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(via Mary Pelich, Illinois State Library)

Registration has been extended until April 19th, 2019 for the 5th Annual Targeting Autism National Forum May 16-17, 2019 on the campus of Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois.

This year’s forum theme is autism and human/civil rights.  We will have several national speakers to explore this important topic with us, including: John Elder Robison, Chantal Sicile-Kira and Tom Iland.  We will also have an exhibit hall and poster exhibits at this year’s forum.

You can find more information about the forum and this year’s speakers on our blog here, or check out the Targeting Autism Facebook page or Twitter @TargetingAutis.

Hotel accommodations will be provided for attendees on May 15 and May 16 at the Carleton Hotel of Oak Park (unless you reside nearby) as well as a light breakfast and lunch during both days of the forum.  Dinner is on your own.  There will be shuttle service to and from the hotel to Dominican University on both days.

The Carleton hotel is 11.6 miles from O’Hare airport and 10.4 miles from Chicago Midway airport and the hotel is just 2 miles from Dominican University.

There are still a few seats available, so register soon by sending an email to: Suzanne Schriar at sschriar@ilsos.gov.

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(via Donna Witek, The University of Scranton)

College & Research Libraries News and ACRL’s Student Learning and Information Literacy Committee invite proposals for the publication’s “Perspectives on the Framework” column. This bimonthly column provides a forum for librarians to share practices and perspectives related to the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. The column editorial team will prioritize proposals that focus on how the Framework for Information Literacy intersects with equitable and inclusive pedagogical practices. We are particularly interested in articles about how libraries that serve diverse and/or underserved populations have used the Framework for Information Literacy within the context of equity in education. Each column will focus on different topics of interest to librarians whose responsibilities include instruction, information literacy, assessment, and related work.

This column is managed and edited by a subcommittee of the ACRL Student Learning and Information Literacy Committee. Authors should submit 100-word proposals for columns by April 19, 2019 to crlnframework@gmail.com.

Past columns may be found on College & Research Libraries News archive.

College & Research Libraries News Instructions for Authors may be found here.

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(via Marielle McNeal, North Park University)

We hope you’ve saved the date! Registration is now open, please share with anyone at your institution who may be interested!

The CARLI Instruction Committee is coordinating its seventh annual Instruction Showcase on Thursday, May 23rd at North Park University in Chicago, IL.

The showcase features innovative elements in library instruction and assessment, where presenters demonstrate instruction techniques and tools that are designed to enhance library instruction.

The program will also feature a morning workshop that focuses on the committee’s theme this year, “Inclusive Classrooms: Cultivating Learning Environments for Students with Diverse Identities.”

To register: https://www.carli.illinois.edu/7th-annual-carli-instruction-showcase

The deadline is Wednesday, May 8.

If you have any questions about this program, please contact the CARLI Office at support@carli.illinois.edu.

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

(via Marielle McNeal, North Park University)

The CARLI Instruction committee is excited to host an upcoming Twitter chat!

Join us on Friday, April 19th @ 12:00pm central as we continue the conversation on cultivating learning environments for students with diverse identities #InclusiveInfoLit

What is a Twitter Chat?

A Twitter chat is a public Twitter conversation around one unique hashtag! Use the #InclusiveInfoLit hashtag to follow the discussion and participate in it.

For more information on participating in this Twitter chat, including the questions that we’ll be discussing: https://bit.ly/2UmPyDD

If you don’t have twitter but still want to follow the conversation, you can search for the hashtag: https://twitter.com/search-home?lang=en

Feel free to share + invite colleagues that may be interested!

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ACRL Releases Libraries Transform Toolkit

(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago, on behalf of ACRL)

ACRL and Gale, a Cengage company, have collaborated to create the ACRL Libraries Transform Toolkit<https://acrl.libguides.com/transform>. This free new toolkit provides academic and research libraries with easy-to-use tools and resources to develop effective marketing and outreach strategies to promote their services and impact to students, faculty and administrators. The toolkit extends the American Library Association’s (ALA) Libraries Transform Campaign<http://www.ilovelibraries.org/librariestransform/>, that’s designed to increase public awareness of the value, impact and services provided by libraries and library professionals.

