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(via Michelle Haake, Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois)

Each year CARLI has a number of opportunities to serve on various committees. Service on CARLI committees affords individuals a unique opportunity to use their experience and expertise to help shape the future of the consortium and its services. CARLI is now seeking volunteers to serve on nine advisory committees. Volunteers chosen will serve a three-year term, July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2021. Faculty and staff members from all CARLI member libraries, with all levels of experience, are encouraged to apply.

To volunteer, please complete the committee volunteer form by April 27. To be considered for appointment, you must fill out the online form, even if you have previously submitted a form, or if you are a current committee member whose term is expiring and you wish to be considered again. CARLI seeks to include as many individuals and institutions as possible in committee service, so committee rosters are limited to one person from any institution, and reappointments are not routinely made.

Forms submitted by Friday, April 27, will be considered for initial FY 2019 appointments. The list of all volunteers will be retained until March 1, 2019 and will be used to fill other committee vacancies as they occur.

Individuals accepting appointments to CARLI committees are expected to participate fully and actively in the work of the committee, including regular attendance at meetings and committee-sponsored events held throughout the calendar year. CARLI makes every effort to conduct the majority of committee business using web conferencing technologies or via conference calls. However, committee service may require time and/or travel expenses for one or more in-person meetings each year.

The following CARLI committees are seeking members:

Collection Management Committee

Commercial Products Committee

Created Content Committee

Instruction Committee

Preservation Committee

Public Services Committee

Resource Sharing Committee

SFX System Committee

Technical Services Committee

To view the committee charge, and the current committee rosters, visit the Board and Committee pages. The Senior Director, in consultation with the Executive Committee of the CARLI Board of Directors will make appointments no later than June 15, 2017. All new committee members will officially begin work on July 1, 2018.

Please send questions about CARLI committees or the process for selecting committee members to CARLI support. We have also put together a short, informational video for anyone interested in volunteering.

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(via Theresa Kline, Cleveland Clinic)

Early Bird Registration opens this Saturday, April 14th, for the 2018 Midwest Chapter/MLA Conference in Cleveland, Ohio! We are excited to have you join us for three days of fun in the city of Rock and Roll! Some of the conference highlights include the following:

  • Take a CE class on Saturday morning or afternoon to expand your knowledge or learn a new skill!
  • Join us for our Keynote Speaker, Patricia Flatley Brennan, on Sunday, October 7th!
  • Walk a few blocks and tour the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame on any of these days. Take advantage of the conference discount with the “Show Your Badge” program by ordering a ticket online (even day of) before your visit.
  • Participate in Jam Sessions to discuss the latest technology used by librarians and our patrons on Sunday afternoon.
  • Conclude conference by listening to the Medical Humanities Panel on Monday afternoon!

We encourage you to take a few moments and reserve your spot today by clicking here! In addition to Rock ‘n Roll, the Cleveland Indians or Browns – maybe both – might be playing in Cleveland. Consider purchasing tickets to see a game!

Because Cleveland residents and out-of-town fans might drive into town for a game, while participants are at the conference, we encourage you to make reservations at the Westin Cleveland Downtown to get the hotel rooms at the conference rate today!

Ask Cathy Murch about Registration

Contact Don Pearson with website updates or suggestions

Email Jessica DeCaro if you have questions about the conference venue

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Reminder: ACRL 2019 Program Proposals Due May 4

(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago)

Share your research and creative endeavors with your colleagues at ACRL 2019 – Recasting the Narrative. Contributed paper, panel session, preconference, and workshop proposals are due Friday, May 4, 2018. Submit your proposal via the Call for Participation.

Why Present at ACRL 2019?

·       Advocate for your research, project, or initiative.

·       Expand your connections and get feedback from the best in the profession.

·       Inspire your colleagues by presenting on the most dynamic issues and ideas facing academic librarianship.

·       Boost your professional experience and confidence.

·       Invite new collaborations and opportunities into your life.

·       Be published in the online ACRL 2019 Conference Proceedings (contributed papers).

·       Add your presentation to your CV and feel good about contributing to the profession.

