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(via Ramune Kubilius, Galter Health Sciences Library at Northwestern University)

Greetings from the STM RA21 Hospital Clinical Access Library Working Group!

We are conducting a study to learn the particular challenges and needs of hospital, health systems, and/or health center/clinic libraries with regard to authentication, technical support, and library resource access. This link leads to an important survey comprised of about 20 questions. Can you help us?

Please participate in the survey If you are a librarian serving a hospital or health care institution or in academia serving any type of health care institution.

If you choose to participate, you can also leave your contact information to be entered in a raffle to win one of four $50 Amazon gift cards. The data you enter in the survey will be anonymized and will be used to inform: the final report of the “RA21 Hospital Clinical Access Library Working Group,” the work of the “NISO RA21 Outreach Committee” and a paper for MLA’s annual meeting in May, 2019.

Many stakeholders are working to set up best practices, a new authentication standard and guidelines that addresses the needs of 21st century information seekers.  We need to hear from you, your perspective is vitally needed!

Thank you for your participation. There is no deadline, but the Working Group will need to compile and review the responses well before the MLA 2019 conference in May.

Please feel free to forward this message to your medical librarian colleagues or regional discussion lists in Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East or South or Central America, or Africa. We welcome assistance with distribution.


Michelle Brewer, Librarian/Manager Market Intelligence, Wolters Kluwer (<>)
Don Hamparian, Senior Product Manager, OCLC
Catherine Dixon, MSLIS, Product

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(via Ramune Kubilius, Galter Health Sciences Library at Northwestern University)

Assessing Journal Legitimacy. Roles for Librarians and Researchers
Thursday, Mar 14, 2019
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
(Need to convert to your time zone? Go here.)

Webinar Details

The Zoom link for the webinar is available here.
Please note – this is for March 14th, 2019. (Register for the recording link further in the e-mail.)

Lilian Hoffecker, MS, PhD, MLS, Research Librarian and Assistant Professor
Lilian Hoffecker is a research librarian at the Strauss Health Sciences Library of the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. She has been involved with in scholarly communication for over ten years including co-facilitation of an open access fund that allowed her to directly observe some devious and dubious practices in academic publishing. Lilian is the current chair of the MLA Scholarly Communications committee and has a forthcoming co-authored book chapter entitled, “Challenging Library Support of Article Processing Charges,” to be published in Open Praxis, Open Access (ALA Editions).

Wladimir Labeikovsky, PhD, Bioinformationist
Wlad is a bioinformationist at the Strauss Health Sciences Library of the University of Colorado. He’s trained as a biochemist, completing both a PhD and a stint as a postdoctoral researcher in addition to experience as a data scientist/curator before joining the library world in 2017.

Description: The open access movement has unlocked research information that was previously inaccessible to many including patients and community clinicians. Various OA business models have been proposed but the best known is one in which authors are charged an “article processing charge,” or APC, to substitute for the subscription fee traditionally charged to libraries and their readers. But the transition has not been smooth and one consequence, with easy journal software and a market of eager-to-publish academics, was the emergence of a scam publishing industry. These enterprises are only interested in collecting the APC while foregoing many expected services especially proper peer-review, the most important step that adds credibility to any scholarly work.

In this webinar, the presenters will give brief background to the rise of predatory publishing and introduce a checklist that librarians and researchers can use to evaluate the legitimacy of a journal. Lists of “safe” or “unsafe” journals may be easy to consult but in doing so the author depends on the criteria of the list-maker, while the checklist from this presentation provides the tools but leaves the decisions to the author.

Learning Outcomes:

*       Understand the background to the rise of dubious publishers

*       Understand how to assess journals and publishers for legitimacy

*       Understand email marketing ploys used to hook customers

*       Understand that authors have different levels of risk assessment in selecting new or unfamiliar journals

*       Understand how to collaborate with authors in assessing risks and legitimacy
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Are you unable to attend the live presentation? Then, register below to receive a link to the recording.

Register here.

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(via Megan Griffin, Association of College and Research Libraries)

The ACRL Leadership Recruitment and Nominations Committee (LRNC) encourages members to nominate themselves or others to run for the position of ACRL vice-president/president-elect and director-at-large in the 2020 elections. The deadline for nominations is February 15, 2019, but we are in need of nominations for director-at-large with past or current history with the Chapters Council, so are willing to extend our deadline to 2/22.

To nominate an individual or to self-nominate, please submit the nomination form. The LRNC will request a curriculum vita and/or a statement of interest from selected individuals prior to developing a slate of candidates. If you have any questions about the nominating or election process, please feel free to contact LRNC Chair Amanda Peters at More information about the ACRL Board of Directors is available on the ACRL website.

