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(via Laura Rooney, Association of Moving Image Archivists)

The Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) invites additional proposal submissions for papers, sessions, and workshops for the 2020 Annual Conference – online November 16-21, 2020. The deadline to submit a proposal is now Saturday, August 15.

Thank you all who responded to our survey  – overwhelmingly, while everyone’s first choice would be to meet in person in El Paso, concerns about the circumstances caused by the COVID-19 pandemic make a virtual event the safest approach this year. As we celebrate our 30th anniversary, we also believe this is an opportunity to reimagine the conference as an online event that allows broader participation and new voices, is more affordable to attend, and can help us model ways of keeping what we learn as part of our next in-person experience.

The goal of the AMIA Conference is to present a broad-based program that speaks to a wide range of attendees with a balance of theory and practice, inviting new ideas and concepts that stimulate additional interest, involvement, and educational benefit. In keeping with ongoing membership discussions about diversity and inclusion, we urge proposers to use AMIA Conference sessions as an opportunity to include new voices and offer diverse viewpoints.

In addition to general programming, the Conference has two potential program streams this year, “Content as Data: Archival Approaches to Computational Analysis” and “Borders and Borderlands: Conversations and Documentation” (more information on the latter is available here).  The Committee welcomes proposals on these topics and all issues to do with media archives with particular emphasis in the area of Latin American media heritage and practices.  Other areas of interest include innovative technical solutions, tools and strategies for workflow and data management, sustainable preservation practices & archival approaches to climate crisis, and development of an equitable and inclusive profession.

For more information and to submit a proposal, please visit the Conference website.

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(via Anne Marie Casey, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University)

The Distance Library Services 2020 Conference will take place virtually, from Tuesday, November 3, to Wednesday, November 4.While we may be going to a digital platform, that doesn’t mean that we will be missing out on many of the “extras” that conference attendance provides. We will have social events, networking opportunities, and unconference space for people to gather and collaborate, generate ideas, and/or simply chat. In planning of the schedule, which will be posted as soon as possible, we are mindful of timezones and work-life balance. You can expect sessions and social events to take place from coffee to cocktails or club soda. The presenters will be offering a mix of live and prerecorded sessions as well as poster presentations. 

Registration is open here and is $90. We are using a conference platform, Whoova, to host the DLS 2020 events. You can expect an excellent spread of presentations and posters, and an active space for conversations which are almost more crucial now than ever before. The website will be updated to reflect all of the changes to the conference. 

We are also opening an additional call for short presentations. We are seeking proposals for 15 minute talks focusing on how Distance Librarianship has been impacted over the past six months, or during other times of major upheaval and crises (i.e. Hurricane Katrina in 2005, or the 2017 Charlottesville, VA demonstrations), and what innovative plans, ideas, actions have come from such scenarios. Were they successful or unsuccessful? Were the withstanding or have they evolved or faded over time? We will be hosting a block dedicated specifically to these talks. The full Call for Proposals will open Monday, August 3, and will close Monday, September 14.

We would like to thank everyone, from the bottoms of our hearts, for the continued support and patience as we re-calibrated over the past several months. It seems that our field of distance librarianship is more important than ever before and we hope to welcome new people to the community as we all find ourselves shifting to some form of remote engagement. The enthusiasm to continue this event virtually eased the decision making process for us, and we are so excited that DLS will still take place in 2020. We look forward to seeing everyone in November! Please feel free to share this email widely as this conference couldn’t be more timely if it tried. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to the DLS Conference Co-Chairs at any time: Kat Phillips (kec5013@psu.edu) and Torrie Raish (vrc112@psu.edu).

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(via Nina Exner, Virginia Commonwealth University)

The 2020 Southeast Data Librarian Symposium (SEDLS) invites proposals for virtual workshops, short talks, and poster presentations at its 2020 meeting. More information on the event is available here. Important dates and deadlines are below.

  • The SEDLS 2020 conference will be held online from Wednesday, October 7, to Friday, October 9.
  • The deadline for proposals–currently Friday, July 24–has been extended to Monday, August 10 (closing at 11:00 PM CDT).

The Southeast Data Librarian Symposium is intended to provide an opportunity for librarians and other research data specialists to explore developments in the field of data librarianship, including the management and sharing of research data. Topics of particular interest this year include the following.

  • using available tools for research data management
  • using data analysis and data visualization tools
  • data support for undergraduate research
  • addressing data literacy in the curriculum

In addition to learning about new work in the field, attendees will have the opportunity to network and build partnerships with regional colleagues.

It is open to all who wish to attend, including LIS students, data managers, and data scientists. The program will consist of workshops, short presentations, and networking opportunities over a three-day period.

Submit your proposal here.

Zoom Pro for secure discussions at the event is provided by the University of North Carolina at Greensboro University Libraries. We understand that videoconferencing is not optimized for universal design and accessibility. Please contact the conference organizers as soon as possible if you anticipate wanting accessibility support, so that we can design an approach that fits as much of our community as possible.

Questions should be directed to se.datalibrarian@gmail.com. See the SEDLS 2020 website for continued updates and information about the symposium. Follow @SEDataLibrarian on Twitter.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

The Illinois Library Association (ILA) Conference Program Committee invites applications for poster sessions at the 2020 ILA Virtual Annual Conference, taking place October 20th – 22nd. Poster sessions will be featured on the ILA website (an example can be found here. The online poster session will become available at 9:00 AM on Tuesday, October 20, and posters will continue to be accessible after the virtual conference ends on Thursday, October 22.

