Health Science Librarians of Ilinois

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Serving Illinois Health Information Professionals

(via the Association of College and Research Libraries)

The ACRL Instruction Section is offering the full-day preconferenceGoing with (and Growing with) the Framework: Teaching Information Literacy with a Social Justice Lens”, in conjunction with the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago on Friday, June 23. Through panel presentations and hands-on workshops, develop strategies and approaches for teaching the Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education that also incorporate a social justice lens. The transition from the Standards to the Framework has been challenging for many librarians, especially because theFramework calls for a conceptual approach to information literacy instruction, instead of relying on measurable, skills-based outcomes. Yet the Framework may provide opportunities for deeper, more transformative learning and challenge students to think more critically about their own power and privilege, as well as the lack of certain voices, within the information ecosystem.

Presenters
Samantha Becker, Campus Engagement Librarian, Drake University
Alexandra Chappell, Arts & Humanities Team Leader, The Claremont Colleges
Dani Brecher Cook, Director of Teaching and Learning, University of California, Riverside
Lisa Hinchliffe, Professor/ Coordinator for Information Literacy Services and Instruction, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign                                                                                                                                                                                           kYmberly Keeton, Lincoln University
Leslie L. Morgan, University of Notre Dame
Karen Nicholson, Manager, Information Literacy, University of Guelph
Nicole Pagowsky, Associate Librarian and Instruction Coordinator, University of Arizona
Laura Saunders, Assistant Professor, Simmons College
Maura Seale, Collections, Research, & Instruction Librarian, Georgetown University
Allegra Swift, Scholarly Communication & Publishing Coordinator, Claremont Colleges
Desirae Zingarelli-Sweet, Reference & Instruction Librarian, Loyola Marymount University

Complete details including registration materials are available online.  Contact Margot Conahan at mconahan@ala.org with questions.

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(via Margaret Chambers, CARLI)

Are you planning to attend the 4th Annual Great Lakes Resource Sharing Conference on June 8-9, 2017Register by Friday, May 26, to take advantage of the lower registration fee. The $95 registration fee will increase to $125 after May 26. Remember to book your hotel room soon. The special room rate at the DoubleTree Hotel in Oak Brook, IL will be available until Thursday, May 18, or until the rooms in the group block are sold out, whichever comes first.

Schedule in Brief

Thursday, June 8

  • 12:30 to 1:30 PM—OCLC resource-sharing update
  • 1:45 to 3:30 PM (including break)—lightning Rounds
  • 3:30 to 4:30 PM—”The Contemporary Academic Library Resource Sharing Mission: Fragmentation or Evolution?”
  • 5:00 to 6:00 PM—opening reception and trivia contest
  • 6:00 PM and later—dine-arounds or dinner on your own

Friday, June 9—8:00 AM to 3:45 PM

  • keynote address: “History Has Its Eyes on You: Lighthouse and Libraries Weathering Storms of Change”—given by Corey Seeman, Director of Kresge Library Services (Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor) and manager of A Library Writer’s Blog
  • three tracks of concurrent sessions (see below)
  • breakfast, lunch, and breaks included

Concurrent Sessions

  • “CARLI’s Patron Driven Acquisitions Project for Print Materials: A Review of a Consortial Project”
  • “Strength in Numbers: Demonstrating Value During Times of Change”
  • “Strengthening Workflows: Developing an Improved Staffing Model to Weather the Winds of Change”
  • “Trying to Jump-Start Collaborative Collection Development: Finding Simple Methods for Effective Cooperation”
  • And many more! See the conference website for a full list.

Conference Rates

The conference registration fee is $95 ($125 for registration after May 26) and includes all sessions, in addition to the reception on Thursday and breakfast and lunch on Friday. Join your resource-sharing partners in harnessing the winds of change! For hotel reservations and other information, visit the conference website.

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Recording of May 19 DLS Instruction Committee Webinar Available

(via Heather Dalal, Rider University)

A recording of the May 19 DLS Instruction Committee webinar, “Collaborative Instructional Design: Leveraging Resources to Build Online Learning Experiences”, can be found here. More information about the presentation is below.

