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(via Jessica Brangiel, Swarthmore College)

ACRL Delaware Valley Chapter

Librarians as Advocates: Leading Activism on Your Campus and Beyond

Fall 2018 Program 

October 26, 2018

Library Learning Terrace at Drexel University

This program seeks to provide insight into the activism and advocacy work being done in libraries in higher education across the Delaware Valley region and into the methods and lessons of prominent librarian activists.  In times of inequity, discrimination, and social injustice, libraries have the opportunity to be institutions of resistance, understanding, and hope.  This program will include a panel presentation, chapter meeting, lightning round presentations, and unconference-style round table discussions.  Participants will have an opportunity to share their own work and will be inspired by the work of their peers to apply methods of activism to create more equitable, inclusive, and diverse library services.  Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

9:30-10:00AM Registration and networking

10:00–11:30AM Panel Discussion

Moderator: Justin Hill, Department HeadAccess and Media Services, Temple University Libraries

·  Yvette Davis, Director of Outreach and Organizational Development, POWER Interfaith

·  Alex Gil, Digital Scholarship Coordinator, Humanities and History Division, Columbia University Libraries

·  Titus Moolathara, Branch Manager, Free Library of Philadelphia

·  Emily Wagner, Assistant Director, Knowledge Management &  Communications, American Library Association

11:30AM-12:30PM Lunch

12:30-12:45PM Business Meeting

12:45-2:00PM Lightning Round: Presentations on action, preservation, partnerships, and privacy.

2:00-2:50PM Roundtable Unconference

2:50PM Closing Remarks

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Are you planning to attend the IACRL activities (particularly the Unconference, along with the Luncheon and Annual Meeting) at this year’s Illinois Library Association Annual Conference? Would you be interested in sharing what you learn from these events with your academic-librarian peers in other states? Consider writing an article for ACRL’s Chapter Topics Newsletter. The Newsletter is published twice annually and highlights the latest activities and initiatives of ACRL chapters across the country.

The deadline for submitting the article to ACRL is Wednesday, October 31. (IACRL would need to have received the article no later than Friday, October 26.) If you would be interested, please contact Eric Edwards, incoming IACRL President, at<>.

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Call for Nominations: Up and Comers (Deadline Extended to Oct. 12)

(via Ramune Kubilius, Northwestern University)

Do you know a rising star in the library and information world?  Would you like to see them recognized for their promising achievements?  Look no further!  ATG Media is thrilled to announce the second annual round of nominations for Up and Comers.

Who exactly is an “Up and Comer”, you ask?  They are librarians, library staff, vendors, publishers, MLIS students, instructors, consultants, and researchers who are new to their field or are in the early years of the profession.  An Up and Comer can be someone you work with, someone you’ve presented with or shaken hands with at a conference, or someone whose accomplishments and potential you admire.  Up and Comers are passionate about the future of libraries.  They innovate, inspire, collaborate, and take risks.  They are future library leaders and change makers.  And they all have one thing in common: they deserve to be celebrated.

The 2018 Up and Comers will be recognized in the December/January issue of Against the Grain and at the First Time Attendees Reception at the Charleston Conference, and 15 of these brilliant rising stars will be profiled in the same issue.  In addition, they will be featured in a series of scheduled podcast interviews that will be posted on the website.

Nominations for the second round of Up and Comers has been extended through October 12th.  Don’t wait!   Spread the good news, tell your friends and colleagues, and nominate your favorite Up and Comer here.





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Call for Nominations: ACRL Academic/Research Librarian of the Year

(via Dr. Jennifer Fabbi, Dean of the University Library at California State University, San Marcos)

Do you know the next ACRL Academic/Research Librarian of the Year winner? 

ACRL is now accepting nominations for the ACRL Academic/Research Librarian of the Year. This prestigious award recognizes an outstanding member of the library profession who has made a significant national or international contribution to academic or research librarianship and library development.

The award, sponsored by GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO, comes with a plaque and a $5,000 award.

Electronic submissions are required. Applicants must submit a nomination form and supporting documents via email to Chase Ollis, Nominations must be received by December 7, 2018, to receive full consideration.

For more information about the criteria and nomination process, visit  For questions, contact ACRL staff liaison, Chase Ollis at, or committee chair, Jennifer Fabbi at

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(via Brittany Fiedler–University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

The IS Current Issues Virtual Discussion Forum is an opportunity for an individual or group of instruction librarians to explore and discuss a topic related to library instruction and information literacy. This completely virtual discussion happens in advance of the 2019 ALA Midwinter Meeting on Thursday, January 17 at 2PM EST/11AM PST.

What do you wish librarians were talking about in library instruction and information literacy? You can help make that conversation happen! The steering committee welcomes proposals from librarians interested in convening this discussion on a topic of their choosing – we take care of the technology logistics and you take care of the interactive presentation and discussion questions!

The committee welcomes proposals on any topic, but Instruction Section members have specifically expressed interest in the following: active learning across different learning environments, information literacy across different learning environments, critical pedagogy/instruction/librarianship, curriculum mapping, creating relationships across campus, assessment, visual literacy, etc.

If you would like to share your knowledge, help your peers learn from one another, and spark a lively conversation, submit a proposal to lead the IS Current Issues Virtual Discussion Forum today:

Application Deadline: September 28, 2018

To submit a proposal, please use the online submission form<>.

