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(via the American Library Association)

The American Library Association (ALA) is inviting all library users to nominate their favorite librarians for the prestigious I Love My Librarian Award. The national award recognizes the outstanding public service contributions of librarians working in public, school, college, community college or university libraries. Nominations are accepted here, now through Monday, November 9, 2020. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, librarians have gone above and beyond to continue serving their communities, from offering digital programs and materials to providing hunger relief and much-needed Wi-Fi access. Nominees are encouraged to reflect on how their librarians’ creativity, passion and expertise have made an impact during these unprecedented times.

Ten librarians will each receive $5,000 in recognition of their outstanding achievements. Awardees will be honored at the virtual I Love My Librarian Award ceremony on Jan. 23, 2021, which will take place during ALA’s Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits; winners will also receive free full conference registration as part of their award packages. Since the award was established in 2008, library users nationwide have submitted more than 20,000 nominations detailing how librarians transformed their communities’ inclusivity, digital access and literacy. Over the last decade, only 120 librarians have received this distinguished honor. Last year’s winners included a school librarian who helps rural students discover new worlds through virtual reality technology, an academic librarian who leads a first-of-its-kind book club for adults with intellectual disabilities and a public librarian who created an innovative resource center for refugees and immigrants.

To be eligible for the award, each nominee must hold a master’s degree in library and information studies from a program accredited by the ALA or a master’s degree with a specialty in school library media from an educational program accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). Each nominee must be currently working as a librarian, or have been employed as a librarian on March 1, 2020, at a qualifying institution in the United States: public library, library at an accredited two- or four-year college or university or library at an accredited K-12 school.

To view the full announcement, please go here.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

A limited number of full scholarships for the 2020 ILA Virtual Conference will be available to members of the Illinois library community who have been laid off or currently furloughed. Applications must be submitted by Friday, September 20. To apply, please complete and submit the form available here.

If you have any questions, please contact Cyndi Robinson, at robinson@ila.org.

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

(via the National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region)

The purpose of the Library Data Internship Award is to build capacity in the library and information science community to support data-driven research and health. To do so, the GMR will provide funding to support health sciences libraries within the Greater Midwest Region to offer a student internship focused on data services. This internship should be designed to enable participating students to achieve basic level proficiency from one of the Performance Indicators outlined in the article “The Medical Library Association Data Services Competency: a framework for data science and open science skills development”, available here.

For more information and to apply, please go here. The priority deadline is Friday, September 18.

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(via the Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries)

The polls for the IACRL People’s Choice Award in Scholarly Publishing have closed, and the votes are counted. Congratulations to JJ Pionke, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, who received the highest number of votes, for his article “Library Employee Views of Disability and Accessibility”, in Journal of Library Administration. The second-place winner is Elena Carrillo, University of Illinois at Chicago’s Daley Library, whose article ʺWelcome to the Library: Data-Driven Student Worker Empowermentʺ appears in Evidence Based Library & Information Practice. Tina Griffin, also of the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Daley Library, finished third, and her article is “In Aggregate: Trends, Needs, and Opportunities from Research Data Management Surveys”, from College & Research Libraries.

Thank you to the three other entrants, all from the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Daley Library. They are Anne Rebecca Armstrong (“New models for instruction: Fusing the ACRL Framework and Roles and Strengths of Teaching Librarians to promote the lifelong learning of teaching librarians”, in College & Research Libraries News), Abigail Goben (“A Comprehensive Primer to Library Learning Analytics Practices, Initiatives, and Privacy Issues”, in College & Research Libraries), and Dr. Jung Mi Scoulas (“Using Assessment Tools to Develop a Workshop for Library Staff: Establishing a Culture of Assessment”, in Evidence Based Library & Information Practice).

The three winners will present on their articles either at future meetings of the IACRL Journal Club or in a separate webinar. Please watch the IACRL listserv, website, and social-media pages for more details.

Thank you very much to everyone who voted in this year’s contest. Thirty people, total, cast ballots. To view the vote breakdown by submission, please go to the IACRL website.

Posted in Awards, Grants, and Scholarships (non-HSLI), Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries (IACRL), Library Organizations, Member News, Scholarly Publishing | No Comments »

(via IACRL)

This is a reminder that voting for the IACRL People’s Choice Award in Scholarly Publishing closes Monday, August 31. This award gives academic and research librarians throughout Illinois the opportunity to read and evaluate scholarly works by their peers and then vote on a favorite. It also presents Illinois research and academic librarians with the opportunity to share their findings outside of a conference or other formal setting. Voting is open to all staff members at Illinois academic and research libraries, consortia, and related organizations.

