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(via Mary Pelich, Illinois State Library)

Registration has been extended until April 19th, 2019 for the 5th Annual Targeting Autism National Forum May 16-17, 2019 on the campus of Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois.

This year’s forum theme is autism and human/civil rights.  We will have several national speakers to explore this important topic with us, including: John Elder Robison, Chantal Sicile-Kira and Tom Iland.  We will also have an exhibit hall and poster exhibits at this year’s forum.

You can find more information about the forum and this year’s speakers on our blog here, or check out the Targeting Autism Facebook page or Twitter @TargetingAutis.

Hotel accommodations will be provided for attendees on May 15 and May 16 at the Carleton Hotel of Oak Park (unless you reside nearby) as well as a light breakfast and lunch during both days of the forum.  Dinner is on your own.  There will be shuttle service to and from the hotel to Dominican University on both days.

The Carleton hotel is 11.6 miles from O’Hare airport and 10.4 miles from Chicago Midway airport and the hotel is just 2 miles from Dominican University.

There are still a few seats available, so register soon by sending an email to: Suzanne Schriar at

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(via Donna Witek, The University of Scranton)

College & Research Libraries News and ACRL’s Student Learning and Information Literacy Committee invite proposals for the publication’s “Perspectives on the Framework” column. This bimonthly column provides a forum for librarians to share practices and perspectives related to the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. The column editorial team will prioritize proposals that focus on how the Framework for Information Literacy intersects with equitable and inclusive pedagogical practices. We are particularly interested in articles about how libraries that serve diverse and/or underserved populations have used the Framework for Information Literacy within the context of equity in education. Each column will focus on different topics of interest to librarians whose responsibilities include instruction, information literacy, assessment, and related work.

This column is managed and edited by a subcommittee of the ACRL Student Learning and Information Literacy Committee. Authors should submit 100-word proposals for columns by April 19, 2019 to

Past columns may be found on College & Research Libraries News archive.

College & Research Libraries News Instructions for Authors may be found here.

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(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago)

General Information

Library Carpentry is made by people working in library- and information-related roles to help you:

  • automate repetitive, boring, error-prone tasks
  • create, maintain and analyze sustainable and reusable data
  • work effectively with IT and systems colleagues
  • better understand the use of software in research
  • and much more…

Library Carpentry introduces you to the fundamentals of computing and provides you with a platform for further self-directed learning. For more information on what we teach and why, please see our paper “Library Carpentry: software skills training for library professionals“.

Who: The course is for people working in library- and information-related roles. You don’t need to have any previous knowledge of the tools that will be presented at the workshop.

Where: 200 E. Randolph St., Suite 200, Chicago, IL 60601. Get directions with OpenStreetMap or Google Maps.

When: May 23-24, 2019. Add to your Google Calendar.

Requirements: Participants must bring a laptop with a Mac, Linux, or Windows operating system (not a tablet, Chromebook, etc.) that they have administrative privileges on. They should have a few specific software packages installed (listed below).

NOTE: There will not be catering provided, but there are a wide variety of coffee and lunch options available close to the venue.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

We have two scholarships available and waiting for you to apply for this year! ILA Scholarships help and encourage the pursuit of education in librarianship and can be used for classes, registration fees for conferences, seminars, workshops, or any other educational opportunities.

The deadlines for the scholarships listed below is May 15, 2019. If you have any questions about the scholarships or how to apply, please contact the ILA office.

Resources and Technical Services Forum (RTSF) Scholarship

The ILA Resources and Technical Services Forum has established a scholarship to offset registration, travel, and lodging for one technical services staff member who would not otherwise be able to attend the ILA Annual Conference.

Scholarships are awarded based on financial need and geographic diversity. If awarded, the scholarship covers registration and expenses to the ILA Annual Conference, not to exceed $1000. The recipient is required to write a brief post-conference essay to include what benefits they received from the conference that may be published in the ILA Reporter and used for future scholarship promotional materials. Priority in selection will be given to first-time ILA Annual Conference attendees.

To apply, go here.

Valerie J. Wilford Scholarship Grant for Library Education

This scholarship grant is for the pursuit of education in librarianship; the scholarship may be used for a graduate or undergraduate class, a class in an LTA program, registration fees for a workshop, webinar, seminar, conference or other educational opportunity.

Applicants must be personal members of ILA or AISLE, or another Illinois state library association; or staff at an ILA institutional member library. The award will be given to an individual or group that has made the most successful case for an educational event that will enhance the group or individual’s ability to promote multi-type cooperation. There will be only one award per person or group.

To apply, go here.

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(via Lindy Scripps-Hoekstra, Grand Valley State University, and Marcia Rapchak, University of Pittsburgh)

The Peer Reviewed Instructional Materials Online (PRIMO) Committee of the ACRL Instruction Section invites you to submit your online information literacy tutorial or other online library instruction project for review and possible
inclusion in PRIMO: Peer-Reviewed Instructional Materials Online.

***Deadlines for Spring 2019***
Nominations:  April 26
Submissions:  May 10

Additional information about PRIMO, as well as the submission and nomination forms, is available from the following link: 

For more detailed information about the selection criteria, please see
and be sure to review the “What to Know before you Submit” document at the bottom of the page.

Site submissions for PRIMO are accepted continually, but are reviewed for possible inclusion twice per year.  If you would like to submit your own project for consideration, please use the Submission Form rather than the
Nomination Form.

**Important note**

All submissions will be acknowledged shortly after the submission deadline. If you submit a project for review and do not receive an acknowledgment after the submission deadline, please contact the PRIMO co-chairs with a request for
verification that your submission was transmitted successfully.

