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(via Jennifer Hart, University of Chicago)

The STEM Librarians Collaborative is seeking proposals for its 2021 meeting. The event will take place virtually on Wednesday, July 21, and Thursday, July 22. (Please note the date change.)

At this online conference we will be offering a mix of sessions in both presentation and interactive formats. All sessions will be on topics related to STEM librarianship and we welcome submissions by those who work in or support these fields, including librarians, informationists, vendors, and publishers.

Session Formats Offered

  • Lightning talks (~5 minutes)
  • Short Presentations (~15 minutes)
  • Roundtable discussions on a topic (~30-45 minutes)
  • Interactive How-To Sessions (~15-30 minutes)

If you are interested, please submit a description of your proposed session (no more than 500 words) and what format you would prefer via this form. Should you have an idea for a sessions format that is different from the ones listed above, please let us know via e-mail. We may match roundtable proposals with each other if more than one person submits a proposal on the same topic.

Meeting participants will have every opportunity to be fully engaged and have equal opportunities to contribute to the conference as both presenters and attendees. This means we will do everything we can to make our conference accessible to all. If you have any accommodation needs with regard to your proposal please let us know when you submit the proposal.

Topics of Particular Interest

  • data skills
  • taking on data librarian roles and responsibilities
  • discipline consolidation
  • traditional library roles in a time of increasing interdisciplinary research
  • job/library reorganizations
  • open access
  • open educational resources (OER)
  • virtual pedagogies
  • supporting international students
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) topics and STEM librarianship
  • DEIA and vendors/publishers
  • publishing
  • research impact and metrics of success
  • STEM subject topics
  • active learning: the good and the bad
  • other exciting STEM-related topics

The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, April 20. If you have any issues submitting your proposal, please e-mail proposal@stemlib.com.

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(via Eloise Stevens, Bucknell University)

The Peer Reviewed Instructional Materials Online (PRIMO) Committee of the ACRL Instruction Section invites you to submit your online information literacy tutorial, virtual tour, or other online library instruction project for review and possible inclusion in PRIMO: Peer-Reviewed Instructional Materials Online. The deadline for nominations is Monday, April 26, and that for submissions is Monday, May 10. Additional information about PRIMO, as well as the submission and nomination forms, is available here.

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. For further information, please contact Committee Co-Chairs Eloise Stevens, at tes025@bucknell.edu, and Rachel Cooke, at rcooke@fgcu.edu.

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.

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

(via Melissa Johnson, Augusta University)

Are you building a graphic novel collection? Do you integrate movie clips and memes into library instruction? Do you use video games for library programming?

We invite chapter proposals for a forthcoming book from Rowman & Littlefield, Integrating Pop Culture into the Academic Library. This book will explore how popular culture is used in academic libraries for developing collections, providing instruction, and presenting outreach programs. This book will describe the foundational basis for using popular culture and discuss how popular culture promotes conversations between librarians and students, making information and library personnel relatable. The editors are librarians who utilize popular culture in various ways to provide instruction and reinforce information literacy concepts.

The focus of this book is to provide a theoretical basis for the use of pop culture and practical examples of how others can integrate it into their own libraries. We invite chapters on topics including, but not limited to, the following ones.

  • defining popular culture
  • popular culture pedagogy
  • diversity, equity, and inclusion in popular culture pedagogy
  • critical information literacy and popular culture
  • institutional culture and popular culture use
  • copyright and popular culture
  • examples of popular culture collections in academic libraries (e.g., movies, video games, comics, popular novels, etc.) and their use
  • case studies of developing popular culture collections (particular interest in emerging areas such as comics, zines, memes, social media, popular music, etc.)
  • issues surrounding popular culture collections, such as use, need, budget, copyright, storage, etc.
  • how to integrate popular culture into information literacy instruction
  • student reactions to popular culture in the classroom
  • case studies of popular culture-infused lessons (music, movies, television, video games, memes, etc.)
  • challenges accessing popular culture in the classroom
  • how to integrate popular culture into programming
  • student reactions to popular culture programming
  • case studies of popular culture programs (music, movies, television, video games, memes, etc.)
  • challenges accessing and using popular culture for programming

Proposals are due Thursday, April 15. E-mail an abstract (300-500 words) and author bios (up to 100 words) as a Word document to librarypopculture@gmail.com. Notifications of acceptance will go out by Saturday, May 15. Final chapters will be between 4,000-6,000 words and due by Wednesday, September 1. Projected publication is in 2022.