“We created this toolkit in response to an evaluation we conducted with academic libraries on marketing and outreach activities, where they expressed a need for access to easy-to-use, outreach best practices and materials that are flexible and adaptable. In addition, the toolkit also allows for materials to be uploaded and shared as part of each section, so that everyone can contribute to its content,” said Cinthya Ippoliti, chair of the ACRL Libraries Transform Task Force. “The toolkit provides academic libraries with the guidance needed to develop, execute and measure their community engagement efforts alongside their strategic marketing plans.”

Key resources in the ACRL Libraries Transform Toolkit include:
*  Marketing Instructional Materials: Foundational guidance on how to create a marketing strategy, define message positioning by target audience, and plan campaigns.
*  “Because” Statement Templates: Designed to help libraries develop messaging statements to promote their services and resources or issues of importance. Example statements are provided as well as ALA’s formula where libraries can create their own.
*  Community Engagement Framework: Provides a framework and tactics to develop, support and sustain effective community outreach and communication strategies.
*  Methods for Communicating and Measuring Impact: Provides insight and best practices on analyzing, measuring and communicating library outreach strategy results.

“Academic libraries play an important role in supporting student success and connecting researchers to new insights and ideas, but they often lack the staff, time and money it takes to promote their resources to these audiences.” said Harmony Faust, vice president of marketing and communications at Gale. “Our mission is to connect libraries to learners, and we are proud that our close collaboration with ACRL makes such a valuable marketing toolkit available to help our libraries more efficiently and effectively create awareness of the value and impact they bring to the communities they serve.”

To access the toolkit, visit the ACRL Libraries Transform Toolkit<https://acrl.libguides.com/transform> webpage.

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(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago)

General Information https://pitviper6.github.io/2019-05-23-chicagoMSTech/

Library Carpentry is made by people working in library- and information-related roles to help you:

  • automate repetitive, boring, error-prone tasks
  • create, maintain and analyze sustainable and reusable data
  • work effectively with IT and systems colleagues
  • better understand the use of software in research
  • and much more…

Library Carpentry introduces you to the fundamentals of computing and provides you with a platform for further self-directed learning. For more information on what we teach and why, please see our paper “Library Carpentry: software skills training for library professionals“.

Who: The course is for people working in library- and information-related roles. You don’t need to have any previous knowledge of the tools that will be presented at the workshop.

Where: 200 E. Randolph St., Suite 200, Chicago, IL 60601. Get directions with OpenStreetMap or Google Maps.

When: May 23-24, 2019. Add to your Google Calendar.

Requirements: Participants must bring a laptop with a Mac, Linux, or Windows operating system (not a tablet, Chromebook, etc.) that they have administrative privileges on. They should have a few specific software packages installed (listed below).

NOTE: There will not be catering provided, but there are a wide variety of coffee and lunch options available close to the venue.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

We have two scholarships available and waiting for you to apply for this year! ILA Scholarships help and encourage the pursuit of education in librarianship and can be used for classes, registration fees for conferences, seminars, workshops, or any other educational opportunities.

The deadlines for the scholarships listed below is May 15, 2019. If you have any questions about the scholarships or how to apply, please contact the ILA office.

Resources and Technical Services Forum (RTSF) Scholarship

The ILA Resources and Technical Services Forum has established a scholarship to offset registration, travel, and lodging for one technical services staff member who would not otherwise be able to attend the ILA Annual Conference.

Scholarships are awarded based on financial need and geographic diversity. If awarded, the scholarship covers registration and expenses to the ILA Annual Conference, not to exceed $1000. The recipient is required to write a brief post-conference essay to include what benefits they received from the conference that may be published in the ILA Reporter and used for future scholarship promotional materials. Priority in selection will be given to first-time ILA Annual Conference attendees.

