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(via Michelle Jean Haake, CARLI)

The Open Textbook Network holds a Summit each summer for members to learn from each other and to build community among its members. With direction from the OTN, CARLI’s consortial membership meant that attendance at the Summit was reserved for those working on our statewide programs. However, this year, the free, online Summit is open to anyone interested in attending. Sessions will be held 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM and 1:00-2:00 PM.

Registration is now open for this year’s OTN Summit (#OTNSummit2020), which will be held virtually across two weeks, each Monday through Thursday between June 15 and 25, with two one-hour sessions per day. Attendees register only for the sessions in which they are interested and will attend.

An important and exciting note: this year, many of the events will be open to audiences everywhere, regardless of OTN membership. This is a great opportunity to include new voices and perspectives and to share the benefits of open education with a larger community.

Spread the word! You are encouraged to extend the invitation to anyone in the higher education community who may be interested in open education.

Please see the OTN Summit website for more details, including a (non-finalized) schedule of programming and event descriptions. Please use this short form to register. Registration will close on Monday, June 1.

The OTN staff are very excited for two weeks of community engagement, connection, and sharing. Now more than ever, as an organization, the OTN looks forward to this opportunity to come together amid such uncertain times.

Posted in Calls and Requests, Open Access, Webinars | No Comments »

(via the Illinois Library Association)

This is a reminder that nominations for the Illinois Academic Librarian of the Year Award are due Friday, May 29. The general criteria are below. Additional information, including instructions for submitting a nomination, is available here.

Please direct any questions to ila@ila.org. For more information about other ILA awards and scholarships, go here. The deadline for most other award nominations is also Friday, May 29.
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Established in 1985, this award recognizes an Illinois librarian who is making an outstanding statewide contribution to academic or research librarianship and to library development.

The recipient must be a personal ILA member or be employed at an institution that is an ILA member. The recipient must have distinguished himself/ herself in notable service to the forum and to the Illinois Library Association, as well as exhibited leadership and exemplary library service in an academic setting.

To assure equitability of representation of awardees among the various types of academic libraries and constituencies represented in the forum’s membership, the awards committee will give consideration, on a revolving basis, to these factors in the selection process. Individuals nominated should have demonstrated achievements in such areas as the following ones.

  • service to the organized profession through ILA, the IACRL Forum, and related organizations;
  • significant and influential academic or research library service;
  • contributions to academic or research library development through research or publications; or
  • planning or implementing a library program of exemplary quality.

Nominees do not have to meet all the above criteria.

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

(via the Illinois Library Association)

We are seeking presenters for the Noon Network. The Noon Network is a free professional development resource for Illinois library professionals.

Noon Network webinars are held at noon on Mondays and Wednesdays. If you are interested in presenting a webinar, please complete a webinar submission form or contact Tamara Jenkins (tjenkins@ila.org). Past Noon Network webinars are available on the ILA website, here.

Posted in Calls and Requests, Illinois Library Association (ILA), Library Organizations, Webinars | No Comments »

(via the Online Learning Consortium)

Wherever November finds us, the OLC Accelerate program now offers flexible presentation and attendance options. OLC Invites you to submit a presentation proposal for OLC Accelerate 2020, “20/20 Vision: Envisioning the Future of Online, Blended and Digital Learning”. The conference is currently scheduled for November 17-20 in Orlando, Florida, and a virtual alternative may be available even if the in-person meeting still takes place.

Feeling stuck with your presentation proposal? Learn four key steps for creating a proposal for an OLC conference, and more, in this video, available here. Review the “Presenter Services” page for additional proposal development guides and resources. Submission deadline is now 10:59 PM CDT on Monday, June 1.

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

(via Anne Doherty–Project Editor, Resources for College Libraries)

The database Resources for College Libraries (RCL), the Choice/ACRL bibliography of essential titles for undergraduate teaching and research, seeks experienced library subject selectors and faculty to serve as peer reviewers. We are currently seeking referees for the following RCL Arts and Humanities subjects.

  • American Literature
  • British Literature
  • Classical Languages and Literatures
  • Dance
  • Drama and Theater
  • French Language and Literature
  • General Language and Literature
  • Germanic Languages and Literatures
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Music
  • Other Literatures in English
  • Philosophy
  • Religion
  • Russian and Eastern European Languages and Literatures
  • Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Literatures
  • Visual Arts

Reviewers are tasked with assessing the subject collection comprehensively, providing recommendations for editorial improvement and constructive feedback on how well the core title selections support the college curriculum. The RCL peer review can strengthen collection development skills, inform local projects, and build subject expertise. This is a one-time professional service opportunity that can be performed remotely, so it may be a rewarding way to contribute professionally while campus is closed. For further details and FAQs, please visit here.