Student interest and participation in online courses and learning experiences are growing, but library budgets and resources are typically not. Collaborative instructional design is one way to leverage existing staff and technology to create library learning experiences for patrons in online spaces. Joelle Pitts, Instructional Design Librarian for Kansas State University, will discuss the case for collaborative design and guidelines for successful implementation based on her work leading an inter-institutional library instruction consortium. Particular focus will be given to the design and development phases, including the use of the rapid prototyping model, and the logistics of team testing and assessment. Critical questions, transferrable tips, and common challenges will be shared. Click here to learn more about Joelle Pitts.

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(via Gwen Gregory, IACRL Past President)

ACRL invites its committees, sections, interest groups and individual members to consider submitting program proposals for the 2018 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans. For the first time, program proposals will be submitted via a centralized submission site for all ALA Divisions, RoundTables, Committees, and Offices. ACRL members must choose “ACRL” on the first screen of the submission form in order to have the program included in the ACRL pool of programs to be reviewed.

There will be a virtual meeting at 11:00 AM CST on Thursday, June 1, for ACRL units and members interested in submitting proposals for a 2018 ALA Annual Conference program. The purpose of this meeting is to provide potential conference program planners with an understanding of the Annual Conference program planning process, including budgets, timelines and planning tips. RSVP online to attend the June 1 virtual meeting. Once login instructions are available, attendees will be notified. Login instructions will also be posted on the main ACRL page in ALA Connect.

2018 ALA Annual Conference program proposals are due Friday, August 25. The ACRL Professional Development Committee will review proposal and select 2018 Annual Conference programs, with notifications issued in October 2017. More details about the Annual Conference program process are on the ACRL website. Contact ACRL Program Officer Megan Griffin, at mgriffin@ala.org, or ACRL Manager of Professional Development Margot Conahan, at mconahan@ala.org, with questions concerning the program proposal process.

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(via Yen Tran, San Jose State University)

ACRL Press is planning to publish a book titled Supporting Today’s Students in the Library: Strategies for Retaining and Graduating International, Transfer, First-Generation, and Re-Entry Students. Editors Ngoc-Yen Tran & Silke Higgins invite the submission of chapter proposals for a book on how academic libraries are addressing the unique struggles of international students, transfer or commuter students, first-generation students, and re-entry or older-adult students. The book will focus on strategies for retaining and graduating these student populations by exploring methods for overcoming barriers, discussing best practices for engaging students in research and information literacy topics, as well as providing a variety of services that support students beyond the classroom environment.

New and completed research and case studies are welcome, provided any new studies can be completed within the timeline explained below. Chapters based on completed research must not be previously published or simultaneously submitted elsewhere. We are seeking proposals for two types of chapters in support of the aforementioned student populations.

  • research or case studies on such topics as who your students are and what needs or struggles they face
  • research or in-depth case studies on the application of learning theories (such as Social Cognitive Learning Theory or Educational Gaming Theory)–topics might include best practices for instruction, outreach, or collection development; overcoming language and access barriers; developing meaningful relationships with peers and faculty; and balancing school, work, and general life responsibilities

Submission Procedure

Please submit chapter proposals of up to 500 words, a short author’s statement, a writing sample, and a list of previous publications (if applicable), to lib.learning.theories@gmail.com by Monday, June 5. If you are proposing new, uncompleted research, please provide a tentative timeline that includes a date for completion, evidence of institutional approval, if appropriate, as well as any additional dates you believe are relevant. Authors will be notified of acceptance by Saturday, July 1.

If there are multiple authors for a chapter, please submit author statements for each author and at least one writing sample. Writing samples from multiple authors may be submitted, however, if it is felt that doing so will create a better representation of the group’s work.

This initial stage requires a 500-word description, so just planning out your article now is fine. Final manuscripts of between 1500 and 5000 words will be due September 30, with drafts and edits staggered earlier throughout the year as best fits the schedules of the author(s) and editors. All chapters will undergo peer review by a subject matter expert prior to publication.

