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Call for Papers: Internet Reference Services Quarterly

(via David Ward, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Internet Reference Services Quarterly, a peer-reviewed journal by Taylor & Francis, welcomes articles covering topics on the online, electronic and digital aspects and nature of library reference and information services, including reference practices, research consultations, reference sources and tools, professional librarianship, electronic communications, information literacy, instruction, online searching, training and education, managing reference services, evaluating information services and sources, software and technology, and user populations.

Peer Review Policy: All research articles in Internet Reference Services Quarterly have undergone peer review, based on initial editor screening and anonymous double-blind review.

More details on the journals aims and policies are available here. To submit an article, click here (having an account or creating one is required).

Posted in Calls and Requests, Scholarly Publishing | No Comments »

(via Dr. Laura Gariepy, Virginia Commonwealth University)

The ACRL ULS (University Libraries Section) Professional Development Committee, or PDC, welcomes proposals for online programs that further ACRL members’ professional development, knowledge, and practice. Proposals should be grounded in theory and/or practice. We encourage the use of panels and multiple presenter models to convey a variety of viewpoints. Presenters are responsible for recruiting their own co-presenters and panelists. Proposals for programs led by an individual presenter are also accepted. Programs usually run one hour, including time for questions, and are offered via Zoom.

All proposals will be considered, however, we are particularly interested in programs addressing the following topics in 2020-2021

  • evolving models for public services and learning spaces
  • critical librarianship, diversity and inclusion, and social justice in academic libraries
  • scholarly communications
  • data management and visualization
  • changing roles of liaison librarians and functional experts
  • digital scholarship
  • assessment and learning analytics
  • identifying and developing future leaders

Complete the following form to submit an online program proposal. To receive full consideration for the 2020-2021 programming year, submissions should be received by Wednesday, September 23. Please submit proposals here.

Direct any questions to Dr. Laura Gariepy and Samantha Harlow, Chairs of the ACRL ULS Professional Development Committee, at lwgariepy@vcu.edu and slharlow@uncg.edu. The Committee’s prior programs can be found here.

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

(via the Distance Library Services Conference planning committee)

The 2020 Distance Library Services Conference will take place online from Tuesday, November 3, to Wednesday, November 4. We are seeking proposals for 15 minute talks focusing on how Distance Librarianship has been impacted over the past six months, or during other times of major upheaval and crises (i.e. Hurricane Katrina in 2005, or the 2017 Charlottesville, VA demonstrations), and what innovative plans, ideas, actions have come from such scenarios. Were they successful or unsuccessful? Were the withstanding or have they evolved or faded over time?

Please submit a 150-word abstract for your topic, which should focus on one of the following conference tracks: Library Instruction and Instruction Design; Outreach, Services, and Programs; or Research Design and Planning. We will be hosting a block dedicated specifically to these talks. The deadline for submission is Monday, September 14.

For more information on the Conference, including the link for submitting a proposal (doing so requires creating an account first), please go here. The deadline to register is Friday, October 23.

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

(via Krista Bowers Sharpe, IACRL Communications Committee Chair)

The IACRL Communications Committee is highlighting recent career changes and publications by Illinois academic librarians in the next IACRL Newsletter.

If you have:

  • changed positions since February of 2020
  • been published since February of 2020

and would like to be included in the Fall, 2020, IACRL Newsletter, please send your career or publication information (or, if relevant, both) to Krista Bowers Sharpe, at KA-Bowers-Sharpe@wiu.edu, by Friday, September 18.

Posted in Calls and Requests, Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries (IACRL), Library Organizations, Scholarly Publishing | No Comments »

(via Elizabeth (Betsy) Sterner, HSLI Nominating & Elections Committee Chair)

The HSLI office of Treasurer is the only office open for election in the fall of 2020. It is a two-year term. The duties of the Treasurer include the following responsibilities.

  • to keep a register of the paid members
  • to collect assessments, maintain the funds of the organization, and pay bills
  • to submit a financial report to the membership at the annual meeting
  • to fill out and submit Federal/State/or local forms required to run the organization/corporation

If interested, please contact me at esterner@govst.edu. Let me know within the next two weeks (by Friday, September 11), if possible. Include a short description of your professional experience and interests.

The election is tentatively scheduled for the last two weeks of September. Currently, Laura Wimmer (laura.wimmer@amitahealth.org) is finishing her second term as Treasurer. If interested, I recommend contacting Laura for her insight and details of the position.

Thank you for your interest.

Posted in Calls and Requests, HSLI Board, HSLI Governance | No Comments »

(via Emily Gilbert, Rasmussen College)

Are you looking for more ways to get involved with professional development? Do you want to meet more of your peers in academic libraries across Illinois? Would you like to give back to the Illinois academic library community? Join an IACRL Committee! IACRL is seeking members for all committees, plus a new task force for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Please fill out this form if you are interested. IACRL’s standing committees are as follows.

