Monday
Oct142019

Drexel Libraries' Panel Discussion on Open Educational Resources - October 22

In celebration of Open Access Week, Drexel University Libraries invites their PALCI colleagues to join them for a lively and informative discussion on Open Educational Resources. The Drexel University Libraries is pleased to host this distinguished panel featuring three 2019 Library Faculty Fellows, who will discuss their work to bring Open Educational Resources (OERs) to campus.

Time and Location:
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
W. W. Hagerty Library, Room L33

Please register for the free event here.

  • Featured Speakers:
    • Douglas Baird, Associate Professor and Director of Curricular Innovation and Student Success, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies, College of Medicine
    • Vito Gulla, Adjunct Professor, English & Philosophy, College of Arts & Sciences
    • Antonios Kontsos, Associate Professor and Director of Theoretical & Applied Mechanics Group, College of Engineering
  • Moderator:
    • Danuta A. Nitecki, Dean of Libraries

Who should attend: Drexel faculty, staff and students; members of the public; PACLI librarians and others interested in learning about OERs and how they contribute to student success

Not on campus? Attend online via Zoom. Details available on the registration page.

This event is free and open to all members of the Drexel community and members of the public.

Monday
Sep302019

Association of College Libraries of Central Pennsylvania's Fall Conference - October 25th

ACLCP's Fall Conference is coming up soon and will be held at the Red Lion Hotel in Harrisburg, PA. The event will focus on Project Outcome, a toolkit for measuring key outcomes across library programming and services. Additional information about the event and links to registration can be found at https://www.aclcp.org/index.php/programs/.

Thursday
Sep192019

PALCI Deans & Directors Luncheon, September 19, 2019

PALCI Libraries Leading for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

PALCI Deans & Directors are invited to join us for our annual PALCI Board-hosted Deans & Directors Luncheon, with special thanks to our host, Scott Muir at Rowan University.

Featured Speaker: Monika Williams Shealey 

The Deans & Directors Luncheon is available at no cost and is open to all PALCI Deans & Directors, or your organization's PALCI Voting Representative. If you are a Dean, Director or Voting Representative and are not able to attend, we encourage you to designate another appropriate staff member from your library to attend in your place. This event is an in-person presentation, workshop, and networking meeting. Unfortunately, we will not be able to offer live-streaming or remote participation at this time. If anything changes in this regard, we'll notify you immediately.

This year's Luncheon is focused on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion issues within libraries, with special guest speaker Monika Williams Shealey. Dr. Williams Shealey will provide insight and personal perspective on these issues, and encourage discussion among PALCI Member Libraries. The theme is especially timely, as the PALCI Board recently established a PALCI Professional Code of Conduct Task Force, which is in the process of developing our first PALCI Professional Code of Conduct, designed to address issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion in our consortium.

Monika Williams Shealey is Senior Vice President of the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Rowan University. Shealey, who joined Rowan as dean of the College of Education in 2013,  oversees a division that brings together departments and programs to develop initiatives designed to address issues of access, equity and inclusion across all of the University’s campuses. Shealey earned her Ph.D. in education, with a specialization in exceptional student education, from the University of Central Florida. She also holds degrees from the University of Miami and the University of South Florida. Read More about our featured speaker, Monika Williams Shealey, here>>

 

 

Wednesday
Sep182019

ConsortiaManager Training for PALCI Members

PALCI's ConsortiaManager is up and running! The first user passwords have gone out, and library staff are encouraged to begin adding more staff as users and updating any contact and demographic information in the tool. More data about subscriptions and PALCI service participation will be entered into the system over the coming weeks.

The first two training sessions (both covering the same topics), hosted by ConsortiaManager staff, are underway. Both sessions are being recorded and will be available both here on PALCI's website and in ConsortiaManager.

Session 1 - 09/17/2019: Recording

Session 2 - Thursday, 09/26/2019 @ 2:30 - Recording coming soon

Please feel free to contact us at support@palci.org with any questions!

Wednesday
Sep042019

First Annual Affordable Learning PA OER Summit

PALCI staff, along with the steering committee of the Affordable Learning PA project and Penn State University, hosted the first Open Educational Resources (OER) Summit earlier this month. The theme of the event was "Building Community," and more than 100 attended from across the state and beyond. The Summit allowed librarians, faculty, and others to collaborate on building a network dedicated to making higher education more accessible and affordable.

The day featured keynote presentations by Amy Hofer, Coordinator, Statewide Open Education Library Services for Oregon and Anne Osterman, Director of VIVA, as well as concurrent sessions, posters, and lightning talks by PA OER practitioners.

The agenda, session descriptions, attendees, as well as slides from presentations, along with other helpful documents and templates related to the project can be found at: http://www.palci.org/alpa-documents/

Keynote Speakers

Amy Hofer, Coordinator, Statewide Open Education Library Services, is the OER librarian for Oregon's colleges and universities; visit the Open Oregon Educational Resources website at openoregon.org to learn more. Amy is a coauthor of the book "Transforming Information Literacy Instruction: Threshold Concepts in Theory and Practice." By night she is a fiddler and square dance caller.

 

 

Anne C. Osterman is Director of VIVA, the consortium of the 72 nonprofit college and university libraries within the Commonwealth of Virginia. She has a Master’s in Library Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master’s in Statistics from American University. In addition to various chapter and article publications she is co-author of the book Electronic Resource Management: Practical Perspectives in a New Technical Services Model.

 

 

 

The ALPa community will continue to make progress throughout the year on the topics and work initiated at the summit. If you are interested in learning more about the ALPA project or in becoming involved, please visit http://www.palci.org/alpa-about/.

Friday
Aug302019

Deans & Directors Luncheon

PALCI Deans & Directors Luncheon, September 19, 2019

PALCI Libraries Leading for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

PALCI Deans & Directors are invited to join us for our annual PALCI Board-hosted Deans & Directors Luncheon, with special thanks to our host, Scott Muir at Rowan University.

Featured Speaker: Monika Williams Shealey 

The Deans & Directors Luncheon is available at no cost and is open to all PALCI Deans & Directors, or your organization's PALCI Voting Representative. If you are a Dean, Director or Voting Representative and are not able to attend, we encourage you to designate another appropriate staff member from your library to attend in your place. This event is an in-person presentation, workshop, and networking meeting. Unfortunately, we will not be able to offer live-streaming or remote participation at this time. If anything changes in this regard, we'll notify you immediately.

This year's Luncheon is focused on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion issues within libraries, with special guest speaker Monika Williams Shealey. Dr. Williams Shealey will provide insight and personal perspective on these issues, and encourage discussion among PALCI Member Libraries. The theme is especially timely, as the PALCI Board recently established a PALCI Professional Code of Conduct Task Force, which is in the process of developing our first PALCI Professional Code of Conduct, designed to address issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion in our consortium.

Monika Williams Shealey is Senior Vice President of the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Rowan University. Shealey, who joined Rowan as dean of the College of Education in 2013,  oversees a division that brings together departments and programs to develop initiatives designed to address issues of access, equity and inclusion across all of the University’s campuses. Shealey earned her Ph.D. in education, with a specialization in exceptional student education, from the University of Central Florida. She also holds degrees from the University of Miami and the University of South Florida. Read More about our featured speaker, Monika Williams Shealey, here>>