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(via Katelyn Manwiller, DeSales University)

My name is Katelyn Quirin Manwiller, and I am a librarian at DeSales University. I’m working with a team of library researchers, Samantha Peter from University of Wyoming, Heather Crozier from Ohio Northern University, and Amelia Anderson from Old Dominion University. We are writing to invite you to participate in a research study about academic librarians and archivists with hidden or invisible disabilities. If you are an academic LIS professional who identifies as having an invisible illness and/or disability, you might be eligible for this study.

The goal of this study is to better understand the experience of academic LIS professionals working with invisible illness(es) and/or disability in order to examine the accessibility of the profession. If you decide to participate in this study, you will complete an online survey about your work experiences. We anticipate that this will take no longer than 30 minutes of your time.

This is completely voluntary. You can choose to be in the study or not, and you can stop taking the survey at any time. If you’d like to participate or have any questions about the study, please contact me, at katelyn.manwiller@desales.edu.

Follow this link to access the survey. The deadline to complete it is Friday, May 15.

Posted in Calls and Requests, Surveys | No Comments »

(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago, on behalf of Dan Bostrom, RAILS)

Next week, join your academic libraries from around Illinois for “Spark: Connect and Get Fired Up!”. This free online event, which the Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) and the Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries (IACRL) are sponsoring, will take place on Friday, May 15, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. This academic library professional development event is open to any staff from any Illinois library.

More information on the event, including the link to registration, is available here. There will be eight lightning talks and an opportunity to participate in group discussion with presenters. To see the full schedule, please check the event page.

Posted in Calls and Requests, Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries (IACRL), Library Organizations, Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS), Webinars | No Comments »

(via the Illinois Library Association)

This is a reminder that nominations for the Illinois Academic Librarian of the Year Award are due Friday, May 22. (The Illinois Library Association has decided to extend the deadline for all awards by one week.) The general criteria are below. Additional information, including instructions for submitting a nomination, is available here.

Please direct any questions to ila@ila.org.

Established in 1985, this award recognizes an Illinois librarian who is making an outstanding statewide contribution to academic or research librarianship and to library development.

The recipient must be a personal ILA member or be employed at an institution that is an ILA member. The person must have gained distinction notable service to the forum and to the Illinois Library Association, as well as exhibited leadership and exemplary library service in an academic setting.

To assure equitability of representation of awardees among the various types of academic libraries and constituencies represented in the forum’s membership, the awards committee will give consideration, on a revolving basis, to these factors in the selection process. Individuals nominated should have demonstrated achievements in such areas as the following ones.

  • service to the organized profession through ILA, the IACRL Forum, and related organizations;
  • significant and influential academic or research library service;
  • contributions to academic or research library development through research or publications; or
  • planning or implementing a library program of exemplary quality.

Nominees do not have to meet all the above criteria.

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

(via Rene Tanner, Arizona State University)

Call for Submissions: Sustainability in Libraries

The book Sustainability in Libraries, edited by Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, Monika Antonelli, Adrian K. Ho, and René Tanner, will be published by ALA Editions. This work will offer insights into the important developments on how librarians provide leadership and how libraries serve as models for sustainable practices. The editors are seeking articles from a variety of perspectives on topics related to sustainability–including crisis preparation, response, and recovery–within the library profession.

Objective of the Book

In 2019, the American Library Association adopted Sustainability as a new Core Value. This book will provide direction to library personnel and libraries as institutions to position themselves as connectors, conveners, and catalysts for the changes needed. “Sustainability” is not an end point but a mindset, a lens through which operational and outreach decisions can be made. With the climate crisis upon us and its devastating impact on wildlife, oceans, air quality, soil, and the very fabric of life on Earth, we are compelled to find answers and provide direction for our library communities whether they be rural, suburban, metropolitan, schools, or institutions of higher learning. The examples and ideas shared in this edited volume will have far reaching potential and bolster the United Nations’ work on the Sustainable Development Goals, which seek to create a more sustainable future for all.

Suggested Topics

The book chapters will be divided into three main themes for sustainable action.

Theme #1: Libraries as Inspiration & Catalysts – Content that would fall under this theme include topics and examples related to how libraries may provide leadership and serve as a model for sustainable practices through facility stewardship, innovative service design, and outreach and partnership practices.

Theme #2: Libraries as Conveners & Connectors – Content that would fall under this theme include topics and examples related to how libraries work collaboratively through visionary partnerships to facilitate collective impact work to address existing challenges and opportunities with a focus on community well-being and self-reliance.

