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(via Luke Vilelle, Hollins University)

Nominations are due this Friday, December 6, for the ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award. This is your opportunity to acknowledge the excellent work that you and your colleagues do on behalf of your student and scholar community. We have three library categories for which we award: Community College, College, and University. Not only will the winning libraries gain recognition and esteem for perpetuity, but each winner will also receive $3,000 from our generous sponsor GOBI Solutions/EBSCO and a visit from an ACRL officer for an on-campus awards ceremony.

Everything you need to know about the award and putting together a nomination packet is available here. If you have questions, contact the Committee Chair, Cheryl Middleton, at  Cheryl.Middleton@oregonstate.edu, or the Co-Chair, Lauren Pressley, at Pressley@uw.edu.

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

(via Swetta Abeyta, Saint Mary’s College)

We are pleased to announce that the next Annual Meeting of the Northern California Technical Processes Group (NCTPG) will take place in San Francisco on Friday, May 8, 2020.

Our 83rd annual meeting theme is “Open in Technical Services”

For 2020, we will have two options for presenting. Full presentations are usually 20-30 minutes with additional participation in a panel discussion. Or participants can do a 5 minute lightning round talk on a project or idea that fits the theme.

At this event, we expect to have a broad representation of types of libraries (public, academic, special) and a diverse representation of roles within and around technical services.  This half-day event will be held in Koret Auditorium at San Francisco Public Library, with optional afternoon tours of related interest nearby.

Possible topics related to the theme include:

  • How Open Access resources are organized and maintained in your library system.
  • Ebook package management
  • Managing vendor relationships in the digital landscape
  • Digital repository management
  • Accessing, cataloging and maintaining free and open resources on the web
  • Maximizing library resources on a tightening budget
  • Textbook management and Open Educational Resources

Please submit your proposal to the NCTPG steering committee with the subject “2020 Call for Presentations” at nctpg1@gmail.com.

Deadline for submission: Friday, January 3, 2020.

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(via Sarah LeMire, Texas A&M University)

The Libraries and Veterans National Forum is a two-day symposium to discuss strategies for supporting library patrons and library workers who are veteran or military-affiliated. This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (LG-12-19-0114 <https://www.imls.gov/grants/awarded/lg-12-19-0114-19>).  Fifty library workers from a variety of library types and from around the country will be selected to attend the symposium, with travel and accommodations covered courtesy of the IMLS grant. The Forum is scheduled for June 8-9, 2020 in College Station, Texas.

The Libraries and Veterans National Forum is intended to move forward the conversation about veteran and military-affiliated patrons in libraries. To that end, we particularly encourage library workers who are actively engaged in working with these communities to apply to attend.  Engagement with veteran and military communities could look like targeted programs or services, or it could look like collections, spaces, or policies aimed at making libraries friendlier to veteran and military-affiliated patrons.  Or it could be something else entirely!  We want to hear what you’re doing and how you could share your experience.

We also want to extend a specific invitation to library workers from traditionally underrepresented groups and those who work with underrepresented groups within the veteran and military communities to apply to attend.

To indicate interest in attending and for more information, check out our website:  https://veterans.libguides.com/home.  The Call for Interest in Attending will close on Sunday, December 15, 2019, and selected participants will be notified in January 2020.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Sarah LeMire, Texas A&M University Libraries, at slemire@library.tamu.edu.

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(via the American Library Association)

Has your library implemented an interesting activity or service related to nonpartisan voter education, voter registration, or services for voters? Does your organization offer a resource that can be used by libraries in those activities?

Would you like to showcase that work at ALA Annual in June, 2020?

As part of ALA’s work on civic engagement, the Public Policy and Advocacy Office (PPA) and Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services (ODLOS), in partnership with the Committees on Legislation and Library Advocacy, are pleased to host “Early and Often: Engaging Voters Throughout the Election Cycle” at ALA Annual in June. We are accepting proposals for lightning talks (5 minute presentations) featuring libraries and partner organizations that offer resources, programming, or services to increase voter engagement. Libraries of all types are encouraged to apply.

