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(via Barry Grant, Medical Library Association)

Are you a library professional interested in learning to do research? Are you excited at the prospect of being part of an intensive and collaborative program that takes you through a process of learning research design and completing a health information research project? The Medical Library Association (MLA) Research Training Institute for Health Sciences Librarians (RTI) was designed for you! We are accepting applications from October 6 to December 8, 2017, for our 2018 cohort of RTI Fellows. Please follow links to the application instructions and the online application form.

RTI 2018 offers an intensive residential experience led by expert faculty that includes  curriculum tailored to participants’ interests and skills, small-group sessions, and individual consultations with faculty. The program is designed to transform library professionals with novice or intermediate research skill levels into researchers able to conduct independently or lead a quality research project. RTI training covers all the stages of designing, implementing, and communicating a successful health information research project. Participants will be able to develop effective research questions, select a research design, identify the components of a research project, collect and manage high quality data, publish and present the results of a research project, and much more.

How will the RTI help participants in their careers? They will acquire a new, marketable set of skills; gain confidence in discussing research and scholarship with teaching faculty and researchers at their institutions; and implement research ideas that transform their libraries and raise their professional profiles. At the same time, participants will develop the capability to publish in peer-reviewed journals, while joining a network of researchers who can help them in making their next step.

The heart of the Institute is a week-long residential immersive workshop held in Chicago, from July 9 to 13, 2018. Pre-Institute learning activities, individual mentoring, a year of post-Institute support, and membership in an ongoing research community of practice supplement the residential component. Institute training is designed for library professionals with novice or intermediate research skills and experience, or who have a strong interest in research but do not possess the skills and
confidence to conduct research on their own. MLA membership is not required.

Admission is competitive. Only 20 applicants will be selected. See the above links for eligibility requirements and selection criteria. We will be accepting applications from October 6 to December 8, 2017. Applicants accepted to the Institute will be notified in March, 2018. For detailed information about the project, including fees, benefits, and housing information, see the RTI website.

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(via Aisha Conner-Gaten, Loyola Marymount University)

We are issuing a call for applications for the Institute for Research Design in Librarianship (IRDL) 2018. We are seeking novice librarian researchers who are employed by academic libraries or research libraries outside an academic setting in the United States to participate in the Institute. We define “novice” broadly; if you feel that you would benefit from being guided throughout the entire research design process, we encourage your application. Librarians of all levels of professional experience are welcome to apply.

The year-long experience begins with a workshop held on the campus of Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California, from June 3 to 9, 2018, with arrival on campus on Saturday, June 2, and departure on Sunday, June 10. The William H. Hannon Library has received a second three-year grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to offer this continuing education opportunity (this grant, IRDL-2, is from 2016 to 2019). Each year, 20 librarians will receive, at no cost to them, instruction in research design and a full year of peer/mentor support to complete a research project at their home institutions.

We seek librarians with a passion for research and a desire to improve their research skills. IRDL is designed to bring together all that the literature tells us about the necessary conditions for librarians to conduct valid and reliable research in an institutional setting. The cohort will be chosen from a selective submission process, with an emphasis on enthusiasm for research and diversity from a variety of perspectives, including ethnicity and type and size of library.

Selection criteria are below.

  • commitment to the year-long process of participating in the IRDL research community and conducting the proposed study within the 2017-2018 academic year;
  • significance of the research problem to the operational success of libraries or to the profession of librarianship;
  • thoughtfulness, thoroughness, and clarity of the research proposal; and
  • enthusiasm for research and a desire to learn.

We will be accepting applications from December 1, 2017, to January 27, 2018. Scholars accepted to the Institute will be notified in early March 2018. Application information may be found here. Please contact Project Directors with any questions about the Institute or the application process. They are Marie Kennedy, Serials & Electronic Resources Librarian, Loyola Marymount University (marie.kennedy@lmu.edu); and Kristine Brancolini, Dean of the Library, Loyola Marymount University (brancoli@lmu.edu).

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(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago)

ACRL is pleased to announce the launch of the new Value of Academic Libraries Travel Scholarships. The Board of Directors has allocated $10,000 in fiscal year 2018 to offer travel scholarships of up to $2,000 each for librarians presenting on their work demonstrating the impact of academic libraries in the broader landscape of higher education.

“Academic librarians excel when communicating the impact of our library services, programs, and spaces, within our own community,” says Value of Academic Libraries Committee Chair Alan Carbery. To build on that “the Value of Academic Libraries Travel Scholarships initiative encourages librarians to move the conversation outward and to articulate the value of academic libraries to wider stakeholder groups. This is a fantastic opportunity for academic librarians to showcase their research to a wider audience.”

ACRL invites practicing librarians and information professionals to apply for funding to present their work at higher education conferences or disciplinary conferences where they will reach audiences outside the library field. The presentations may be based on practice-based work or formal research projects. Applications are due by December 8, 2017. We expect to announce future rounds of scholarships in summer 2018.