To apply, submit a current CV and a brief description of your qualifications, particularly developing or evaluating core collections, or also teaching in the subject area, to Anne Doherty, RCL Project Editor, at adoherty@ala-choice.org. Preference will be given to those who apply by Monday, June 1. We are committed to pursuing equity and inclusion and seek reviewers with diverse backgrounds and new perspectives to the RCL work. Learn more about RCL here.

Posted in Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), Calls and Requests, Library Organizations, Scholarly Publishing | No Comments »

(via Kristin Cole, Otterbein University)

I am conducting a survey on academic library employees and their work during the transition to online classes in Spring 2020 due to COVID-19. The purpose of this study is to determine the percentage of academic library employees who performed instructional design duties during this transition, which may include tasks such as training faculty to transition their courses to Blackboard, Canvas, or another LMS. I am looking for a wide range of responses from institutions of all types. Even if you think you did not perform instructional design duties during Spring 2020, please consider completing this survey.

To access the survey, please go here. Participation in the survey is voluntary and completely anonymous. There are no incentives or inducements for completing the survey. You may withdraw consent at any time by closing the survey.

If you have any questions about the study, please contact me, at cole1@otterbein.edu. This research has been approved by Otterbein University’s Institutional Review Board. The IRB, also, is able to answer questions regarding the survey, at IRB@Otterbein.edu.

Posted in Calls and Requests, Surveys | No Comments »

(via Jennifer Maddox Abbott, University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign)

The Creative Ideas in Technical Services Interest Group (CITSIG) of ALCTS seeks presenters for lightning talks for its session at ALCTS Virtual Interest Group Week, June 8-12, 2020. We’re looking for quick, bite-size (5-10 minutes) talks on what creative ideas and practices you’re currently implementing or hoping to undertake soon. We welcome talks on how you’re adapting workflows or taking on entirely new projects for the rapidly-changing work environment of the covid-19 pandemic, but we also welcome non-pandemic topics, such as projects you recently wrapped up or ongoing maintenance efforts.

Housed within the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services division of ALA, the Creative Ideas in Technical Services Interest Group was created to provide a forum to discuss issues related to the evolution of technical services. The group is especially interested in exploring the interdependency between departments and the ways in which technical services affects, and is affected by, technology and publishing trends.

Please submit your proposal to the Interest Group’s chair, Jenny Maddox Abbott (maddox5@illinois.edu), and vice-chair, Sarah Hovde (sehovde1@gmail.com), by Tuesday, May 26. Include the following information in the proposal.

  • presentation title
  • short presentation summary (less than 150 words)
  • name, title, affiliation, and email address for all presenters

Presenters will be notified of acceptance by Friday, May 29. Specific day and time of the session TBD.

Posted in American Library Association (ALA), Calls and Requests, Library Organizations, Webinars | No Comments »

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

The ILA Awards Committee has extended the deadline for award nominations to Friday, May 29.

We urge you to help shine the spotlight on the wonderful work of the Illinois library community and nominate a colleague, manager, mentor, or yourself for an award. Now is the time to celebrate our community, so, don’t wait, nominate someone today for an ILA award. If you nominated someone in 2019, and your nominee did not receive an award, please consider resubmitting the nomination this year.

To learn about the criteria for the various awards, and to submit a nomination, go here. Please contact Tamara Jenkins, at tjenkins@ila.org, for more information.

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

(via Cameron Cook, University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Given the current impact of COVID-19 on our daily lives, it is difficult to know what the fall of this year will look like for many of us. Given that travel may be difficult due to limited professional development budgets or potential risks to health, the 2020 planning committee and the slated ’21, ’22, ’23 campus hosts have decided that MDLS 2020 will be held virtually.

UW-Madison will then host MDLS on its campus in Fall 2021. Notre Dame will host in 2022, University of Cincinnati and Miami University will jointly host in 2023, and University of Kansas will host in 2024.

Please keep an eye out for further details and a Save the Date notice! In the meantime, as we begin to plan we are looking for some help from the community in a couple ways. If you could fill out this survey regarding the types of sessions and format you’d like to see in a virtual conference. (Taking the survey requires signing in to Google first.) The survey will close at the end of day on Friday, May 22.

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

(via ACRL)?

ACRL has extended the proposal deadline for the ACRL 2021 Conference, “Ascending into an Open Future”, to be held April 14-17, 2021, in Seattle. We know there’s a lot going on right now so we’ve extended the contributed paper, panel session, preconference, and workshop proposal deadline to Friday, May 22, 2020.

ACRL 2021 offers a variety of options for participation and features nine session formats to suit a wide range of presentation and learning styles to share your research and creative endeavors with your colleagues. Review the proposal elements and consult the Conference tags to stimulate your thinking and position your proposal within the conference theme. Submit proposals via the online form available on the Conference website.

Again, contributed paper, panel session, preconference, and workshop proposals are due Friday, May 22, 2020. Lightning talk, digital poster session, roundtable discussion, TechConnect, and virtual Conference webcast proposals are due Friday, October 9, 2020. Complete details are available on the Conference website.

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