For additional information, contact the editors: Ngoc-Yen Tran, Academic Liaison Librarian, San Jose State University, at yen.tran@sjsu.edu; and Silke Higgins, Academic Liaison Librarian, San Jose State University, at silke.higgins@sjsu.edu.

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(via Margaret Ellingson, Emory University)

For the past few months, the ALA RUSA STARS Codes, Guidelines and Technical Standards Committee has been engaged in the required seven-year review of the Guidelines for Resource-Sharing Response to Natural and Man-made Disasters.  We are now seeking input from the resource sharing community on the proposed guideline revision.

We welcome your input from now through 8:00 PM CST on Tuesday, May 23 .

  • The current guidelines are available at the link above.
  • The draft of the revised guidelines is available here.
  • The survey in which to record your comments is available here.

Note that the proposed revisions are not substantive in nature, but, rather, have the following impact.

  • changing the name to Guidelines for Resource-Sharing Disaster Preparation and Response
  • emphasizing that the guidelines address both preparation for and response to disasters
  • adding a definition for Responding Libraries
  • reordering some sections to more logically proceed from preparation to response.
  • generally improving clarity and consistency of language

Again, please review the existing and revised guidelines and use the survey to communicate your comments and/or questions to the STARS Codes, Guidelines & Technical Standards Committee (see above link for contact information) by 8:00 PM CST on Tuesday, May 23.

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NN/LM – GMR Releases Annual Report for 2016-17

(via Molly Roberts, National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region)

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region has released its annual report for 2016-2017. This is the first year of the University of Iowa’s five-year term hosting the Greater Midwest Region’s Office. The report details progress toward the 10 goals below.

  • The Hardin Library for the Health Sciences at the University of Iowa will establish a regional office for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine staffed with quality health information professionals and governed by stakeholders. Partnerships with regional network members will be established to support the mission of the NNLM including access to quality health information for health professionals, librarians and consumers during the five years of the grant.
  • The GMR will continually strive to improve communications within the NNLM and NLM, and with network members and the community through a variety of communication modes, with the intent to enhance knowledge and understanding of the network’s programs and services and to ensure transparency with our peers, network members, and the community during the five years of the grant.
  • The GMR staff will expand and manage the GMR network to enhance services to health care professionals, librarians, and community organizations throughout the five years of the award so that the NNLM mission continues to be met through a distributed network.
  • The GMR staff will strengthen the Network National Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan within the Region in order to limit interruption in access to information throughout the Region and nationally during disasters and other emergencies during the five years of the grant.
  • The GMR staff will increase the number of network members actively and effectively participating in NLM programs and services within the GMR, ensuring that a variety of users have equal access to quality biomedical and health information over the five years of the grant.
  • The GMR staff will provide a Data Management Education Center (DMEC) for network members to increase the number of network libraries skilled at supporting health researchers with data management throughout the data life cycle during the five years of the award.
  • The GMR staff will develop and implement outreach and education programs that reach health professionals in the Region with a focus on underserved health communities and health professionals that work in these medically challenging communities so that easy access to NLM resources can be obtained regardless of location or economic status, throughout the five years of the award.
  • The GMR staff will ensure that all GMR network members have the opportunity to keep current on health sciences information topics and resources such as PubMed so that health professionals receive quality support from GMR Network libraries throughout the five years of the grant.
  • The GMR staff will increase the number of public health professionals who have new skills in accessing and searching quality health information through online educational opportunities throughout the five years of the grant so that they can easily and effectively access quality information at time of need.
  • The GMR staff will improve GMR consumer’s understanding of quality health information resources available on the Internet so that they make better informed health care decisions throughout the five years of the award.

To read the full report, click here.

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(via Margaret Chambers, CARLI)

Register for the 4th Annual Great Lakes Resource Sharing Conference  by Friday, May 26, to take advantage of the early registration fee. The $95 registration fee will increase to $125 after May 26. The registration fee includes all sessions, as well as the reception on Thursday and breakfast and lunch on Friday.