To apply, go here.

Valerie J. Wilford Scholarship Grant for Library Education

This scholarship grant is for the pursuit of education in librarianship; the scholarship may be used for a graduate or undergraduate class, a class in an LTA program, registration fees for a workshop, webinar, seminar, conference or other educational opportunity.

Applicants must be personal members of ILA or AISLE, or another Illinois state library association; or staff at an ILA institutional member library. The award will be given to an individual or group that has made the most successful case for an educational event that will enhance the group or individual’s ability to promote multi-type cooperation. There will be only one award per person or group.

To apply, go here.

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

(via Lindy Scripps-Hoekstra, Grand Valley State University, and Marcia Rapchak, University of Pittsburgh)

The Peer Reviewed Instructional Materials Online (PRIMO) Committee of the ACRL Instruction Section invites you to submit your online information literacy tutorial or other online library instruction project for review and possible
inclusion in PRIMO: Peer-Reviewed Instructional Materials Online.

***Deadlines for Spring 2019***
Nominations:  April 26
Submissions:  May 10

Additional information about PRIMO, as well as the submission and nomination forms, is available from the following link:

http://acrl.ala.org/IS/instruction-tools-resources-2/pedagogy/primo-peer-reviewed-instruction-materials-online/ 

For more detailed information about the selection criteria, please see
https://acrl.ala.org/IS/instruction-tools-resources-2/pedagogy/primo-peer-reviewed-instruction-materials-online/primo-selection-criteria/
and be sure to review the “What to Know before you Submit” document at the bottom of the page.

Site submissions for PRIMO are accepted continually, but are reviewed for possible inclusion twice per year.  If you would like to submit your own project for consideration, please use the Submission Form rather than the
Nomination Form.

**Important note**

All submissions will be acknowledged shortly after the submission deadline. If you submit a project for review and do not receive an acknowledgment after the submission deadline, please contact the PRIMO co-chairs with a request for
verification that your submission was transmitted successfully.

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(via Nicole Swanson, CARLI)

The CARLI Preservation Committee invites you to attend the workshop “Choosing and Constructing Protective Enclosures for Library Materials”. This all-day program will be held at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library in Springfield on May 8, 2019.

The workshop will include a presentation about protective enclosures, and two hands-on sessions to learn how to make book wrappers for thin books and boxes for thicker books.

Registration is available to those from CARLI member libraries and is free.

Due to the hands-on nature of this program, space is limited.

April 10 is the last day registration is limited to 2 people per CARLI member library.

April 11 – April 23 CARLI will open registration to any members on a first-come basis.

To register, please visit:

https://www.carli.illinois.edu/preservation-workshop-choosing-and-constructing-protective-enclosures-library-materials.

If you have any questions about this program, please contact the CARLI Office at support@carli.illinois.edu.

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

(via Gabrielle (Abby) Annala, Lewis University)

Calling all librarians and library staff with an interest in marketing!

Inspired by ACRL? Didn’t get to go and want to share your project related to marketing and outreach? ACRL’s Library Marketing and Outreach Interest group (LMOIG) is hosting an inaugural Chicago area meetup for librarians interested in forming a community and discussing ideas related to library marketing, events, promotion, and outreach. The event will be Thursday, May 30th from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at DePaul University Library in Chicago, happy hour to follow. Participants do NOT need to be members of the interest group or ACRL to attend or present at the event. RSVP now to attend the event or express interest in future events.

We are now accepting proposals for lightning talks related to the topics:

  • Marketing/Outreach plans
  • Events and programming
  • Marketing materials

Lightning talks are 10-15 minute presentations that introduce the audience to a topic or project and are a great way to present in an informal setting.

To apply, please submit the following information:

  • Your name, title, and institution
  • Which topic your presentation relates to
  • A short description of the presentation (300 words or less)

Questions? Contact the planning group at LMOIGchicago@googlegroups.com

See you there!

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