Call for Spring Program Proposals: We’d Like to Hear Your Partnership Experience

Call For Proposals:
ACRL Delaware Valley Spring Program

Program Date:
Friday, April 20
, Muhlenberg College

Submission deadline: February 24, 2018
Submit proposal to:  dvcmentoring@gmail.com
(Instructions included below)

Program Description
The theme for the ACRL Delaware Valley spring program is partnerships. Academic librarians cannot work in isolation; we must look beyond our walls in order to better understand the needs of our communities, to make the most of institutional resources, and to provide successful, high-impact programs and services. Collaborating with our stakeholders improves the quality of our services, increases our visibility in the community, and leads to new initiatives. How does one get started on building university and community relationships? What are the best practices? Where are the opportunities? What are the success stories?

Topics
All are invited to submit proposals for presentations that fit the theme of partnerships and address one of the following topics.

  • Scholarship and Publishing
  • Learning and Assessment
  • Co-curricular and Extra-curricular Partnerships
  • Communication and Outreach
  • Project Management
  • Technology and Data Services
  • Community Service
  • Archives

Format Options
Please choose from the following:

  • Interactive Session (30-40 minutes)
  • Short Presentation (20 minutes)
  • Long Presentation (40 minutes)

Submission Instructions

Deadline: February 24, 2018
Submit proposal to dvcmentoring@gmail.com
Notification of acceptance: March 12, 2018

  1. Please include the following in your proposal
  • Full name, email, and institution affiliation
  • Title of presentation
  • Topic(s) addressed (from list above)
  • Format of presentation (from list above)
  • Two learning outcomes
  • Explanation of how your presentation fits the program’s theme

2. If your presentation is about a specific project, please answer these additional questions:

  • Who were the group(s)  or department(s) you collaborated with?
  • What were the goals of the project?
  • What did you learn from the project’s results?

 

 

Session Reports for the Fall 2017 Program

ACRL Delaware Valley Chapter, Fall 2017 Program

Fact, False, or Just Flawed:
Critically Examining News in the Age of Truthiness
November 17, 2017
at University of Pennsylvania Law School

Sessions Reports

image of attendeesThe current political climate has called into question basic ideals of information quality. Objectivity, bias, opinion, fact, and evidence are thrown into question at every turn. The old standbys for teaching source evaluation now seem insufficient. So how do we teach our students to be smart and ethical information consumers and producers? We heard from media scholars and journalists about professional practices and principles and the impact of technology and other forces that shape the news. We  also heard from librarians who are using innovative methods for teaching students to critically examine sources of information.

Pamela Newkirk ImageKeynote

Pamela Newkirk, Professor of Journalism and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, New York University

View Session Report by Carol Howe

Expert Panel

image of panelTom Ipri (Moderator), Associate Director for Public Services & Programming, St. Joseph’s University

Mark Dent, Reporter, Billy Penn and Politifact: Pennsylvania Edition

Sarah Hartman-Caverly, Reference and Instruction Librarian, Delaware County Community College

Vanessa Schipani, Annenberg Public Policy Center and Science Writer for FactCheck.org

John L Sullivan, Associate Professor of Media & Communication, Muhlenberg College

View Session Report by Penny Lochner

Lightning Round

Group 1

View Session Report by Jess Denke

Humorous Accounts of Fake News — Why They’re Not So Funny by Lane Glisson, Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY

Muckraking 2.Gonz0: Reframing Alt-Media by  Sarah Hartman-Caverly, Delaware County Community College (slides)

Balancing act: Making a small shift to complicate an evaluation activity by Jennifer Jarson, Penn State Lehigh Valley (slides)

Power and privilege in media and research: A new First Year Seminar by Joanna Gadsby and Katy Sullivan, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (slides)

Internet fakery is a many-splendored thing: teaching first-year students about digital dangers by Jasmine Woodson, Lehigh University (slides)

Group 2

View Session Report by Jessica Brangiel

image of attendees Digital Media Literacy Workshop Series by Vickie Karasic, University of Pennsylvania Libraries (slides)

Memes: Learning, Literacy, and Lulz by Mariya Zharova, Former Research Fellow at Drexel ExCITe Center (slides)

The Tequila Diet: Using Questionable Health Claims to Teach Undergraduates about Fake News by Alex Pfundt, Bryn Mawr College (slides)

Source Cards for Critical Consumption of Information: Active Learning for Digital Natives by Jess Denke, Muhlenberg College (slides)

Examining Bias and Objectivity in Journalism by Eleanor Goldberg, Delaware County Community College (slides)

Spring Program: April 20, 2018

cheryl middletonSave the Date for the Delaware Valley Chapter’s spring program on campus partnerships!

Friday, April 20, 2018
Muhlenberg College

The board is thrilled that Cheryl Ann Middleton has accepted our invitation to be the program’s keynote speaker. Ms. Middleton is the President of the ACRL & Associate University Librarian for Research & Scholarly Communication at Oregon State University Libraries.  Read the ACRL 2016 Profile  of Ms. Middleton.

ACRL DVC Fall Program: Fact, False, or Just Flawed: Critically Examining the News in the Age of Truthiness

Has the news kept you up at night this year? Join us to learn more about the current news environment and teaching news literacy at the ACRL DVC Fall program: Fact, False, or Just Flawed: Critically Examining the News in the Age of Truthiness

Date: Friday, November 17
Location: University of Pennsylvania Law School
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Registration – closed  – read the Session Reports

The current political climate has called into question basic ideals of information quality. Objectivity, bias, opinion, fact, and evidence are thrown into question at every turn. The old standbys for teaching source evaluation now seem insufficient. So how do we teach our students to be smart and ethical information consumers and producers? We will hear from media scholars and journalists about professional practices and principles and the impact of technology and other forces that shape the news. We will also hear from librarians who are using innovative methods for teaching students to critically examine sources of information.

The program will consist of a keynote presentation, panel discussion, lighting talks, and end with a Chapter meeting.  Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Continue reading “ACRL DVC Fall Program: Fact, False, or Just Flawed: Critically Examining the News in the Age of Truthiness”

ACRL DVC Fall Program Lightning Round: Call for Presenters

Have you developed a new campus partnership, program, or resource that addresses news literacy? The ACRL Delaware Valley Chapter is now accepting lightning round proposals for its Fall program: Fact, False, or Just Flawed.
The program will be held on Friday, November 17, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. (Fall program information available here) Continue reading “ACRL DVC Fall Program Lightning Round: Call for Presenters”