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The Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries (IACRL) seeks a site or sites that would be interested in hosting a viewing of an ACRL webinar this fall. The webinars that ACRL makes available for the statewide chapters to show (a comprehensive listing is forthcoming, but information on recent webinars is available at cover a variety of current issues in academic librarianship. These topics range from diversity to scholarly communications, and the webinars include advice and insights from experienced practitioners in the field. The most recent of IACRL’s ACRL webinar viewings, which Brookens Library at the University of Illinois Springfield hosted this past June, featured “Be Proactive: Overcoming Biases and Microaggressions in the Workplace”.

Each webinar itself lasts usually around an hour. The host site is welcome to incorporate other activities, such as a discussion of the specific issues the webinar raises or related issues in librarianship, networking opportunities, and tours of the library. Members of IACRL who are in attendance can give updates on the organization’s activities and answer any questions. Additionally, IACRL, via the Illinois Library Association, can provide reimbursement for related costs, such as refreshments. Please note that there is no charge to the host library for showing the webinar itself, and membership in IACRL is not required to attend.

If your library would be interested in serving as a host site, or if you would like additional information, please contact Eric Edwards, 2018-2019 IACRL President, at<>. Generally, at least a month’s advance notice is necessary for publicizing the webinar, finalizing the format and schedule, and completing any additional tasks.

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(via Ramune Kubilius, Galter Health Sciences Library at Northwestern University)

The program for the half-day September 20, 2019 CAMA (Chicago Area Medical Archivists) sponsored medical history symposium has been confirmed. A big thanks to all of the speakers who have agreed to share their insights. We look forward to hearing their research findings.

Further in this e-mail is the schedule and list of speakers. The symposium will begin at 1 pm.

Prior to the start of the symposium, everyone is invited to a brief CAMA networking meeting that will begin at 12:30 pm.

Please RSVP <> if you plan on coming. Knowing the attendee count will help in room set-up plans, alert me if we are reaching room capacity, and will provide me with an attendee list (of non-Northwestern Medicine attendees) to submit to our building security desks.

For those not familiar with Northwestern University’s Chicago campus, visit this university website for public transportation and driving options.


Friday, September 20, 2019


Light refreshments; view Galter Library’s 12th General Hospital banner exhibit 

12:30-1 pm

CAMA organizational & business discussion

1-2 pm

From Ward to War: Northwestern as the 12th General Hospital

Gabrielle Barr (National Library of Medicine fellow at Galter Library, 2018/2019)

“Hospital work is war work”:  Northwestern’s Homefront Hospitals 1940 – 1945

Sue Sacharski (Northwestern Memorial Hospital Archives)

2-2:15 pm


2:15 – 3:45 pm

Northwestern University’s Traffic Institute:

Over 90 years of traffic safety research and public health outcomes

Rachel Cole (Northwestern University Transportation Library)

Battling for the Honor of ‘Old Rush’: Sports at Rush Medical College, 1892-1904

Nathalie Wheaton (Rush University Medical Center Archives)

Michael Reese and Mercy Hospital

Edward Winslow, MD (Feinberg School of Medicine; independent medical history researcher)

3:45-4:00 pm


Sponsored by:

CAMA (Chicago Area Medical Archivists)–

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

The ILA Nominating Committee is seeking candidates for the 2020-2021 Executive Board Election. In April 2020, members will vote for the ILA Vice-President/President-elect and for four Executive Board positions: 2 Public Library, 1 Special Library, and 1 Academic library representative. These are three-year terms beginning July 2020 and ending June 2023.

The nomination process begins with an open call for nominations for these positions. All ILA members are invited to nominate a colleague or self-nominate. Submission of a nominee suggestion form does not guarantee the nominee will appear on the slate; the Nominating Committee will review all nominations and may also seek additional individuals to meet identified needs, in order to develop the strongest possible slate. According to ILA bylaws, nominees selected to appear on the slate “must be members of ILA at the time of nomination;” that is, by the time the slate is finalized.

The Nominating Committee is seeking candidates who have strategic skill sets to govern a professional, nonprofit association. Duties and expectations of Executive Board members can be found on the ILA website. For the 2020 election, skills especially needed include: a big picture focus/global outlook; the ability to act as a change agent; a commitment to actively participate and serve for three years; and the ability to implement ILA’s new strategic plan.

The submission deadline is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 11, 2019. To submit a nomination, complete the nomination form online. Please direct any questions to Cynthia Fuerst, ILA Past-President and Chair of the Nominating Committee, at

Thank you in advance for taking an active role in the Association’s nomination process and for encouraging individuals to apply.

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(via Amanda Peters, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor)

Do you know the next ACRL Academic/Research Librarian of the Year winner? 

ACRL is now accepting nominations for the ACRL Academic/Research Librarian of the Year. This prestigious award recognizes an outstanding member of the library profession who has made a significant national or international contribution to academic or research librarianship and library development.

The award, sponsored by GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO, comes with a plaque and a $5,000 award.

Electronic submissions are required. Applicants must submit a nomination form and supporting documents via email to Chase Ollis, Nominations must be received by December 6, 2019, to receive full consideration.

For more information about the criteria and nomination process, visit  For questions, contact ACRL staff liaison, Chase Ollis at, or committee chair, Jeannette Pierce at

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(via Kimberley Edwards, George Mason University)

Telling the Technical Services Story – Call for chapters

ALCTS Monographs is seeking proposals from authors for a new monograph of case studies exploring methods to improve communication in technical services departments.


