Health Science Librarians of Ilinois

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Archive for 2017

(via Jennifer Sweeney, San Jose State University)

The Library Research Round Table (LRRT) is accepting paper submissions for the LRRT Research Forum at the 2018 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in New Orleans. The LRRT Research Forum will feature 15-minute presentations of library and information science (LIS) research followed by discussion. Proposals are due Friday, January 12, 2018. Notification of acceptance will be made on Friday, February 16, 2018.

DESCRIPTION OF THE SESSION

This session will present three peer-reviewed papers describing research with the potential to make significant contributions to the field of library and information science (LIS). The three papers will selected as examples of research excellence, with a focus on work exemplifying strong use of theory, clear and well-organized research design, and appropriate data gathering and analysis methods.

Submissions emphasizing the problems, theories, methodologies, or significance of research findings for LIS are welcome. Topics can include information access, user behavior, electronic services, service effectiveness, emerging technologies, organizational structure, and personnel. All researchers, including practitioners from all types of libraries and other organizations, LIS faculty, graduate students, and other interested individuals are encouraged to submit proposals. Both members and nonmembers of LRRT are welcome.

The selection committee will use a blind review process to select three papers. Authors will be required to present their papers in person at the forum and to register for the conference. Criteria for selection include:

  1. Significance of the research problem to LIS research and practice.
  2. Quality and creativity of the methodology/methods/research design.
  3. Clarity of the connection to existing LIS research.

Please note that research accepted for publication by January 31, 2018 cannot be considered.

Each submission must consist of no more than two pages. On the first page, list the author names, titles, institutional affiliations, and contact information, including mailing addresses and email addresses.

The second page must NOT show your name or any personally identifying information. Instead, it must include:

  1. The paper title.
  2. A 500-word abstract of the research project, including: 1) a problem statement and significance, 2) project objectives, 3) methods/methodology, and 4) conclusions (or tentative conclusions for work in progress).
  3. A brief statement saying if the research is complete or ongoing and listing the project beginning and end dates.

Send submissions via email to:

Jennifer Sweeney

LRRT Chair

Lecturer, SJSU

Program Evaluation & Planning

Jksweeney572@gmail.com

Posted in American Library Association (ALA), Calls and Requests, Conferences and Meetings (non-HSLI), Library Organizations | No Comments »

(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago)

RAILS published a new edition of our periodic e-newsletter for academic libraries on December 4. If you are not currently subscribed, you can view the issue here: http://mailchi.mp/railslibraries/news-for-academic-libraries-december-4-2017.

The e-news has the latest information about e-resources especially for academic libraries, including open educational resource collections (OERs) available for unlimited use and download through RAILS’ partnership with BiblioLabs. You’ll also learn about continuing education offerings for academic libraries (including recorded webinars), and much more!

If you would like to receive future issues of the e-newsletter, you can subscribe here: https://www.railslibraries.info/newsletters.

Posted in Library Organizations, Member News, Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) | No Comments »

(via Beth Fuchs, University of Kentucky)

In this season of gifts and gratitude, consider gifting someone else or yourself the honor of a LIRT Awards submission!

The ALA LIRT (Library Instruction Round Table) welcomes your submissions for two awards created to recognize excellence in information literacy and instruction. Submissions from all types of libraries are encouraged. Winners will receive a $1,000 award, a plaque, and a $500 travel stipend to be used to attend the 2018 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans, where the awards will be presented.

  • The LIRT Librarian Recognition Award honors a librarian for her/his contributions to information literacy and instruction.
  • The LIRT Innovation in Instruction Award honors a library for their innovative approach to information literacy and instruction.

Submissions will be accepted until January 15, 2018. For full details on how to apply for these awards yourself or to nominate someone to receive them, visit the LIRT Awards site (http://www.ala.org/rt/lirt/awards).

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(via Lindsay Harmon, IACRL Past President, on behalf of Andrew Adler, Georgetown College)

The submission deadline for proposals is fast approaching! Thinking about submitting one? Please do so by the 15th. We want to see you – and your work – in Kentucky!

2018 Joint Spring Conference – User Experience: Where the Library and Patrons Meet

The planning committee of the 2018 KLA/SLA Joint Spring Conference is pleased to announce the call for proposals for mini-sessions and poster presentations is now open. Built around the theme of User Experience, roughly defined as the measure of your end user’s interaction with your library: its brand, its product, and its services, the committee welcomes submissions from presenters based on this topic and any topics that may apply. A list of these topics includes, but is not limited to, the following.