Theme #3: Libraries as Contributors to Community Resilience – Content that would fall under this theme includes topics and examples of how libraries contribute to future community resilience. For example, active participation in library-centric or community-based resilience/disaster preparedness, response, and recovery efforts and work that contributes to creating a culture of respect, understanding, and empathy in the library’s service area.

Target Audience

The intended audience for this book is people working in public, school, academic, special, rural, and urban libraries. In addition, this book will include instructional materials to be used in Library and Information Science programs to educate future library practitioners about Sustainability, the newest Core Value of Librarianship.

Special Considerations

High-quality, large file, professional, black and white images are encouraged to enhance the text. Unless they are public domain or openly licensed for commercial use, a permission release will be required for each image submitted. A model release form will be necessary for any images with recognizable people in them. The person must be a legal adult or have a parent’s permission to use the image.

Submission Guidelines

The editors welcome submissions from authors who are interested or have experience creating sustainable libraries or working on topics of sustainability in connection with libraries. The editors are open to a variety of submissions including research articles, how-to articles, essays, and interviews. Manuscript submissions should comply with APA Style.

The editors are looking for submissions about sustainability in libraries that emphasize scalable approaches that can be applied to a variety of libraries at different levels. Brief proposals about programs and partnerships that provide inspiration and actionable takeaways are encouraged. Submit a summary of your proposed article (300 words or less) to Sustainability in Libraries here.

The development of manuscripts will be done in phases. After comments are returned to authors regarding accepted chapter summary proposals, a chapter outline (500 words or less) will be requested.

Once authors receive acceptance for their chapters they will submit their final manuscripts in .doc or .docx format. Suggested length is 2,000 to 3,500 words.  Manuscripts should comply with APA style guidelines.


  • Chapter Summary Proposal deadline:  June 15, 2020
  • Notification by editors of proposal acceptance: July 15, 2020
  • Chapter Outlines deadline:  August 17, 2020
  • First Manuscript Drafts deadline: October 1, 2020
  • Additional key dates will be sent to successful proposal writers.

For additional information, please contact:

Adrian Ho, Director of Digital Scholarship, University of Kentucky, at hoadriank@gmail.com; or

Rene Tanner, Liaison Librarian, Humanities Division, Arizona State University, at rene.tanner@asu.edu.

Posted in American Library Association (ALA), Calls and Requests, Library Organizations, Scholarly Publishing | No Comments »

(via RAILS)

RAILS would like to send out a survey to determine the special cataloging needs of our members. This will help us identify how to focus on special cataloging projects. Please consider encouraging your members to fill out our cataloging services survey. Feel free to share this information in your newsletter or listserves. The survey should take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete.

RAILS is interested in learning more about the special cataloging needs of our member libraries. Your answers will help us determine how to focus on special cataloging services or projects, and to improve additional cataloging services that may be of assistance to your library’s operations. Please submit only one response for your library. It is preferred that a Technical Services Manager/Supervisor or the Library Director complete the survey. Please complete the survey by Tuesday, June 2.

Posted in Calls and Requests, Library Organizations, Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS), Surveys | No Comments »

(via the Online Learning Consortium)

Have you prepared a presentation proposal that was accepted for a conference that has been recently postponed or canceled due to COVID-19? We invite you to consider submitting that proposal for OLC’s annual fall conference. We are preparing virtual opportunities to pair with our face-to-face event, to ensure that wherever November finds us, attendees will have access to the meaningful session topics and networking that OLC Accelerate provides.

At OLC Accelerate, we will gather together to collaboratively envision the theme “20/20 Vision: Envisioning the Future of Online, Blended and Digital Learning”. We invite you to share your 20/20 vision by submitting a proposal and ask you to indicate in your submission your preference to present onsite, virtually, or either. Learn more and submit a presentation here.

Posted in Calls and Requests, Conferences and Meetings (non-HSLI), Webinars | No Comments »

(via Jayne Germer, Doane University)

The NLA (Nebraska Library Association) College & University Section and Technical Services Roundtable will be holding a virtual joint spring meeting on Friday, May 15. The meeting’s theme is “Envisioning Possibilities: Embracing Change & Collaboration.” The meeting is free, but you must register to receive the links to the sessions; they will not be openly shared on the NLA website or any other site.

