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Call for Nominations: ILA Executive Board (Deadline Fri., Oct. 23)

(via the Illinois Library Association)

The ILA Nominating Committee is seeking candidates for the 2021-2022 Executive Board Election. In April 2021, members will vote for the ILA Vice-President/President-elect and for five Executive Board positions: 2 Public Library, 1 School Library, 1 Academic Library representative, and the ALA Councilor. These are three-year terms beginning July 2021 and ending June 2024.

The nomination process begins with an open call for nominations for these positions. All ILA members are invited to nominate a colleague or self-nominate. Submission of a nominee suggestion form does not guarantee the nominee will appear on the slate; the Nominating Committee will review all nominations and may also seek additional individuals to meet identified needs, in order to develop the strongest possible slate. According to ILA bylaws, nominees selected to appear on the slate “must be members of ILA at the time of nomination;” that is, by the time the slate is finalized.

The Nominating Committee is seeking candidates who have strategic skill sets to govern a professional, nonprofit association. Duties and expectations of Executive Board members can be found on the ILA website. For the 2021 election, skills especially needed include: a big picture focus/global outlook; the ability to act as a change agent; a commitment to actively participate and serve for three years; and the ability to implement ILA’s strategic plan.

The submission deadline is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 23, 2020. To submit a nomination, complete the nomination form online. Please direct any questions to Molly Beestrum, ILA Past-President and Chair of the Nominating Committee, at molly@beestrum.com.

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(via Gwen Gregory, Northern Illinois University)

Did you write, or do you know someone who wrote, an outstanding publication related to instruction in a library environment published in the preceding two years? This is your chance to let us know about it!

Eligible publications include journal articles, books, book chapters, and published proceedings. Submitted publications may be authored by one or more individuals, a group, organization, or committee.

Read an interview with Amanda Folk, the 2020 Rockman recipient. More information about the Ilene F. Rockman Instruction Publication of the Year Award and the newly simplified nomination process can be found here. Make sure you check out the rubric available in the nomination form as well. The winner(s) of this award will receive a $1,000 award and a plaque sponsored by Carrick Enterprises. Nominations are due Friday, December 4.

Please send any questions to the Rockman Award Chair, Chelsea Heinbach, at chelsea.heinbach@unlv.edu.

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

(via Gwen Gregory, Northern Illinois University)

IACRL is pleased to announce a 2nd Spark event for 2020! Join us for “Spark: Trial by Fire – Lessons Learned from a Pandemic”.

Save the date! Spark will be held online Wednesday, December 9, from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM, via Zoom. Librarians from all libraries in Illinois are welcome and encouraged to attend!

The committee is now seeking proposals that feature the theme Trial by Fire – Lessons Learned from a Pandemic. Share your innovations with your colleagues. What has changed at your library since March 2020? How did you stay motivated? What successes do you want to share?

Topics to consider include:

  • online library instruction
  • OER developments
  • virtual programming
  • diversity, equity, & inclusion initiatives
  • marketing & social media innovations
  • library assessment
  • community building
  • unique student engagement projects
  • making services safe

Speakers will share their experience with participants in 15-minute lightening rounds. After a set of lightening rounds, attendees will go into breakout rooms to network and discuss lightening round topics. Participants will be able to discuss their own experiences and ideas with one another.

Share your innovations and survival skills with others. Submit a proposal here by Friday, October 23.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

The Library Marketing and Communications Conference, managed by Amigos Library Services, will take place online from Wednesday, November 4, to Friday, November 6. The Conference is designed for library employees of any level who are involved in marketing, communications, public relations, social media, and outreach in academic, public, and special libraries. Conference sessions will explore issues that are important for this niche of library work.

The registration deadline is Friday, October 30.

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(via Cameron Cook, University of Wisconsin-Madison)

The Research Data Access & Preservation Association (RDAP) invites proposals for the program of its upcoming virtual summit, on March 10-12, 2021. The RDAP Summit occurs on March 10 and 11 as a single-track, affordable conference for research data support practitioners. This year’s program will be a virtual conference held over Zoom. Conference registration will be $30 USD. The program includes keynotes, presentations, and lightning talks. It ends on March 12 with optional workshops, some for a small additional registration fee, and networking spaces.

This year’s conference theme is “Radical Change and Data”. Take this opportunity to share how you are adapting to change or development in your work or at your institution. Do you envision ideas or movements that may shape the way you work with data in the future? Are there practical skills or knowledge you have learned through a rapid change that others may benefit from knowing? The planning committee encourages presenters to propose topics that address how data intersects with major forces for societal change including, but not limited to, public health, the environment, and movements for racial equity. RDAP and the Journal of eScience Librarianship (JeSLIB) are continuing their partnership, and RDAP presenters will have the opportunity to submit papers to be considered for a special issue of JeSLIB.

The deadline to submit a proposal is Sunday, November 1, 2020. (The planning committee will send decisions on November 23, 2020, and the deadline to accept will be December 13, 2020.)

For more information, and to submit a proposal, please go here.

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(via Nancy Crabtree, Roseman University of Health Sciences)

The Medical Library Association is now seeking nominations for recipients of the Research Advancement in Health Sciences Librarianship Award.

The MLA Research Advancement in Health Sciences Librarianship Award recognizes organizations whose exemplary actions have served to advance health information research and evidence-based practice in health sciences libraries. Honorees will have created and sustained a culture of research that enables and recognizes the research engagement of health sciences librarians whose involvement has contributed significantly to clinical, educational, research, or administrative outcomes in their institutions.

Applications for the award are due by Sunday, November 1.  You will find the nomination forms and more information about eligibility here. We look forward to receiving your application.

