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Archive for 2020

(via Jack Fritts, University Librarian at Benedictine University – Lisle and CLA President)

2020 CLA (Catholic Library Association) Spring Virtual Conference Presents “Leading the Way: 2020 National Section Awards”
Thursday, April 2 | 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM CDT

Registration is now free for both members and non-members. With so many people in the librarianship field working from home right now, we decided to waive the registration fee for the 2020 Spring Virtual Conference. We invite all to join us for this valuable professional development opportunity available virtually via Zoom. Anyone who is not a member of CLA will need to create an account in order to register.

For more information, including instructions for registering and the Conference schedule, please go here. If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail the CLA Office, at cla2@cathla.org.

Posted in Conferences and Meetings (non-HSLI), Webinars | No Comments »

(via the Illinois Library Association)

The Institute of Museum and Library Services will host “Mitigating COVID-19 When Managing Paper-Based, Circulating, and Other Types of Collection” on Monday, March 30, from 12:00 to 1:00 PM CDT. The free webinar will give an overview of the CDC’s guidance for community settings and environmental disinfection, and a discussion of how libraries, archives, and museums can help mitigate COVID-19 when working with paper-based, circulating, and other types of collections.

Registration is required. Please go here.

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Legislative News, 03/27/2020

Federal news

COVID-19 Emergency Declaration [Federal Emergency Management Agency release on 3/13/2020]
On March 13, 2020, the President declared the ongoing Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic of sufficient severity and magnitude to warrant an emergency declaration for all states, tribes, territories, and the District of Columbia…

H.R. 6201 Families First Coronavirus Response Act [became Public Law No. 116-127 on 3/18/2020]
This bill responds to the COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) outbreak by providing paid sick leave, tax credits, and free COVID-19 testing; expanding food assistance and unemployment benefits; and increasing Medicaid funding.

H.R. 748 CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act [passed Senate on 3/25/2020, awaiting vote in House]

Massive U.S. coronavirus stimulus includes research dollars and some aid to universities [Science, 3/25/2020]

Affordable Care Act Turns 10 Amid Coronavirus Outbreak [NPR, 3/23/2020]

Hoping That Insurance Expansion Will Help Tamp Outbreak, 9 States Reopen Marketplaces [Kaiser Health News, 3/20/2020]

Lawmakers, labor leaders ramp up calls to use Defense Production Act [The Hill, 3/26/2020]

MLA and AAHSL comments to NLM addressing ClinicalTrials.gov Modernization [3/16/2020]

MLA and AAHSL comments on Draft Desirable Characteristics of Repositories for Managing and Sharing Data Resulting from Federally Funded Research [3/16/2020]

State News

If you need information about Illinois’ COVID-19 response, here are some helpful links:

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(via Kristen Garlock, ITHAKA)

We’d like to invite you to a free webinar on Thursday, March 26, that focuses on leveraging students’ life skills for teaching information literacy. We are sensitive to the disruptions we are all experiencing from the unfolding COVID-19 crisis, but considering the great interest this webinar has received, we have decided to continue with it as originally scheduled. Please feel free to register even if you can’t attend the live session, the webinar will be recorded and a link to the recording will be sent to all registrants.

“Flip the Deficit Script!: How to Build Strengths-Based Information Literacy Instruction and Programs”

Thursday, March 26 (12:30-1:30 PM CDT)

Register here.

We have an exciting group of scholar-librarians addressing this question: What if we made students’ life-research experiences the focus of curriculum design for information literacy?

Panelists: Liz Kocevar-Weidinger, Head of Research & Instruction Services at Virginia Military Institute. Mark Lenker, Teaching and Learning Librarian at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Tatiana Pashkova-Balkenhol, Undergraduate Research and Instruction Librarian at Millersville University, PA. Emily Cox, Collections and Research Librarian for Humanities, Social Sciences, and Digital Media at NC State University.

The panel will discuss strengths-based strategies they’ve developed and integrated into their learning environments. They’ll also present their findings about teaching research skills to students and the connections between students’ real world information-seeking experiences and academic research.