Proposals are due Friday, December 20. To submit one, use this form. All proposals will receive a response by January 10.

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

(via the LLAMA New Professionals Community of Practice Buddy Program)

Are you a new Midwinter ALA attendee and would like tips on how to get the most out of your conference experience?

The LLAMA New Professionals Community of Practice Buddy Program is here to pair Learning Buddies with Experienced Buddies in order to get the most out of your conference experience and learn about LLAMA (the Library Leadership and Management Association) in the process.

Learning/New means whatever it means to you; you can be starting a new job or organization, trying out a different area of librarianship, or just brand new to it all!

Your commitment is to meet at least once with your Buddy at the Midwinter ALA conference, and we’ll send you information about your experienced buddy and get you in touch before the conference.

Requests for participation will be anonymized for potential Experienced Buddies to choose the person they feel they’d best be able to guide.

If you are interested in being a Learning Buddy, fill out this form:

http://bit.ly/Midwinter2020LearningBuddy

Please sign up today!  Requests to participate as a Learning Buddy are due Monday, December 16.

If you have any questions, please contact a member of the LLAMA New Professional Buddy Program Committee: npsbuddy@gmail.com.

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

(via CARLI)

Have you wanted your library to…

  • Create a powerful impact narrative for your library?
  • Use data in a compelling way to tell your library′s story to your stakeholders?
  • Demonstrate how your library supports graduation and retention rates?

“CARLI Counts: Analytics and Advocacy for Service Development,” is a three-year project funded by an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program grant, in the amount of $243,885.

CARLI Counts is a continuing education library leadership immersion program that prepares librarians to make effective use of research findings on the impact of academic libraries on student success for the twin purposes of service development and library advocacy. Program participants will learn how to use local library data analytics in alignment with institutional data, goals, and strategic priorities to improve their services and demonstrate their value. Deliverables will include a portfolio of local case studies, an evaluation of the collective statewide impact of those cases, and a replicable state/regional training model for equipping librarians to be campus leaders in assessing library impact on student learning and success, all of which will be made openly available on the CARLI website. CARLI is working in partnership with the University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign and Lewis & Clark Community College.

Cohort members attend two, three-day in-person sessions, for a total of six in-person days; webinars held in April, May, June, September, and October; and work online collaboratively throughout the program, culminating in team presentations at the CARLI Annual Meeting in November.

Cohort 2 will meet February 18-20, and July 14-16, 2020, at the I Hotel in Champaign. Lodging and meals are paid for by the grant. Travel to Champaign will be the responsibility of the participant. Participants will also be expected to attend the CARLI Annual Meeting, on November 13, 2020, in Champaign. Cohort 2 will complete their work in early 2021.

View the detailed timeline.

To be considered for participation, complete the Library Application Form, and submit it to Anne Craig.

Libraries will be invited to participate based on evaluation of these criteria:

  • Strength of the application narrative
  • Statewide geographical representation among the applicant pool
  • Diverse library type representation among the applicant pool (public university, private institutions, community colleges)

Cohort 2 applications are due by Wednesday, December 4. Library Directors/Deans will be notified of decisions by Friday, December 6.

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

(via NASIG)

The NASIG 35th Annual Conference will take place June 8-12, 2020, in Spokane, WA. NASIG seeks proposals for one-hour conference sessions on topics related to scholarly communication and publishing, and the acquisition, management, and discovery of library collections. We particularly welcome proposals related to the areas defined in NASIG’s Core Competencies, at https://www.nasig.org/site_page.cfm?pk_association_webpage_menu=310&pk_association_webpage=1225, including:

