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(via Derek Johnson, National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region)

Just a reminder that the deadline to apply for the travel stipend to attend the free “Data Management for Librarians” CE course in Minneapolis is this Friday, June 22. The half-day workshop takes play on Monday, August 6 and is designed to introduce participants to key elements of research data management in the health sciences, including best practices for documentation, metadata, backup, storage, and preservation.

Twelve stipends, each for up to $1,000, will be awarded to help offset travel costs!

Additional details, and registration information, can be found on the GMR’s Midwest Matters Blog. Please note that one must belong to a GMR member institution in order to be eligible.

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(via Rachel Borchardt, American University)

Applications are now being accepted through Wednesday, August 1.

JoVE is proud to support the professional development of academic librarians. To enable you to attend the Charleston Library Conference, we will pay for (and organize) your travel, accommodation and conference registration. We will sponsor two librarians from North America and two librarians from Europe or the Middle-East.

Submission Guidelines

Library outreach continues to be one of the most important (yet challenging) facets of the academic librarian profession. The Award will recognize librarians who have established an effective and sustainable practice of communication with their institution’s STEM students and faculty. Interested librarians should submit an essay (1,000 words or less) and examples of outreach materials.

For more information on the Award, and to apply, visit here. More background on the 2018 Charleston Library Conference, including registration deadlines, is available here.

Any questions? Contact

As a side note, Ms. Borchardt serves on the JoVE Library Advisory Board, and she will also serve as a reviewer of applications. Therefore, she recommends sending any questions to the e-mail above, rather than to her own address.

Posted in Awards, Grants, and Scholarships (non-HSLI), Calls and Requests, Conferences and Meetings (non-HSLI) | No Comments »

(via Jessica Bower, Yale University)

Registration is now open for the 17th Northwest Interlibrary Loan and Resource Sharing Conference! The conference will take place in Portland, Oregon on September 13-14, 2018, at Portland State University in downtown Portland.

This year’s program topics include:

  • Copyright issues and interlibrary loan
  • Leadership and management in resource sharing
  • ILL workflow solutions for all library types
  • Emerging and changing technology in interlibrary loan and resource sharing
  • And more! Including our open forum Ask Anything sessions!

Our Keynote speaker this year will be Trevor A. Dawes, Vice Provost for Libraries and Museums and May Morris University Librarian at the University of Delaware.

Visit our website to view the full program here. Register for the Conference here.

NWILL Scholarships Available! Apply Today!

We are happy to announce that the Northwest Interlibrary Loan and Resource Sharing (NWILL) Conference Committee is committed to sponsoring the attendance of  ILL practitioners who would be unable to attend unless otherwise subsidized through our scholarship program.

Applicants will provide feedback during the conference as well as communicate what they hope to learn by attending the conference, and how they will share that information with others in their own libraries. Applicants are asked to demonstrate a true financial need.

Applications must be received by June 21, 2018. Scholarships will include a waived registration fee and $500 to cover travel expenses. The number of scholarships is dependent on the generosity of our sponsors. Recipients will be notified early July 2018.

To apply for the NWILL Scholarship, click here.

Posted in Awards, Grants, and Scholarships (non-HSLI), Calls and Requests, Conferences and Meetings (non-HSLI) | No Comments »

(via Bonnie Matheis, Illinois State Library)

Illinois’ bicentennial best-of voters have until 11:59 PM on Friday, June 8, to pick the state’s best books. (Voting is open to all Illinois residents.)

The latest Illinois Top 200 list is focusing on books written by Illinois authors or about Illinois subjects.

“The Jungle” by Upton Sinclair is on the list, as is Mike Royko’s biography of the first Mayor Daley, and “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.” Chris Wills with the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency says the author, L. Frank Baum, wrote the book in Chicago and took inspiration for the main character Dorothy, from his niece who is buried in Bloomington.

To vote, go here.

