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(on behalf of the HSLI Conference Planning Committee)

Have something you want to share? By popular demand, lightning talks are back for the Health Science Librarians of Illinois (HSLI) 2019 Annual Conference, which will take place from Wednesday, September 11, to Friday, September 13, at the I Hotel and Conference Center in Champaign, IL. The afternoon of Thursday, September 12, has been set aside for sharing experiences, best practices, or how lemonade was made out of lemons! Each presenter will be allotted 5-10 minutes, depending on the number of abstracts that are accepted. There will be ample time afterwards for Q&A and lively discussion.

Lightning talks are guaranteed to spark creative ideas that we can all borrow and adapt to our own libraries. Please consider sharing your expertise or story. To apply, submit an abstract of no more than 200 words to Charlotte Beyer ( by Friday, July 26. Notification of acceptance will be sent by Monday, August 5, after the Lightning Talk Subcommittee reviews the submissions. Co-authored presentations are acceptable, though there should be no more than two presenting authors. The presenting author(s) must register for, and plan on attending, the Conference.

More information about the Conference is available at Watch for upcoming announcements on Conference and hotel registration, among other topics.

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(via Ginny Pannabecker, Virginia Tech University)

Call for Science and Technology Section Liaisons

Are you a member of a science/technology organization?

Do you normally attend the conference/meeting of the organization?

Would you like to be more involved in STS, or would if you “had the time?”

If so, the STS Liaison program could be a great opportunity for you!

STS maintains a liaison program to encourage STS members to report on the meetings and activities of science and technology organizations. Liaisons have an opportunity to share annual meeting reports and updates via the STS email list, present to the community about what they’ve learned in the annual Spring STS Liaisons Online Forum, and more, as they help develop connections between librarians and other professions.

The following liaison positions (2-year terms) will be available from July 2019:

·  Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T)

·  International Association of Aquatic and Marine Science Libraries and Information Centers (IAMSLIC)

·  Special Libraries Association Science-Technology Division (SLA DST)

·  Special Libraries Association Physics, Astronomy, and Math Division (SLA PAM)

STS-appointed liaisons:

·  Are expected to serve at least a two-year term (if possible)

·  Attend the annual conference or meeting of their assigned organization (funding may be available)

·  Report back to the STS community

·  Annual report on key issues, initiatives, interests of the association within 2 weeks of the association’s annual meeting

·  Updates (conference calls, etc.) via the STS email list

·  Other methods you would like to use!


Apply by June 14th, 2019

Please email a short statement (200 words or less) to the STS Liaisons Committee’s SubCommittee for Liaison Recruitment (email addresses below) explaining why you are interested in the association that you would like to be liaison for, and sharing your experience or involvement in that association by June 14th, 2019.

Contact: The 2019 STS Liaisons Committee’s SubCommittee for Liaison Recruitment

·  Ginny Pannabecker ( )

·  Alison Ricker (

·  Allison Langham-Putrow (

See the full STS Liaisons Committee roster and information here:

For more information about STS liaison work, please visit:

Also see the STS Liaisons Committee FAQ available via a public file on ALA Connect (no need to sign in)

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(via Gavin Paul, New York University)

If you are a STEMM librarian, you are invited to participate in a brief survey.

The Attitudes and Lived Experiences of STEMM Librarians (

In recent years, librarians have brought attention to diversity, inclusion and belonging (DIB) issues within the profession.  It has also been reported that lack of diversity is most observable within the STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine) fields.  Our survey aims to report on the attitudes and lived experiences of STEMM librarians, especially STEMM Librarians of Color, as they relate to DIB concerns in the workplace.

The survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete and will remain open through June 30th. Your responses will remain confidential. No risks are anticipated.

Upon completion of the survey, participants will have the option to enter a raffle for a $50 gift card.

We thank you for your participation in our survey.  We hope that our survey captures your voice and concerns and that it serves as a start of a conversation within STEMM librarianship.

If you have any questions regarding the survey, please contact one of the researchers listed below.

Thank you for your consideration!

Best regards,

Amani Magid, NYU Abu Dhabi Library
Ana Torres, Dibner Library, NYU Tandon School of Engineering
Rebecca Orozco, Watson Library, University of Kansas

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(via Ashley Crane, Sam Houston State University)

We are extending the call for proposals for the 2019 Texas Library Association (TLA) Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) Summit.