  • Electronic resource life cycle and management
  • Collection analysis, assessment, and development
  • Licensing and legal framework of library content
  • Standards and systems of cataloging and classification, metadata, linked data, and indexing
  • Standards, initiatives, and best practices for library content
  • Scholarly communication, including copyright, data management, and assessment and impact metrics
  • Institutional repositories, publishing, digital preservation, open educational resources, and open access
  • Life cycle and workflow of print continuing resources
  • Relationship building between libraries, vendors, publishers, standards bodies, and others involved in the information community
  • Supervision and management of staff working in areas relevant to NASIG
  • Management of projects related to electronic and/or print resources or scholarly communication
  • Initiatives and best practices in areas included in the core competencies and awareness of trends and ongoing developments in those areas
  • Diversity, equity and inclusion in relation to libraries

Each 1-hour session should include approximately 45-50 minutes of content, with time left for discussion. Presentations are selected by the Program Planning Committee based on their relevance to NASIG interests. Co-presenters are welcomed, but we ask that you limit submissions to no more than three presenters. All presenters will be asked to publish a conference report in the NASIG Proceedings, which will be published through the journal Serials Librarian. Additional information for speakers can be found on our speaker resources page.

Accepted presenters will be offered a $100 discount on the cost of registration.

Please submit all proposals using the online form at https://proposalspace.com/calls/d/1114. The submission deadline is Monday, December 2.

If you have any questions, please contact the Program Planning Committee (PPC) Co-Chairs, Wendy Robertson and Megan Kilb, at prog-plan@nasig.org<mailto:prog-plan@nasig.org>.

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(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago)

Nomination Deadline: Friday, December 6, 2019

This $1,000 award (sponsored by Library Juice Academy) recognizes librarians, archivists or curators whose contributions to providing professional development opportunities for librarians have been especially noteworthy or influential. The effect of these contributions may be the result of continuous or distinguished service to the profession, but may also be the result of extraordinarily active, innovative or collaborative work that deserves national recognition.

For eligibility, criteria, and submission requirements, see the award website: http://www.ala.org/acrl/awards/achievementawards/ulsaward.

Questions? Contact Kerry Creelman, at kerry.creelman@gmail.com

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

(via Stacey Knight-Davis, Eastern Illinois University, on behalf of Brenda Fay, Advocate Aurora Health)

Save the date for the next Digital Commons-Great Lakes User Group meeting , to be held July 27, 2020, in Milwaukee, WI. Hosted by Marquette University Raynor Memorial Libraries, our theme will be “Library as Publisher”. If you have ever considered an institutional repository at your institution or already have one, I invite you to the 2020 DC+GLUG meeting.

More details will be coming in 2020. This one-day, free meeting, will feature Digital Commons (bepress) and presentations from DC users, but will also feature other institutional repository platforms. It could be a great way to learn about how the IR marketplace might be changing and what other products and vendors are on the horizon.

Watch for a call for presentations in mid-December 2019. Organizers Marquette University, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, and Advocate Aurora Health are excited to bring a twist on the traditional DC+GLUG format by reserving time for platform agnostic presentations and discussion in the afternoon.

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(via Reina Williams, juror on the Librarians without Borders® Ursula Poland International Scholarship jury of the Medical Library Association)

Ursula H. (Anker) Poland (1922-2009) was a distinguished MLA member, recipient of the Marcia C. Noyes Award, Fellow of MLA, and Janet Doe Lecturer.  Poland’s 1982 Doe Lecture is one of MLA’s most important statements about MLA’s international interests and accomplishments. Poland used the Doe Lecture forum, other publications and activities, and her own career as a model to encourage MLA members to enrich their careers and approach to the practice of health sciences librarianship through international connections and experiences.

The Librarians without Borders® Ursula Poland International Scholarship helps fund an international project by a US or Canadian health sciences librarian. Endowed in 2014, this award is designed to enable the MLA to help fund a wide range of individuals whose projects are related to health sciences librarianship in an international context. The scholarship recipient receives a certificate at the MLA annual meeting and a scholarship award of $1,000 to fund expenses associated with an international health sciences library project.

Could you be the next Ursula Poland International Scholarship awardee?

Read more and apply by Sunday, December 1http://www.mlanet.org/p/cm/ld/fid=311

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