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(via Anne Craig, CARLI Senior Director)

On behalf of the CARLI Board of Directors and CARLI Staff, I am proud to announce the CARLI Scholarship. We are now accepting applications; information can be found here.

The CARLI Scholarship provides financial assistance to current employees of CARLI Governing Member Libraries pursuing graduate studies leading to a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Scholarships may be awarded for both on-campus and/or distance education programs. The scholarship amount for the 2020-2021 academic year (August 2020-May 2021) will be $1,000. Applications are due Friday, May 1, 2020.

We thank our donors for their generous contributions to the scholarship.

If you have any questions, please contact Anne Craig, CARLI Senior Director, at abcraig@uillinois.edu.

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

(via the National Library of Medicine)

The National Library of Medicine is now recruiting for the 2020-2021 NLM Associate Fellowship Program – an opportunity for recent library science graduates interested in a career as a leader in health sciences librarianship.

As an Associate Fellow, you will:

  • Select projects ranging from operations to research and development; project opportunities are in data science, data management, open science, public access, vocabularies and ontologies, consumer health, common data elements, genetics, natural language processing, imaging, digital humanities, software preservation, exhibits, policy, and digital communication
  • Grow professionally and learn in a cohort, participating in an established curriculum, as well as through informal facilitated learning workshops, and informational interviews
  • Rotate to the NIH Library (by arrangement); Clinical Informationist experience at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
  • Network and shadow senior staff at the National Library of Medicine
  • Develop leadership skills through a leadership curriculum, behavioral assessments, and regular self-development activities
  • Receive support from experienced mentors
  • Attend national professional conferences, including the Medical Library Association’s annual meeting, the American Medical Informatics Association annual meeting, and the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of MLA annual meeting
  • Potentially complete a second year fellowship at a health sciences library in the United States (based on funding)

The NLM Associate Fellowship Program offers a formal curriculum with exposure to library operations, research and development, intramural and extramural research, development and lifecycle of the NLM web-based products and services and the extensive outreach and education program reaching consumers, special populations, health professionals and librarians. In the second half of the year, Associate Fellows have the opportunity to choose projects based on real-world problems proposed by library divisions and work with librarians and library staff over a six-seven month period. Successful projects have led to peer-review publications and to services that have become a regular part of the services and product of the National Library of Medicine.

How many: between 3 and 6 Associate Fellows selected each year
Fellowship: one-year to learn about the National Library of Medicine, its products and services; a second optional year depending on funding
Where: National Library of Medicine, campus of the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland
When: September 1, 2020 – August 31, 2021
Stipend: $57,510; additional financial support for the purchase of health insurance; up to $1,500 in relocation funding
Eligibility: recent graduate (within the past two years) with a master’s in information science/library science
Deadline for applications: Friday, January 24, 2020
Apply online here
Contact information: Kathel Dunn, Associate Fellowship Program Coordinator at 301.827.4284 or dunnk@mail.nih.gov

Who is eligible?

All U.S. and Canadian citizens who will have earned a MLS or equivalent degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited school by August 2020.  Both recent graduates and librarians early in their career are welcome to apply.  Priority is given to U.S. citizens.

Posted in Awards, Grants, and Scholarships (non-HSLI), Calls and Requests, National Library of Medicine (NLM) | No Comments »

Northwestern’s Brdecka is ACRL Member of the Week

(via ACRL)

John D. Brdecka, Head of Print Collection Management at Northwestern University Libraries, is ACRL’s Member of the Week. Some of his responses to interview questions are below. To read the full interview, please go here.

Congratulations!

Describe ACRL in three words

Networking, continuous learning, leadership.

What do you value about ACRL?

I value the community it creates. There are many challenges academic librarians face on a regularly basis and having ACRL and its community available to help transform the challenges into opportunities is a valuable resource.

What do you as an academic librarian contribute to your campus?

My role at Northwestern University Libraries is to maximize service by managing our use of space. And that means much more than where we put our books. Space is a complicated issue because a library is always changing. The contents of its shelves are never static, and its spaces are put to new and different purposes all the time. When we’re doing our jobs right, we are learning all we can about faculty and student needs and then adjusting our services–and our spaces–accordingly. Over many years, with the help of our off-site high-density shelving facility we have transformed static areas of the library into dynamic spaces that accommodate collaborative study, research consulting, and other services supporting the way 21st century scholars work. Much of modern academic life centers on interdisciplinary research, and we’ve responded to facilitate that in our buildings. We have an extensive array of spaces–both on and off campus–and it’s my honor to help make sure each square foot is providing Northwestern with the maximum value.

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

(via Mary Huismann, St. Olaf College)

The annual Nancy B. Olson Award, which OLAC (Online Audiovisual Catalogers, Inc.) sponsors, recognizes and honors a librarian who has made significant contributions to the advancement and understanding of audiovisual cataloging.

Nominees shall have made contributions to audiovisual cataloging by:

  • Furthering the goals of standardization of AV and/or electronic resource cataloging, including MARC coding and tagging;
  • Interpreting AV and/or electronic resource cataloging rules and developing policies on organization for these materials on the national and/or international levels;
  • Promoting the understanding of AV and/or electronic
  • resource cataloging, coding, and data exchange for professionals unfamiliar with these materials and processes.

Nominees may be OLAC members, but OLAC membership is not required. The nomination must be accompanied by a statement that provides supporting evidence for the nominee’s qualifications. The nominations and statement(s) must be dated no later than December 31, 2019.

The winner will be selected at ALA Midwinter 2020. The award will be presented at ALA Annual 2020.