Conference and Continuing Education Committee

The committee shall provide workshops, conferences, symposium, classes and other educational experiences for members.

Membership Committee

The committee shall actively recruit and promote membership engagement and retention in IACRL. The committee shall work with the Vice President/President Elect to identify volunteers to serve on committees.

Communications Committee

The committee shall publish a newsletter at least twice a year (during the Fall and Spring). The general and managing editors shall be elected by the committee. The committee shall be responsible for the maintenance of the IACRL web site.

Awards Committee

The committee shall be responsible for the award of Illinois Academic Librarian of the Year and for any other awards the association deems appropriate. The committee shall submit award decisions to the Executive Committee.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force

This task force will be created to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion within the organization, with more clearly defined goals to be determined by the task force membership.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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

(via Alex Harrington, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine)

With the new academic year coming up soon (or perhaps, for some of you, already begun!), we’re looking to bring on a few new bloggers here at ACRLog. We’d like to thank our 2019-2020 FYAL bloggers, Karina Hagelin and Yoonhee Lee, for their terrific posts this past year in our First Year Academic Librarian Experience series. We’d also like to encourage new academic librarians — those who are just beginning in their first position at an academic library — to blog with us during their first year.

FYAL bloggers typically publish posts monthly during the academic year. If you’re interested in applying to be a FYAL blogger here at ACRLog, applications are due by Saturday, September 12. Send an email to aharrington@pennstatehealth.psu.edu that includes the following information.

  • a sample blog post
  • a brief note describing your job and your interest in blogging at ACRLog

Proposals are evaluated by the ACRLog blog team. When selecting FYAL bloggers we consider the following factors.

  • diversity of race/ethnicity/sexual orientation/ability
  • voices from a range of academic institutions (for example, community colleges, research universities, etc.) and job responsibilities within academic libraries (for example, instruction, cataloging, scholarly communications, etc.)
  • clear and compelling writing style
  • connection between day-to-day work and bigger conversations around theory, practice, criticism, LIS education, and other issues

Please send any questions to aharrington@pennstatehealth.psu.edu. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

Posted in Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), Calls and Requests, Library Organizations, Professional Development | No Comments »

(via RAILS)

RAILS is very interested in hearing about all of our member libraries’ activities related to EDI (equity, diversity, and inclusion) so we can share this information with other libraries via our new EDI Pulse Page on the RAILS website. We’re interested in anything and everything you’re doing. It doesn’t have to be a big multiple-year initiative (although, that’s fine too). It can be a program you ran, a workshop you held, a meeting with community leaders, a booklist you created, or something else. We are looking for all things big and small to help give your peers ideas and jumping-off points for their own EDI activities.

You can add your EDI activities through this form in the Library Examples section of the RAILS’ EDI Pulse Page. Please share. Here are a couple of examples already on the page.

We would also love to hear your suggestions for making the page even more helpful and informative for our members. Contact RAILS Communications (communications@railslibraries.info).

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

(via ACRL)

The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) invites its committees, sections, interest groups, and individual members to consider submitting program proposals for the 2021 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago. Program proposals will be submitted via a centralized submission site for all ALA Divisions, RoundTables, Committees, and Offices. ACRL members must choose “ACRL” on the first screen of the submission form in order to have the program included in the ACRL pool of programs to be reviewed.

Program proposals for the 2021 ALA Annual Conference are due Wednesday, September 30, 2020. The ACRL Professional Development Committee will review proposal and select 2021 Annual Conference programs, with notifications issued in December, 2020. More details about the Annual Conference program process, including the proposal form, are on the ACRL website. Contact ACRL Manager of Professional Development Margot Conahan at mconahan@ala.org with questions concerning the program proposal process.

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

(via the Illinois Library Association)

Submit your library’s fun facts and true stories for a chance to be featured in a future issue of the Alert and on ILA’s Facebook page. Share an experience of a celebrity visiting your library or who was an employee, a unique award your library has received (locally or nationally), anything interesting (or fun) that has happened at your library.

Institutional and Personal members are encouraged to share an interesting experience they’ve had meeting their favorite author, an actor who portrayed their favorite character from a book, a experience at a library outside of the U.S., or any other personal, fun library-related experience. Photos are encouraged.

Everyone (ILA members and non-members) is encouraged to submit a fun fact. You must be an Institutional or Personal Member to submit a true story. Submissions will be edited for space and ILA reserves the right to select from among them. Send your fact or story and photo (if feasible) to Tamara Jenkins, at tjenkins@ila.org.

Posted in Calls and Requests, Illinois Library Association (ILA), Library Organizations | No Comments »