Submissions are invited from all types of libraries and on any topic relevant to librarianship and may include a description of an innovative library program; an analysis of a solution to a problem; a report of a research study; or any other presentation that would benefit the larger library community. Poster session participants populate a virtual “poster” with pictures, data, graphs, diagrams, narrative text and more. The suggested format of the virtual poster is a PDF or Prezi, although ILA may be able to accommodate exceptions if a participant has a particular preference.

The Poster Session Committee will consider the quality of the research, program or project as presented in the abstract in making its decisions. Applications are due by Monday, August 31. To submit a poster, please go here.

Please note: only Illinois library staff, trustees, students, etc. may apply. Vendors and others who offer services for a fee should consider a booth in the exhibit hall. More information is available here.

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(via Amber Hayes, American Library Association)

Intersections, ODLOS’ blog, is seeking blog posts from library workers and students on the following topics:

  • How you practice self-care in 2020 and/or any recommendations you have for those feeling overwhelmed.
  • Any anti-racism work your institution is doing.

Interested in writing for Intersections but on a different topic? We are also looking for bloggers to write about topics surrounding equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI).

Bloggers may submit interest here by Friday, August 7. First drafts will be due Friday, August 28.

If you are interested in any of the above writing opportunities, you can learn more about Intersections by visiting the blog here. The general criteria are listed below.

  • Articles are typically 350-600 words
  • Include 2-3 high-quality images
  • Content must be original (i.e. article is not published elsewhere)

Please feel free to share with any groups you think may be interested.

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

(via Dan Bostrom, RAILS)

As the result of a recent resignation from the RAILS Board, we are looking for an academic library staff member from a RAILS library to fill the remainder of a term that ends June 30, 2023.

The successful candidate will be asked to actively participate in 11 board meetings per year. During the COVID-19 pandemic, board members have the option of participating in meetings via Zoom. They can also participate in person at our Burr Ridge service center or via videoconference at our Coal Valley or East Peoria service centers, provided that they meet social distancing and other safety requirements.

We are looking for someone to help keep RAILS up to date on issues affecting academic libraries and to make sure other academic library members are aware of all the programs/services RAILS has to offer. The RAILS Board Member Job Description provides more information on duties and requirements. RAILS also seeks candidates that reflect the diversity of the RAILS membership in terms of race, ethnicity, age, geographic location, background, and other factors.

If you work at a RAILS academic library and are interested in filling this important position, please complete the nomination form on our website by Monday, August 10. The RAILS Board Executive Committee will interview candidates and make a selection. If you have any questions, please contact Mary Witt, RAILS Marketing & Communications Director, at mary.witt@railslibraries.info.

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(via ACRL)

The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) invites its committees, sections, interest groups, and individual members to consider submitting program proposals for the 2021 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago. Program proposals will be submitted via a centralized submission site for all ALA Divisions, RoundTables, Committees, and Offices. ACRL members must choose “ACRL” on the first screen of the submission form in order to have the program included in the ACRL pool of programs to be reviewed.

Program proposals for the 2021 ALA Annual Conference are due Wednesday, September 30, 2020. The ACRL Professional Development Committee will review proposal and select 2021 Annual Conference programs, with notifications issued in December 2020. More details about the Annual Conference program process, including the proposal form, are available here. Contact ACRL Manager of Professional Development Margot Conahan, at mconahan@ala.org, with questions concerning the program proposal process.

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

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

This is a reminder that proposals for papers, posters, and lightning talks at the Joint Midcontinental and Midwest Chapter MLA 2020 Annual Meeting are due soon. More information is below.

  • Dates: October 14-16, 2020 (online)
  • Theme: Becoming a Health Literacy Superhero
  • Registration cost: $25 for all attendees. Midwest/MLA will be offering several scholarships for those experiencing financial hardship. 
  • Submissions: Submit your abstract here. The deadline for submissions is Friday, July 31. Note: abstracts should be 250 or fewer words long. Structured abstracts are preferred. For guidance on writing a structured abstract, please go here.

Continue watching the Midcontinental Chapter and Midwest Chapter websites for additional details.

Posted in Calls and Requests, Conferences and Meetings (non-HSLI), Library Organizations, Medical Library Association (MLA), Midwest Chapter MLA, Webinars | No Comments »

(via the Illinois Library Association)

The Visual Resources Association (VRA), a multidisciplinary organization dedicated to furthering research and education in the field of image management within the educational, cultural heritage, and commercial environments, is accepting proposals for papers, sessions, special interest/user groups, and workshops for its 2021 conference program. The VRA 2021 Annual Conference will be held in Chicago March 23-26, 2021 at the Westin Michigan Avenue.

The deadline for submissions is Monday, July 27, 2020. Please go here for more information and to submit a proposal.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

The Illinois Library Association (ILA) Conference Program Committee invites applications for poster sessions at the 2020 ILA Virtual Annual Conference, taking place from Tuesday, October 20, to Thursday, October 22. Poster sessions will be featured on the ILA website (an example can be found here. The online poster session will become available at 9:00 AM on Tuesday, October 20, and posters will continue to be accessible after the virtual conference ends on Thursday, October 22.

Submissions are invited from all types of libraries and on any topic relevant to librarianship and may include a description of an innovative library program; an analysis of a solution to a problem; a report of a research study; or any other presentation that would benefit the larger library community. Poster session participants populate a virtual “poster” with pictures, data, graphs, diagrams, narrative text and more. The suggested format of the virtual poster is a PDF or Prezi, although ILA may be able to accommodate exceptions if a participant has a particular preference.

The Poster Session Committee will consider the quality of the research, program or project as presented in the abstract in making its decisions. Applications are due by Monday, August 31. To submit a poster, please go here.

Please note that only Illinois library staff, trustees, students, etc. may apply. Vendors and others who offer services for a fee should consider a booth in the exhibit hall. More information is available here.

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