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(via Teri Vogel–University of California, San Diego)

As part of the upcoming ACS Virtual Spring Meeting, which will take place over two weeks (April 5-16), the Chemical Information Division will be organizing a symposium, Even the Bonds Are Bigger: The Changing Roles of Librarians. We welcome Chemistry/STEM librarians to share how they have modified their existing roles or taken on new ones in recent years to engage and connect with their researchers and students, whether due to COVID or other factors like budgets and changing researcher needs. This can be anything from launching services like systematic reviews outside of medicine, to developing new delivery methods for instruction and outreach, to covering topics in library instruction we would not have considered a few years ago. We have left this fairly broad to allow for a variety of talks.

If you are interested, please submit your abstract here. The abstract deadline is Tuesday, January 19. Please direct any questions to Teri Vogel (University of California, San Diego), at tmvogel@ucsd.edu.

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(via the Medical Library Association)

Are you a library professional who wants to take your research skills to the next level? Do you have a brilliant idea or research topic that you want to pursue but do not know where to start and need help from your peers and experts to carry it through?

The Medical Library Association (MLA) Research Training Institute (RTI) is a unique, highly effective, and collaborative online research training and support program. The RTI ’21 immerses practicing librarians in scholarly research, inquiry, and publishing. Librarians of all levels of professional experience and from all types of work environments who provide health information, services, and support; have an interest in increasing their research skills and confidence; and want to improve library and health care outcomes are encouraged to apply to the RTI program.

The institute is a one-year online program that consists of a series of online modules in advanced research methods, mentoring by faculty experts and peer coaches, preparation and implementation of a research project, and an opportunity to present findings at the MLA ’22 virtual conference. RTI ’21 features an expanded research curriculum and greater affordability and flexibility for participants. Learn more about RTI program details here.

The application deadline for the 2021 cohort of RTI research fellows has been extended to Monday, January 25. Accepted applicants will be notified in March 2021. See the RTI submission process for eligibility requirements and selection criteria. The institute offers many full scholarship opportunities, including scholarships for professionals who work in small libraries and academic health libraries; engage in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) research; and have limited financial means.

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(via the Medical Library Association)

The 2021 National Program Committee invites abstract submissions that support the annual meeting theme, “Transforming Our Diversifying Communities.” The MLA ’21 call for posters and lightning talks is now open and will remain open until Tuesday, February 9.

Posters and lightning talks are great ways to share information about research or programs. Submitters must choose a primary area of practice that relates to the submission. The relevant MLA Areas of Practice are Clinical Support, Education, Global Health & Health Equity, Information Management, Information Services, Innovation & Research Practice, and Professionalism & Leadership.

Like papers, posters and lightning talks can be submitted as program descriptions or as research submissions. They require a structured abstract, and more information about structured abstracts can be found at “The Structured Abstract: An Essential Tool for Researchers”. If you have submitted a paper that was not accepted, consider resubmitting the topic as a poster or a five-minute lightning talk.

Find more information on the submission process at “MLA ’21 FAQ: Papers, Posters, Lightning Talks, and Immersion Sessions”. Additional information about the meeting itself, including a tentative schedule and registration prices, is available here. Questions? Contact Debra Cavanaugh (Director, Professional Development), at cavanaugh@mail.mlahq.org, with the subject line “MLA 21 Call for Submission Questions”.

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(via Mary Konkel, College of DuPage)

The OCLC survey “Libraries and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)” closes on Sunday, January 31, so there is still time to participate if you haven’t already. This survey focuses on the impact libraries can have on global sustainable development. Your input will be a key part of original research that OCLC staff will publish in mid-2021. To take the survey, please click here.

In addition to the survey, OCLC Global Council’s efforts on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals include a Transformative Leaders webinar series. Over the course of 2020-2021, we are bringing together global voices to help create awareness and dialogue around the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Find out what others are doing, and join in the conversation, by sharing or asking questions. These webinars are open for anyone to attend. Register here.

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

The ILA Awards Committee is now accepting nominations for the 2021 ILA awards. The ILA awards honor and recognize excellence in librarianship in Illinois. Now is the time to nominate a colleague, manager, mentor, or yourself for an ILA award. If you submitted a nomination in 2019 or 2020, please contact Tamara Jenkins, at tjenkins@ila.org, to learn how to resubmit the nomination.

The complete list of ILA Awards, including criteria and eligibility for each award, is available on the ILA website. The deadline for all award nominations is Saturday, May 15. If you have any questions regarding the ILA Awards, please contact Tamara Jenkins.

Please note: We urge nominators to read carefully and make sure you select the correct award application as you complete and submit your nomination. If you submit a nomination for the wrong award, we cannot guarantee that the error will be corrected in time for the nomination review process.

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(via Amy Tureen–University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

The deadline for chapter proposals for the forthcoming text Intersections of Wellness and Leadership in Higher Education has been extended to Friday, February 24. Higher education employees are invited to submit chapters focused on the intersections of wellness and leadership of all types. Chapter topics can include, but are not limited it, the following:

  • strategies for developing wellness habits/practices
  • coping techniques and practices for new leaders
  • mentorship & wellness
  • unique wellness challenges/needs for BIPOC leaders in higher education
  • unique wellness challenges/needs for LGBTQIA+ leaders in higher education
  • unique wellness challenges/needs for leaders at for-profit higher education institutions
  • unique wellness challenges/needs for higher education leaders with parenting/caretaking responsibilities
  • unique wellness challenges/needs for higher education leaders experiencing chronic illness or disability
  • COVID-19
  • barriers to wellness
  • developing wellness-focused organizations
  • emotional health
  • faith as a component of wellness
  • physical impact of extended stress
  • learning mindset
  • vulnerability & leadership
  • cohorts & support systems
  • navigating HR & FMLA policies
  • navigating wellness related benefit policies
  • wellness incentive programs
  • emotional labor
  • imposter syndrome
  • mental load
  • compassion fatigue

The full call for chapters is available here.

