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Archive for 2020

(via Dr. Michele Villagran, San José State University iSchool)

The SJSU iSchool Diversity Committee invites you to attend our 2020 Diversity Webinar Series. All are welcome to attend these free webcasts and registration is not required. The sessions will be recorded and made available on the on-demand webcast page about two weeks after each event date. Webinars take place once a month from February-May and August-November 2020.

FEBRUARY 12, 2020 – 1:00-2:00 PM KIERA VARGAS

Librarians Being Open-Minded Professionals: Fostering Diversity, Inclusion, & Equity

Librarians are the gateway for change in our communities, in corporate America, and educational systems. In 2020, our society is still attempting to find ways to include all individuals by fostering the awareness of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). The problem with this notion is many fail to conquer the first step, which is being open-minded. In a profession where we reach doctors, lawyers, engineers, entrepreneurs, and most importantly our youth, we must step out of our comfort zones to learn beyond our educational practices. To truly assist in our profession, we must accept a new proposal: dismiss preconceived notions and practice “open-mindedness,” which is the first step to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Individuals requiring real-time captioning/closed captions or other accommodations should contact Sue Alman as soon as possible.

Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Time: 1:00 PM Central Time

Location: Online via Zoom

MARCH 10, 2020 – 1:00-2:00 PM JAMIE LIN, MLIS

What is Mindfulness, Anyway?

Everyone’s talking about it as a way to de-stress, be more productive, and improve mental health. It’s now a billion-dollar business that includes corporate trainings, apps, products, and online courses… but what actually is mindfulness, anyway? This webinar will examine the recent popularity of mindfulness in Western society, as well as its history and tradition as a Buddhist spiritual practice. What parts of mindfulness have been embraced and adopted by our culture, and which portions have been ignored? What do its proponents rave about, and what do its critics argue? Is mindfulness a cultural movement, or is it a fad? Is it a spiritual endeavor, or an intellectual one? Is it political or apolitical, activist or apathetic? Is it an example of globalization, or is it cultural appropriation? These are some of the questions that will arise during the exploration of this topic. You’ll come away with a greater understanding of mindfulness, be able to detangle the ongoing conversations surrounding it, and perhaps develop a curiosity to learn more!

Individuals requiring real-time captioning/closed captions or other accommodations should contact Sue Alman as soon as possible.

Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Time: 1:00 PM Central Time

Location: Online via Zoom

APRIL 16, 2020 – 1:00-2:00 PM DR. ANA NDUMU

Beyond Routine Library Services to Immigrants: A Discussion on the Role of Information in Migration

Library services to immigrants have historically followed a narrow service provision model that overlooks the broader role of information and libraries in migration. In this presentation, Dr. Ndumu will discuss the cross between libraries, social inclusion, and push/pull migration factors. The presentation will end with two initiatives that are transforming library ideology on immigrants.

Individuals requiring real-time captioning/closed captions or other accommodations should contact Sue Alman as soon as possible.

Date: Thursday, April 16, 2020

Time: 1:00 PM Central Time

Location: Online via Zoom

MAY 13, 2020 – 1:00-2:00 PM YAGO CURA

The Publishing Librarian: Becoming a Publisher, Starting a Printing Press, & Creating Content!

This webinar will discuss the “pocket” economics and history of publishing; participants will learn the advantages of an ISBN, how to buy a stack of ISBNs, and receive guidance about whether print-on-demand or going with a smaller printing house benefits your bottom line.

Individuals requiring real-time captioning/closed captions or other accommodations should contact Sue Alman as soon as possible.

Date: Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Time: 1:00 PM Central Time

Location: Online via Zoom


Cultural Humility in Practice: Knowledge Equity and the K’acha Willaykuna Collaborative

The K’acha Willaykuna Knowledge Equity Working Group actively explores stewardship of indigenous knowledge works through decolonial information practices. Through discussions, flash-lectures, hands-on workshops and community projects, the group actively works to support the preservation of Indigenous knowledge in response to marked knowledge equity gaps of non-Western languages, cultures and histories. This session will reflect on the role of cultural humility in the development of the K’acha Willaykuna Collaborative as an example of closing the gap between EDI values and practice.

Individuals requiring real-time captioning/closed captions or other accommodations should contact Sue Alman as soon as possible.