To cast your ballot, please go here. After reviewing the criteria and reading the articles, vote for ONE of the six entries. Please vote just once.

IACRL will announce the winners in September. There will be a first-place, second-place, and third-place recipient. (Ties for each place are acceptable.) The winners will have the opportunity to present on their articles either in a special webinar or at a future meeting of the IACRL Journal Club.

Posted in Awards, Grants, and Scholarships (non-HSLI), Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries (IACRL), Library Organizations, Scholarly Publishing | No Comments »

(via the Illinois Library Association)

The ILA Resources and Technical Services Forum has established a scholarship to offset registration for technical services staff members who would not otherwise be able to attend the 2020 ILA Virtual Conference. Two scholarships will be awarded based on financial need and geographic diversity. Priority in selection will be given to first-time ILA Conference attendees. If awarded, the scholarship covers full registration to the 2020 ILA Virtual Conference.

The scholarship recipients will be required to write a brief post-conference essay to include what benefits they received from the conference. The winners will agree that their summaries may be published in the ILA Reporter and may be used for future scholarship promotional materials.

The deadline to apply for the RTSF scholarship is Friday, September 11. To submit an application, go here. If you have any questions about the scholarship, please contact Cyndi Robinson, at robinson@ila.org.

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

(via IACRL)

This is a reminder that voting is open for the IACRL People’s Choice Award in Scholarly Publishing. This award gives academic and research librarians throughout Illinois the opportunity to read and evaluate scholarly works by their peers and then vote on a favorite. It also presents Illinois research and academic librarians with the opportunity to share their findings outside of a conference or other formal setting. Voting is open to all staff members at Illinois academic and research libraries, consortia, and related organizations.

To cast your ballot, please go here. After reviewing the criteria and reading the articles, vote for ONE of the six entries. Please vote just once.

The deadline to vote is Monday, August 31. IACRL will announce the winners in September. There will be a first-place, second-place, and third-place recipient. (Ties for each place are acceptable.) The winners will have the opportunity to present on their articles either in a special webinar or at a future meeting of the IACRL Journal Club.

Posted in Awards, Grants, and Scholarships (non-HSLI), Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries (IACRL), Library Organizations, Scholarly Publishing | No Comments »

(via ACRL)

ACRL is pleased to offer scholarships to attend the ACRL 2021 Conference to be held April 14-17, 2021, in Seattle. Scholarship are due on Friday, October 9.

The ACRL Conference Scholarship program provides opportunities for the academic and research library community to expand their professional horizons, update their skills and knowledge, and learn more about current issues and developments in academic and research libraries by participating in the premiere ACRL professional development experience.

Scholarships are available to early and mid-career librarians, library professional and support staff, library school students and recent graduates, and ALA Spectrum Scholars. All scholarships include complimentary conference registration, and most include a stipend to cover expenses for attending. To apply, visit the scholarships section of the ACRL 2021 website.

The ACRL Conference Scholarship Fund makes it possible to award scholarships to academic and research librarians and library staff to attend the ACRL Conference, and your donations help support these opportunities. Consider investing in the future leaders of the profession by donating to the fund.

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

(via the Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries)

Voting is now open for the IACRL People’s Choice Award in Scholarly Publishing. This award gives academic and research librarians throughout Illinois the opportunity to read and evaluate scholarly works by their peers and then vote on a favorite. It also presents Illinois research and academic librarians with the opportunity to share their findings outside of a conference or other formal setting. Voting is open to all staff members at Illinois academic and research libraries, consortia, and related organizations.

To cast your ballot, please go here. After reviewing the criteria and reading the articles, vote for ONE of the six entries. Please vote just once.

The deadline to vote is Monday, August 31. IACRL will announce the winners in September. There will be a first-place, second-place, and third-place recipient. (Ties for each place are acceptable.) The winners will have the opportunity to present on their articles either in a special webinar or at a future meeting of the IACRL Journal Club.

Posted in Awards, Grants, and Scholarships (non-HSLI), Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries (IACRL), Library Organizations, Scholarly Publishing | No Comments »

(via the Illinois Library Association)

Join us for the next ILA Noon Network on Monday, August 10, from 12:00 to 1:00 PM. The 2020 ILA Crosman Memorial Award recipient, Sara Benson, will present “Copyright for Educational Use in the Age of COVID”. Webinar participants will learn how support the shift to online teaching and learning and how copyright impacts that analysis. Sara Benson is a Copyright Librarian and an Assistant Professor and is currently serving as Interim Head of the Scholarly Commons at the University of Illinois Library.

All Noon Network webinars are free and recordings are available to everyone following the webinar. Registration for the live webinars is limited to Illinois libraries. For more information, and to register, please go here.

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