Tell Me More.  LIRT Summit is a one-day conference focused on topics related to library and information literacy instruction in academic, public, school or special libraries.  Attendees will interact with other library instruction enthusiasts and learn from one another in a collaborative, intimate, low-stress environment.  All with an interest in library instruction and information literacy  are welcome to attend and apply to present.

When and Where?  LIRT Summit will be held on September 13, 2019, at Newton Gresham Library, Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas.

Call for Proposals.  Please consider presenting your work at the LIRT Summit.  Proposals will be accepted until July 15, 2019, at 8:00 a.m. via this form  Any topics related to library and information literacy instruction are welcome in the following session formats:

  • 50-minute Presentation
  • 20-minute Presentation
  • 20-minute Poster Session

Registration Info.  Registration will open July 1, 2019, and will include breakfast and lunch for all attendees.  Additional information will be provided at a later date.

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

LITA (the Library Information Technology Association) is now accepting proposals for webinars and online courses for Summer/Fall 2019 or 2020. All topics related to the intersection of technology and libraries are welcomed and submissions from underrepresented groups (women, people of color, the LGBTQA+ community, and people with disabilities) are strongly encouraged. The deadline is July 5, 2019. For additional information visit the LITA Blog.

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

ILA Best Practices Committee Seeking Feedback (Deadline June 30)

(via the Illinois Library Association)

The ILA Best Practices Committee has created a survey to collect best practices for topics that are important to the library community. The survey is available here<> and will close on Friday, June 30.

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(via Sarah Dallas, Director of the Southern Adirondack Library System)

Julia Warga, Chair of IFC and Sara Dallas, Chair of COPE, are seeking feedback from the ALA  Council and the library community on a joint committee policy statement regarding the importance of advocating for intellectual freedom.  We are asking you to review and make any comments by  June 6, 2019.

Here is a link to the document:…

We realize this is a very quick deadline. In order for the new policy statement to be included in the Intellectual Freedom Manual‘s publication, a final draft must be completed by Annual Conference in Washington, D.C., approved by both committees, and approved by ALA Council.  Members of the policy statement’s working group are Emily Clasper (co-leader), Andy Harant (COPE, co-leader), Matt Beckstrom, Ray James, Anthony Davis, Bryan Cooper, Geoff Dickinson, and Nancy Bolt (COPE).

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(via CARLI)

“Internationalizing the Community College Library” is a project supported by the International and Area Studies Library and the Center for Global Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Funding is available to support a one-day workshop for librarians from community colleges in Illinois on July 26, 2019. The workshop will provide opportunities for librarians to share and explore strategies for internationalizing your library. Through this one-day workshop, community college librarians will have the opportunity to present institutional self-assessment reports, share expertise on user services, outreach and engagement initiatives, and discuss ways to form linkages with international counterparts.  Participants will receive a $100.00 stipend and free overnight lodging on July 25.

Please see the Center for Global Studies web site for more information and to apply.

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(via the Online Learning Consortium)

Is imposter syndrome keeping you from submitting a conference proposal?

“We might be doing important, meaningful work, but impostor syndrome convinces us otherwise…The Accelerate conference needs unique and new perspectives to keep the program alive and organic. It needs you to share your work!” Engagement Co-Chair Tina Rettler-Pagel shares in a recent blog post. (The post includes instructions for submitting a proposal.) Don’t let impostor syndrome hold you back!

Now is your chance to own your confidence and submit your proposal to present at the 25th annual OLC Accelerate 2019, to be held November 19-22 at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Florida! Submissions will be accepted until 11:59 PM ET on June 3, 2019. More information about the Conference is available here.

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(via Lisa Romero, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian is now accepting manuscript submissions for volume 36:3. The submission deadline is August 16, 2019.

B&SS Librarian is a peer-reviewed, quarterly journal focusing on all aspects of behavioral and social sciences information with emphasis on librarians, libraries and users of social science information in libraries and information centers, including the following subject areas:

  • Anthropology
  • Business
  • Communication Studies
  • Criminal Justice
  • Education
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Women’s Studies

And including the following areas of focus:

  • Assessment
  • Publishing trends
  • Technology
  • User behavior
  • Public service
  • Indexing and abstracting
  • Collection Development and evaluation
  • Library Administration/management
  • Reference and library instruction
  • Descriptive/critical analysis of information resources

Please consider Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian as the journal for your publication.

The journal’s website includes Instructions to Authors at:

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