  • user design
  • usability
  • website management
  • space assessments
  • signage
  • data collection
  • accessibility
  • information architecture
  • visual design
  • information literacy
  • leadership/management

Scheduled for April 4 – 6 at General Butler State Resort Park, the Joint Spring Conference is a collaboration between the Academic and Special Library Sections of the Kentucky Library Association and the Kentucky Chapter of the Special Libraries Association.

The deadline to submit abstracts is December 15, 2017. To submit your abstract, please click the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/2GJmmDUVKUMzFBV42. Your abstract should include:

  • presenter(s) name
  • institution name
  • library name
  • presentation title
  • presentation type: mini-session or poster
  • short (250-word) abstract of your presentation or poster

Mini-sessions will be 50-minute formal presentations by the presenter. Poster presentation submissions are also welcome for display and discussion during our poster reception on Thursday evening.

All submissions will be evaluated based on the relevance of the topic and all submissions will be evaluated based on the relevance of the topic and potential to advance thinking about user experiences. All accepted presenters will be required to register for the conference, but may do so at the member rate.

Important Dates:

Friday, December 15, 2017 – Submission Deadline
Friday, January 12, 2018 – Acceptance Notification
Friday, March 2, 2018 – Early Bird Registration Deadline
Friday, March 30, 2018 – Registration Deadline

Registration Fees:

Full Conference –

Member 115 / 145

Non-Member 155 / 185

Student 25 / 25

One Day –

Member 80 / 100

Non-Member 105 / 125

Student 25 / 25

*Members include those individuals who are members of any of the following: KLA – Academic Library Section, KLA – Special Library Section, SLA – Kentucky Chapter

*Conference registration will open soon. Be on the lookout for that upcoming announcement!

On behalf of the planning committee, we thank you for your interest in the conference and look forward to your submissions.

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(via Nathaniel King, Nevada State College)

The ACRL/CLS Communications and Membership Committee is seeking featured members for the “CLS Member Spotlight” site. We would love to feature you as our next CLS member!

The site aims to:

  • Introduce CLS members to one another and encourage professional connections.
  • Highlight the positive experiences and professional development that comes from CLS membership.
  • Showcase the diversity and enthusiasm of CLS members.

Your feature would include a photo and answers to several short questions. I invite you to review the list of questions in the nomination form.

Thank you very much for considering this opportunity.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Posted in Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), Awards, Grants, and Scholarships (non-HSLI), Calls and Requests, Library Organizations | No Comments »

(via Cyndi Robinson, Illinois Library Association)

Libraries of all types are places of refuge for members of our communities and institutions. The 2018 Illinois Library Association Conference, Libraries: All Inclusive, is a chance for us to come together and share our ideas about promoting inclusivity in our communities, among our patrons, and within our staffs. How are you welcoming underserved populations into your library? What can we do to build community, inside and outside the library walls?

Share your ideas by submitting a conference proposal. The ILA Annual Conference Program Committee is seeking programs including (but not limited to) the following topics.

  • reaching underserved populations and/or segments of your community
  • building communities
  • small and rural libraries
  • staff inclusion (support staff, etc.)
  • library leadership – staff, trustees, and the community
  • services to new Americans, refugees, ESL
  • neurodiversity
  • passive programming (library card not required)
  • fandom
  • gaming

The Deadline for submission is 11:59 p.m. on Friday, March 16.

Please Note: Conference speakers who are employed by or a trustee of a library (academic, public, school, special), a library agency, or library school located in Illinois are required to register and pay the appropriate registration fee for the conference. Speakers from outside the Illinois library community will receive a one-day waiver of their registration fee.

Questions about submitting a proposal? Click here for full information on how to submit your program proposal.

Posted in Calls and Requests, Conferences and Meetings (non-HSLI), Illinois Library Association (ILA), Library Organizations | No Comments »

(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago)

Does your library have exciting, innovative ways to train your patrons about information technology?

The ALA/Information Today, Inc. Library of the Future Award honors an individual library, library consortium, group of librarians, or support organization for innovative planning for, applications of, or development of patron training programs about information technology in a library setting.
The annual award consists of $1,500 and a 24k gold-framed citation of achievement. All types of libraries are welcome to apply!