Posted in Calls and Requests, Webinars | No Comments »

(via the Illinois Library Association)

The ILA 2020 Annual Conference Program Committee is seeking program proposals for this year’s conference.

This year’s theme — “Many Libraries, One State — We Are ILA” — focuses on what brings us together and how we can remove barriers to collaboration.  Therefore, we highly encourage you to widen the scope of your presentation by bringing multi-size or multi-type libraries together.

We are asking presenters to take a different approach to developing program proposals. Preference will be given to programs that go beyond reporting on initiatives in your library and focus on the processes of developing, implementing, and measuring success.

  • Why did you choose to implement the initiative?
  • How did you navigate the planning phase?
  • What were the intended outcomes and were you able to meet them?
  • What obstacles did you face and how did you manage to overcome them?
  • How can this be scaled for larger or smaller libraries?
  • How has the initiative impacted your patrons and/or staff?

The deadline for submissions is Monday, March 23. If you have questions about submitting a program proposal, visit the ILA website.

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

(via Kaetrena Davis Kendrick, University of South Carolina Lancaster)

I’ve created an informal survey to document if and how library responses to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) are intersecting with ongoing Low-Morale Experiences (repeated and protracted exposure to workplace abuse or neglect – Kendrick, 2017). The survey is open to librarians and archivists working in all kinds of libraries who perceive they have been experiencing low morale before the COVID-19 pandemic.

To access the survey, please go here.

Posted in Calls and Requests, Surveys | No Comments »

(via Kristina Edwards, University of Connecticut)

Due to the effects of COVID-19, the 2020 Connecticut Information Literacy Conference has been CANCELED.

Please join us on June 11, 2021 at Manchester Community College for Digital Divide 3.0: Bridging the Gap in Information Literacy

2020 Connecticut Information Literacy Conference Friday, June 12, 2020 Manchester Community College, Manchester, CT

Digital Divide 3.0: Bridging the Gap in Information Literacy

Digital Divide is a term that refers to the gap between those who have ready access to computers and the internet, and those who do not. The Digital Divide is a social challenge that has an impact on the culture in every region. Join us for a full exploration of Digital Divide 3.0, its impact on sustainability and retention, and its applications in Information Literacy Instruction.

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(via Kimberly Boyd, Brenau University)

Due to library closures, the Carterette Series Webinar “The 2020 Census: The Challenges Facing Libraries”, currently scheduled for  Wednesday, March 25, will be postponed until further notice. Thank you so much to everyone who has registered for this presentation. We will contact you once the webinar has been rescheduled.  Everyone stay safe and healthy!
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(via ACRL)

ALA and ACRL are committed to supporting our members, staff, and all librarians and library workers during these uncertain times. Now more than ever, academic and research librarians and libraries are essential to a thriving global community of learners and scholars. Whether you are working on campus or supporting your community remotely, ACRL has a variety of easily accessible options for free online professional development to help you build your skills during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Join us this week for a series of three free ACRL Presents webcasts covering topics directly related to online instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic. Sign up for each webcast at the links in the titles and recordings of all of these will be available on our YouTube channel and social media as soon as possible after the live events.

Tuesday, March 17: “Information Literacy at a (Social) Distance: Strategies for Moving Online” – 3:00-4:00 PM Central

Wednesday, March 18: “Pandemic Pedagogy: Resources for Library Instruction at a Distance” – 1:00 – 2:00 PM Central

Friday, March 20: “Copyright for Campus Closures: Exploring the Copyright Issues around Moving Instruction and Reference Online” – 1:00 2:00 PM Central

Visit ACRL Insider for more details on ACRL resources and make sure to visit the ALA Pandemic Preparedness page for more resources on COVID-19.

Posted in Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), Library Organizations, Webinars | No Comments »

All staff from all types of RAILS libraries are invited to join us for the March 16, 2020, RAILS Member Update, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. This Emergency Member Update is regarding COVID-19 and libraries – what to do when. You can participate at a scheduled videoconference location or via Zoom (choose Zoom as your location when you register and you will receive an email with instructions for joining).

For more information, and to register, go here.

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