Applicants will be notified by October 31, 2018
To see examples of past discussion topics, view the digests of past discussions online<>.

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(via Linda Zellmer, Western Illinois University)

Geoscience Librarianship 101 is jointly sponsored with Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) and will be held in the University Library.

Advance registration is required and space is limited. Registrations must be received by Saturday, October 20.  To sign up or request additional information, please provide your name, daytime contact information, and professional (work/school) affiliation to the seminar coordinator:  Clara P. McLeod, Rettner Earth & Planetary Sciences Library, Washington University, Campus Box 1169, St. Louis, MO 63130, telephone 314-935-4817,

The Geoscience Information Society ( is an international professional organization dedicated to enhancing the exchange of information in the geosciences through collaboration among scientists, librarians, editors, cartographers, educators, and information professionals.

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Call for Participants: Survey of Community College Librarians

(via Susan Wengler–Queensborough Community College, City University of New York)

Dear colleagues,

We are conducting a research study on the teaching practices of community college librarians.

Please help us out by clicking this link to take our online survey:

The survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. Participation in the study is voluntary, and responses will be completely confidential.

Survey participants will be eligible to win one of three $100 gift certificates to

This project is funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (RE-97-18-0001-18) and has been reviewed by the City University of New York Institutional Review Board (Protocol 2018-0905). Please see the first page of the survey for additional information regarding consent to participate in the study.

If you have any questions or problems, please contact Susan Wengler at 718/281-5010 or

Thank you very much in advance for your participation!


Susan Wengler

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(via Amanda Makula, University of San Diego)

Call for Proposals: Digital Initiatives Symposium 2019

The Digital Initiatives Symposium at the University of San Diego is accepting proposals for its full day conference on Tuesday, April 30, 2019. Proposals should fall into one of three formats:

Panel discussions: 60 minutes (please allow 10-15 minutes for Q&A)
Concurrent sessions: 45 minutes (please allow 10-15 minutes for Q&A)
Lightning talks: 10 minutes

We welcome proposals from organizations, including colleges and universities of all sizes, community colleges, public libraries, special libraries, museums, and other cultural memory institutions. This year, we are especially interested in proposals that consider:

linked data
social justice and open access
the future of open access
data management and sharing, open data
open educational resources
digital initiatives in instruction and undergraduate research
roles for deans and directors in digital and institutional repository
roles for disciplinary faculty in digital and institutional repository
diverse repository platforms and functions
digital humanities
copyright, licensing, and privacy issues
collaboration: interdisciplinary initiatives and collaboration within and
between campuses
scholarly communication
technical applications related to platforms or tools
web archiving
web annotation

Submit your proposal at (Click on “Submit Proposal” on the left sidebar.) All submissions will be evaluated based on the relevance of the topic and potential to advance thinking about digital initiatives, institutional repositories, and scholarly communication. Acceptance is competitive. Registration fees will be waived for accepted presenters.

Proposal deadline: Friday, Nov. 16, 2018

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(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago)

Greetings and apologies for any cross-duplication!

The ACRL Impactful Scholarship and Metrics Task Force is conducting a survey regarding scholarly expectations for academic librarians, along with current practice and opinions regarding academic librarianship scholarship.

This survey will be used to help draft a framework for the evaluation of academic librarian scholarship, so academic librarian input is both needed and welcomed!

The survey consists of 20 questions, and should take 10-15 minutes to complete.

The survey is entirely voluntary, and all responses are optional.

Any questions or concerns can be sent to Rachel Borchardt, Task Force Chair, at

Thank you for helping to shape the future of academic librarianship scholarship evaluation!


The ACRL Impactful Scholarship and Metrics Task Force

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(via Ramune Kubilius, Northwestern University)


Prentice Women’s Hospital

250 East Superior Street, Chicago 60611

2nd floor – Classroom J

In recognition of October being American Archives Month, the Chicago Area Medical Archivists (CAMA) announces its (almost) annual Fall Medical History Symposium. This year’s program includes morning presentations followed by a moderated open forum recalling Chicago medical history during the tumultuous year of 1968. Feel free to submit low-resolution JPEG’s from your institutional or personal collections for inclusion in a slide presentation. Email images to<> and be sure to include caption/attribution information.

Space is limited; Please RSVP for the symposium by October 1st via email:<>


9:00 – 9:30           Coffee & Welcome

9:30 – 10:00        Early History & Activities of the Chicago Medical Community/Edward Winslow, MD

10:15 – 10:30      BREAK

10:30 – 11:00      Marie Curie: Chicago Connection and Philatelic Homage/Stanford Shulman, MD

11:15 – 11:45      Dr.  Daniel Hale Williams’ Heart Surgery at 125: Discrepancies and Inconsistencies
In the Literature Regarding Williams’ 1893 Surgery on the Heart/Sarah Rodriquez, PhD & Seth Williams, FSOM 2020

12:00 – 12:45      LUNCH BREAK on your own

1:00 – 2:15           Open Forum: “The Good, the Bad & the Ugly”: Chicago Medical History 1968

2:15 – 2:30           BREAK

2:15 – 3:00           CAMA Business Meeting

Please feel free to share this with colleagues.

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