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(via Twanna Hodge, SUNY Upstate Medical University)

We hope this email finds you all well. The Black Caucus of the American Library Association and the NCAAL XI Programming Committee extends an invitation to all library professionals and vendors to join us in presenting educational and thought-provoking programs and workshops at the 11th National Conference of African American Librarians (NCAAL) in Tulsa, Oklahoma, from Wednesday, August 5 – Sunday, August 9, 2020.

The submission link will be available in the last week of September. The information below is for you to know the kind of information we will be collecting. Do not submit any proposals to

We are making this information available to help encourage getter participation, aid with proposal development, and allow time for questions, comments, or concerns.

Below is a link to the call for proposals. It is a read-only version. To obtain a PDF copy, please contact the conference organizers at the e-mail address below.

Please, direct questions about the 11th NCAAL conference programs to

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(via Jodie Borgerding, Amigos Library Services)

As the cost of textbooks and other educational materials are exponentially increasing, many institutions of higher education and PK-12 schools are adopting open educational resources (OER) as alternatives for their students. Libraries are starting to see OER as part of a trickle-down effect. More and more librarians are now being tasked with supporting faculty, students, and other members of their communities with the adoption of OER.

Join us on December 4, 2019 for an Amigos Library Services online conference, The Library’s Role in Supporting Open Educational Resources, where we will explore the roles libraries of all types play in supporting open educational resources.

Amigos Library Services is now accepting 45-minute presentation proposals for this conference. Suggested topic areas include but are not limited to:

  • Understanding open educational resources
  • Teaching and learning with OER
  • Finding and vetting OER
  • The value of OER
  • Implementing OER initiatives in the library and/or community
  • Measuring the impact of OER on learning, the community, and/or the library
  • Policies & strategies for OER
  • Supporting faculty, students, and the community with OER
  • Accessibility, availability, and affordability of OER
  • Future and sustainability of OER
  • Legal and ethical considerations for OER

If you can speak to one of these topics, or have another idea in mind, please submit your proposal at by September 25, 2019. Don’t worry if you’ve never presented online. It’s easy, and we are happy to train you and will provide technical support during your presentation.

For more information about this conference, contact Jodie Borgerding,

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(via Anna Ferri, Roseman University of Health Sciences)

The Medical Library Association is now seeking nominations for recipients of the Research Advancement in Health Sciences Librarianship Award. The MLA Research Advancement in Health Sciences Librarianship Award recognizes organizations whose exemplary actions have served to advance health information research and evidence-based practice in health sciences libraries. Honorees will have created and sustained a culture of research that enables and recognizes the research engagement of health sciences librarians whose involvement has contributed significantly to clinical, educational, research, or administrative outcomes in their institutions.

Applications for the award are due by November 1st.  You will the nomination forms and more information about eligibility here: Please let me know if you have any questions. We look forward to receiving your application.

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(via Cathy Mayer, Trinity Christian College)

Chicago Research Summit is less than a month away-buy your tickets today!

On October 18th, faculty, staff, & librarians are invited to the campus of North Park University for the inaugural Chicago Research Summit! A registration fee<> of only $30 will provide access to a wealth of information, including:

  • Keynote: David Van Zytveld, Director of Loyola University’s Center for Urban Research and Learning (CURL)
  • Morning & Afternoon Breakout Sessions featuring faculty & librarians from across Chicagoland
  • Lunch & “Taste of Chicago Collections” provide a sampling of rich resources available in our region

Curious to know more?  Check out the line-up of sessions on our website<>!

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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

Also, the Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries has the opportunity to nominate up to three of its own members. If you are a current IACRL member and would be interested in running, please contact IACRL President Eric Edwards, at, by Friday, October 4, if possible.

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 Luke Vilelle, Hollins University)

Are you a member of an Academic Library? Do you want to acknowledge the excellent work that you and your colleagues do on behalf of your student and scholar community? If you answered yes to both of these questions you might want to nominate your library for the 2020 ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award.

We have 3 library categories we award for: 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 at the following webpage:

Questions – contact the committee chair Cheryl Middleton at or the co-chair Lauren Pressley at Award nomination submissions are on due on December 6, 2019.

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(via Kirstin Duffin, Eastern Illinois University)

Did you write, or do you know someone who wrote, an outstanding publication related to instruction in a library environment published in the preceding two years? This is your chance to let us know about it by submitting a nomination for the Ilene F. Rockman Memorial Award. Eligible publications include journal articles, books, book chapters, and published proceedings. Submitted publications may be authored by one or more individuals, a group, organization, or committee.

Read an interview with Stefanie R. Bluemle, the 2019 Rockman recipient: More information about the Ilene F. Rockman Instruction Publication of the
Year Award and the nominating process can be found at The winner(s) of this award will receive a $1,000 award and a plaque sponsored by Carrick Enterprises (

Nominations are due Friday, December 6, 2019. Please send your questions and submissions to the Rockman Award Chair, Clarence Maybee, at

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(via Elizabeth (Betsy) Sterner, Governors State University)

The purpose of this research is to understand the work environment in academic libraries as measured by librarians’ perceptions. We invite you to take the survey if you work as an academic librarian in the United States.  Please feel free to share.  This survey will close in four weeks.

Survey Link: Academic Librarians’ Perceptions and their Work Environments

This research study is being conducted by Elizabeth Sterner, Health and Human Services Librarian, and Cari Didion, Science Librarian at Governors State University (IRB Exempt – #IRB-FY2019-146). Your voluntary participation in the online survey is expected to take less than ten minutes and is anonymous. You may quit without penalty at any time. There is no compensation for your participation. No identifiable personal information will be collected or retained. No risks are anticipated. The results will be shared in the forms of journal articles and/or presentations. 

Please contact Elizabeth Sterner (708-235-7517, if you have questions.

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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 Friday, September 27. Articles can be sent to

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(via the Illinois Library Association)

The last day to secure the early bird rate to attend the ILA Annual Conference is Monday, September 16. Single-day registration is also available. The Conference will be held October 22-24, 2019, at the Tinley Park Convention Center in Tinley Park, IL. To register, and to learn more about the Conference, please go to the ILA website. If you need to convince your manager that you should attend, we have an attendee justification form you can use to help you case!

Also, join us for programming created just for academic library professionals.IACRL (Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries) @ ILA sessions were created with academic librarians in mind, with opportunities to network throughout the conference, including the IACRL Luncheon and Annual Meeting on Wednesday, October 23. Pre-registration is required for the luncheon.For more information on the sessions, please go here.  

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