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(via Rebecca Raszewski, University of Illinois at Chicago Library of the Health Sciences – Chicago)

The Collection Development Section of the Medical Library Association is seeking nominations for the Daniel T. Richards Prize of $250.00 for writing related to health sciences collection development. The Richards Prize will be presented to an individual who created a work in any format related to collecting in the health sciences. This work must be widely accessible to the library community and written or produced within the last two years.

The Daniel T. Richards Prize is presented annually to an individual who has authored a work, in any format (print, audiovisual, electronic, etc.), related to collection development in the health sciences. The work must be widely available to the library community and written or produced within the previous 24 months. If a work is nominated in its first year of eligibility but is not awarded the prize, it may be nominated again in its second year of eligibility. In the event there is more than one author, an award certificate will be given to each author, and the cash award of $250.00 will be divided among the authors.

The deadline for nominations is Friday, January 19. Self-nominations are acceptable. Nominations need to include complete names of authors, addresses, institutional affiliations, and the complete citation along with a final version of the work. E-mail  nominations to Rebecca Raszewski, Awards Committee Chair at raszewr1 AT uic.edu. Notification to the winner and the winner’s institution, and announcements in Developments and MLA News will be made prior to the annual MLA meeting in Atlanta.

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(via Carolyn Ciesla, IACRL President)

This workshop is open to everyone, not just law enforcement, and is appropriate for educators and librarians.

Grants Training in Springfield, IL  –  February 15-16, 2018

The Sangamon County Sheriff’s Office and Grant Writing USA will present a two-day grants workshop in Springfield, February 15-16, 2018.  This training is applicable to grant seekers across all disciplines.  Attend this class and you’ll learn how to find grants and write winning grant proposals.

Click here for full event details.

Beginning and experienced grant writers from city, county and state agencies as well as nonprofits, K-12, colleges and universities are encouraged to attend.

We are excited to offer IACRL members and their staff a special tuition rate of $425 which includes everything: two days of terrific instruction, workbook, and access to our Alumni Forum that’s packed full of tools, helpful discussions and more than 200 sample grant proposals.  Please use discount code “ILASSN” to receive this $30 discount off full price at registration.

Multi-enrollment discounts and discounts for Grant Writing USA returning alumni are also available.  Tuition payment is not required at the time of enrollment.

More information including learning objectives, class location, graduate testimonials and online registration is available here.

Contacts:

Tammy Pitts
at Grant Writing USA
888.435.7281 toll free
tammyp@grantwritingusa.com

Tim Eggleston
The Sangamon County Sheriff’s Office
217.753.6835
Time@co.sangamon.il.us

More than 10,000 agencies across North America have turned to Grant Writing USA for grant writing and grant management training.

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(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago)

ACRL is pleased to announce the launch of the new Academic Library Impact Research Grants. The ACRL Board of Directors has allocated $20,000 in fiscal year 2018 to offer research grants of up to $3,000 each. These grants will enable librarians to carry out new research, particularly in areas suggested by ACRL’s 2017 report Academic Library Impact: Improving Practice and Essential Areas to Research (prepared for ACRL by OCLC Research and available for download or purchase).

ACRL invites practicing librarians and information professionals employed in academic and research libraries to apply for funding for research that will demonstrate library contributions to student learning and success. Each proposed project should aim to build on the foundations of the Academic Library Impact report and fill gaps in existing literature. As the report’s authors write, it is intended to act “as a catalyst for the study of college and university student learning and success,” highlighting questions for further investigation as well as tools and methods that can be applied to them or any number of related topics.

This program is one of several developed by ACRL’s Value of Academic Libraries (VAL) Committee to support librarians in their efforts to demonstrate the impact of their work to a wider audience. “These new grants will advance research in key areas” says committee chair Alan Carbery. The goal is to “demonstrate the myriad positive impacts libraries can have on student learning and success, and to share those findings to the benefit of the library field and higher education.”

Applications are due by Sunday, April 1, 2018. ACRL expects to announce future rounds of research grants in 2019. Complete details of the Academic Library Impact Research Grants, including how to apply, are available on the ACRL website at http://www.ala.org/acrl/awards/researchawards/impactgrants

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(via Dr. Tod Colegrove–University of Nevada, Reno)

Nominations are being accepted for the 2018 LITA/Library Hi Tech Award, which is given each year to an individual or institution for outstanding achievement in educating the profession about cutting edge technology within the field of library and information technology. Sponsored by the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), and Library Hi Tech, the award includes a citation of merit and a $1,000 stipend provided by Emerald Group Publishing Limited, publishers of Library Hi Tech. The deadline for nominations is Friday, January 19, 2018!

The award, given to either a living individual or an institution, may recognize a single seminal work or a body of work created during or continuing into the five years immediately preceding the award year. The body of work need not be limited to published texts but can include course plans or actual courses and/or non-print publications such as visual media. Awards are intended to recognize living persons rather than to honor the deceased; therefore, awards are not made posthumously. More information and a list of previous winners can be found on the LITA website.

Nominations must include the name(s) of the recipient(s), basis for nomination, and references to the body of work and should be submitted using the online nomination form.

The award will be presented at the LITA President’s Program during the 2018 Annual Conference of the American Library Association in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Contact: 

Jenny Levine

Executive Director

Library and Information Technology Association

LITA

jlevine@ala.org

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(via Beth Fuchs, University of Kentucky)

The ALA LIRT (Library Instruction Round Table) welcomes your submissions for two awards created to recognize excellence in information literacy and instruction. Submissions from all types of libraries are encouraged. Winners will receive a $1,000 award, a plaque, and a $500 travel stipend to be used to attend the 2018 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans, where the awards will be presented.

  • The LIRT Librarian Recognition Award honors a librarian for her/his contributions to information literacy and instruction.
  • The LIRT Innovation in Instruction Award honors a library for their innovative approach to information literacy and instruction.

Submissions will be accepted until Monday, January 15, 2018. For full details on how to apply for these awards yourself or to nominate someone to receive them, visit the LIRT Awards site (http://www.ala.org/rt/lirt/awards).

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UIUC Among 2018 ACRL Scholarly Communication RoadShow Hosts

(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago)

The ACRL Research and Scholarly Environment Committee has selected five sites to host the workshop “Scholarly Communication: From Understanding to Engagement” at a subsidized rate in 2018. Recognizing that scholarly communication issues are central to the work of all academic librarians and all types of institutions, ACRL is underwriting the bulk of the costs of delivering this proven content by sending expert presenters on the road. The institutions selected to host the 2018 road shows are:

Bowdoin College (Brunswick, ME)

New York University, Abu Dhabi (Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates)

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Urbana, IL)

University of North Carolina, Greensboro (Greensboro, NC)

West Virginia University (Morgantown, WV)

Academic and research librarians increasingly recognize scholarly communication as a core competency of the profession. The workshop’s goal is to empower participants to help accelerate the transformation of the scholarly communication system. Led by two expert presenters, this structured interactive overview of the scholarly communication system has been updated with a series of targeted modules that reflect the most exciting and pressing issues in the field today. The workshop focuses on the fundamentals of scholarly communication including open access, copyright, and library engagement, and provides an opportunity to explore deep dives into selected topics of greatest interest to each host community.

Host sites are partnering with other institutions and organizations in their area to extend the reach to as diverse an audience as possible. Library staff, including liaison librarians, catalogers, access services and senior management from two-year, liberal arts, master’s, comprehensive and doctoral institutions will attend the workshops. 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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(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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