and positioning libraries as leaders in assessment and continuous improvement on their campuses. Libraries in higher education are increasingly required to demonstrate their value and document their contributions to overall institutional effectiveness and be prepared to address changes in higher education. Learn about the changes and how they benefit you and your library.

ACRL special events at ALA Annual Conference

Friday, June 23

Anthropology and Sociology Section/Politics, Policy and International Relations Section. Social, location TBD, RSVP requested, 7:00 p.m. Contact: Jill Conte,

College Libraries Section. Friday Night Feast, Beatrix, pre-registration required, 5:30–7:30 p.m. Contact: Jessica Brangiel,

Saturday, June 24

Instruction Section. Soiree, location TBD, no registration required, 5:30–7:30 p.m. Contacts: Sue Franzen,

Literatures in English Section. Social, location, TBD, no registration is required, 6:00 p.m. Contacts: Meg Meiman, and Piper Martin,

University Libraries Section. Social, Municipal Bar & Dining Co., no registration required, 5:30–7:00 p.m. Contact: Sara Holder,

Sunday, June 25

Community and Junior College Libraries Section. Awards and Dinner Meeting, The Berghoff, pre-registration is required, 6:00–9:00 p.m. Contact: Sandy C. McCarthy,

Distance Learning Section. Award luncheon, pre-registration required, 1:00–2:30 p.m. Contacts: Rebecca Nowicki,, and Brandon West,

Science and Technology Section. Dinner, location TBD, pre-registration is required, 6:00–8:00 p.m. Contacts: Rachel Hamelers,, andBeth Blanton-Kent, bwb9f@eservices.virginia/edu.

Western European Studies Section/Slavic and East European Section. Boat cruise, pre-registration is required, 6:00–9:00 p.m. Contact: Adan Griego,

Monday, June 26

EBSS Communication Studies Committee. Media tour of NBC 5 Chicago’s newsroom, 454 N. Columbus Dr., Chicago, IL 60611, pre-registration is required, 5:30–7:00 p.m. Contact: Chimene Tucker,

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