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(via RAILS)

Libraries are providing a wide variety of needed virtual services during the COVID-19 pandemic, even though library buildings are closed. To assist RAILS with its effort to identify all of the essential services that libraries are providing during this time, please complete this survey. To see examples of possible service categories, one may view this PDF. Current results of the survey are available here.

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(via Lauren Buckley, Brandeis University)

We are pleased to announce that New England Science Boot Camp for Librarians will host a free virtual conference on Thursday, June 11, from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM CDT.

Topics may include the following, depending on speaker availability.

  • vaccine research & manufacture
  • virology
  • making Health Devices in non-industrial settings
  • IRB and human subjects research  in the shifting landscape

Tentative Schedule (all times Central)

  • 8:00-9:00 AM — Session A
  • 9:15-9:45 AM — Interstitial – Front Line Stories
  • 10:00-11:00 AM — Session B
  • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM — Lunch Break
  • 12:00-1:00 PM — Session C
  • 1:15-1:45 PM — Interstitial – Front Line Stories
  • 2:00-3:00 PM — Session D

The schedule of topics will be finalized and sent to all registrants soon.

This Conference will run throughout the day, with access via a single link for the whole day that attendees will receive after registering. You may tune in as you have time or for the topics that interest you the most. More information and a detailed schedule will be available closer to the date of the event. Please register to get the most updated information sent to you.

To register, go here.

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(via Susanne Caro, North Dakota State University)

The Western States Government Information Virtual Conference is a free, biennial conference hosted by Government Information Librarians in the Western States and is open to all. The theme of this year’s event, which will take place virtually on Wednesday, August 5, and Thursday, August 6, is “Trusted to Serve: Promoting Quality Government Services in Libraries”. We invite attendees from across the United States to gather online to discuss topics related to all levels of government (local, state, federal, and international). This year’s Conference will be hosted on the Zoom webinar platform.

Research indicates libraries hold the public’s trust in an age when there is much distrust of government and other public institutions. The U.S. Census Bureau recognized this and actively partnered with libraries to promote 2020 Census participation. Responses to the COVID-19 crisis also showed many innovative ways that libraries can partner with all levels of government to share information and meet community needs. What else can libraries do to leverage our status as trusted institutions to advocate for user-focused government services?

Suggested topics for presentations are below.

  • promotion/outreach activities around government services such as voter registration, civic engagement, tax filing, and applications for benefits through libraries.
  • local library/government collaborations around Covid -19, Census 2020, or other government programs
  • using census data to improve library services
  • open data initiatives
  • other government information-related topics are welcome

The deadline for proposal submissions is Friday, May 15. Please click here to submit one. Proposers will be notified of acceptance by Monday, June 15.

More information about the Conference is available here. Please direct any questions to Arlene Weible, at arlene.weible@state.or.us.

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(via Rachel Olsen, University of North Carolina at Greensboro)

Are you doing innovative work in your academic library related to online tutorials? Have you recently redesigned or refreshed your tutorial program? You are invited to join a panel of librarians at ACRL related to this topic!

There are currently two of us writing the panel proposal, and ACRL specifies that panels should be 60 minutes in length with no more than four presenters. Respond to rachel.olsen@uncg.edu or slharlow@uncg.edu with a couple of sentences about your qualifications and ideas for this panel by Friday, May 1, if you’d like to participate.

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(via Emily Treptow, University of Chicago)

You are invited to participate in a survey of academic librarians on the utilization and efficacy of peer reviews of teaching or peer observations of instruction (hereafter referred to as peer review of teaching). The purpose of this survey is to determine how librarians are using peer review in teaching and if the process relates to librarians’ motivation to adjust teaching practices or pedagogies. This study’s results may contribute to the professional knowledge of the application of peer review of teaching in academic libraries and will be shared in conferences or printed publications.

This survey (Study – IRB20-0155) has been approved by the University of Chicago Institutional Review Board (IRB) and is strictly voluntary. Your response will be kept confidential with minimum risk of revealing your individual identity. It will take approximately 5 minutes to complete the survey.

Please access the survey here. You may request a summary of the survey results by participating in the survey.

If you have any questions about your rights as a research participant, please contact the principal research investigator Emily Treptow, at etreptow@uchicago.edu. Thank you for participating in this survey.

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(via Nicole Pagowsky, University of Arizona)

The Critical Librarianship and Pedagogy Symposium that had been scheduled for March 12-13, 2020, at the University of Arizona, has been postponed and moved to a virtual-only format this year, due to COVID-19 concerns. We are in the process of planning when exactly it will take place–likely August or September 2020.

We wanted to share this information widely, since as an in-person conference, attendance has been limited by space and funding; but now that we are moving to online this year, content and discussions will be open to all who are interested. If you’d like to follow developments, please join our discussion list (please see the link near the bottom of the Symposium’s homepage), and the Twitter hashtag is #claps2020.

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Reminder: RAILS Board Elections Open Through Friday, May 8

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

If you are at a RAILS member library, please vote, or encourage your library director to vote.

RAILS libraries of all types (academic, public, school, and special) are urged to vote in the RAILS Board election by 5:00 PM on Friday, May 8. You can review brief summaries for each candidate before completing the 2020 RAILS Board ballot.

Each RAILS member library may cast one ballot on behalf of the library agency. For school districts and other agencies with multiple library locations, the vote is cast on behalf of the agency as a whole, not a vote from each location. Each library designates one person who will vote; generally, it is either the library director or the board president. Your library may vote on all seats, regardless of your library type.

A map showing the library locations of the current RAILS Board and all 2020 candidates is available here. RAILS seeks a board that reflects the diversity of our membership in terms of race, ethnicity, age, geographic location, background, and other factors. Because the RAILS Board helps shape the future of the system, your vote is very important. Please vote today!

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Reminder: ILA and IACRL Elections Open Through Thursday, April 30

(via the Illinois Library Association)

The biographical statements for ILA Board candidates are available here. Polls opened on Wednesday, April 1, and they will close on Thursday, April 30. All personal members of the association are eligible to vote. Paper ballots will be sent to persons requesting one.

E-mail ila@ila.org if you believe your membership was current as of March 31, but you did not receive a ballot.

The IACRL Nominating Committee has announced the 2020 candidas for election to the IACRL Board. Biographical statements are available here. The polls opened electronically on Wednesday, April 1, and they will close on Thursday, April 30. Please note: one must be a member of IACRL, in addition to having personal membership in ILA, to be eligible to vote.

E-mail ila@ila.org if you believe your membership was current as of March 31, but you did not receive a ballot.

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(via Gwen Gregory, University of Illinois at Chicago)

ACRL invites you to share your research and creative endeavors with your colleagues at ACRL 2021. Today’s higher education environment calls for innovative ways to support student, faculty, and institution success. Submit your ideas for presentation at ACRL 2021 in Seattle, where we will explore the theme Ascending into An Open Future in the hometown of the iconic, soaring Space Needle.

Through the work of talented library workers like you, and ACRL’s commitments to equitable and open scholarship as well as equity, diversity and inclusion, today’s academic and research libraries are providing more open and inclusive collections and services. Share your ideas with your colleagues in Seattle as we work together for an open future.

Friday, May 8, 2020
Contributed Paper, Panel, Preconference, Workshop

Friday, October 9, 2020
Lightning Talk, Poster, Roundtable, TechConnect, Webcast

More information on the 2021 meeting is available here.

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(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. Attached is a template but feel free to use your preferred format.

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.

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