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

(via Qiana Johnson, Northwestern University)

The Research & Statistics Committee of the Reference Services Section of the Reference & User Services Association (RUSA) invites submission of reference service research project proposals for presentation at the New Discoveries in Reference: The 27th Annual Reference Research Forum at the 2021 American Library Association Annual Conference in Chicago, IL.

Researchers and practitioners from all types of libraries, library school faculty and students, and other interested individuals are encouraged to submit a proposal. The committee is particularly interested in research about serving diverse patrons.

The Reference Research Forum is a popular and valuable ALA Annual Conference program. Attendees have the opportunity to learn about innovative research projects conducted in reference services including user behavior, electronic services, reference effectiveness and assessment, and organizational structure and personnel. For examples of projects presented at past Forums, please see the Committee’s website.

The Committee employs a blind peer review process to select three proposals for 20-minute presentations, followed by open discussion. Identifying information will not be shared with reviewers until after final selection of proposals. Selected submissions must be presented in person at the Forum during ALA Annual in Chicago, IL.

Criteria for Selection

  • Originality: Potential for research to fill a gap in reference knowledge or to build on previous studies
  • Quality: Research design and methodologies
  • Impact: Significance of the study for improving the quality of reference service

NOTE: Research projects may be in-progress or completed. Previously published research or research accepted for publication will not be accepted.

Important Dates:

Proposals are due by Monday, January 4, 2021. Notification of acceptance will be made by Monday, February 15th, 2021. The submission must not exceed the stated word count limit.

Submission Details:

Submissions will be accepted as Word documents.

SUBMISSION PAGE 1: Contact Information
Please include the primary contact’s name, title, institutional affiliation, mailing address, and email address.  Additional research team members should also be noted in the appropriate field.

SUBMISSION PAGE 2: Research Description (250 Word maximum)
The research description must not include any personally identifiable information, including your name, or the name of your institution. Please include these elements:

  • Title of the project
  • Explicit statement of the research problem
  • Description of the research design and methodologies
  • Findings or results if available
  • Brief discussion of the originality, unique contribution, potential impact, and significance of the research (if you use semi colons between items in a list, you need to make sure the entire list is a complete sentence.)

Proposals that exceed the word count or that do not follow the format described above will be automatically rejected.

Questions about the Forum should be directed to the 2020-2021 committee chair: Qiana Johnson (q-johnson@northwestern.edu).

Posted in American Library Association (ALA), Calls and Requests, Conferences and Meetings (non-HSLI), Library Organizations, Webinars | No Comments »

(via Kelly Getz, Eastern Michigan University)

We are moving the deadline for the call for chapters in the ACRL Data Literacy Cookbook to Sunday, October 18, 2020 (because pandemic time is wibbly wobbly, timey wimey). You are welcome to submit a proposal for any of the topics listed below; however, we encourage you to consider those listed in bold, as they are areas that could use more submissions.

We are seeking proposals from academic librarians for chapters describing practiced lesson plans, curriculum map development, activities, and events designed to promote and educate data literacy through library instruction and outreach. We are seeking examples that have been tried and tested. Examples can range from simple and quick door-opener activities, to lessons, courses, and curriculum maps. Audiences of these lessons are not limited to academia, they may also include community-based collaborations and outreach events. Examples of potential topics include the following.

  • data visualization and infographics (creation and interpretation)
  • finding and using secondary data
  • data management, formatting, archiving, and preservation
  • interpreting statistics, surveys, polls
  • data and statistics in the news and media
  • data literacy outreach and engagement
  • data literacy among the disciplines
  • data carpentry
  • research data services
  • personal archiving, naming conventions, and data citation
  • research data services
  • geospatial data literacy*
  • critical data literacy* *(were not listed on the original call)

Submissions should be about 500 words and include: Title, Audience description, Learning objectives (ties to ACRL Framework for Information Literacy), Length of activity/activities in minutes (if applicable), General description of the activity, lesson, event, or curriculum map, and Assessment.

Please submit proposals on this Google form by Sunday, October 18, 2020. Contributors will be notified of their proposal’s status (accepted or rejected) by December 30, 2020. The deadline to submit the first draft of accepted chapters for revision is April 1, 2021.

Please contact Meryl Brodsky (meryl.brodsky@austin.utexas.edu) and Kelly Getz (kgrossm3@emich.edu) with questions.

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(via the Medical Library Association)

Do you have expertise and skills to share with MLA members and the wider health information professional community? The MLA Education Committees are now accepting proposals for engaging and practical webinars and instructor-led courses for 2021 and beyond.

The deadline for proposals is Sunday, November 1. Webinars are 90 minutes and provide 1.5 MLA continuing education (CE) credits.

Instructor-led courses are a new format for MLA. The blended format of this course type allows flexibility in the number and length of sessions and amount of MLA CE, but all courses should include the following components.

  • at least two live sessions, with multiple opportunities for participant engagement
  • tasks for participants before and after each session
  • discussions in Slack
  • instructor feedback on at least one task

Please submit a proposal here. (If one does not have an MLA account, one will need to create one.) Select the “MLA Webinar Proposal” or “Instructor-Led Course Proposal” track. There is no fee for submitting a proposal.

Visit here to view MLA’s current webinar and instructor-led offerings. Please do not hesitate to contact Debra Cavanaugh, at cavanaugh@mail.mlahq.org, or Barry Grant, at grant@mail.mlahq.org, with any questions relating to MLA Continuing Education sessions.

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(via Gwen Gregory, Northern Illinois University)

The deadline to apply for a scholarship to attend the ACRL 2021 Virtual Conference has been extended until Friday, October 23. Scholarships are available to early and mid-career librarians, library professional and support staff, library school students and recent graduates, and ALA Spectrum Scholars. All scholarships include complimentary registration for the virtual conference. To apply, visit the ACRL websites “Scholarships” section.

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