Date: Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Time: 1:00 PM Central Time

Location: Online via Zoom

SEPTEMBER 15, 2020 – 1:00-2:00 PM MIMOSA SHAH

Beyond Platitudes: Making EDI Actionable

Diversity and equity are fundamental values of librarianship. How can we take these values and make them actionable at our respective organizations? Learn how to create and sustain an equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) committee at your library, including how to set goals, write a charge statement, and strategies that can be used to promote continuing education for staff on topics related to equity, indigeneity, accessibility, and inclusion.

Individuals requiring real-time captioning/closed captions or other accommodations should contact Sue Alman as soon as possible.

Date: Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Time: 1:oo PM Central Time

Location: Online via Zoom

OCTOBER 13, 2020 – 1:00-2:00 PM TWANNA HODGE

Integrating Cultural Humility into Librarianship

In this session, participants will learn the concept of cultural humility, the difference between cultural competency and cultural humility, the rationale for integrating cultural humility into librarianship, and the several recommendations on how to do so.

Individuals requiring real-time captioning/closed captions or other accommodations should contact Sue Alman as soon as possible.

Date: Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Time: 1:00 PM Central Time

Location: Online via Zoom

NOVEMBER 17, 2020 – 1:00-2:00 PM MAX MACIAS

Moving Beyond Diversity to Anti-Oppression

A presentation on how to incorporate anti-racist ideas, concepts and actions that can act as a model for anti-oppression library practices. Participants will be able to:

  • explain the concept of anti-racism
  • identify racist policies, procedures and practices in their library
  • apply anti-racist concepts in the library
  • critique current library policies with an anti-racist analysis

Individuals requiring real-time captioning/closed captions or other accommodations should contact Sue Alman as soon as possible.

Date: Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Time: 1:00 PM Central Time

Location: Online via Zoom

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(via Stephanie Pierce, University of Arkansas)

The Open Education Southern Symposium’s Program Committee wants remind everyone that proposals are due Sunday, February 16.

OESS is committed to highlighting a variety of voices and experiences in our programs and first time presenters are highly encouraged to submit a proposal.

Below is our CFP and submission details: 

Open Connections: Regional and Local Community Building for Equity and Sustainability

The Open Education Southern Symposium (OESS) is currently accepting proposals for its day and a half conference on Thursday, July 16 and Friday, 17, 2020 at the James B. Hunt Jr. Library on the beautiful North Carolina State University campus. Proposals should fall into three categories:Presentations: 25 or 50 minutes.

  • Presentations: 25 or 50 minutes
  • Panel Discussions: 50 minutes 
  • Roundtables: 25 minutes

No need to be based in the southern United States. We welcome proposals from faculty/educators, students, librarians, instructional designers, educational technologists, and administrators as well as institutions and organizations big and small involved in open education and open pedagogy from all over! We’re hoping to create a program that provides development opportunities for both novices and advanced open education practitioners.

Some proposal topic ideas that might be of interest include: 

  • Adoption and creation of resources
  • Publishing Platforms
  • Best Practices and Impact of Open Education 
  • Creative Commons, Copyright, and Other Licensing 
  • Marketing and Advocacy
  • Pedagogy & Student Success, including K-12 Highlights
  • Instructional Design Strategies for OER
  • Trends & Innovation
  • OER in Community Colleges
  • Tenure, promotion, and OER
  • OER Community Building
  • Assessment
  • Inclusion and Diversity in Open Education 
  • Crowd Sourcing OER Projects
  • OER Research
  • Graduate Students, Teaching Assistants, and OER on Campus
  • OER Basics: Tips for New Programs
  • Student Engagement in OER Advocacy
  • Accessibility of OER

Submission Details: 

  • The deadline for submissions is Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. Central Standard Time. The submission form can be found on our event website under the Call for Proposals page. A preview of the full submission form is available as a PDF.
  • Proposal social media summaries should not exceed 240 characters (spaces included). Social media summaries are shortened abstracts which will fit into a single tweet on Twitter.
  • Proposal abstracts should not exceed 2000 characters or approximately 500 words.
  • All submissions will be evaluated based on the relevance of the topic and potential to advance the thinking or practice of open education and open pedagogy. Proposal reviewers will use the Open Education Southern Symposium’s 2020 Proposal Reviewing Procedures document to guide their evaluation of submissions.
  • The program committee will deliver decisions by March 30, 2020.
  • Presenters will be asked to accept or decline the invitation to present by April 17, 2020.
  • All presenters will be required to register for the symposium.