The meeting’s program can be found on both organizations’ Spring Meetings pages of the NLA website.

The registration deadline is Friday, May 8, so that links can be sent to attendees in time for the meeting. If you are not able to attend on May 15, we will be sharing the recordings of most programs with registrants.

If you have any questions about the meeting, please contact Jayne Germer, C&U Chair, at nlacandu@nebraskalibraries.org.

Posted in Calls and Requests, Conferences and Meetings (non-HSLI), Webinars | No Comments »

(via John Siegel, University of South Carolina Upstate)

The ACRL Health Sciences Interest Group (HSIG) Programming Committee is looking for health sciences/instruction librarians and other education professionals to present their tips and tricks for engaging online instruction. The aim is to help health sciences librarians gain useful skills, strategies, and activity ideas. Here are some potential areas of coverage we are looking for:

  • general strategies for online interaction and engagement
  • asynchronous instruction strategies
  • synchronous instruction strategies
  • accessibility issues
  • specific tools and software [breakout rooms, using polls, web conferencing products Learning Management Systems (LMS), etc]

Please submit a proposal by Friday, May 8, via this form. We are looking for presentations that are 20-30 minutes.

The webinar is tentatively scheduled for June, 2020. This session will be presented using Zoom.

If you have questions, please contact Anna Ferri, at aferri@roseman.edu.

Posted in Calls and Requests, Conferences and Meetings (non-HSLI), Webinars | No Comments »

(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago)

ACRL invites proposal submissions for the ACRL 2021 Conference, “Ascending into an Open Future”, to be held April 14-17, 2021, in Seattle, Washington. Friday, May 8, 2020, is the deadline for ACRL 2021 contributed paper, panel session, preconference, and workshop proposals. Especially now, today’s higher education environment calls for innovative ways to support student, faculty, and institution success. Through the efforts of talented library workers, today’s academic and research libraries are providing more open and inclusive collections and services.

A Format for Everyone

ACRL 2021 offers a variety of options for participation and features nine session formats to suit a wide range of presentation and learning styles to share your research and creative endeavors with your colleagues.

Get Started

Review the proposal elements and consult the Conference tags to stimulate your thinking and position your proposal within the conference theme. Submit proposals via the online form available on the Conference website.

Why Present?

Learn more about the impact of being an ACRL Conference presenter from Peter Hepburn and share your ideas with your colleagues in Seattle as we work together for an open future.

Through our Core Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and dedication to open and equitable scholarship, ACRL strives to develop an inclusive conference program in Seattle that will reflect the library community’s diverse range of race, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, economic background, age, and ability. We also seek presenters and topics from all types of libraries, positions, and experiences, including non-library faculty, staff, and administrators.

Due Dates

Contributed paper, panel session, preconference, and workshop proposals are due on Friday May 8, 2020. Lightning talk, digital poster session, roundtable discussion, TechConnect, and virtual conference webcast proposals are due on Friday, October 9, 2020.

Questions should be directed to Margot Conahan, at mconahan@ala.org, or Tory Ondrla, at tondrla@ala.org.

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

(via Lorna Engels, CARLI)

The CARLI Instruction Committee is seeking presentation proposals for the 8th annual Instruction Showcase. This year’s Online Showcase will take place on Friday, May 29.

CARLI members are welcome to submit proposals on all library instruction topics, and encouraged to draw inspiration from the committee’s theme this year, “Fresh Starts and Restarts: Growing Beyond Your Comfort Zone.” Lesson plans related to the theme might include new approaches to evaluating information, reimagined instruction for improved accessibility, student-centered approaches to learning, and culturally sustaining pedagogies, as well as techniques for teaching new systems such as Primo VE. We also welcome proposals that focus on the shift to online instruction or strategies developed in reaction to the current crisis.

Proposals should outline an instructional activity that supports skills-based or conceptual learning and encourages active student participation. Please include a full lesson plan with your proposal. Check with CARLI for a template.

All lesson plans must include the following elements: topic, learning objectives, materials, activity overview, assessment of student learning, and applicable knowledge practices and/or dispositions from the Framework for Information Literacy. Presenters will be given 15 minutes to present and five minutes for questions and answers.

If interested, please submit the proposal form found here no later than 5:00 PM on Friday, May 8. Submissions will be reviewed by the CARLI Instruction Committee; notifications will be sent during the week of May 11.

Please send any questions about the Instruction Showcase to support@carli.illinois.edu.

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