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UIUC’s Dr. Clara M. Chu Wins 2018 Beta Phi Mu Award

(via Annie Zeidman-Karpinski, University of Oregon)

It is with great pleasure that we can make the following announcement: Dr. Clara M. Chu, Mortenson Distinguished Professor and director of the Mortenson Center for International Library Programs at the University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign, and an affiliated faculty at The iSchool of Illinois, has been selected as the 2018 recipient of the American Library Association’s Beta Phi Mu Award. This award is given in recognition of the achievement of a library school faculty member or another individual for distinguished service to education for librarianship. This annual award, which consists of $1,000 and a citation of achievement, is sponsored by the Beta Phi Mu International Library Science Honor Society.

The jury acknowledged that her work is notable for extending beyond the classroom, and most recently in support of Southeast Asian refugees. Her background in language, literature, and psychology has helped support the local, national, and international community. Her transnational, ethnic minority and multilingual background has been especially important to her students as they develop their own courses of study and research. She has been the recipient of many awards, but her greatest reward comes from the respect and appreciation she has earned from her students, colleagues, and community members as well as her commitment to being an encouraging educator.

More information about Dr. Chu and her accomplishments is available here.

For those attending, The Beta Phi Mu Award will be presented on Sunday, June 24, 2018, at the American Library Association Annual Conference in New Orleans.

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(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago, on healf of Lars Hagelin, Greatrer Western Library Alliance)

The Colorado Alliance and Greater Western Library Alliance are pleased to offer four (4) scholarships for the upcoming conference: OER: FROM VISION TO ACTION, to be held August 1-2, 2018, in Denver, Colorado.

Two (2) scholarships are targeted towards current students in ALA accredited Library Science graduate programs. The other 2 scholarships are directed to library employees in a community college.

The chosen applicants will have their registration fee for the 2-day conference (including lunch both days and the conference evening reception) WAIVED!  Please note that all transportation and lodging costs are the sole responsibility of the scholarship winner(s).

Please email a 250 word essay detailing your financial constraints and any future or current OER projects presently ongoing in your institution.  The request should be emailed JUNE 11TH, 2018 no later than 5 pm PST to: with the subject line: REQUESTING A SCHOLARSHIP.  Please ensure that your full name, institution, institutional email, and phone are included.  Decisions will be announced no later than Friday June 15, by close of business.

See you in Denver!

For more information about the conference, visit:

Posted in Awards, Grants, and Scholarships (non-HSLI), Conferences and Meetings (non-HSLI), Open Access | No Comments »

(via Mary Jane Petrowski, ACRL Associate Director)

Mary M. Case is University Librarian and Dean of Libraries at the University of Illinois at Chicago University Library<>. Mary first joined ACRL in 1986 and is your ACRL member of the week for May 14, 2018.

Describe yourself in three words: Open, Collaborative, Optimistic.

What are you reading (or listening to on your mobile device(s)? The Future of the Professions: How Technology Will Transform the Work of Human Experts<>, by Richard and Daniel Susskind. Oxford University Press, 2017 paperback edition.

Describe ACRL in three words: Active, Impactful, Leading-edge.

What do you value about ACRL? The initiative to help articulate the value of academic libraries; the development of the information literacy framework; the educational efforts and programming (institutes, conference programs) on scholarly communication.

What do you as an academic librarian contribute to your campus? the ability to work outside of silos and bring a broader perspective to issues; ensuring that the Library is engaged in initiatives focused on student success, digital scholarship, and data management.

In your own words: It is extraordinarily rewarding to be a part of a vibrant campus community where your work can impact thousands of students and faculty as they pursue their research and learning. It is also rewarding to be part of a profession that is passionate about ensuring that the work of researchers is broadly accessible and preserved for the betterment of our society. How very fortunate I have been!

The interview is also available at

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

(via Lindsay Harmon, IACRL Past President)

Do you know an Illinois academic librarian who is making an outstanding statewide contribution to academic/research librarianship and library development? Nominate them for the Illinois Academic Librarian of the Year award!