This program is one of several developed by ACRL’s Value of Academic Libraries Committee to support librarians in their efforts to communicate to our partners in higher education including administrators, scholars, and teachers working in all disciplines. These travel scholarships support the community in taking up a recommendation from the new ACRL report Academic Library Impact: Improving Practice and Essential Areas to Research (prepared by OCLC Research and released in September 2017 for download or purchase) that academic librarians effectively communicate their contributions both up to institutional stakeholders and out to other departments.

Details on the Value of Academic Libraries Travel Scholarships, including how to apply, are available on the ACRL website.

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(via Chase Ollis, ACRL)

Academic and research librarians increasingly recognize scholarly communication as a core competency of the profession. Whether helping researchers meet their funder’s mandates for public access and data sharing, guiding responsible copyright practice, or supporting new types of scholarship and instruction, librarians are leading change across campus and around the world. ACRL empowers our community in accelerating the transformation of the scholarly communication system with its popular workshop “Scholarly Communication: From Understanding to Engagement.” To emphasize scholarly communication’s critical importance to the profession, ACRL is once again underwriting the cost to bring this workshop to five locations in 2018.

With newly updated content, this day-long workshop, led by two expert presenters, offers a series of targeted modules that reflect the most exciting and pressing issues in the field today. Participants will engage in a structured interactive program that focuses on themes of access, emerging opportunities, intellectual property, and engagement. Selected hosts will be asked to choose topics that are of greatest interest to their communities so that the expert presenters can offer a deep dive into the following specific areas:

  • copyright in making and sharing scholarship
  • institutional repositories
  • library-based publishing
  • measuring research impact
  • meeting funder mandates
  • open education
  • outreach and programming
  • research data management

This program is offered using a cost-sharing model where ACRL covers the bulk of the expense for delivering the workshop, leaving a cost of only $2,000 for successful host institutions. The application to host is now available. Apply by Friday, November 17, at 5:00 PM CST. See the workshop webpage for full details and FAQs about applying to host the subsidized version of the workshop.

In addition to the competitive subsidized version, the Scholarly Communication workshop is part of ACRL’s slate of day-long RoadShows that can be brought year-round at full cost to your campus, chapter, or consortia. Please contact ACRL Program Officer Chase Ollis at collis@ala.org with questions or to discuss dates and locations, pricing, and for complete workshop details.

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Call for Applications: MLA Scholarship for MLIS Students

(via Deborah Lauseng, UIC Library of the Health Sciences – Peoria)

MLIS students: Please consider applying for the MLA Scholarship!

A scholarship of up to $5,000 will be granted to a student entering an ALA-accredited library school or with at least one-half of the requirements of the program to finish when the scholarship is awarded in March. The award will be given to a student who shows excellence in scholarship and potential for accomplishment in health sciences librarianship. The scholarship is announced at the annual meeting of the association, where the recipient will also receive a one-year student membership in the Medical Library Association and free inclusive student registration at the association’s annual meeting.

Application Deadline: Friday, December 1

Please see the MLA website for details on how to apply.

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Majors/MLA Chapter Project of the Year Nominations Due Nov. 1

(via Melissa Anne Ratajeski, University of Pittsburgh)

The Majors/MLA Chapter Project of the Year Award, sponsored by J.A. Majors, was established by the MLA Board of Directors in 1995. This award recognizes excellence, innovation, and contribution to the profession of health sciences librarianship. These attributes must be shown through special projects beyond the normal operational programming of the chapter.

The chair of the recipient chapter will be notified in March before the annual meeting at which the presentation will be made. The recipient chapter receives a certificate at the annual meeting and a cash award of $500 after the annual meeting. The cash award is earmarked for enhancing the programming of the recipient chapter’s annual or regular membership meeting.  The recipient chapter’s representative assumes all costs of attending the meeting and the ceremony at which the presentation is made. If there are no appropriate projects, the association may elect not to present the award in a given year.

For criteria, application, and a listing of past recipients, go here. The due date for applications is Wednesday, November 1.

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(via Suzanne Odom, Florida Institute of Technology)

Nominations are being sought for the Award for Excellence in Reference and Adult Library Services.  Please consider nominating your library or another library.

Established in 1990, the  Award for Excellence in Reference and Adult Library Services is a citation and $1,500 monetary award presented to a library or library system for developing an imaginative and unique resource to meet patrons’ reference needs. The resource can be a bibliography, a guide to the literature of a specific subject, a directory, a database, or any other project that has helped the library meet adult or children’s reference needs. Tools, guides or databases that have been developed for reader’s advisory or adult service questions and needs are also eligible for the award.  This award is sponsored by Reference USA.

To submit a nomination, download and complete the form and follow the submission instructions therein.
https://www.rusaupdate.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/2018_Achievement-Award_Nomination-Form_Template-Fillable_2.pdf.
Forms may be emailed to the committee chairperson, Suzanne Odom at sodom@fit.edu.