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(via Becky D’Amato, HEDS Consortium)

There is still time to register for an end-of-spring-term administration of the HEDS (Higher Education Data Sharing) Research Practices Survey. The survey asks students about their research experiences and tests their skills in finding, evaluating, and citing sources.

With a spring administration of the survey, you can assess the following information.

  • first-year students’ research skills and experiences after one year of college
  • senior students’ research skills and experiences after four years of college
  • students’ research skills and experiences compared with those of students at other institutions

Librarians have used this survey to help focus their instruction time on the most needed skills, and it could be useful this year for assessing if your first-year students were able to learn these skills regardless of their learning environment. Your spring results could help your library plan curriculum to better support your students in acquiring these vital skills.

For administration details, to view the survey instrument, or to register, please visit the HEDS Consortium’s website. Please contact Rebecca D’Amato, at rebecca.damato@hedsconsortium.org, with any questions.

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

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is accepting applications for the 2021-2023 cohort of the Kaleidoscope Program. The program recruits master of library and information science (MLIS) students from historically underrepresented ethnic and racial groups into careers in research libraries and archives.

Benefits of the Kaleidoscope Program include the following.

  • a tuition stipend of up to $10,000 over two years in support of MLIS education
  • leadership and career development training
  • a site visit to an ARL member library
  • financial support for skills development
  • a formal mentorship program

The Kaleidoscope Program is funded by ARL member libraries. This program reflects the commitment of ARL members to create a diverse workforce that will better reflect the changing demographics of higher education and society and will advance the Association’s goals of creating more inclusive, equitable, and just organizations.

Program Goal and Objectives

The Kaleidoscope Program seeks to accomplish the following goals.

  • attract MLIS students from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups to careers in research libraries and archives
  • strengthen participants’ leadership and job-searching skills via the ARL Annual Leadership Symposium
  • develop a network of peers and mentors who will guide and nurture the career development of the participants

Applicant Criteria

Successful applicants will meet the following criteria.

  • identify as being from an underrepresented racial or ethnic group, based on the categories outlined by the US Census Bureau or Statistics Canada or Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit) people classifications
  • be a resident of the US or Canada
  • be accepted into an ALA-accredited MLIS program
  • have a strong interest in pursuing a career in a research library or archive, especially one that is a member of the Association of Research Libraries

To Apply

All applicants are required to submit the following materials by 11:59 PM CDT on Thursday, May 13.

  • online application form
  • résumé
  • essay (400 words maximum) describing what attracts you to a career in a research library or archive
  • unofficial undergraduate transcripts including last academic semester completed
  • unofficial graduate transcripts including last academic semester completed OR official letter of acceptance into a graduate-level program in library and information science (either at the time of application or before being accepted into the Kaleidoscope Program)
  • two letters of recommendation (See the application requirements for details.)

For more information about the program and the application process, go here.

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

(via the Online Learning Consortium)

The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) is seeking proposals for its Accelerate 2021 meeting. Themed “An Odyssey into the Future of Online, Digital, and Blended Learning”, the event is currently scheduled to take place in a hybrid format, with the virtual portion occurring September 20-24 (Monday-Friday), and the in-person sessions lasting October 5-8 (Tuesday-Friday) in Washington, D.C.

The Online Learning Consortium Program Committee is looking for proposals that reflect and showcase our vibrant community of practice – promoting theory, research, methodology and/or applied effective practices in online, blended, and digital teaching and learning.

Session tracks include the following.

