A few regional events that may interest academic librarians this fall-winter:
Fact, False, or Just Flawed: Critically Examining News in the Age of Truthiness
ACRL Delaware Valley Chapter’s Fall 2017 Conference | November 17, 2017 | University of Pennsylvania Law School
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.
2017 MD Tech Connect: It’s More Than Technology, It’s The Story
December 8, 2017 | Priddy Library – Universities at Shady Grove | Cost: Free
Registration is open to staff from all types of libraries in Maryland, Virginia and DC. Registration is free, but space is limited.
More than ever technology is becoming integral to our libraries – from the experiences we provide for customers to the tools we use to serve them. This third MD Tech Connect 2017 is designed to continue the work of the past two years in building a library technology community in Maryland that is more inclusive than in the past – recognizing that our tech efforts touch ALL library staff, not just IT staff. The intended audience is “IT staff”, “technologists” and “technology enthusiasts.” The event is designed to bridge these various library technology worlds to be inclusive of all library staff.
Advancing Postsecondary Student Success Through OER: A Statewide Summit on Open Educational Resources in Higher Education
December 8, 2017 | College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center | Cost: Free
NOTE: Registration is at currently at capacity. Organizers are working to extend capacity for the event. If you would like to be placed on a wait list, please register!
A day-long summit that will bring together faculty, instructional designers, librarians, and administrators from across Maryland’s higher education institutions to explore the promise of using open educational resources (OER) to replace costly textbooks with affordable, high-quality learning materials while giving instructors the opportunity to repurpose content to meet their students’ needs.