If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Pierce, University of Arkansas ( or the Open Education Southern Symposium Planning Committee at

For more information, including registration information and accommodations options, please visit the symposium website:

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(via Jen Masciadrelli, CARLI)

The CARLI Office is seeking volunteers to serve on a short-term advisory group to help develop initial workflows and best practices for Acquisitions in Alma. We are interested in documenting workflows for both print and electronic acquisitions in Alma, for both monograph and serial ordering. We have heard anecdotal feedback at training and through support that people are interested in a workflow perspective for Acquisitions, and are hoping volunteers can help us document those in the following areas:

  • Manual ordering
    • searching and selecting bibs in the Network Zone, Worldcat, and Community Zone
  • Automated functionality
    • EOD
    • EDI
    • PDA/DDA workflows
  • Other functionality and workflows as time allows

This advisory group will meet once a week from approximately February 24-April 10, but requires a time commitment outside of the meeting time for each member to work on experimenting and documenting their experiences. Meetings will be recorded and available for review each week.

If you are interested in volunteering please send a note to<> indicating your availability for an hour meeting during the following times:

  • Tuesday Mornings
  • Wednesday Mornings
  • Wednesday Afternoons
  • Friday Mornings

Deadline to Volunteer: February 17.

Notifications: February 19-20.

First meeting: Week of February 24.

Posted in Calls and Requests, Committees (non-HSLI), Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI), Library Organizations | No Comments »

Legislative Update, 02/10/2020

Federal news

Having a hard time keeping up with presidential campaigning? Kaiser Health News gives us “A Guide To Following The Health Debate In The 2020 Elections.”

Supreme Court allows Trump’s ‘public charge’ rule to proceed: The 5-4 ruling would deny green cards to immigrants who use federal aid programs [Roll Call, 1/27/20]

“The [tech industry] companies argued the rule would negatively impact the U.S. economy and cause drops in the enrollment of health services including the Children’s Health Insurance Program.”

State news

State to release $50M in grants to expand broadband (State Journal-Register) – much of this money is intended to improve telehealth capabilities in rural communities.

The Safe Patient Limits (HB2604) bill is still moving through the House.

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(via Barry Grant, Medical Library Association)

Count on MLA in February and March for powerful, practical webinars on statistics basics. Purchase both one and a half hour webinars as part of the Basic Statistics Webinar Series<> and receive the recorded webinar, Getting Started with Statistics for Librarians<>, at no additional cost.

Basic Statistics for Research Appraisal<>

Thursday, February 13, 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m., central time.

You don’t need to take years of statistics to gain a significant amount of useful knowledge. With a basic understanding of the core concepts and principles of statistics, you’ll gain the confidence to tackle a wide range of statistics questions and to critique articles in light of the statistical analysis they used.

Learn more about and purchase Basic Statistics for Research Appraisal<>.

Basic Statistics for Research Design<>

Thursday, March 25, 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m., central time.

Do you have a basic understanding of research or assessment, but are confused by statistics? This webinar will help you identify the statistical analysis that best fits your data and questions and help you make your analysis ready for a journal or final report.

Learn more about and purchase Basic Statistics for Research Design<>

Basic Statistics Webinar Series<>

Join our presenters for a two-part series on basic statistics and receive the recorded webinar, Getting Started with Statistics for Librarians<>, at no additional cost.

That’s three webinars for the price of two!

Coming in April

Make Fun of Learning! Game-Based Learning for Student Success<>

Wednesday, April 15, 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m., central time.

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(via Anne Craig, CARLI Senior Director)

The ARL Academy<> is accepting applications for the fifth iteration of the ARL Digital Scholarship Institute<>, with a deadline of Friday, March 13, 2020.

The Digital Scholarship Institute is a five-day, cohort-based opportunity for library professionals and graduate students who are new to digital scholarship and would like to develop their skills in an intensive, yet supportive, learner-centered environment. This iteration of the ARL Digital Scholarship Institute will take place Monday-Friday, June 15-June 19, 2020, at the Hyatt Place Champaign and will be hosted by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library.

The cost of the institute is $1,500, excluding travel and accommodations.

For additional information and instructions on how to apply, visit the ARL Digital Scholarship Institute webpage<>. The application deadline is March 13, 2020.