  • Access, Equity, and Open Education
  • Blended Learning
  • Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
  • Instructional Design
  • Leadership and Institutional Strategies
  • Research, Evaluation, and Learning Analytics
  • Technology and Future Trends

The deadline to submit a proposal is Monday, April 19, at 10:59 PM CDT. More information, including the link for submitting proposals, is available here.

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(via Rachel Olsen, University of North Carolina at Greensboro)

The North Carolina Library Association is seeking proposals for the 64th NCLA Biennial Conference, a joint conference with SELA (Southeastern Library Association), from October 18 to 22 (Monday-Friday). Proposals should address some aspect of this year’s conference theme, “S.E.E. the Future: Support. Educate. Empower”. At this time, we are accepting proposals for Pre-Conference Workshops, Paired Presentations, Presentations, and Panel Discussions. All conference presentations will be virtual, with options for both pre-recorded and live sessions.

The deadline to submit a session proposal is Friday, April 16. Also, poster proposals are being accepted now through Tuesday, June 15. For more information, and to submit a proposal, please go here.

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(via Lisa Broughman, Director of the Library at Randolph College)

Forwarded on behalf of Melissa Augustine and Jen Coale, students at the School of Library and Information Science, Simmons University.

Hello, we are two LIS graduate students conducting a classroom-based research project regarding the lived experience of academic librarians with an invisible disability. We would appreciate your time in filling out our survey. All responses will remain anonymous and confidential, with all information obtained reviewed only within the classroom setting with other LIS graduate and Ph.D. students and our professor. At the conclusion of the survey, we have included a space to volunteer for an interview portion via Zoom or telephone call to further explore your experiences.

Again, all information and identifying information will be kept anonymous and confidential. We appreciate your time and consideration. If you would like to participate, please click here.

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Call for Volunteers: CARLI Committees (Deadline Wed., April 28)

(via Michelle Haake, CARLI)

CARLI is seeking volunteers to serve on advisory committees. The application period will close on Wednesday, April 28, at 5:00 PM CDT. Terms on these committees will begin July 1, 2021. Faculty and staff members from all CARLI member libraries, with all levels of experience, are encouraged to apply.

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. In 2020, due to the migration to Alma & Primo VE and the need to reevaluate the committee calls in order to realign them with our current needs, we suspended the call for volunteers for one year. As a result, CARLI committees will have a greater number of openings for terms beginning July 1, 2021, and committee terms may be two or three years.

To volunteer, please complete the volunteer form by April 28.  To be considered for appointment, you must fill out this 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. Committee members are not routinely reappointed.

Forms submitted by April 28 will be considered for initial FY 2022 appointments. The list of all volunteers will be retained until March 1, 2022, and will be used to fill vacancies if 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 by web conferencing 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
  • Open Educational Resources Committee
  • Preservation Committee
  • Public Services Committee
  • Resource Sharing Committee
  • Technical Services Committee

The CARLI staff will make appointments to be approved by the Senior Director and the Executive Committee of the CARLI Board of Directors no later than June 15, 2021.

Please send questions about CARLI committees and task forces, or the process for selecting volunteers, to support@carli.illinois.edu.

Posted in Calls and Requests, Committees (non-HSLI), Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI), Library Organizations | No Comments »

(via Michelle Nielsen Ott, IACRL Past President)

The ILA Awards Committee is now accepting nominations. Academic librarians are eligible for many of the awards, so please nominate a deserving colleague. Self-nominations are also acceptable.

Awards of note include the following.

  • Librarian of the Year
  • Academic Librarian of the Year (IACRL co-sponsors this award)
  • Intellectual Freedom Award
  • TBS, Inc. Technical Services Award
  • And more!

ILA has many awards for all types of positions within libraries. The full list of awards, with eligibility and criteria, is available here.

The deadline to submit all award nominations is Saturday, May 15. If you have any questions about how to nominate a staff member, please contact Tamara Jenkins, ILA Communication and Engagement Manager, at tjenkins@il.org.

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