ACRL Workshop: Standards for Libraries in Higher Education

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019 - 8:00am to 4:30pm

Check-in from 8:00 - 8:30 am; Program begins promptly at 8:30 am

ACRL Standards for Libraries in Higher Education – One Day Workshop

The University of Illinois at Chicago, Northwestern University, and CARLI are pleased to host the Association of College and Research Libraries: Standards for Libraries in Higher Education Workshop at the University of Illinois at Chicago on October 29, 2019.

Workshop Description
Libraries in higher education are increasingly required to demonstrate their value and document their contributions to overall institutional effectiveness. The Standards for Libraries in Higher Education is a framework for library planning and assessment that can be used for a variety of circumstances including annual planning, program review, and accreditation self-study. Through presentation, discussion, and group activities, learn how to use the Standards to communicate your library’s impact.

CARLI is committed to bringing the high-quality ACRL RoadShow workshops to member library staff. The “Standards for Libraries in Higher Education” RoadShow is the third program co-sponsored by member libraries and CARLI since 2018, including “Scholarly Communication: From Understanding to Engagement” and “Engaging with the ACRL Framework.”

Schedule Overview:

  • Check-In/Morning Beverages
  • The Standards as a Foundation for Assessment
  • Lunch (Provided)
  • Designing Assessments
  • Metrics and Benchmarking
  • Leadership and Organizational Change
  • Wrap-Up and Reflection

Learning Outcomes
Workshop participants will be able to:

  • Establish the library and institutional contexts to effectively engage in planning, self-study, accreditation, or program review processes.
  • Use the ACRL Standards for Libraries in Higher Education and other foundational documents as a framework to develop benchmarks, evaluate quality and performance, and demonstrate value to the institutional mission.
  • Evaluate various metrics and assessment tools to select the best approach for a given situation.
  • Examine the role of leadership in building a culture of assessment to engage all librarians and staff members in effective decision-making.

Andrea Falcone is the Dean of the W. Frank Steely Library at Northern Kentucky University. In this role, she provides vision, leadership and resources for the library and the Center for Innovation and Technology in Education, the university’s academic technology unit. She also oversees the library’s two academic programs, the Bachelor of Science in Library Informatics and the Continuing Education Program in Library Science. Andrea has published and presented widely on innovative teaching techniques, improving classroom communication skills, and pedagogical uses of technology. She is the Editor of the Beta Phi Mu Scholars Series published by Rowman & Littlefield and is the column editor for "Perspectives on Public Services," which appears in International Information & Library Review. Andrea earned a Masters in Library Science from Indiana University and a Master’s in English from the University of Toledo.

Who Should Attend
This workshop is intended for all librarians, library staff, and library administrators who need to demonstrate the value of their library by documenting their contributions to overall institutional effectiveness and/or to identify areas for quality improvement. Attendees are not expected to have previous experience applying the Standards. Though the primary audience is librarians, library staff, library administrators and other campus professionals in areas of assessment, institutional planning and improvement, and academic technology may be interested as well.

There is a registration fee of $45 for this workshop.
CARLI only accepts payment by credit card for the program’s registration fee. This fee includes all workshop materials, morning beverages (coffee/hot tea), and lunch. This fee does NOT include any travel costs associated with attending including hotel or parking.

University of Illinois at Chicago
Richard J. Daley Library, Room 1-470
801 S. Morgan St.
Chicago, IL 60607

Driving Directions & Parking
Parking Rates: Visitor parking closest to the Daley Library (the Halsted Street Parking Structure [HLPS]), is a variable rate parking facility.
Mass Transit Directions
Campus & Parking Maps

A block of rooms is available for attendees to reserve a room. Attendees must reserve a room either online or by phone and mention the booking code: GYD
All hotel charges are the responsibility of the attendee.

Hotel: Crown Plaza, West Loop location.
Address: 26 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60661
Room Rate: $179+tax
Includes free Wi-Fi
Self Park at Hotel: reduced rate of $39

Online Booking Link

Phone Reservations: (312) 829-5000 
Reservation must be made by: September 28, 2019

Space is limited for this workshop, registration will initially be limited as follows:

   June - September 2: one person per CARLI member, a waitlist will be established

   If space remains:

   September 3 - October 14, 2019: registration opens to more than one person per CARLI member including those on the waitlist

   October 14, 2019: Registration closes

Please click on the "Register" tab above to register. All registrants will be placed on the waitlist and will receive an email from CARLI if space is available to complete their registration. The email will include the online payment information to pay the registration fee. This fee must be paid within 14 days or by the close of registration whichever date is earlier.

The University of Illinois at Chicago, Northwestern University, and CARLI are jointly hosting this ACRL Standards for Libraries in Higher Education Workshop. ACRL, a division of ALA, provides the curriculum for the workshop. Your registration data will be shared with ACRL. You will receive email messages about this program from both CARLI and ACRL. 

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