HSLI Newsletter


Serving Illinois Health Information Professionals

(via Ramune Kubilius, Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center at Northwestern University)

Previous updates noted that the Ohio Health Sciences Library Association was in the process of providing feedback to NNLM for a free advanced PubMed CE live webinar course, to be held on Friday, November 6, from 9:00 to 11:00 AM CDT. Registration is now open for the November 6 live webinar. A registration link and more information are now on the OHSLA website.

IMPORTANT: The link on the Events page will redirect you to the NNLM site, which requires that you sign in or create an NNLM account to complete the registration process.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation e-mail from NNLM with the login information you will need to access the course on November 6. NNLM emails sometimes go to spam, so be sure to check your e-mail spam filter if you don’t get a registration confirmation. You will not be able to access the course without the NNLM login information.

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(via Dr. Pamela Thomas, Illinois Heartland Library System)

Registration is now open for the next Cataloging Maintenance Center Online with the CMC webinar. More information is below.

  • Thursday, October 8, 2020: “Punctuate the Positive, or Eliminate the Negative”
    • Cheri Schuler-Faust will discuss options regarding the use of punctuation when newly authenticating bibliographic records. Fully punctuate any field when descriptive cataloging form is recorded as “ISBD punctuation included,” Desc i. Omit final punctuation and punctuation between subfields, when descriptive cataloging form is recorded as “ISBD punctuation omitted,” Desc c. Register here.

The CMC typically holds its Online with the CMC webinars on the third Thursday of the month, but it has had to move the October session up a week, since the OLAC conference is being held Oct. 13-16 and all the CMC will be attending. All webinars take place from 10:00 to 11:00 AM CDT.

A list of the remaining Online with the CMC webinars for FY 2021 is below. Please direct any questions to Dr. Pamela Thomas, Bibliographic Project Coordinator for the Illinois Heartland Library System, at pthomas@illinoisheartland.org.

  • November 19, 2020: “Well Isn’t That Special?: Archival Materials & Special Collections”
    • A look at finding aids, common cataloging schemas including Dublin Core and MARC21, crosswalks, and a brief look at XML/EAD/DACS, and how these can apply to cataloging archival and special collections materials. Register here.
  • February 18, 2021: “The Good, the Bad, and the Just Plain Weird: A Short Guide to Cataloging Oddly Bound Books”
    • In this session we will discuss when and how to include important physical descriptions of oddly bound materials. This could include anything from a unique binding, an artist’s book, or a periodical bound out of order. Register here.
  • March 18, 2021: “Braille: Decoding the Dots”
    • How to catalog braille books, specific MARC fields that should be included in a bibliographic record, and how to code the fixed-field elements will be covered. Register here.
  • April 15, 2021: “Mixing It Up: Mixed Materials”
    • While kits contain multiple items issued as one unit intended for instruction, collections of mixed materials contain two or more forms that are most often related by being about or accumulated by a body or person. MARC fields and RDA guidelines for mixed materials will be discussed. Register here.
  • May 20, 2021: “Cheerios, Rice Krispies, or The Directory of Overseas Summer Jobs?”
    • Discusses what a serial is, the differences in cataloging a single item vs. cataloging serials, and demonstrates the fixed-field differences and variable fields that apply to serial records. Register here.
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(via the Illinois Library Association)

On behalf of the Illinois Library Association Diversity Committee, we ask that those currently employed in a library setting complete this survey to let us know what your professional training needs are during this time of extraordinary change. These trainings are to help libraries explore the different dimensions of diversity (race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, class, education, disability, etc.) in a safe and nurturing workplace. It is important that we value and embrace the differences between us all, creating a conducive and cohesive environment for exploration and inclusivity.

To complete the survey, please go here. This survey will close on Friday, September 25. If you have any questions regarding the survey, please contact Tamara Jenkins, at tjenkins@ila.org.

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(via Jodie Borgerding, Amigos Library Services)

Equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) initiatives and practices have been at the forefront of library services for several years. However, now we need to ask ourselves, are we not only talking the talk, but walking the walk when it comes to EDI. Are the EDI initiatives and plans we developed years ago actually working? Are we seeing an impact from these efforts in our communities and among our staff?

Join Amigos Library Services on Wednesday, December 2, for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Libraries: Progress and Promise? We will take a closer look at EDI and explore what initiatives in your library have worked, ones that have not.

We are now accepting presentation proposals for this online conference. Suggested topic areas include, but are not limited to, the following ones.

  • diversity audits and assessments of your library’s collection
  • implementation of universal design best practices in your library’s digital and physical spaces
  • successful strategies on engaging your library’s staff, community, and/or campus with EDI education and training
  • lessons learned in managing controversial EDI issues within your library’s workplace, community, and/or campus
  • archival and special collections management of materials from underrepresented and/or historically marginalized groups
  • ways to reduce biases in cataloging
  • proven best practices for inclusive library instruction and critical information literacy
  • next steps in recruiting, retaining, and leading a diverse library workplace

Please submit your proposal here by Tuesday, September 29. Tell us your story and share what attendees can expect to learn from your presentation. Amigos staff will provide all the training for our platform and full technical support during your presentation. All sessions are 45 minutes with time for questions and answers.

For more information about this conference, contact Jodie Borgerding, at borgerding@amigos.org or (972) 340-2897.

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IACRL at the 2020 ILA Virtual Conference

(via the Illinois Library Association)

IACRL is sponsoring IACRL @ ILA–a track of programming for academic librarians at the 2020 ILA Virtual Conference. IACRL @ ILA programming is open to all conference attendees and academic librarians are free to attend programs outside the IACRL @ ILA track.