A Format for Everyone
ACRL 2019 offers eight session formats to suit a wide range of presentation and learning styles. From first-time presenters to seasoned experts, there is a format best suited to your ideas.

Get Started
Consult the conference tags to stimulate your thinking and position your proposal within the conference theme. The tags will serve to create a conference map and guide attendees to themes of interest and inspiration.

Due Dates
Contributed paper, panel session, preconference, and workshop proposals are due May 4, 2018. Poster session, roundtable discussion, TechConnect, and Virtual Conference webcast proposals are due October 12, 2018.

Mark Your Calendars!
ACRL 2019 will be held April 10-13, 2019, in Cleveland, Ohio. Registration opens mid-May 2018. The conference website has the complete scoop! Questions should be directed to

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

(via Christi Piper, University of Colorado Denver)

The Program Committee invites paper and lightning talk proposal submissions on any health sciences librarianship topic for the 2018 Midcontinental (MCMLA) Virtual Chapter Meeting. This year’s theme is “Partners in Progress. . . Exploring the Possibilities”. The meeting will take place online on October 4th and 5th. The Virtual 2018 MCMLA Annual Meeting is open to members and non-members of MCMLA and all are welcome to submit paper and lightning talk abstracts for consideration.


The deadline for submissions is Friday, June 15. Notifications of acceptance will be made by August 1, 2018. Please contact Christi Piper with questions, at or 303-724-2170.

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

(via Margaret Chambers, CARLI)

Registration is now OPEN! Reserve your space for the 5th Annual Great Lakes Resource Sharing Conference at the Hilton Garden Inn in Perrysburg, OH on June 7 & 8, 2018.

Schedule in brief:

Thursday, June 7, 2018

  • 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. or 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. – Northwest Book Depository Tours
  • 1:00 to 1:15 p.m. – Welcome
  • 1:15 to 3:15 p.m.  – Lightning rounds
  • 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. – OCLC Update
  • 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. – Opening reception and trivia contest
  • 6:30 p.m. and later – Dine-arounds or dinner on your own

Friday, June 8, 2018–8:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

  • Keynote address
  • Three tracks of concurrent sessions
  • Breakfast, lunch, and breaks included

Keynote Address: Promises and Pitfalls of 21st Century Resource Sharing – In this presentation, George Needham will discuss the roots of interlibrary loan in the early 20th century, consider the impact of technology in the forms of the MARC record, OCLC, and the web, and then look at what forms resources sharing may take in the years to come.

Conference Rates:

The conference registration fee is $125 ($150 for registration after May 29) and includes all sessions, as well as the reception on Thursday and breakfast and lunch on Friday.

Join your resource sharing partners in charting our course together.

For hotel reservations and other information, visit the conference website.

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(via Michelle Twait, Gustavus Adolphus College)

ACRL invites applicants to serve as the ALA representative to the Academic and Research Libraries IFLA standing committee for the 2019- 2023 term.  To apply as an ALA representative to IFLA, submit the materials detailed below to Michelle Twait (, CLS Chair, no later than Friday, May 4.

  1. Completed “Request to be Nominated to IFLA” application form:
  2. A resume reflecting expertise in field of the section applied for
  3. Affirmation that the person can fulfill the working language and travel requirements

CLS, CJCLS, and ULS chairpersons will review the IFLA representative applications and make recommendations to the ACRL Leadership Recruitment and Nominations Committee (LRNC). The LRNC will review applications at the 2018 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans. The LRNC then submits its recommendations to the ACRL Board for consideration at the 2018 Fall Executive Committee Meeting. In turn, the ACRL Board submits the approved candidates for nomination to the ALA International Relations Committee in November, 2018.

Please review the detailed guidelines located at:

Additional Information is also available on the ALA IRO page at: and

ALA representatives on IFLA section standing committees are required to:

  • Report to their constituencies on appropriate developments and information originating from their respective committees; these communications may be published in ALA journals or newsletters, or as special reports to ALA members;
  • Transmit a copy of the report(s) to the ALA International Relations Committee.

Questions? Please contact Michelle Twait ( or ACRL Senior Program Officer Megan Griffin,

Posted in American Library Association (ALA), Calls and Requests, Committees (non-HSLI), International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA), Library Organizations | No Comments »

Please excuse any cross-postings.