The 2017 award winner was the Muncie Public Library for their innovative “Digital Climbers” program that motivates and inspires children ages eight and up to experiment with technology and master skills that contribute to learning in science, technology, engineering, art and math.

ALA is currently accepting nominations for the 2018 Library of the Future
Award: http://www.ala.org/awardsgrants/awards/213/apply. The online application is to be submitted to ALA by February 1, 2018. For additional information, contact Rene Erlandson, Award Jury Chair, rene.erlandson@gmail.com or Cheryl Malden, ALA Governance Office, cmalden@ala.org.

Posted in American Library Association (ALA), Awards, Grants, and Scholarships (non-HSLI), Calls and Requests, Library Organizations | No Comments »

Thank you to the Syed Maghrabi Conference Scholarship Committee for selecting me to receive a full scholarship to the 2017 HSLI Conference “The Times are Changing.” As a new health sciences librarian, I attended my first HSLI conference excited with the prospect learning more about health science librarianship and meeting peers from around the state (as a solo librarian, I needed to develop a network). Both of these expectations were met and exceeded.

Gabe Rios presented on several new and developing technologies in the “Emerging Technologies for the Busy Librarian” session. I was not aware of all the library and non-library apps available for health and how to select and evaluate them. This session really opened my eyes to the possibilities apps (and technology in general) have to enhance learning and research in the health sciences. I have already downloaded several NLM apps and will be promoting the HIV/AIDS related apps when the Methodist College Library hosts the NLM traveling exhibit “Surviving and Thriving” in 2018. I also made a note to actively seek an IT staff member to join the library advisory committee (once I have a library advisory committee).

I thoroughly enjoyed the poster sessions as I had the opportunity to speak to several librarians about their research and what they were doing at their institutions. From this experience, I am now planning to pilot a journal club. Before the HSLI conference I had never heard of journal clubs. My hope is that this pilot is successful and the college can produce and sustain several journal clubs. The resources I received about journal clubs will also help me collaborate with nursing faculty members to redesign a journal analyzing assignment which many of the students struggle with.

My biggest take away from this conference is that I am not alone, even as a solo librarian. I shared my struggles and successes with many attendees and they exchanged insights and ideas. My first HSLI conference was a very valuable experience and I am looking forward to participating in the next conference.

Posted in 2017 Conference, Awards, Grants, and Scholarships (HSLI), Conferences, Syed Maghrabi Scholarship | No Comments »

(via Kerry Creelman, University of Houston)

The ACRL committee volunteer form for section and division-level appointments is now open! I hope you will consider volunteering for University Libraries Section committees for the 2018-19 appointment cycle, and encourage colleagues to do the same.

Visit http://www.ala.org/acrl/membership/volunteer/volunteer for a link to the form.

The deadline to volunteer is February 15, 2018, for appointments that begin July 1, 2018. The official announcement is below.

Make a difference: Connect, contribute, collaborate

Volunteer for division, section, or representative appointment!

Are you looking for ways to expand your professional network and contribute to ACRL? Committee volunteers help shape ACRL by advancing its strategic plan and influencing the direction of academic and research librarianship. Serving on a committee or editorial board is a great way to become involved and make an impact on the profession.

This is an invitation for volunteers to serve on ACRL’s committees and sections. I ask you to consider volunteering with enthusiasm and with acknowledgement of the diversity of skills, perspectives, and experiences of our members. ACRL’s work is vital to the audiences we support, the librarians and libraries that make up our organization, and the communities we serve. Please consider sharing your expertise and experiences with ACRL. I hope that you will volunteer to work with ACRL and share in making a difference, supporting lifelong learners, and contributing to an informed society.

Thank you,

Lauren Pressley

ACRL Vice-President/President-Elect

The appointment process
Appointments are made at the division and section level, and through the editorial board process (see editorial board section below). Section vice-chairs are responsible for committee appointments for the year they will serve as chair. The ACRL vice-president is responsible for committee appointments at the division level for the year she serves as president. The ACRL Appointments Committee assists the vice-president in an advisory capacity. Division-level committees are created to conduct the work of the Board, and each committee crafts an annual work plan in consultation with their Board and Staff liaisons to accomplish their charged activities and responsibilities.

