Health Science Librarians of Ilinois

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Serving Illinois Health Information Professionals

(via Dr. Clarence Maybee, Purdue University)

The ACRL Instruction Section Awards Committee is seeking nominations for its awards.

Innovation Award

Do you know of, or were you involved in, a project at an academic/research library that demonstrates creative, innovative, or unique approaches to information literacy instruction or programming? Now’s your chance to boast about it to the world!  Past awards have recognized well-known programs and initiatives such as the WASSAIL Information Literacy Assessment Project, the Guide on the Side software, the New Literacies Alliance project, and the 23 Framework Things.

Read an interview with the 23 Framework Things team, the 2018 Innovation Award winner. More information about the Innovation Award and the nominating process can be found at http://www.ala.org/acrl/awards/achievementawards/innovationaward.  Award recipients receive a $3,000 prize sponsored by EBSCO Information Services.

Nominations are due Friday, December 7. Please email nomination packets to the IS Awards Vice-Chair, Clarence Maybee at cmaybee@purdue.edu.

Ilene F. Rockman Publication of the Year Award
Did you write, or do you know someone who wrote an outstanding publication related to instruction in a library environment published in the preceding two years? This is your chance to let us know about it! Eligible publications include journal articles, books, book chapters, and published proceedings. Submitted publications may be authored by one or more individuals, a group, organization, or committee.

Read an interview with Jennifer Nutefall, the 2018 Rockman recipient.  More information about the Ilene F. Rockman Instruction Publication of the Year Award and the nominating process can be found at http://www.ala.org/acrl/awards/publicationawards/publicationyear.  The winner(s) of this award will receive a plaque and a $1000 prize sponsored by Carrick Enterprises.

Nominations are due Friday, December 7.  Please send your questions and submissions to the IS Awards Chair, Jo Angela Oehrli at jooehrli@umich.edu

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(via Stephanie Davis-Kahl, Illinois Wesleyan University)

Just a reminder that nominations for the EBSS Distinguished Librarian Award are due Friday, December 7. The award will be presented tat the ALA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.

Nominees should have demonstrated achievements in one or more of the following areas:

– Service to the organized profession through ACRL/EBSS and related organizations

– Significant academic library service in the areas of education and/or behavioral sciences

– Significant research and publication in areas of academic library services in education and/or behavioral sciences

– Planning and implementation of academic library programs in education and/or the behavioral sciences disciplines of such exemplary quality that they could serve as a model for others.

To submit a nomination, please submit the nomination form, a letter of support and a CV for the nominee. All materials must be emailed to Stephanie Davis-Kahl, Illinois Wesleyan University (sdaviska@iwu.edu) by Friday, December 7, 2018.

For the nomination form and more information about the award, please visit

http://www.ala.org/acrl/awards/achievementawards/acrlebssaward.

If you have questions, please contact Stephanie Davis-Kahl (309-556-3010/sdaviska@iwu.edu) or Chase Ollis, collis@ala.org.

Thank you for helping us recognize the excellent work of our colleagues!

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(via Theresa Byrd, University of San Diego)

Call for Proposals: Digital Initiatives Symposium 2019

The Digital Initiatives Symposium at the University of San Diego is accepting proposals for its full day conference on Tuesday, April 30, 2019. Proposals should fall into one of three formats:

Panel discussions: 60 minutes (please allow 10-15 minutes for Q&A)
Concurrent sessions: 45 minutes (please allow 10-15 minutes for Q&A)
Lightning talks: 10 minutes

We welcome proposals from organizations, including colleges and universities of all sizes, community colleges, public libraries, special libraries, museums, and other cultural memory institutions. This year, we are especially interested in proposals that consider:

  • linked data
  • social justice and open access
  • the future of open access
  • data management and sharing, open data
  • open educational resources
  • digital initiatives in instruction and undergraduate research
  • roles for deans and directors in digital and institutional repository initiatives
  • roles for disciplinary faculty in digital and institutional repository initiatives
  • diverse repository platforms and functions
  • digital humanities
  • copyright, licensing, and privacy issues
  • collaboration: interdisciplinary initiatives and collaboration within and between campuses
  • scholarly communication
  • technical applications related to platforms or tools
  • web archiving
  • web annotation

Submit your proposal at digital.sandiego.edu/symposium (Click on “Submit Proposal” on the left sidebar.) All submissions will be evaluated based on the relevance of the topic and potential to advance thinking about digital initiatives, institutional repositories, and scholarly communication. Acceptance is competitive. Registration fees will be waived for accepted presenters.

Proposal deadline: Friday, December 14, 2018

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(via the National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region)

Biomedical and health sciences librarians are invited to participate as students or mentors in a rigorous online training course going beyond the basics of research data management. This course will expand on concepts covered in RDM 101: Biomedical and Health Research Data Management Training for Librarians, and threaded throughout will be the librarian’s role in research reproducibility and research integrity and include practice in using Jupyter notebooks. Mentors will assume the role of a researcher with a dataset seeking data services support and will scope research questions to form the basis for mentee projects.

The major aim of this course is to provide an introduction to the support of data science and open science with the goal of developing and implementing or enhancing data science training and services at participants’ institutions. This material is essential for decision-making and implementation of these programs, particularly instructional and reference services. The course topics include an overview of data science and open science, data literacy, data wrangling, data visualization, and leadership. The course will run February 20 – April 12, 2019. Both student and mentor applications are due January 4, 2019. Additional details and application can be found here.

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CARLI Seeking Project Ideas for 2018-2019 Grant Proposals

(via CARLI)

CARLI is eager to apply for grants that address the emerging needs of the profession. You can be part of that effort! Submit your ideas (through your Director or Dean, please) to Anne Craig at abcraig@uillinois.edu.