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(via Teresa Slobuski, Pennsylvania State University – Brandywine)

Emerging Learning Design Conference 2020

Open All Hours: The Power of Open for Education’s Future

Friday, May 29th, 2020

Learn more and Submit by March 15th:

As we enter a new decade of the budding millenia, open has permeated all areas of academia. In research, funding agencies and faculty senates are mandating open access policies throughout the world. As storage costs have fallen and download speeds have increased, open data is gaining a foothold for both making research data available and by opening up new avenues for further analysis. Open source and open development continues to be a strong and active segment in a range of technologies. Meanwhile, across a wide range of colleges and universities open textbooks and open educational resources are gaining publicity as rising costs of higher education has become a topic for nightly news. All of this openness across higher education has been and will continue to impact pedagogy for the foreseeable future.

Join Emerging Learning Design in an exploration of what it means to be open in the twenty-twenties and how open in all its forms has the power to revamp teaching and learning.

In the past year, the Emerging Learning Design Executive Board has reflected upon our decade of experience as well as looked out to understand the changing needs and stresses on faculty, staff, and students today. The ELD Board is excited to announce a new format for the 10th year anniversary of the organization. For the last 9 years, the ELD conference has morphed and changed as opportunities, trends, and partners have come and gone. We hope this new model will excite our long-time followers as well as provide opportunities for new voices to be heard.

In order to leverage our strengths while providing a flexible environment for those unable to travel, we are moving to a hybrid model for the 2020 conference. This hybrid model is in two respects:

  1. We will have both in-person and online sessions – the in-person sessions will be live-streamed for those that register for our online-only offering. Additionally, accepted presenters will have the opportunity to participate fully online as well.

2. Taking a cue from our successful Donuts and Design sessions during the 2019 conference, we will continue to host both peer-reviewed and unconference sessions throughout the conference.

We hope moving to this model will both alleviate the high costs for professional travel that many of us face as well as provide new opportunities to explore scholarship and development in 2020 and beyond.

Physical Conference Location:

Pattee and Paterno Libraries

Penn State University

University Park, PA 16802-1801

Online via Zoom

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(via Anne Craig, CARLI Senior Director)

I am pleased to announce the availability of the Fiscal Year 2021 CARLI Research Funding Program. Approved by the CARLI Board of Directors at their December 2019 meeting, this program provides funding to CARLI Governing Member Library staff and faculty with the intention of spurring research and innovation that support the CARLI Strategic Priorities.

Maximum award:

$4,990; funds are paid to the CARLI Governing Member Library.

Minimum award:

$1,000; funds are paid to the CARLI Governing Member Library.

Funding pool:

$49,900 is available for the Fiscal Year 2021 Program.


Projects can be for 12-24 months.

Important Dates and Deadlines: Fiscal Year 2021 Program


May 15

Application deadline

June 1

Scoring of proposals

June 15

Announcement of funded projects

July 1

Projects’ official start date

August 15

Disbursement of all funds to Governing Member Libraries


June 15

Deadline for expenditure of funds for one-year projects

June 30

Progress and financial reports due for 13-24 month projects

October 15

Final reports due including evaluation


June 15

Deadline for expenditure of funds for 13-24 month projects

June 30

Proof of scholarly activity for all projects

October 15

Final reports due for 13-24 month projects

Program Purpose

The purpose of the Research Funding Program is to encourage innovation of benefit to CARLI by assisting members with funds for research and publication that support the CARLI Strategic Priorities. Projects should have the potential to positively affect libraries and the library profession; have the potential to provide a useful addition to the existing literature; and results of the research should be of interest to or of use by other CARLI Governing Member Libraries.

Eligibility Requirements

  • The applicant must be currently employed by a CARLI Governing Member Library.
  • The project must be conducted in the library and information science field.
  • Proposals will be accepted from both individuals and those working collaboratively with others in their own organization or other CARLI Governing Member Libraries.

Application and Selection

  • The program does not have an application form.
  • To apply, the applicant must submit a complete proposal to CARLI at
  • Proposals will be read, scored, and ranked by a task force of CARLI Board of Directors members and CARLI staff.

o   Following application submission but before final selection, CARLI may request a revised proposal.

o   Final selection of funded proposals rests with the CARLI Board of Directors.