Current committee members whose terms conclude at the 2018 ALA Annual Conference should submit a new volunteer form if they wish to be considered for re-appointment. The online volunteer form closes February 15 and most committee appointment offers will be sent in April and May 2018.

Onsite attendance at the ALA Midwinter Meeting and the ALA Annual Conference is not a requirement of committee service. However, members of all ACRL committees, task forces, and similar bodies are expected to fully participate in the work of the group whether it be working virtually or face-to-face.

How to apply

Visit http://www.ala.org/acrl/membership/volunteer/volunteer. (Internet Explorer is the preferred browser for accessing the form). You will be asked to login using your ALA member ID and the password you created. The form should be completed by February 15, 2018. Be sure that you are a current ALA/ACRL member before attempting to login, as the form is tied directly to the ALA membership system. Need to renew? Please renew online here.

If you have any questions about using the volunteer form, please contact ACRL Program Officer Allison Payne for division committees at apayne@ala.org or ACRL Senior Program Officer Megan Griffin for section committees at mgriffin@ala.org.

Questions about the ACRL appointment process? Please join the ACRL Membership Committee on Wednesday, December 13, 2017, at 1 pm CST, for an online discussion on how the ACRL appointment process works for division-level committees, sections, interest groups, and discussion groups. Access information for the session is available here.

ACRL division-level committee appointments
ACRL committees (and their charges) can be found on the ACRL website at http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/directoryofleadership/committees.

Appointments to ACRL standing committees are made in the spring for terms beginning immediately after the ALA Annual Conference. The Appointments Committee sends appointment recommendations to the ACRL president-elect. The president-elect makes the final appointments for the committees.

Questions about division-level appointments may be directed to the chair of the Appointments Committee, Catherine B. Soehner, Associate Dean, Research & User Services, University of Utah, catherine.soehner@utah.edu.

ACRL section appointments

ACRL sections help members customize their ACRL experience through newsletters, electronic discussion lists, specialized programming, preconferences, recognition, and focused activities.

Section vice-chairs appoint members to section committees. Most appointments are made in the spring for terms beginning immediately after the ALA Annual Conference. For more information about section appointments, please contact section vice-chairs. Contact information is available by logging in at http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/directoryofleadership/sections.

Editorial boards
ACRL has eight editorial/advisory boards for its publications: Academic Library Trends and Statistics Survey Editorial Board; Choice Editorial Board; College & Research Libraries Editorial Board; College & Research Libraries News Editorial Board; New Publications Advisory Board; Publications in Librarianship Editorial Board; RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage Editorial Board; and Resources for College Libraries Editorial Board.

Appointments to editorial boards are made after the Midwinter Meeting for terms that begin immediately after the ALA Annual Conference. The editors recommend the names of individuals to fill vacancies. The Publications Coordinating Committee approves the recommendation and the ACRL vice-president/president-elect makes the appointment.

If you would like to be considered for appointment to an editorial board, contact the editor of the editorial board early in the fall or indicate your interest on the ACRL online volunteer form.

Representatives Assembly

The ACRL Representative Assembly consists of the current ACRL representatives to other ALA units. Appointments are made at the discretion of the ACRL president-elect. Questions about representative appointments may be directed to ACRL President-Elect Lauren Pressley at pressley@uw.edu.

Posted in Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), Calls and Requests, Committees (non-HSLI), Library Organizations | No Comments »

Assistance Needed From CARLI Members to Build OER Website

(via Chris Diaz, Northwestern University)

The OER Task Force would like your help with populating a new CARLI website dedicated to sharing information and resources related to open educational resources. We would like to highlight any LibGuides, websites, citations, presentations, or other materials created by CARLI members about OER. Please contribute the content you’d like to highlight or have found to be useful by EOB Thursday, January 11th.

We set up a Google Folder for the sections of the website we are developing. Follow these links to add your contributions:

Background Readings

Organizations

Professional Development

Sample OER Sites/OER LibGuides

Creative Commons

Editing an Open Textbook Resources

OER Repositories – CARLI Members Developed Resources

OER Social Media

Thank you for your help.

Best,

Chris Diaz (on behalf of the OER Task Force)

chris-diaz@northwestern.edu

Posted in Calls and Requests, Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI), Library Organizations, Open Access | No Comments »