(via Kimberly Powell, Emory University)

The Research Awards Committee of the MLA Research Section is seeking judges for papers and posters for MLA ’18 in Atlanta. You may participate as a poster judge if you are presenting a paper or as a paper judge if you are presenting a poster. If you are willing to help, please simply fill out this online form by April 23.

  • Judge Duties: All
    • Attend the meeting of the Research Awards Committee on Sunday, May 20, from 7:00-8:55am, to receive judging instructions. If this is not possible, other arrangements can be made.
    • Complete the evaluation forms and submit the results online by June 10.
  • Poster Judges
    • Visit assigned posters during the appropriate poster sessions to talk with the presenters.
  • Paper Judges
    • Attend assigned paper sessions to hear presentations and be able to ask questions of presenters.

If you have any questions, please contact, Kimberly R. Powell, chair, Research Awards Committee.

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(via Elizabeth Kocevar-Weidinger, Virginia Military Institute)


RUSA invites experienced librarians and subject matter experts to submit proposals for webinars and online courses to be added to RUSA’s online learning offerings. We particularly encourage submissions that address innovative services and trends, emerging technologies, management and leadership or, staff-training in following topic areas for all libraries: public, school, special and academic:

  1. Reference services
  2. User instruction
  3. Assessment of services
  4. Collection development
  5. Resource discovery and usability
  6. Resource sharing/ILL
  7. Hot or trending topics

Proposals will be accepted through April, 2018. Webinars and online courses approved for presentation will be offered between May 1, 2018 and August 31, 2019. Webinar presenters and online learning instructors are compensated for their work and will receive training and support for Adobe Connect, the webinar technology platform used by the division, and Moodle, the online tool used for courses.

Please note, there are separate forms for course and webinar proposals:
Online course submission form
Online webinar submission form

The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) is a division of the American Library Association.  RUSA serves all types of libraries in reference, user services, adult readers advisory and collection development as well as resource sharing, genealogy and archives, business reference and reference technology. RUSA has six specialty sections that are free to RUSA members: BRASS (Business Reference and Services Section), CODES (Collection Development and Evaluation Section) HS (History Section), ETS (Emerging Technologies Section), RSS (Reference Services Section) and STARS (Sharing and Transforming Access to Resources Section).

Questions about submissions or about RUSA’s online learning programs should be sent to Jessica Hughes, RUSA Executive Director, at

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(via Suzanne Townsdin, Texas Woman’s University)

Are you looking for a publishing opportunity? Co-editors of the Technology column in Public Services Quarterly are seeking a guest column author for the July-September, 2018 issue. The article submission deadline is May 25, 2018.

The purpose of the Technology column is to examine current and developing technology topics in academic libraries. The column’s focus is creative uses of technology, introductions to new technologies, and critiques of current technologies, their uses, or their future. All topics should be related to Public Services in an academic library setting.

If you are interested in being a guest column author, please send your questions or article proposal to column co-editors, Suzanne Townsdin
( and Susan Whitmer (

Posted in Calls and Requests, Scholarly Publishing | No Comments »

Save the Date : Digital Directions 2018 (Oct. 15-16 in Atlanta, GA)

(via Julie Martin, Northeast Document Conservation Center)

Join us in Atlanta!

DIGITAL DIRECTIONS: Fundamentals of Creating and Managing Digital Collections October 15-16, 2018 Commerce Club – Atlanta, Georgia

Guided by a faculty of national experts, join colleagues from institutions large and small for two days of instruction on best practices and practical strategies for the creation, curation, and use of digital collections. Network with colleagues who have similar challenges, interact with faculty one-on-one, and gain a comprehensive introduction to digitization and digital preservation.

Are you just getting started in digitization and digital preservation? Trying to bring several digital projects together into a cohesive digital preservation program? Or are you well into a digital collections project and need a refresher on the latest standards and best practices?

The Digital Directions conference is geared toward professionals working with digital collections at archives, libraries, museums, historical organizations, government agencies, business and special libraries and archives, and other organizations that steward digital collections. Discounted student rate is available.


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