In an era of increased cross-departmental collaboration and decreased budgets, it has become more and more important for technical services departments to be able to communicate their story and demonstrate their positive impact on users – whether to their administration, their colleagues in other areas of the library, or even within their own departments.  The case studies in this monograph will highlight such projects from a range of libraries.

Intended Audience: Technical services managers, administrators, and deans in all types of libraries.

Chapter length: 4,000-5,000 words (Approx. 8-10 pages)

Preliminary Table of Contents:

The monograph is expected to be separated into five sections:

  • Communication within technical services
  • Communication with colleagues outside of the department
  • Communication with library administration
  • Communication with outside stakeholders
  • Communication to promote yourself

Chapter author(s), please provide:

  • A brief abstract of your proposed chapter (600-800 words)
  • A brief biographical statement of the author(s)

Please submit proposals by October 1, 2019 to Notification of acceptance will occur by December 31, 2019. Selected authors should plan to submit the final draft of their chapter no later than May 18, 2020.

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(via CARLI)

Registration is now open for the Great Lakes User Group conference. GLUG represents Ex Libris product users in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio, but all are welcome to attend.

The conference, hosted by the Northwestern and Loyola libraries, will be held October 17-18. Events will be held between the two campuses, on October 17 in Evanston and October 18 in Chicago, with a more exact schedule forthcoming.

The early registration fee for the conference is $80.

More information about the conference, including deadlines and hotel information, can be found on the GLUG website.

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(via Courtney McAllister, Yale University)

The time has come!  It’s that exciting time of year again. Do you know a rising star in the library and information world? Would you like to see them recognized for their stellar and innovative achievements? Look no further! ATG Media and Kanopy are thrilled to announce the third annual round of nominations for The Charleston Conference’s Up and Comers.

Who exactly is an “Up and Comer”, you ask? They are librarians, library staff, vendors, publishers, MLIS students, instructors, consultants, and researchers who are new to their field or are in the early years of their profession. An Up and Comer can be someone you work with, someone you’ve presented with or shaken hands with at a conference, or someone whose accomplishments and potential you admire. They are passionate about the future of libraries and the enormous impact library services have on communities around the globe. They innovate, inspire, collaborate, and take risks. They are future library leaders and change makers. And they all have one thing in common: they deserve to be celebrated.

We are particularly pleased to announce an exciting new partnership with Kanopy for the 2019 class of Up & Comers! Our friends at Kanopy will sponsor the registration costs for the top 10 Up & Comers to attend the 2019 Charleston Conference. As the Up & Comers program grows each year, we are proud to partner with Kanopy on this terrific opportunity.

The 2019 Up and Comers will be recognized in the December/January issue of Against the Grain, and 10 of these brilliant rising stars will be profiled in the same issue. They will also be honored at the First Time Attendees and Up & Comers Reception at the Charleston Conference.

In other exciting partnership news, the Charleston Conference and The Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) are partnering to provide a scholarship exchange program for Up & Comers and SSP Fellows. 2019 Up & Comer winners will be eligible to participate in a themed essay competition to win a free registration for the 2020 SSP Annual Meeting to be held May 27-29 in Boston, MA.

Nominations for the inaugural round of Up and Comers is open through September 20th and winners will be notified by October 1st. Don’t wait, participate! Spread the good news, tell your friends and colleagues, and nominate your favorite Up and Comer here.

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(via Elaine Hirsch, Lewis & Clark College)

The CLS Communications Committee invites submissions for the Fall 2019 CLS Newsletter. This is an opportunity to highlight happenings at your library with colleagues across the country.

Did your library launch an innovative program or host a successful event? Did your library receive a grant? Are there any presentations, publications, or other professional accomplishments you’d like to share?

Submissions should be less than 500 words and images are welcome!  Check the CLS Newsletter Archive for ideas:

The deadline for submissions is September 27. Articles can be sent to

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(via RAILS)

Have you thought about conducting an assessment in technical services but weren’t sure where to start? This webinar, presented by Natalie Hall, Library Technical Services Coordinator at Moraine Valley Community College, will examine why and how to conduct an assessment in technical services.

Hall will focus on the kinds of assessments that have previously been done, how e-content impacts the assessments, various methodologies and resources for conducting an assessment, and more! The webinar will be held on September 24, from 1:30-3:00 p.m. See more details and register on L2.<>

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(via Dan Bostrom, RAILS)

This fall, in conjunction with the My Library Is campaign, RAILS and IACRL will co-host an online event to help academic libraries promote and articulate their value. This event will take place on Tuesday, November 5, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. To help with this event, academic librarians are invited to submit ideas for short presentations (10 min) regarding marketing and/or promotion efforts. These topics may include (but are not limited to):

  • Making administrators/deans aware of the library’s value
  • Demonstrating the library’s impact on student success
  • Articulating the ways in which the library advances the missions/goals of your institution
  • Ensuring that libraries are brought to the table when big institutional decisions are being made
  • Making the faculty and other university/college staff aware of what the library can do for them
  • Making students aware of what the library can do for them

If you would like to be considered to present, please email Dan Bostrom, RAILS Member Engagement Manager, with your idea by Friday, September 13.  

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