CARLI will review each grant idea to determine whether we have the necessary administrative capacity to support and implement the grant as lead applicant. If so, we will issue a call for volunteers to serve on an ad hoc task force for the specific grant. This task force will review the viability of the grant for the CARLI membership and will be actively involved in writing and compiling the application package.

Feel free to contact Senior Director Craig with any questions, comments, or ideas.

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(via Merinda Kaye Hensley, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Do you know the next recipient of the Miriam Dudley Instruction Librarian of the Year Award?

Deadline for nominations is Friday. December 7, 2018

The Dudley Award subcommittee is now accepting nominations for the Miriam Dudley Instruction Librarian of the Year Award, which honors a librarian who has made a significant contribution to the advancement of instruction in a college or research library environment. Winners will receive a $1,000 prize. Read an interview with Sharon Mader, the 2018 Dudley recipient<https://acrl.ala.org/IS/2018-miriam-dudley-instruction-librarian-award-sharon-mader/>.

More information about the Miriam Dudley Instruction Librarian of the Year and the nominating process can be found at http://www.ala.org/acrl/awards/publicationawards/publicationyear.

For more information about the award criteria, please see the Miriam Dudley Instruction Librarian Award web page: http://www.ala.org/acrl/awards/achievementawards/miriamdudley.

To nominate someone for the Dudley Award, send nominations to Contact Merinda Kaye Hensley at mhensle1@illinois.edu<mailto:mhensle1@illinois.edu>.

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Nominations must include the name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number of the nominee.
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Include a letter of support detailing the nominee’s qualifications for the award.
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Additional letters of support (up to three) are encouraged and will be considered as part of the nomination packet.
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Nominators should include their name, mailing address, email address, and phone number
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Nominations must be submitted electronically
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Deadline for nominations is Friday. December 7, 2018

Questions?  Contact Merinda Kaye Hensley at mhensle1@illinois.edu<mailto:mhensle1@illinois.edu>.

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(via Dr. Jennifer Fabbi, California State University San Marcos)

ACRL is now accepting nominations for the ACRL Academic/Research Librarian of the Year. This prestigious award recognizes an outstanding member of the library profession who has made a significant national or international contribution to academic or research librarianship and library development.

The award, sponsored by GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO, comes with a plaque and a $5,000 award.

Electronic submissions are required. Applicants must submit a nomination formand supporting documents via email to Chase Ollis, collis@ala.org. Nominations must be received by December 7, 2018, to receive full consideration.

For more information about the criteria and nomination process, visit www.ala.org/acrl/awards/achievementawards/acrllibrarian.  For questions, contact ACRL staff liaison, Chase Ollis at collis@ala.org, or committee chair, Jennifer Fabbi at jfabbi@csusm.edu.

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(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago)

Have you flipped the library paradigm with a program or service? Have you changed focus? Are you shifting your service model? Where are you stepping out to make an impact? Tell us about it.

The Illinois Library Association Conference Program Committee is seeking proposals for the 2019 Annual Conference that embody the diverse and multi-type membership of ILA and highlight the innovative and creative work members do in their libraries. The goal of the conference is to help members engage with each other and grow in their knowledge.

The theme is Shift: Where Will You Grow? and will explore how we as individuals and institutions can shift our thinking to:

  • Look at new ways of providing service
  • Take a step back to reassess something we are doing
  • See where we can change commonly held beliefs
  • Explore similarities between different types of libraries
  • Engage with ideas outside of the library world

Share your ideas and shifts by submitting a conference proposal. The ILA Annual Conference Committee is seeking programs which focus on pushing boundaries, thinking big, inspiring, imagining possibilities, and encouraging innovation. The deadline for submissions is March 15, 2019. For additional information, please visit the ILA website.

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The Illinois Heartland Library System is seeking feedback from academic librarians in Illinois, regarding what topics related to cataloging they would like to see IHLS cover in future training sessions. To gain an idea of the types of training IHLS currently offers through its Cataloging Maintenance Center, please go to https://www.illinoisheartland.org/cmc/online. (The recordings of past sessions are also available on L2.) Additionally, IHLS in the process of putting together two RDA training sessions, one covering books and the other focusing on video and sound recordings. Registration details will be forthcoming. All IHLS cataloging sessions are open to staff from member and non-member libraries.

If there are any topics of interest to academic librarians, including staff at your own library, for which you would like Illinois Heartland Library System to provide training, please contact Eric Edwards, IACRL President, at eedwards@ilsos.net. He will then pass the ideas along to Dr. Pamela Thomas, Bibliographic Project Coordinator for the Cataloging Maintenance Center.

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(via the American Library Association)

The LLAMA Mentoring Committee is recruiting for both mentors and mentees for our July 2019 – June 2020 year. The LLAMA Mentoring Program, http://www.ala.org/llama/llama-mentoring-program,  pairs librarians who are currently in leadership positions with librarians who are interested in becoming leaders.

Mentor application: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2019mentors

Mentee application: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2019mentees

For mentors, it is a chance to pass on your experience and knowledge by working one-on-one with an enthusiastic colleague who is ready to learn and benefit from your experience.

For mentees, it is a great opportunity to learn from an accomplished leader how to:

Explore your leadership potential;
Demonstrate leadership in your current position;
Acquire the skills, attitudes, and relationships that you will need to move into leadership roles.

Participants must be ALA and LLAMA members at the start of the program, and must either attend the Mentor/Mentee orientation at ALA Annual or be able to participate in a virtual orientation at a time to be determined.

The deadline to apply to become a mentor or a mentee is February 8, 2019.

For more information about the LLAMA Mentoring program, contact Mentoring Committee co-chairs Mary Moser at Mary.Moser@umb.edu or Richard Guajardo at guajardo@uh.edu.

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