  • A complete proposal must include:

1.      A ten-page maximum proposal narrative with these components:

o   project title

o   description of the proposed research project including methodology and scope;

o   work plan for accomplishing this project;

o   projected outcomes in support of the CARLI Strategic Priorities;

o   evaluation plan;

o   statement describing how this project fits into the existing literature;

o   statement outlining how this project will benefit the Illinois library community and the broader profession;

o   dissemination plan for how the results of the project will be shared; and

o   name and complete contact information for the primary project liaison.

§  For collaborative projects, name and complete contact information for one primary contact at each participating Governing Member Library.

2.      A brief statement by the Governing Member Library Director or Dean in support of the project proposal.

3.      A detailed budget.

4.      An abstract (200 words maximum).

5.      A timeline targeting dates for major activities, deliverables, and stakeholder involvement as appropriate.

6.      Additional requirements for 13-24 month projects only:

o   A budget for years one and two, and a summary budget.

o   A timeline for years one and two with benchmark goals to be completed by which progress will be measured.

o   Annual progress reports, including progress on benchmark goals and budget reports for each participating institution, due by June 30 of year one.

Evaluation and Funding

  • Proposals will be reviewed for thoroughness; potential to positively impact CARLI member libraries and the library profession; and potential to provide a useful addition to the existing literature.
  • Up to $1,000 may be included for travel to present research findings at a conference. Specific details about the conference and cost estimates for travel must be included within the budget portion of the proposal.
  • Indirect costs, such as college/university administrative costs, will not be covered by the program.

Conditions of Award

  • The recipient must show proof of scholarly activity (e.g., manuscript to post on CARLI website, conference program where presentation was made, webinar for members) by the end of the second year (June 30) after award is given.
  • If, for any reason, the recipient is unable to complete the research, the recipient must refund the total amount of money received.
  • Final reports that do not include an evaluation will be noted when considering future proposals for funding.
  • Funded proposals will be made publicly available on the CARLI web site.
Posted in Awards, Grants, and Scholarships (non-HSLI), Calls and Requests, Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI), Library Organizations | No Comments »

(via Dr. Theresa Byrd, University of San Diego)

Registration for the Seventh Annual Digital Initiatives Symposium is now open!

Check out the program at:

Monday, April 27:

Five pre-conference workshops:

 – Cataloging in the Age of RDA: Latest Trends, Issues, and Challenges

Murtha Baca PhD, Getty Research Institute (emerita) and UCLA (emerita);

Luiz H. Mendes, California State University, Northridge and UCLA

– Developing and Articulating Open Access Policies, Principles, and Guidelines: a Hands-On Workshop

Ellen Finnie, MIT

– Lessons from SPARC’s Journal Negotiation Community of Practice: A Workshop on Aligning Negotiations With Making Scholarship Open By Default

Nick Shockey, Caitlin Carter, and Greg Tananbaum, SPARC

– Copyright Intersections for Academic Librarians

Sara Benson, University of Illinois

– Planning and Managing a Digital Collections Project

Dinah Handel, Stanford University

Outdoor Wine and Cheese Welcome Reception 

Tuesday, April 28

Keynote speakers:

What is Open about Closed: an Ubuntu Perspective of Open Access”

Reggie Raju, University of Cape Town

“Academy-Owned Non-Profit Open Access Publishing: an Approach to Achieve Participatory and Sustainable Scholarly Communications”

Arianna Becerril García, Redalyc

Featured speaker:

“Facilitating OA Transformation through Publisher Engagement: The UC Experience”

Ivy Anderson, California Digital Library

Deans’ Panel:

Jennifer Fabbi, Dean, University Library; California State University, San Marcos

Maggie Farrell, Dean of Libraries; University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Larry Alford, University Chief Librarian; University of Toronto

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ACRL Endorses Protocols for Native American Materials

(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago)

ACRL, at the request of its Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS), has endorsed the Protocols for Native American Materials.

In April 2006 a group of nineteen Native American and non-Native American archivists, librarians, museum curators, historians, and anthropologists gathered at Northern Arizona University Cline Library in Flagstaff, Arizona. The participants included representatives from fifteen Native American, First Nation, and Aboriginal communities. The group met to identify best professional practices for culturally responsive care and use of American Indian archival material held by non-tribal organizations.

The resulting Protocols build upon numerous professional ethical codes; a number of significant international declarations recognizing Indigenous rights, including several now issued by the United Nations; and the ground-breaking Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Protocols for Libraries, Archives, and Information Services.

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