To view the full announcement, please go to Nominations Sought for ACRL Board of Directors.

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(via Rita Sieracki, Medical College of Wisconsin)

Are you making travel plans for next school year? Milwaukee is a great place to be in the fall!

Join us in Milwaukee for the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Midwest Chapter of the Medical Library Association where you will have the opportunity to discover, connect and collaborate with your colleagues.

The conference will be held in Milwaukee, Oct. 4 – 7, 2019. Mark your calendars!

Our keynote speaker is MK Czerwiec, RN, MA, aka the Comic Nurse.  Our social event will be dinner and  exploration at the Harley Davidson Museum®, a Milwaukee  icon.

For more information, visit

Looking forward to seeing you 2019!

Your 2019 Midwest Conference Publicity Committee,

Elizabeth Suelzer, Medical College of Wisconsin
Dora Davis, ProHealth Care
Michele Matucheski, Ascension
Rita Sieracki, Medical College of Wisconsin

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(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago, on behalf of the Illinois Library Association)

Interested in serving on an ILA committee? Appointments are now being considered for the coming program year. Appointments begin July 1, 2019, and most committee members serve two-year terms.

ILA’s committees provide major support services for ILA membership, leadership, special interest groups, and the Executive Board. Committee chairs are appointed by the current ILA president with the approval of the Executive Board. Terms of office vary and include a single one-year term for most committees. The opportunity to serve on or chair an ILA committee is a benefit of ILA membership; committee members and chairs are expected to maintain current personal membership in ILA. To access the committee volunteer form, please go here.

Not sure which committee is right for you? View the list of ILA committees. The list includes the names of the committee’s current Chair(s) and members as well as the committee’s responsibilities.

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(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago)

Are you looking for ways to expand your professional network and contribute to ACRL? Committee volunteers help shape ACRL by advancing its strategic plan and influencing the direction of academic and research librarianship. Serving on a committee or editorial board is a great way to become involved and make an impact on the profession.

If you’d like to become more engaged, ACRL Vice-President/President-Elect Karen Munro invites you to volunteer to serve on a 2019-2020 division or section committee.

The ACRL committee volunteer form for section and division-level appointments is now open!

If you wish to be considered for a committee appointment, complete the ACRL volunteer form by February 15, 2019.  For more information and a link to the volunteer form, visit the ACRL website.

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(via Jennifer Schwatz, DePaul University)

18th Annual Information Literacy Summit

News, Media and Disinformation: Making Sense in Today’s Information Landscape
Friday, April 5, 2019, 8:30am-3:30pm
Presented by DePaul University Library and Moraine Valley Community College Library
Located at the Moraine Valley Community College campus (Palos Hills, IL)

Registration is Open<>

Keynote Address:
Dr. Nicole A. Cooke, Associate Professor and MS/LIS Program Director, School of Information Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

$45 for attendees or $25 for presenters (includes breakfast, lunch and materials)
You may either pay by credit card or send a check payable to Moraine Valley CC Library to the following address:
Moraine Valley CC Library
Information Literacy Summit
9000 W. College Pkwy.
Palos Hills, IL 60465

Who should attend?
* Librarians who are involved with teaching and learning in almost any aspect.
* Academic, school, public and special librarians
* Teachers and other educators who want to discuss information literacy, student research and student use of information.
* Professional Development Credits available

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(via Laura Barrett, Dartmouth College)

2019 Librarians Active Learning Institute (LALI) 

Applications Now Open!

When is the last time you were able to spend several days focused solely on your teaching?

Dartmouth College is pleased to announce that applications are open for the annual Librarians Active Learning Institute (LALI) and the Archives and Special Collections track (LALI-ASC). By exploring evidence-based practices that advance student learning, you will come away with new approaches and ideas to incorporate into your teaching. Your students will have more fun, learn more, and maybe even change their minds–and yours–about what library instruction can accomplish.

Reinvigorate your practice in a community of peers!

2019 applications are now open. Visit the LALI websitefor more information and scroll down to the Application & Selection section for the application links:


This year, there are two offerings of each program.

LALI, July 8-10

LALI, August 5-7

LALI-ASC, July 17-20

LALI-ASC, August 14-17


Dartmouth College

Hanover, NH03755


Cost per participant is $500 for LALI and $575 for LALI-ASC.