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(via Garrett Trott, University Librarian at Corban University)

In light of recent events in the country and in recognition of long-standing inequities in the library profession, Theological Librarianship (TL) is planning to devote the Spring 2021 issue to a forum addressing questions of diversity, equity, and inclusion in theological libraries and librarianship. Such questions take different forms in different libraries and even in different theological contexts, and we expect the forum to reflect some of these differences as well as some common themes across the landscape of theological librarianship. The TL forum will be an opportunity to share your experiences with these questions at your institution in a brief (750-1500 word) statement or reflection.

Since diversity, equity, and inclusion (themselves often fraught terms) evoke a variety of concerns and realties touching race, sex, gender, sexual orientation, class, disability, religious and ethnic identity, etc., TL is looking for submissions that address this variety in critical and constructive ways, with a special focus on the intersectional nature of differing religious commitments and theological perspectives as they engage with other forms of diversity.

Theological Librarianship is an open-access journal publishing peer reviewed articles, as well as essays and reviews, on subjects at the intersection of librarianship and religious and theological studies that potentially impact libraries.

The deadline for submissions to the Spring 2021 forum has been extended to Sunday, February 28. Submissions must be made here. Please review the submission guidelines carefully. You will need to login to create your submission. If you have not previously created an account, you will need to register first before a submission can be completed. In the submission form, select “Special Forum” under the Section drop-down.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our editorial team, at editors-tl@atla.com.

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(via Pamela Bagley, Dartmouth College)

The COVID-19 pandemic sowed chaos in early 2020 as libraries scrambled to shut down physical operations on short notice and quickly pivot to electronic resources and virtual services. As closures stretch on or limited re-openings have demanded new ways of viewing physical spaces, the timing is ideal to reflect on what has worked in the provision of virtual services, what needs to be assessed and improved, and how to incorporate sustainable virtual services into the new normal of the health sciences library.

This topic is the basis of a new book to be published by the Medical Library Association and Rowman & Littlefield in late 2021, Virtual Services in the Health Sciences Library. The editor welcomes chapter proposals from health sciences librarians, staff, and administrators on topics related to the provision of virtual services in the health sciences library and the development of best practices. The book will be divided into four sections on information and access services, research and instruction, collection development and access, and clinical services and support. Suggested chapter topics include, but are not limited to, the following.

  • tools and policies for organizing and providing virtual services
  • marketing and communication
  • virtual reference and outreach
  • hybrid and online instruction methods (asynchronous and synchronous)
  • accessibility of electronic content
  • electronic resource availability (open access, licensing, copyright considerations)
  • access to/teaching with specialized and archival collections
  • virtual rounding or other clinical services
  • resources or methods for teaching clinical skills and interactions

Please submit a 500 – 1,000 word overview of your proposed chapter and the CVs/resumes of all contributing authors via e-mail to Amanda.R.Scull@dartmouth.edu. Proposals are due by Sunday, January 31, and selected authors will be notified by March 1st. First drafts of accepted chapters will be due Thursday, July 1.

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(via Laura Sare, Texas A&M University)

The editors of the open-access journal DttP: Documents to the People are soliciting submissions for upcoming issues. We are interested in publishing articles on government information and government activities at the local, state, national, and international or intergovernmental levels.

We are especially interested in articles regarding government and current events. The following are examples of potential topics.

  • open data and the sharing of data, including public data, particularly COVID-19 and health care data and census data
  • government/civic efforts and policies on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on government services and funding
  • data and evidence-based policy-making
  • elections, voting laws and procedures

Submissions can be formatted as research articles, case studies, or informational articles; or as multiple author discussions of a topic and are editorially reviewed. The editors are open to other formats as long as they fit the scope of DttP, which focuses on government information and its use.

For more information, consult DttP’s Guidelines and Instructions for Authors. Any questions can be directed to Lead Editor Laura Sare, at dttp.editor@gmail.com. DttP is the official journal of ALA’s Government Documents Roundtable (GODORT).

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(via Julia Kelly, University of Minnesota)

Mark your calendar for Tuesday, January 12, to apply for the Evidence Synthesis Institute for librarians. This will be an opportunity to enhance your database searching skills and learn about the possibilities for collaborating with researchers in conducting evidence syntheses across academic areas.

On March 22, 23, and 24 (Monday-Wednesday), the first of six Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)-funded Institutes will occur in a virtual environment. Applications will be accepted from Tuesday, January 12, to Sunday, January 31.  More information is available at here. Please note that once the application period opens on January 12, the application e-form will be embedded on that webpage.

This institute will be fully funded by the IMLS and at no charge for accepted applicants. The Institute is aimed at library staff supporting evidence syntheses in topics outside of the health sciences and will cover

  • overview of systematic reviews and similar methodologies
  • guidelines and standards
  • search strategy development
  • software tools
  • quality assessment
  • systematic review services

Applicants should anticipate addressing the following questions in their application:

  • Why is this training relevant to your current work or career development?
  • How will you use specialized evidence synthesis skills in your job?
  • How do you anticipate sharing what you learn at this workshop with colleagues, researchers, and/or students?

Questions about the Evidence Synthesis Institute can be sent to sysreview@umn.edu. More information on the IMLS proposal and the partnership between University of Minnesota, Cornell University, and Carnegie Mellon University is available here.

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