Schedule in Brief

Thursday, June 8

  • 12:30 to 1:30 PM—OCLC Resource Sharing Update
  • 1:45 to 3:30 PM (including break)—lightning rounds
  • 3:30 to 4:30 PM—”The Contemporary Academic Library Resource Sharing Mission: Fragmentation or Evolution?”
  • 5:00 to 6:00 PM—opening reception and trivia contest
  • 6:00 PM and later—dine-arounds or dinner on your own

Friday, June 9 (8:00 AM to 3:45 PM)

  • keynote address: “History Has Its Eyes on You: Lighthouse and Libraries Weathering Storms of Change”–Corey Seeman, Director of Kresge Library Services (Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor) and manager of A Library Writer’s Blog
  • three tracks of concurrent sessions
  • breakfast, lunch, and breaks included

Concurrent Sessions

  • “CARLI’s Patron Driven Acquisitions Project for Print Materials: A Review of a Consortial Project”
  • “Strength in Numbers: Demonstrating Value During Times of Change”
  • “Strengthening Workflows: Developing an Improved Staffing Model to Weather the Winds of Change”
  • “Trying to Jump-Start Collaborative Collection Development: Finding Simple Methods for Effective Cooperation”
  • And many more! See the conference website for a full list.

Join your resource sharing partners in harnessing the winds of change!

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(via the Association of College and Research Libraries)

The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces its newest workshop, “Engaging with the ACRL Framework: A Catalyst for Exploring and Expanding Our Teaching Practices“, is now available for scheduling beginning in July 2017. The Framework workshop joins the slate of ACRL’s other workshops that can be brought to your campus, chapter, or consortia upon request throughout the year.

Led by two expert presenters, this one-day immersive workshop supports librarians in engaging more deeply with the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education and in exploring ways it may help enrich their individual teaching practices, as well as their local instruction programs and institutions. This workshop is relevant to any librarian who supports teaching and learning, whether through direct instruction or through instructional programming or initiatives.

Learning Outcomes

  • Recognize the overarching goals and the major components of the Framework and what theories influenced the document’s creation.
  • Reflect on their personal perspectives on and experiences with the Framework and how these influence their engagement with the document.
  • Examine their unique institutional and instructional contexts and the possibilities and constraints these contexts present for their pedagogical work,
  • Apply principles of instructional design to develop instruction that is centered on the Frames and that fosters learning transfer and metacognition.
  • Explore the unique knowledge and experiences that librarians bring to teaching and learning and their implications for expanding librarians’ instructional roles and partnerships.
  • Explore how the Framework can be used to foster dialogue and collaboration among educators.

More information about the workshop, including a full program description, sample schedule for the day, presenter biographies, and host responsibilities, is available on the ACRL website. For questions about workshop pricing and logistics, or to schedule a workshop at your institution, contact ACRL Program Officer Chase Ollis at collis@ala.org or 312-280-2521.

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Call for Program Proposals: 2018 ALA Annual Conference

(via the American Library Association)

ALA Conference Services will begin accepting program proposals on Wednesday, May 17, for the 2018 ALA Annual Conference to take place at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, from June 21 to June 26, 2018. For the first time, proposals will be accepted via one submission site for all ALA Divisions, RoundTables, Committees and Offices. Programs at the Annual Conference are one-hour educational sessions on a topic relevant to the library profession. Submissions are open to anyone, regardless of ALA membership status. 

The deadline to submit content will be Friday, August 25, at 12:00 Midnight (CST). Please use this submission site. (You will need your ALA account information.) Final decisions will be made by September 29, and the schedule sessions will be announced on November 8.

With your contribution, we’re looking forward to building a supply of content that is informative, innovative and diverse.  Additional details regarding the submission form, subjects and content types can be found by visiting the submission site. For all inquiries regarding content submission for the 2018 ALA Annual Conference, please visit the submission site.

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