Please send nominations and any supporting documentation to:

Mary Huismann

OLAC Past President

Nancy B. Olson Awards Committee Chair

Mary Huismann

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

Call for Nominations: Beta Phi Mu Award (Deadline February 3)

(via Emily Bergman)

The American Library Association and the jury for the Beta Phi Mu encourages you to submit nominations for someone who deserves to be known for their work in education for librarianship. The award consists of $1,000 and a 24k gold framed citation of achievement.  This annual award is for a library school faculty member or an individual. Self nominations are welcome. To submit your nomination you’ll need a statement indicating this nominee’s distinguished contributions to education, indicating why the candidate is worthy of the Beta Phi Mu Award. Supporting evidence or testimonials are also welcome.

More details are here: http://www.ala.org/awardsgrants/beta-phi-mu-award

Deadline is Monday, February 3, 2020.

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

(via Caroline Sinkinson, University of Colorado Boulder)

Do you know someone who is an amazing teaching librarian? If yes, consider nominating them as a Featured Teaching Librarian! If you’re an amazing teaching librarian, consider nominating yourself. The nomination form is at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf_LdzWiHP-eWNCKegswC8V3eFkwRg3_4Hm7CUfzkH7hDYvOw/viewform?c=0&w=1.

The ACRL Instruction Section Teaching Methods Committee wants to highlight excellent teaching librarians. Several times during the year, the committee selects and interviews a librarian who demonstrates a passion for teaching, innovation, and student learning. This feature provides a way to showcase amazing teaching librarians on the ACRL Instruction Section website (http://acrl.ala.org/IS/category/istm/featured-teaching-librarian/) and share their best teaching practices with others in the field. Consider nominating (http://goo.gl/forms/eWVcDnop8C) yourself or someone you think is amazing!

Nominations are due by Saturday, January 25.

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

(via the Illinois Library Association)

The Reaching Forward Committee is now accepting nominations for the Oberman and Rich Reaching Forward Conference Grant, and the Robert Doyle ILA Conference Grant for Support Staff.

The grants are awarded annually by the Reaching Forward Committee and support continuing education within librarianship. Nominators must supply supporting reasons for the nomination of a candidate. The nomination deadline is Tuesday, March 31, 2020. Additional information for each grant is below, and to nominate someone, please go here.

The Oberman and Rich Reaching Forward Conference Grant

The grant recognizes the contributions of a support staff member to the library community and the role of support staff in libraries. The recipient will receive free registration to the current year Reaching Forward Conference, an overnight stay at the Reaching Forward conference hotel, $50 for expenses, and a framed certificate.

To apply for this grant, please go here.

The Robert Doyle ILA Conference Grant for Support Staff

This grant encourages ILA membership and support staff attendance at the Illinois Library Association Annual Conference. The recipient will receive a one-year ILA membership and full registration and expenses to attend the ILA Annual Conference, up to $800, and a framed certificate.

To apply for this grant, please go here.

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

(via Luke Vilelle, Hollins University)

Nominations are due this Friday, December 6, for the ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award. This is your opportunity to acknowledge the excellent work that you and your colleagues do on behalf of your student and scholar community. We have three library categories for which we award: Community College, College, and University. Not only will the winning libraries gain recognition and esteem for perpetuity, but each winner will also receive $3,000 from our generous sponsor GOBI Solutions/EBSCO and a visit from an ACRL officer for an on-campus awards ceremony.

Everything you need to know about the award and putting together a nomination packet is available here. If you have questions, contact the Committee Chair, Cheryl Middleton, at  Cheryl.Middleton@oregonstate.edu, or the Co-Chair, Lauren Pressley, at Pressley@uw.edu.

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(via CARLI)

In celebration of 40 years of resource sharing in Illinois by CARLI and its predecessor organizations, and to help grow the profession, CARLI has established a scholarship that will be available for the first time in 2020. This scholarship will provide financial assistance to current employees of CARLI Governing Member Libraries pursuing graduate studies leading to a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Details and information on how to apply are available on the CARLI web site.

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(via CARLI)

Have you wanted your library to…

  • Create a powerful impact narrative for your library?
  • Use data in a compelling way to tell your library′s story to your stakeholders?
  • Demonstrate how your library supports graduation and retention rates?

“CARLI Counts: Analytics and Advocacy for Service Development,” is a three-year project funded by an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program grant, in the amount of $243,885.

CARLI Counts is a continuing education library leadership immersion program that prepares librarians to make effective use of research findings on the impact of academic libraries on student success for the twin purposes of service development and library advocacy. Program participants will learn how to use local library data analytics in alignment with institutional data, goals, and strategic priorities to improve their services and demonstrate their value. Deliverables will include a portfolio of local case studies, an evaluation of the collective statewide impact of those cases, and a replicable state/regional training model for equipping librarians to be campus leaders in assessing library impact on student learning and success, all of which will be made openly available on the CARLI website. CARLI is working in partnership with the University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign and Lewis & Clark Community College.

Cohort members attend two, three-day in-person sessions, for a total of six in-person days; webinars held in April, May, June, September, and October; and work online collaboratively throughout the program, culminating in team presentations at the CARLI Annual Meeting in November.

Cohort 2 will meet February 18-20, and July 14-16, 2020, at the I Hotel in Champaign. Lodging and meals are paid for by the grant. Travel to Champaign will be the responsibility of the participant. Participants will also be expected to attend the CARLI Annual Meeting, on November 13, 2020, in Champaign. Cohort 2 will complete their work in early 2021.

View the detailed timeline.

To be considered for participation, complete the Library Application Form, and submit it to Anne Craig.

Libraries will be invited to participate based on evaluation of these criteria:

  • Strength of the application narrative
  • Statewide geographical representation among the applicant pool
  • Diverse library type representation among the applicant pool (public university, private institutions, community colleges)

Cohort 2 applications are due by Wednesday, December 4. Library Directors/Deans will be notified of decisions by Friday, December 6.

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