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(via Gabrielle (Abby) Annala, Lewis University)

Calling all librarians and library staff with an interest in marketing!

Inspired by ACRL? Didn’t get to go and want to share your project related to marketing and outreach? ACRL’s Library Marketing and Outreach Interest group (LMOIG) is hosting an inaugural Chicago area meetup for librarians interested in forming a community and discussing ideas related to library marketing, events, promotion, and outreach. The event will be Thursday, May 30th from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at DePaul University Library in Chicago, happy hour to follow. Participants do NOT need to be members of the interest group or ACRL to attend or present at the event. RSVP now to attend the event or express interest in future events.

We are now accepting proposals for lightning talks related to the topics:

  • Marketing/Outreach plans
  • Events and programming
  • Marketing materials

Lightning talks are 10-15 minute presentations that introduce the audience to a topic or project and are a great way to present in an informal setting.

To apply, please submit the following information:

  • Your name, title, and institution
  • Which topic your presentation relates to
  • A short description of the presentation (300 words or less)

Questions? Contact the planning group at

See you there!

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

DPLAFest2019 will be held April 17-18, 2019, at the Harold Washington Library Center in Chicago. This event will explore how libraries, archives, museums, and other cultural organizations across the country leverage technology to serve, inform, and empower communities. The complete program is now available on the event website. Cost to attend is $150 and registration is required.

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(via Amanda Makula, University of San Diego)

Last Call: Final Registration<> for the 2019 Digital Initiatives Symposium<>!
– Six Pre-conference Workshops:

– Collections as Data: Digital Collections for Emerging Research Methods by Stewart Varner, University of Pennsylvania
– Two Peas in a Pod: On Information Literacy and Open Educational Resources by Michelle Reed, University of Texas at Arlington
– Text Mining with HathiTrust: Empowering Librarians to Support Digital Scholarship Research by Eleanor Dickson Koehl, HathiTrust
– Results-Driving OER Programs by Nicole Finkbeiner, Rice University
– Metadata for Digital Projects: An Overview of Practical Issues and Challenges by Murtha Baca, Getty Research Institute and UCLA
-Strategies and Tools for Digital Repository Selection and Migration by Todd Crocken and Anne Washington, University of Houston

– Outdoor Wine and Cheese Welcome Reception held on Day 1


Keynote speakers:

Virginia Steel, Norman and Armena Powell University Librarian, UCLA
“Open, Equitable, Affordable, and Transparent: Progress on the Road to True Open Access”

Leslie Chan, Associate Professor and Associate Director of the Centre for Critical Development Studies, University of Toronto Scarborough
“Platform Capitalism and the Governance of Knowledge Infrastructure”

Featured speaker:

Yasmeen Shorish, Data Services Coordinator / Associate Professor, James Madison University
“Centering Humanity in Digital Scholarship”
Deans’ Panel:

David Lewis, Dean Emeritus, IUPUI University Library
“Digital Infrastructure: Paying for the Pipes”

with responses from:
Adriene Lim, Dean of Libraries and Philip H. Knight Chair, University of Oregon Libraries
Alexia Hudson-Ward, Director of Libraries, Oberlin College and Conservatory
Shan Sutton, Dean of University Libraries and Katheryne B. Willock Endowed Chair, University of Arizona

-10-Minute “Lightning Talks”:
“Lever Press: A Game Changer for Scholarly Publishing” by Jennifer Nutefall, Santa Clara University
“Re/Mapping the Archives: Repository Content for the Digital Humanities and Cartographer” by Michael R. Howser, SDSU
“Can This Be Redacted? Developing an Institutional Repository and Addressing Privacy Issues” by Pamela Pierce, OHSU
“The Language Archive: Migrating to an Easier, Sustainable Open-Source Solution” by Jeroen Geerts, Max Planck Institute Nijmegen
“Pushing PCP and Dismissing Diversity: Platforms, Competition, and Profit” by Paige Mann, University of Redlands

Plus, 12 Concurrent Sessions and 4 User Groups (Digital Commons, DSpace, Fedora and Islandora)


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(via the Illinois Library Association)

Reaching Forward South, an annual professional development conference for library support staff in central and southern Illinois, is now accepting conference <> proposals<>. The theme is The Future is Always Beginning Now, and proposals should consist of ideas and practices in strategic planning, forward-thinking programming, and current events or endeavors that could change the way libraries and their staff will function in the future. The deadline to submit a proposal is Monday, April 15.

This year’s conference will be held on Friday, May 17, 2019, in Carbondale, IL. For additional information or questions regarding Reaching Forward South, visit the website<> or contact Ryan Franklin<> at the Illinois State Library.

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(via Rory Litwin, Library Juice Academy)

The Alexandre Vattemare Award for Creativity in Libraries

Given annually by Library Juice Press, the Vattemare Award recognizes contributions in the LIS field that are marked by originality, creative energy, and novel combinations of ideas. Considerations in selecting the awardee are their creation of new possibilities for libraries and library workers, the creation of new means of benefiting the community that the library serves, and the ultimate success of these efforts. The award is open to librarians, other library workers, and community members (in any country). The award may be given to an individual or a group, based on a particular project or creative work over an extended period.

The award consists of $1000 and a framed certificate.

Nominations should include a letter and sufficient materials for evaluation; more is better. Nominations are due on May 1st of each year. Materials may be sent to

Alexandre Vattemare, the remarkable 19th century ventriloquist and pioneer of library resource sharing, is the inspiration for the award.

Previous Winners

2018: Betsy Diamant-Cohen, in recognition of her work as the creator and Executive Director of the early literacy program, Mother Goose on the Loose.

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