*Monetary award amounts are subject to change without notice and are contingent upon donor funding supplied at the time the award is presented.

Nominations are being accepted through Friday, January 5, 2018.

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(via Anne Sleeman, Community College of Baltimore County)

The Community and Junior College Libraries Section (CJCLS) of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) is excited to now be accepting nominations for the annual EBSCO Community College Learning Resources Leadership Award and EBSCO Community College Learning Resources Program Award. The awards are sponsored by EBSCO Information Services. For both Awards, a plaque to honor the winner’s achievements and $750 cash sponsored by EBSCO Information Services will be presented to the winners at a special ceremony during the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans, June 2018.

Submissions must be received by Friday, December 1, 2017.  Self-nominations are welcome. To find more information on each Award, the link to the application form, and a list of past winners, please go here (for the Learning Resources Leadership Award and here (for the Learning Resources Program Award). Please e-mail any questions to Sandy C. McCarthy, Washtenaw Community College, at mccarthy@wccnet.edu.

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(via Chase Ollis, American Library Association)

This conference sponsorship award honors any individual ACRL member working in the field of, or contributing to the success of distance learning librarianship or related library service in higher education.

The award is administrated by the ACRL Distance Learning Section (DLS).

Award

A plaque to honor the winner’s achievements and $1,200 to attend the ALA Annual Conference sponsored by Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group.

Criteria

Nominees should have demonstrated achievements in one or more of the following areas:

  • Support for distance learning librarianship and library services, e.g., service to students and faculty, innovation and/or leadership
  • Participate in the creation and/or implementation of distance library programs or services of exemplary quality
  • Successful collaboration with faculty in support of information literacy and/or other aspects of library instruction or services for distance students
  • Significant research, publication, or presentations in areas of distance learning librarianship

Submission Deadline: December 1, 2017

Application/Nomination Process

Applicants or nominators must send one completed copy of the award nomination form (fillable PDF file) to the DLS Award Co-Chairs, Rebecca Nowicki, Ashford University, E-mail: rebecca.nowicki@ashford.edu or Cynthia L. Thomes, University of Maryland University College, E-mail: cynthia.thomes@umuc.edu. Self-nominations are also encouraged.

Submissions must also include three letters of nomination or support (maximum two pages double spaced in 12 point Times New Roman font) and a current resume/curricula vitae (CV). Completed applications and all supporting materials must be received by the specified deadline. Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

If possible, please submit a high resolution photo of the nominee (at least 300 dpi). The photo will be used to make the official winner announcement immediately after the ALA Midwinter Meeting.

Questions? Contact Rebecca Nowicki, rebecca.nowicki@ashford.edu, Cynthia L. Thomes, cynthia.thomes@umuc.edu, or ACRL Program Officer Chase Ollis at collis@ala.org.

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(via Chase Ollis, American Library Association)

Established in 2015, this award is intended to recognize librarians, archivists or curators whose contributions to providing professional development opportunities for librarians have been especially noteworthy or influential. The effect of these contributions may be the result of continuous or distinguished service to the profession, but may also be the result of extraordinarily active, innovative or collaborative work that deserves national recognition.

Award

$1,000 cash plus a certificate for the award winner, sponsored by Library Juice Academy.

Eligibility

Any individual who holds, or has recently held an appointment as a librarian, archivist or curator at a public, academic or national library, archive or museum. Award winners must be members of ACRL and ULS, or join ACRL and ULS upon receiving the award.

Criteria

At least two of the following four criteria need to be met:

  • Implementing innovative or creative professional development ideas or activities that have measurably impacted library users and / or the profession.
  • Active participation in special projects, efforts or initiatives related to providing professional development opportunities that have measurably impacted library users and / or the profession.
  • Evidence of service and/or collaboration over time related to providing professional development activities that clearly benefited a number of library professionals and library users.
  • Exemplary and influential research and/or scholarship pertaining to professional development for librarians.

Submissions

All nominations should be accompanied by a completed nomination form. Completed forms should be emailed to Kerry Creelman, University of Houston, E-mail: kerry.creelman@gmail.com.

Supporting documents to accompany the nomination form include:

  • A full and clear description in two (2) pages or less of the nominee(s)’ work as it pertains to the development and provision of high quality continuing education opportunities for librarians
  • One (1) letter of support from a beneficiary (may be a library professional or a library user) of the professional development opportunities detailing how the professional development has benefited the library profession
  • If applicable, a list of publications or research conducted by the candidate(s), with an explanation of how the research pertains to providing high quality professional development activities for librarians.

If possible, please submit a high resolution photo of the nominee (at least 300 dpi). The photo will be used to make the official winner announcement immediately after the ALA Midwinter Meeting.

View the full awards committee roster here.

Submission Deadline: Friday, December 1, 2017

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