The award is presented annually by the Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries Forum and sponsored by Library Juice Academy.

Nomination guidelines and requirements can be found at<> and include the following:

The recipient:

o must be a personal ILA member or be employed at an institution that is an ILA member

o must have distinguished himself/ herself in notable service to IACRL and to the Illinois Library Association

o must have exhibited leadership and exemplary library service in an academic setting

Individuals nominated should have demonstrated achievements in such areas as:

o service to the organized profession through ILA, the IACRL Forum, and related organizations;

o significant and influential academic or research library service;

o contributions to academic or research library development through research or publications; or

o planning or implementing a library program of exemplary quality.

The recipient will receive a certificate and a financial award totaling $500 and will have their name added to the plaque at the Illinois State Library.

Nominations must be submitted by Tuesday, May 15. For more information, please feel free to contact Lindsay Harmon, at or (815) 836-5672.

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

(via the National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region, on behalf of Anna Beth Morgan, Mayo Clinic)

Be a change agent. Year 2018 is the right year to give the Midwest Chapter’s Awards and Scholarships Committee plenty of applications and nominations to evaluate. Change the status quo – Put the committee to work – Apply for grants and nominate colleagues for awards. For 2018, the following Midwest Chapter awards and grants will be available: Annual Meeting Grant, First-Time Attendee Annual Meeting Grant, Student Annual Meeting Grant, Distinguished Librarian of the Year Award, and Jean Williams Sayre Innovation Award.

For more information about each award and grant, please visit the chapter’s Awards page to learn more and submit nominations for awards and applications for grants. If you need further assistance, please contact Anna Beth Morgan at

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(via Chase Ollis, ACRL)

The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS) has selected five winners for the 2018 Katharine Kyes Leab and Daniel J. Leab “American Book Prices Current” Exhibition Awards. The awards, funded by an endowment established by Katharine Kyes Leab and Daniel J. Leab, editors of “American Book Prices Current,” recognize outstanding printed exhibition catalogs and guides, and electronic exhibitions, produced by North American and Caribbean institutions. The winning catalogs will be on display at the 2018 RBMS Conference Booksellers’ Showcase in New Orleans, and certificates will be presented to each winner at the 2018 ALA Annual Conference.

The Division One (expensive) winner is Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library for “Gather Out of Star-Dust: A Harlem Renaissance Album,” curated by Melissa Barton, curator of drama and prose for the Yale Collection of American Literature at Yale University. The Division Two (moderately expensive) winner is the University of Toronto’s Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library for “Struggle and Story: Canada in Print,” curated by Pearce J. Carefoote, interim head of rare books and special collections at the University of Toronto. The Division Three (inexpensive) winner is Georgetown University Library for “Margaret Bonds and Langston Hughes: A Musical Friendship,” curated by Anna Celenza, Thomas E. Caesteker Professor of Music at Georgetown University. The Division Five (electronic exhibition) winner is the University of Alberta’s Bruce Peel Special Collections Library for “Tinctor’s Foul Treatise,” curated by Andrew Colin Gow, professor of history and director of religious studies; Robert B. Desjardins, independent scholar and graduate writing advisor; and Franois V. Pageau, doctoral candidate in medieval history, at the University of Alberta.

The Division Four (brochures) winner is the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library for “H.G. Wells: Time Traveler,” curated by Simon J. James, professor at Durham University, UK, and Caroline Szylowicz, associate professor and Kolb-Proust Librarian at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. “This is a high-quality takeaway brochure that conveys a lot of information about the exhibit in a small amount of space,” Johnston said. “It successfully integrates text and image for an appealing visual display. Additionally, it provides a full checklist of items plus a curatorial outline of the exhibit in case one wants to revisit particular items once they have gone off of display.”

Full descriptions of the projects undertaken by this year’s winners is available here. For more information regarding the ACRL RBMS Katharine Kyes Leab and Daniel J. Leab “American Book Prices Current” Exhibition Awards, including a complete list of past recipients, please visit the awards section of the ACRL website.

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