The comprehensive tuition includes the following:

·     Full program participation

·     Single occupancy on-campus room with internet service

·     All instructional materials

·     All meals beginning with dinner on day 1 and ending with lunch on the final day of each program

·     Parking

·     Use of athletic facilities


LALI offers scholarships to cover all or part of the cost of the program depending on the needs of the applicants and the funds available. The purpose of the scholarships is to encourage attendance by participants with limited professional development support. In determining awards, the scholarships committee evaluates both the applicant’s financial need and the potential impact attendance would have on the applicant’s career development. LALI follows a need-blind admissions process, and scholarship applications are reviewed only after attendees for each session have been evaluated and accepted into the program.

To apply for a scholarship, visit the LALI website and click on the Tuition & Accommodations section.

For more information, contact Joshua Dacey, Teaching & Learning Program Assistant, or (603) 646-0794.

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(via Amanda Makula, University of San Diego)

Registration is now open for the 2019 Digital Initiatives Symposium!

 – Six Pre-conference Workshops:

– Collections as Data: Digital Collections for Emerging Research Methods by Stewart Varner, University of Pennsylvania
– Two Peas in a Pod: On Information Literacy and Open Educational Resources by Michelle Reed, University of Texas at Arlington
– Text Mining with HathiTrust: Empowering Librarians to Support Digital Scholarship Research by Eleanor Dickson Koehl, HathiTrust

– Results-Driving OER Programs by Nicole Finkbeiner, Rice University
– Metadata for Digital Projects: An Overview of Practical Issues and Challenges by Murtha Baca, Getty Research Institute and UCLA

-Strategies and Tools for Digital Repository Selection and Migration by Todd Crocken and Anne Washington, University of Houston

– Outdoor Wine and Cheese Welcome Reception held on Day 1

Register at:

Keynote speakers:

  Virginia Steel, Norman and Armena Powell University Librarian, UCLA
“Open, Equitable, Affordable, and Transparent: Progress on the Road to True Open Access”

Leslie Chan, Associate Professor and Associate Director of the Centre for Critical Development Studies, University of Toronto Scarborough

“Platform Capitalism and the Governance of Knowledge Infrastructure”

Featured speaker:

Yasmeen Shorish, Data Services Coordinator / Associate Professor, James Madison University
“Centering Humanity in Digital Scholarship”

Deans’ Panel:

David Lewis, Dean Emeritus, IUPUI University Library

“Digital Infrastructure: Paying for the Pipes”

with responses from:

Adriene Lim, Dean of Libraries and Philip H. Knight Chair, University of Oregon Libraries

Alexia Hudson-Ward, Director of Libraries, Oberlin College and Conservatory

Shan Sutton, Dean of University Libraries and Katheryne B. Willock Endowed Chair, University of Arizona

-10-Minute “Lightning Talks”:

“Cross-Institutional Collaboration on Digital Initiatives between the Museums and Archives of the Atlanta University Center” by Gayle Schecter, Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library

“Re/Mapping the Archives: Repository Content for the Digital Humanities and Cartographer” by Michael R. Howser, SDSU

“Can This Be Redacted? Developing an Institutional Repository and Addressing Privacy Issues” by Pamela Pierce, OHSU

“The Language Archive: Migrating to an Easier, Sustainable Open-Source Solution” by Jeroen Geerts, Max Planck Institute Nijmegen

“Pushing PCP and Dismissing Diversity: Platforms, Competition, and Profit” by Paige Mann, University of Redlands

Plus, 12 Concurrent Sessions and 4 User Groups (Digital Commons, DSpace, Fedora and Islandora)
See the full program at:

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Nominations Deadline for RUSA Achievement Awards Extended to 2/15

(via RUSA)

The deadline to submit nominations for Achievement Awards has been extended to February 15, 2019.

RUSA encourages members to nominate their colleagues whose work has influenced their thinking and performance and whose outstanding contributions merit recognition by the profession. RUSA has, and will continue to, nominate, select and honor the very best in the field of reference and user services with the continued support of industry sponsors. Here are some achievement recognition awards for individuals and groups. (Please click on each category for a link to the awards that fall under it, including instructions for nominating someone.) The full list of awards is also available here.

RUSA Division Level Awards

BRASS Awards

CODES Awards

ETS Award

History Section Awards

RSS Award

RSS Service Achievement Award is presented annually to a member of the Reference Services Section (RSS) of RUSA in recognition of exceptional contributions to the section. The winner receives a citation.


The annual RUSA STARS Publication Recognition Award Sponsored by Atlas Systems is $1440* and a citation presented to librarians or library staff to highlight and encourage excellence in publication in STARS (Sharing and Transforming Access to Resources Section) areas, including interlibrary loan, document delivery, remote circulation, access services, cooperative reference, cooperative collection-development, remote storage and other shared library services.

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