In lieu of its traditional luncheon and membership meeting, IACRL is holding its membership meeting on Wednesday, October 21, 11:00 – 11:45 a.m. All IACRL members (and potential members) are invited to attend our virtual annual meeting. At the meeting, the IACRL president and committee chairs will give the annual report and our new officers will be installed. If time allows, we will also discuss ideas for the upcoming year for IACRL. This is a great opportunity to learn more about IACRL and get involved. Pre-registration is required to attend the meeting.

The IACRL President’s Program will feature Jon E. Cawthorne, Ph.D., President of ACRL and the dean of the Wayne State University Library System and the University’s School of Information Sciences. Before joining Wayne State University, Cawthorne was privileged to lead West Virginia University Libraries as dean. While at WVU, Cawthorne’s commitment to diversity among academic librarians led to founding in 2015 of the Library Diversity Alliance, a four-institution residency program comprising WVU, American University, the University of Iowa, and Virginia Tech. In 2016, an inspired Association of College & Research Libraries Board voted to sponsor and support the Alliance under the ACRL aegis; today, Cawthorne chairs the ACRL Diversity Alliance program, which unites over 50 academic libraries that share a commitment to growing the hiring pipeline of qualified, talented individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups.

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(via Courtney McAllister, Yale University)

The Charleston Conference traditionally hosts preconference workshops and seminars on the days immediately preceding the main Conference. This year, since the conference has moved online, we’re hosting our pre- and post- conference workshops and seminars online as well. We’ve spread these sessions out during the month of October and November to avoid scheduling burnout during the week of the conference. Each session is jam-packed with hands-on activity and breakout discussions for the attendees, and will include several breaks. These are intended to be active learning sessions, not just another webinar to sit through. We have sessions on a wide range of topics–see this link below for more details.

Pricing: Unless otherwise indicated on the session description page below, half day sessions are $50 and full day sessions are $95.

Bulk Discount: Register for 2 or 3 sessions at the same time, and receive a 10% discount (use code CHS20-2WKSP). Register for 4 or more sessions at the same time, and receive a 20% discount (use code CHS20-4WKSP). Discounts cannot be applied retroactively if webinars are purchased separately – codes must be applied to a single transaction.

Registration is also open for the main Conference, to be held online the week of  November 2-6 (Monday-Friday). Register here, with rates and other details available here.

Contact Leah Hinds, Executive Director, with questions: leah@charlestonlibraryconference.com.

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(via the Historical Medical Library of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia)

Are you struggling to meet the virtual needs of your students, faculty and other users? Do you need to be inspired? Are you challenged by the perceived “silences” in your library, archives or museum? The Historical Medical Library of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, in conjunction with the Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries and the University of Pennsylvania, invites you to attend a virtual symposium on Monday, October 12, from 12:00 to 3:30 PM CDT.

This symposium, titled Silences in the LAMS:  Digital Surrogacy in the Time of Pandemic, explores issues of access and use that have arisen since the outbreak of SARS-CoV-2. Information on the keynote speaker is below. To see the full list of speakers, please click on the link at the bottom.

Keynote Speaker

Melissa Grafe, Ph.D.
John R. Bumstead Librarian for Medical History, Head of the Medical Historical Library
Yale University
Fear of the Digital Disease: Digital Surrogacy and Materiality in a COVID-19 World.

The link to the symposium will be distributed prior to the event.

Tickets are free. Register here by Friday, October 9.

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(via Debbie Campbell, CARLI)

The CARLI Instruction Committee is planning a fall webinar focused on instruction and the Primo VE user experience. The webinar, titled “Primo VE in Practice–Life After Going Live”, will take place on Wednesday, December 2, at 1:00 PM CDT.

The Committee is soliciting volunteers who would be willing to participate in a moderated panel or deliver a brief 10-15 minute presentation focused on their practical experiences instructing patrons on how to use Primo VE, whether at a reference desk, in a classroom, or other setting. The committee is seeking information on best practices for teaching Primo VE, examples of materials created for instruction, or other strategies developed for making the most out of the new system.

Interested presenters (either individuals or groups) should submit an approximately-100-word description of the approach or strategy they’d like to discuss. To submit a proposal, please click here. The deadline for submissions is Monday, October 19.

Please contact committee co-chairs Christina Norton (cnorton@fsmail.bradley.edu) or Dee Anna Phares (dphares@niu.edu), or the CARLI Office (support@carli.illinois.edu), with any questions.

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(via Mary Konkel, College of DuPage)

In late 2019 OCLC Global Council, in conjunction with OCLC Research and Market Research teams, surveyed librarians around the world on their discovery and fulfillment efforts. The publication Global Perspectives on Discovery and Fulfillment: Findings from the 2020 OCLC Global Council Survey provides an overview of the findings from this global survey.

The key takeaways from more than 1,300 respondents in 68 countries: Librarians believe users employ search engines most frequently to discover resources. Budget constraints were reported as the biggest challenge. And respondents believe “the next big things” that will impact libraries include open access, artificial intelligence, and smart technologies.

To access the full text of the report, please click here or here.

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(via ACRL)

Thanks to everyone who submitted program proposals for ACRL 2021. So much exciting content was received that we need more time to decide how much we can accept in the current environment. Contributed paper, panel session, preconference, and workshop notifications are expected to go out by the end of December 2020. We apologize for the delay and thank you in advance for your patience.

The deadline for Lightning Talk, Poster, Roundtable, TechConnect, Webcast submissions has been extended to Monday, November 9, 2020. As a reminder of the new participation limits, all submitters (even those that already submitted in the spring) are eligible to be included as a presenter or co-presenter on a maximum of two additional proposals for the revised fall submission deadline, and can ultimately present a maximum of two times during the ACRL Conference. More information is available on the Conference website.

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