Ask a Librarian Workshop: Back to Basics

posted Dec 13, 2018, 2:16 PM by Arizona CCDOL

Dear Arizona Community College Library Colleagues (ACCLC), 

You are invited to join your MCCCD Library Faculty colleagues for:

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Participants: You! MCCCD Library Faculty and our friends from ACCLC Libraries


Workshop Overview: Does your library offer a chat service? Have you thought about it? This event may be for you! We'd like to invite our ACCLC colleagues to join us at our annual Ask a Librarian workshop. This year we are reflecting on the best practices for providing effective virtual reference service.

We will kick off the workshop by learning from Ann Roselle of Phoenix College. Ann focused her recent Faculty Evaluation Plan (FEP) on the skills and strategies for working with students from all colleges in the Maricopa District District. Attendees will then engage in a variety of activities, such as Ask a Librarian Theater (an interactive and funny way to learn about intentional chatting through reading transcripts aloud), paired-peer transcript evaluation, and discussion to reinforce the concepts learned. To cap the session, we will hear from Zoe Luter of Mesa Community College and the outcomes of her fall 2018 sabbatical and the pedagogical practices we can apply in various library contexts. Librarians will leave the session with strategies and skills for how to create more successful chat sessions.

  • Please register by Friday, January 11, 2019. Registration is limited, so register early to ensure your spot! There is no cost to attend.

  • BYOB (Bring your own beverage). Light refreshments will be provided by the Ask a Librarian committee. 

  • Questions? Please contact Karen Docherty at 480-517-8432 or  

Maricopa County Community Colleges District takes on role of fiscal agent for ACCLC

posted Dec 13, 2018, 2:12 PM by Arizona CCDOL

Maricopa will be taking on the fiscal agent role for the ACCLC and putting together an IGA, to move our dream forward.  We have a long ways to go, but with the administrative support of MCCCD and the AC4, we should be a better-recognized group in the future and have more negotiation and purchasing clout with vendors beyond our single entities.  

Presentations from the Mesa Community College's Information Literacy Conference (originally posted Dec 3, 2016, 12:08PM)

posted Dec 11, 2017, 11:16 AM by Arizona CCDOL

The following link is to a libguide created from the presentations at Mesa Community College's Information Literacy Conference

Information Literacy Conference at MCC, Nov. 18 - Register today! (originally posted Oct 21, 2016, 12:58PM)

posted Dec 11, 2017, 11:15 AM by Arizona CCDOL

Please join librarians and faculty from various disciplines on FridayNovember 18th from 8:30am - 3:30pm at the Mesa Community College Library for the conference: Implementing ACRL's Information Literacy Framework: Instructional Strategies and Collaborative Opportunities

Hosted by the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) Library Instructional Council (LIC), this conference promises to be an enlightening day of dialogue and collaboration between faculty across the curriculum on interpreting and applying the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. Our keynote speaker is Wendy Holliday of NAU, winner of the 2016 ACRL/IS Miriam Dudley Instruction Librarian Award. There will be nine breakout sessions focusing on interpretation, instructional strategies and collaborative opportunities regarding the ACRL Framework.  

Registration is open and free to all attendees (lunch will also be provided). For further information on this event and to register click HERE.

Open Educational Resource Professional Development (originally posted Sep 1, 2016, 9:11AM)

posted Dec 11, 2017, 11:12 AM by Arizona CCDOL

The use of Open Educational Resources (OER) are becoming more and more popular in higher education and campus libraries are often tasked with organizing and managing the OER for the institution. The link below provides an overview of OER and OER usage in a degree program. ACCLC will be developing a professional development opportunity on this topic.
  • Open Educational Resource Faculty Workshop 
  • Adopting Open Educational Resources in the Classroom
  • Open Educational Resource Network

Professional Development Blog (originally posted May 28, 2016, 2:46PM)

posted Dec 11, 2017, 10:05 AM by Arizona CCDOL   [ updated Dec 11, 2017, 11:11 AM ]

For those of us interested in professional development in the realm of teaching and learning, it's often worthwhile to look outside libraryland for opportunities. 

Many (though admittedly not all) of our member institutions belong to NISOD (National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development), an organization devoted to the professional development of faculty, staff, and administrators at community, technical, and two-year colleges. Check here to see whether your college belongs; if it does, check NISOD's Webinar Series page for upcoming events and for links to archived sessions.

ACCLC Committee meetings - July 21, 2016

posted Jul 23, 2016, 11:51 AM by Arizona CCDOL

On 7/21/16, the ACCLC Professional Development Committee, the Planning Committee, and the Steering Committee met on CochiseConnect. The Professional Development Committee will be presenting several ProDev opportunities this Fall semester that will be available through the website blog. The Planning Committee has formalized the agenda for the upcoming meeting and secured accommodations and catering for the meeting. The Steering Committee will be reviewing the feasibility study report on August 22nd and will present the best alternatives for consortium formation at the August 26 meeting.

Arizona State Library Support for Consultant

posted May 28, 2016, 1:00 PM by Arizona CCDOL   [ updated Dec 11, 2017, 10:02 AM ]

The Arizona State Library has agreed to support ACCLC in its hiring of a consultant to help us produce a feasibility study to determine the requirements to successfully create a statewide consortium of academic libraries. This study takes into account the economic, legal, structural, technological, scheduling and other factors that are essential to the process.

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